‘Yes’ let­ter ig­nores re­stric­tive agenda of same-sex camp

Albany Advertiser - - OPINION - Tom Bryan, War­renup John Robert­son, Al­bany

The re­cent well-writ­ten let­ter by Tony Evers (Fear mud­dies de­bate waters, Septem­ber 14) in sup­port of mar­riage equal­ity sug­gests the di­rec­tion we should be go­ing to make us all warm and fuzzy for a pos­i­tive fu­ture. Tony in his rec­om­men­da­tion to vote “yes” ad­vises us the Mar­riage Act was al­tered by “a brief mo­ment less than 20 years ago in Par­lia­ment with­out any con­sul­ta­tion”.

Is that the Mar­riage Amend­ment Bill 2004, “to de­fine mar­riage and pre­vent same-sex cou­ples from adopt­ing chil­dren from over­seas coun­tries and a lot more”. Or have you an­other in­ter­pre­ta­tion of an­other event?

The sim­ple fact is a mi­nor­ity group has cho­sen a di­rec­tion and we have all been lov­ing to­wards that di­rec­tion.

Un­for­tu­nately, they have cho­sen to use their new power to con­vince our Gov­ern­ment to cre­ate leg­is­la­tion that re­stricts com­ment against their agenda. The con­tin­ual in­sult to Chris­tian­ity and val­ues of our past in an at­tempt to cre­ate a so­ci­ety that has no rel­e­vance to a pos­i­tive fu­ture may make mi­nor­ity groups happy. If I dare use as­sumed deroga­tory terms to put my point for­ward, po­lice will be knock­ing on my door, no­body will read this be­cause the me­dia will be re­stricted.

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