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Thursday, 14 September 2017 20:11

Same Sex Marriage and Safe Schools are a Package Deal

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When Christians Criticise Christians

For example, one Christian leader recently actually attacked the Coalition for Marriage ad. He claimed it had “contested facts,” and was just a “Slippery Slope argument.” He said “these guys [were] speculating about related topics,” and asked why “no strong arguments in favour of retaining the definition of marriage” were given. To be honest it greatly bothers me when so many devout and faithful Christians are working their tails off to defend marriage and family, and the gospel as well, and are taking all the heat for it, yet we have some of these critics who seem to enjoy taking pot-shots at them. Was the ad perfect? Of course not. If the Coalition had a zillion more dollars they could do many more ads with differing messages. But you can only do so much with a 30-second ad and with very limited funds. Until these critics put up their own time and money to produce better ads, I think they need to just ease up with their constant criticisms. And he simply is wrong in what he said. I and many others have long made solid arguments for the case for marriage. For example I have written three books on this, nearly 800 articles on homosexuality, nearly 400 articles on marriage, and over 100 articles on the transgender issue. Yet he implies we have no arguments to make for our case? And “speculating about related topics”? These matters are all most certainly related, and it is indeed a package deal, as I will document in a moment. When we get homosexual marriage we get everything else as well: more safe schools indoctrination, more gender bending, more of the heavy hand of the law, more persecution of Christians, less gospel freedoms, etc. As mentioned, simply listen to what the other side has been saying all along. I could fill this page just with all their banners and posters making this clear connection. They all carefully and clearly link the push for homosexual marriage with all the other radical agenda items, including the Safe Schools nonsense.

Straight From the Horse's Mouth

The evidence on this is so overwhelming that it actually seems foolish for me to have to once again state and restate the obvious. So let me just provide a few examples (of many) here, in no particular order: Late in 2015 the AU Marriage Equality site sent out this tweet:  
“Safe Schools, operating in Vic for years, now under attack suiting the last ditch anti-#MarriageEquality narrative” [source]
  In an early 2016 FB post they said this:  
“Sadly our youth are already being hurt by the looming plebiscite and Safe Schools review. We need to stop this now.” [source]
  Former Labor leader Mark Latham, who happens to favour homosexual marriage, has said this will ‘open a can of worms’:
I’m a supporter of same-sex marriage and would like to vote Yes in a plebiscite. But clearly Labor and Liberals have in mind a far broader definition of marriage…. Marriage equality is not just for gay couples. It involves a sweeping redefinition of marriage, extending to the other 247 gender/sexual categories. My advice to people would be: if you don’t understand the proposal, don’t vote for it. I won’t be.
  Or look at one major player in all this, the Greens. In their LGBTIQ page they make the link crystal clear. The first item on their wish list is homosexual marriage, followed immediately by the Safe Schools program. They see both as essential and necessary. More importantly, simply listen to what Roz Ward, the co-developer of the Safe Schools program, said about the two issues a few years back:  
It is a total contradiction to say we want (the) Safe Schools Coalition but you can’t get married to the person that you love. (Teachers) have to work in this context where we have this state-sponsored homophobia in this discriminatory law and still fight against homophobia. The question of equal marriage is important in every single school that I go to, because I talk to teachers and they say to me: ‘How can we continue to fight against homophobia when the students will say to us that same-sex couples or transgender people cannot get married to the people they love? The law says it’s not equal and then we need to turn around as teachers and say: well it should be but it’s not’.
  Um, if this homosexual activist and safe schools chief says the two stand or fall together, why are so many folks living in denial about this? But there is plenty more one can run with here. Consider this article on the need to go beyond marriage equality by Simon Copland, a member of the editorial board for Green Agenda. He admits this:  
It is true that marriage has become an extremely important symbol and its passage would be seen by many as a significant milestone in indicating the willingness of the state to treat gay and lesbian people equally. Yet, unfortunately it is little more than a symbol. In Australia marriage equality actually has few practical impacts. State-based de-facto legislation gives same-sex couples practically all of the same rights as their married straight counterparts.
  Of course they already have all the same rights as anyone else. Of course this is mere symbolism. I have been saying this for years now, as have many of the more honest homosexual activists. He even admits that legalising homosexual marriage is merely “symbolic gain”. He continues:  
Campaigners have unfortunately been accused at times of pushing other issues under the bus in order to succeed on this one front. Short-term success is sometimes put ahead of long-term gain. This needs to change, with us in particular looking at marriage as part of a broader campaign for LGBTIQ rights — one that requires a strong progressive debate about sexuality and gender identification. Marriage has become an extremely important issue for LGBTIQ people. Yet it is just one step on a very very very long road. We should be thinking a lot more about the other issues facing our community — issues that cannot be ignored any longer.
  Years ago I carefully documented the many demands of the homosexual activists. They have plainly told us what they want. They have spelled out in detail their various lists of demands. They have made it clear about all the radical social transformation that must take place. Homosexual marriage is just one of many major items on their wish lists. Read Strained Relations and Dangerous Relations for plenty of documentation and references on all this. Living with our head in the sand may seem comforting, but it is a dangerous place to be in. When the other side clearly informs us about their aims and intentions, maybe we should start listening to them for a change, instead of living on another planet. The stakes are high, and we must take the opposition seriously. And we know full well from what they have said and written over the past 50 years, that homosexual marriage is just the tip of the iceberg.
In accordance with s 6(5) of the Marriage Law Survey (Additional Safeguards) Act 2017, this communication was authorised by Bill Muehlenberg of Melbourne, Vic. 
This article first appeared on Bill's website Culture Watch, under the title, "Homosexual Marriage, “Safe Schools” and Much More: A Package Deal". 
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Bill Muehlenberg

Author, Blogger and Speaker 

Bill Muehlenberg, who was born in America, lives in Melbourne. He is married to an Australian, Averil, and has three sons. He has a BA with honours in philosophy (Wheaton College, Chicago), a MA with highest honours in theology (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston), and is working on a PhD in theology. He is Secretary of the Family Council of Victoria. He was formerly the National Vice President of the Australian Family Association. He was formerly the National Research Coordinator at Focus on the Family.

He currently continues an independent ministry in pro-faith and pro-family activism. He is head of an apologetics/ethics ministry called CultureWatch, started in January 2006. This interactive blogsite features over 3,300 articles and 52,000 comments.