Our children deserve to have something to look forward to, that's why Salt Shakers is dedicated to helping Christians understand the times and equipping them to be salt and light by upholding Biblical values and by being more aware of the ethical issues affecting our society.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 13:03
Marriage under threat
With an increasing number of politicians saying they support same-sex 'marriage', it really is true that marriage is under threat in Australia.
Federal Greens MP Adam Bandt has put a motion into federal parliament concerning same-sex 'marriage'. Labor moved an amendment, that "calls on all parliamentarians, consistent with their duties as representatives, to gauge their constituents' views on ways to achieve equal treatment for same-sex couples, including marriage". So Labor is supporting this move to 'discuss the issue' - they don't do it with other issues - it just shows the power of the Greens! (Read media report)
Meanwhile Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has already put a Bill to legalise same-sex 'marriage' into the Senate....
ACTION is needed: Activist group GetUp and homosexual lobby groups are running a huge campaign to get people to tell their MPs they support same-sex 'marriage'. We MUST tell our federal MP, 12 Senators and the leaders of the political parties that we do NOT support same-sex 'marriage'. Click here for their contact details.
Peter has also done a short video clip about the attack on marriage... please watch it!
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 11:44
The Greens - do you know what they REALLY stand for?
With the Victorian election on November 27, voters need to be aware of the real agenda of the Greens. The Greens aren't just an 'environmental party' - they also have a radical social engineering agenda.
Of course, we all need to look after the environment. As Christians we need to be good stewards of the environment. All parties profess to have concern for the environment we live in and have varying policies to look after it.
Whilst the Greens say they are concerned about the environment, many of their polices on other issues are against Christian principles. They often seem to be more concerned about promoting a social engineering agenda, with key policies on homosexual rights, same-sex 'marriage', abortion and euthanasia.
Even on the environment, we need to carefully assess whether their policies really assist the environment - we need to also consider the wider effect on the community and society in general. For instance, the Greens want to shut down coal-fired power stations, but how will that affect the provision of reliable energy to the community and business, and how will it affect the cost of power bills and subsequent increases in food and other goods?
Summary of Greens policies
David Perrin, of the Australian Family Association, has prepared a flyer listing some of the social engineering policies of the Greens. The policy statements have been taken from their own website/documents.
You need to know about this BEFORE you vote in the Victorian election. Please read it and share it with others... If you don't live in Victoria, please send to your friends in Victoria!
Friday, 12 November 2010 14:00
Vic election - Christian Values Checklist available
The Christian Values Checklist for the Victorian election on Nov 27 is now available. It is published by the Australian Christian Values Institute.
This summary of the positions of major parties on issues of concern to Christians is provided as a service to the Christian community. On many welfare and social justice issues the party policies are very similar. Our aim is to deal with the moral and ethical issues that are rarely, if ever, discussed publically in an election campaign but which are important issues that affect the very foundation of our society.
Two versions are available - B & W and colour. A one page substantiation is also in each document - when printing please copy the substantiation page on the back of the Checklist.
Jenny has also prepared a short video clip about the Victorian election - highlighting the fact that we need to know about the values and beliefs of the candidates and also the policies of the political parties. Please have a look and show others!
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 09:12
Victorian Election - Update
The Victorian election is fast approaching - it will be held on November 27.
We need to know the values of our MPs and candidates in the election BEFORE we vote - as well as the policies of the parties....
How did your MPs vote on the important life, moral and family issues?
We've collated the results of the votes in the Legislative Assembly and legislative Council on abortion, euthanasia, relationship registers, IVF and surrogacy for homosexuals and more.
Here are the documents - print them out and share them with everyone you know...
PS - if you don't know your electorate or the names of your candidates, the Election page helps you to find out!
PPS: Pro-Life video - 'A Story about LIFE'
If you want a copy of the film 'A Story about LIFE' on DVD to show to your church or school - they are now available free of charge from Pro-Life Victoria. The film highlights the content of the Victorian abortion law. Watch it on our election page. Click here for contact details for Pro-Life Victoria.
Federal anti-discrimination law based on 'sexual orientaion'
Ever since we started Salt Shakers 16 years ago, the homosexual lobby groups have been campaigning for a FEDERAL anti-discrimination law based on 'sexual orientation'. Currently, federal law has anti-discrimination laws based on race and sex.
Under the Howard government, that extension of anti-discrimination laws to include 'sexual orientation' was always firmly resisted. The Rudd Labor government changed 84 laws to 'remove discrimination' and 'anti-discrimination' law is the next step for the 'activists (as well as 'marriage'!).
Now the Australian Human Rights Commission is doing a 'Consultation' on the issue (plus discrimination on the basis of 'gender identity'!
They have held two 'Roundtable' meetings - one in Sydney and one in Melbourne. Peter attended the one in Melbourne yesterday.
They are not really asking EVERYONE what they think- the Questions for the Roundtable were firmly biased toward accepting and promoting such anti-discrimination laws. The meeting was attended by a wide range of homosexual activists who all told the Commission that they WANT anti-discrimination laws based on 'sexual orientation' and 'gender identity'.
The results of this 'Consultation' will be given to the federal government - to try and persuade them to introduce such laws.
We need to make submissions!
Submissions close on Friday 26 November, 2010.
Click here for our Campaign page to find out how YOU can make a submission!