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2. A very good article on the continuing battle for Marriage by Murray McLeod-Boyle
Naturally, the media, especially the Adelaide Advertiser, who have been vigorously pushing the same sex 'marriage' issue, would like to get rid of SA Senator Cory Bernardi. Yesterday they had an article stating that he was not backing away from the comments he made in the Senate about the ramifications of changing the Marriage Act.
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Brief points from the Media Article
'SA Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has stood by his comments linking gay marriage to bestiality, saying the reaction to his speech in Parliament was "hysterical".'
SALT point: Cory did not actually link one to the other - he talked about the 'possible' consequences of removing the boundaries. '
Liberal Shadow Attorney-General, George Brandis repudiated the comments as injudicious and inappropriate, but noted that Senator Bernardi as a backbencher was free to "indulge" his own opinions. "It's his own view - and I think, shared by hardly anyone," he told Sky News this morning, adding it did not represent the views of the coalition.'
'Malcolm Turnbull, described the Bernardi bestiality speech as extreme and hysterical.'
SALT point: The Coalition had made a Party Room decision of not wanting to 'inflame' the debate out of a fear it would cause some Labor MPs to vote for same-sex 'marriage' to spite the "nasty" Liberals.
'Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young also condemned the comments saying Senator Bernardi wanted to fan intolerance.'
SALT point: NO, Cory was speaking the truth and was not prepared to be silenced out of 'fear of man' - the Greens, of course, would have us believe there is no God and therefore there are no Boundaries!! Given the promotion of bestiality by Peter Singer, who Cory mentioned in his speech, Cory was simply drawing an obvious, slippery slope, conclusion.
A Must-read article. . .
For a very well-made case as to why the battle for marriage is far from over, and we must reshape the arguments (or lack of them) to save marriage, we recommend an excellent opinion article by Murray McLeod-Boyle. He highlights the need to develop careful arguments - and points out that we need to be very wary of 'changing definitions'.
The war was not won. The battle still rages by Murray McLeod-Boyle, Reformation Ministries. October 2012.
Murray suggests some action points towards the end of his article. Contact details for MPs are on our web site. Follow the links and then write a personal email to them.
You might also like to write to Sen Cory Bernardi and encourage him -