Dual nationality nonsense Churches’ marriage role
WHO else is over this dual citizenship witch- hunt that has our politicians and press totally absorbed?
We have old people who are being evicted from their units because they can’t pay their electricity bills and families being torn apart because mum and dad both have to work sometimes two jobs just to survive.
And yet this self- obsessed government is too busy trying to find a way to get elected members thrown out because of some glitch in the paperwork. This is madness and once again the cost to replace those that get cut loose will come from the good old taxpayer.
If a person gets voted to serve by the people they should only be removed by another election not some outdated rule. Politicians like to take matters into their own hands and the Canberra slice and dice of Prime Ministers is the ultimate power trip for the egomaniacal Pied Pipers that are supposed to be running the country.
If ever there was a need for good leadership in our country, it is right now. They all seem to have forgotten how they got into power. Aussies voted for them to represent them in their electorate so do what they promised and serve the people. MICHAEL ABRAHAM,
Bohle. AS one who opposes any change to the Marriage Act to allow for same- sex couples to marry, I am concerned that another Liberal Party MP, Trevor Evans, has joined a small group of Coalition MPs urging the Federal Government to abandon its promise to hold a plebiscite so the Australian people could vote on the matter.
His colleague Dean Smith is at present drafting a bill to allow for same- sex marriage to be put to the Parliament in a few weeks.
The radical LGBT lobby group has demanded that it be shown the bill before any decision is made. I wonder if the Christians’ lobby group, ACL, will be given the same privilege. Marriage is a covenant which requires pledges and the exchange of vows before witnesses, before being sealed in private by sexual intercourse which has the potential to lead to the procreation of children. ( Mark 10 v. 7).
Governments have nothing to do with it except to keep a record that a marriage has taken place. Such record keeping by secular authorities is fairly recent. Before that time, the churches kept their own records. So why can’t the churches do so again? It might be worth thinking about. CECILY MACALPINE,