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And here is the second AMF TV ad – also a little bit banned…

One radio interview from today gives the context – in this case on ABC 612 with Steve Austin, but also with the Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson agreeing that our side of the same-sex ‘marriage’ debate has every right to e heard and not to be censored or silenced.

This was my article at Mercatornet published yesterday:

Last week the anniversary of an old injustice and the prospect of a new injustice came together and challenged us. March 21 was the second anniversary of the National Apology for Forced Adoption. In 2013 our then Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, spoke movingly to the nation about “the most primal and sacred bond there is: the bond between a mother and her baby”.

The Australian Marriage Forum TV ad that SBS banned…

For details of all that has gone on in March, please see my blog posts at www.AustralianMarriage.org

The little video above started it all; half a million views in the first four days.

So much fuss over stating the obvious: that a child, wherever possible, should have the chance of a mother and a father.

My Courier Mail article (first link below) goes into that some more:

VIDEO: Abortion, “the silent innocence of the unborn”

I have finally got around to editing the third in a series of brief talks / Q&A from the Think.Again Conference, Sunshine Coast Queensland 2014.

“The only crime, they say, is that of interfering with a woman’s absolute right to decide if she is ready to be a mother. But a woman is already a mother, for better for worse, when she is first “with child” and there is no right to take a life which is not ours to take. Consenting adults who conceive have a duty of care to their baby which nothing can set aside. The law must uphold that duty and uphold the fundamental prohibition against intentional killing.”

The Gosnell movie – first, an indictment of media cowardice

It is almost too devastating a subject to think about – but just watch the gentle determination of these three film producers and be inspired.

Could this be the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of the abortion movement?

Gosnell was a butcher beyond imagining, and his crimes inflicted upon the bodies of struggling babies stand alongside Nazi horrors.

But because of the collective social psychopathy about abortion – the need to call this modern holocaust ‘good’ – the Mainstream Media stifled the story in the US.

VIDEO – In time for Mother’s Day, while children still have the right to a Mother.

This video is based on a talk and panel Q&A on the Sunshine Coast a few weeks back:

The blurb runs as follows:

“Same-sex marriage is a coldly calculated decision of Government to create motherless families, to create fatherless children… That is very, very bad policy”.

As a family doctor and President of the Australian Marriage Forum (www.AustralianMarriage.org) David van Gend makes an unflinching yet respectful case against the move to same-sex ‘marriage’. He urges that the rights of a child should take priority over the demands of homosexual adults, and addresses all the usual issues of concern during a brief talk and panel Q&A in Queensland, 2014.

Check out the Iona Institute… and not just for the Irish accents.

Updating Blog roll links – and the Iona Institute gets a guernsey. In part for this excellent video speaking sanity on the marriage debate, in part for the music of the Irish voices.

In part, out of fond memories of travels to Iona in 1985 with the Scottish cousins Mary & Jane Moffat; reading Dr Johnson’s account of his ‘Journey to the western isles of Scotland‘ as a travel guide. And a bleak day at the youth hostel at Uig on the Isle of Skye hearing snatches from Faure’s Requiem on Mary’s walkman. As Dr Johnson put it:

Article: Let the people speak on same-sex ‘marriage’

canberra_marriage_equalityArticle of mine on giving every Australian the ultimate ‘conscience vote’ on same-sex marriage… “I have faith in the Australian people that, faced with a choice between the demands of two men to be called a marriage and the needs of a child to have, where possible, both a mum and a dad, they will vote on behalf of the child.” Of course, the gay lobby hates the idea of letting the people decide; they prefer to impose it top-down by ‘progressive’ elites and their fellow travellers in the media.

VIDEO: SBS Insight and the gay art of “taking offence”

So much needing saying on this week’s SBS Insight programme on gay marriage – and so little permitted to be said. A friend and former AMA State president (pictured next to me) was invited to travel from Tasmania to contribute but was not allowed a single word – despite the interminable waffle by Senator Wong and the gents on the couch with her.

Article: Same sex marriage & the motherless generation

The Australian June 03, 2013

Pity the child of same sex union
by David van Gend

ATHEIST philosopher Bertrand Russell said, “It is through children alone that sexual relations become of importance to society and worthy to be taken cognisance of by a legal institution.”

The legal institution of marriage is, as anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss puts it, “a social institution with a biological foundation”. Our marriage laws and customs exist to reinforce this biological foundation, helping bind a feral-by-nature male to his mate for the sake of social stability and the child they might create.

Speaking at the World Congress of Families in a fortnight…

UPDATE: AUDIO of talk HERE

I will be part of a forum at the Congress on Thursday 16th May, speaking on the need to preserve the objective, natural meaning of marriage. My sub-topic: “The harms to children of legalising same-sex marriage”. Please come along! Then I will be part of a panel on related subjects Friday 17th May. Details in today’s WCF media release:

MEDIA RELEASE:

For immediate release 3rd May 2013 Where do babies come from? Redefining marriage ignores basic truths.

Obama’s oratory against abortion?

Are we really prepared to say that we are powerless in the face of such carnage? That the politics are too hard? Are we prepared to say that such violence visited upon our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?

President Obama’s moving appeal for the children murdered at Sandy Hook would be admirable if he were not so relentless an advocate for “the violence visited year after year after year” on children before birth – being the price of the sexual freedom he and his generation seem to prize so highly.

Half a million French wave the flag for “paternity, maternity, equality”

Spectacular rally in Paris this week, with hundreds of thousands of French families and activists and even some gay groups objecting to the demolition of the meaning of marriage, and to the abolition of a child’s birthright to both a mother and father. Bigger than the Grande Armee of Napoleon – let’s hope it shakes the Socialist President into sanity.

Interestingly, the passion is as much, or more, about the legal right for same-sex couples to adopt or use surrogacy / IVF to obtain a child.

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