Parenting is about values, not religion
I took exception to Amber Pasco’s intimation last week that a “yes” vote on same-sex marriage is tantamount to endorsing evil, and is being promoted solely by “the sex industry and big alcohol companies”.
My LGB friends and relatives are widely represented in a range of giving and caring professions, including nursing, disability work and aged care. They demonstrate outstanding morals and values to young people and the community as a whole, and I believe Ms Pasco’s slur to be unfair and ill-judged.
I was dismayed to realise recently I had known two clergymen whose genuinely evil deeds were covered up for decades as they enjoyed free access to generations of children.
While I understand not all members of the clergy are in this category, it is impossible to ignore the fact that for hundreds of children, the most dangerous person for them to be around was a minister of religion.
I would certainly prefer to have had my children looked after by any of my fine gay and lesbian friends than any of these “godly” men.