WHAT NOW WITH  SSM?

It was disappointing last week to receive the news that the Australian people who voted  in the survey on whether we should change the definition of marriage, supported the inclusion of SSM into the laws that define marriage. Our members may be saddened  and feel disheartened by this result as was our initial reaction; however Let’s  be encouraged as there is still a large percentage that supported  the true value of Marriage. Also, remember 20% or more did not vote. This was not necessarily because they did not care; many did not receive their letters or they were lost and others were not sent. We were informed by the NT, their were entire communities of ‘No’ voters that were not given the opportunity to have their say because of their location. And on the other hand, there were ‘Yes’ voters who boasted of having voted several times by raiding mailboxes to obtain extra surveys. Although this is disturbing to hear, we can take heart in the knowledge that the ‘No’ result would have been higher had there been a more secure process in place such as a referendum. There fore we do not believe that a war has been fought and lost, but rather, there are still many battles yet to address.

Protection of Freedom of speech, religion, conscience and parental rights now need to be ensured.

Malcolm Turnbull spoke regarding this just two months ago.

“I just want to reassure Australians that as strongly as I believe in the right of same-sex couples to marry, even more strongly, if you like, do I believe in religious freedom,” 

However there are now some in parliament who wants to rush ahead and vote the SSM law in before Christmas, while the protection of our freedoms are discussed at some future undetermined date.

We encourage our supporters to contact your local federal MPs, senators and representatives and urge them to take action. Let them know Turnbull needs to stick to his word, and parliament needs to ensure that all people’s freedoms are protected.

Opponents to ssm are already being targeted …..

An extract from a Marriage Alliance report:

‘On the very evening of the survey result, “Belinda”, an outspoken “No” voter who owns a beauty salon in Perth received a gay wedding request. That’s right, same-sex marriage legislation hasn’t yet passed, and our freedom to conscientiously object is already being challenged.

Belinda received a booking inquiry on her salon’s Facebook page from gay couple Brad and Chris for “a full body wax to make our honeymoon extra special”…

Belinda says her Catholic faith prevents her from endorsing a gay wedding:’

So What happens next, and what can we do?                        

It has been announced by the PM and the  Attorney-General that a Bill will be voted on  by Christmas! And …

Victorian Liberal Senator James Patterson has released a draft Bill which will be taken to the Coalition Party room when it next meets, in less than two weeks, to decide on the Bill to be put to the parliament. This Bill, (The  Marriage Amendment and Definition and Protection of Freedoms Bill), is a better alternative to the Bill released by WA Liberal, Senator Dean Smith, which has only narrow protections for marriage celebrants around the solemnising of same sex marriages.

On the other hand, the Patterson Bill does open up for debate major areas of concern about the impact of changing marriage. For instance, what will happen to the rights of Australians with traditional Judeo-Christian values who believe that  marriage is the union of a man and a woman, and don’t wish to be part of any transaction, business or otherwise that involves them with                 SS Marriages.

The AFA (Australian Family Association) suggests that people should, …..

“Urge the Senators from their states to reject the Dean Smith Bill as it does not adequately protect the freedoms of all people.

Over the years Australian society has strived to have freedoms and laws that accommodate pleasure, greed, and success.  Not realising that the basic, real freedoms such as freedom of speech and conscience, are slowly being eroded away. If we now throw in a legal right to homosexual marriage, and outlaw the right of people to have an opinion because it could offend someone, the powers that be, will be unstoppable as they cracks down on all opposition.

Who will suffer the most?

Families, Children,  Real Christians, and those of other faiths who want to practice their beliefs according to the teachings of the the faith they belong to. Also all those who believe in the natural order necessary for civilisation to continue and prosper.

If you are one of those people that is nodding their head right now, then

your work is far from finished. In fact it has really just begun.

We urge you to do your research, write to your MPs and Stop the Dean Smith billing in favour of the Patterson Bill.

What will happen next will only happen because we have allowed it to. If you are a Christian you need to stop leaving it all to God, and start standing up for your Christian values, because. ….

“This is ultimately about a full-fledged war on Christianity itself. That is the endgame here, and that is what all believers should be deeply concerned about. As David French rightly put it, “The battle is not between gay rights and religious liberty—although religious liberty is certainly at stake—but between the sexual revolution and Christianity itself.”  –   Bill Muehlenberg.A quote from Lyle Shelton (ACL)

“This ssm plebiscite result is just the beginning of a new phase – we are never without hope. ”

In the above article there are ideas and extracts from posts from

Marriage Alliance

Australia Family Association (AFA)

Australian Christian Lobby

Bill Muehlenberg – Culture Watch

Check out Z3 News blog/website

This is ultimately about a full-fledged war on Christianity itself. That is the endgame here, and that is what all believers should be deeply concerned about. As David French rightly put it, “The battle is not between gay rights and religious liberty—although religious liberty is certainly at stake—but between the sexual revolution and Christianity itself.”

 Sent from my iPhonemarriage is the union of a man and a woman, and don’t wish to be part of any transaction business or otherwise that involves them with SS Marriages

The AFA (Australian Family Association) suggests that people should,

“Urge the Senators from their states to reject the Dean Smith Bill as it does not adequately protect the freedoms of all people.

Over the years Australian society has strived to have freedoms and laws that accommodate pleasure, greed, and success.  Not realising that the basic, real freedoms such as freedom of speech and conscience, are slowly being eroded away. If we now throw in a legal right to homosexual marriage, and outlaw the right of people to have an opinion because it could offend someone, the state will be unstoppable as it cracks down on all opposition.

Who will suffer the most?

Families, Children,  Real Christians, and other faiths who want to practice their faith acording to the teachings of the Bible or that of the faith they belong to. Also all those who believe in the natural order necessary for civilisation to continue and prosper.

If you are one of those people that is nodding their head right now, then

your work is far from finished. In fact it has really just begun.

We urge you to do your research and Stop the Dean Smith billing.

What will happen next will only happen because we have allowed it to. If you are a Christian you need to stop leaving it all to God, and to start standing up for your Christian values, because.

  

This is ultimately about a full-fledged war on Christianity itself. That is the endgame here, and that is what all believers should be deeply concerned about. As David French rightly put it, “The battle is not between gay rights and religious liberty—although religious liberty is certainly at stake—but between the sexual revolution and Christianity itself.”     Bill MuehlenbergA quote from Lyle Shelton (ACL)

“This ssm plebiscite result is just the beginning of a new phase – we are never without hope. ”

In the above article there are ideas and extracts from posts belonging to…

Marriage Alliance

Australia Family Association (AFA)

Australian Christian Lobby

Bill Muehlenberg – Culture Watch

For other info regarding this subject,
Check out Z3 News blog/website.
God Bless
Yvonne.

Posted on November 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

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