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We've posted our E-News Summer News Update #3 online on our latest news page - click here to read it.
There are links to the Queen's Christmas speech where she highlighted the Christian gospel.
There's an analysis of the current situation regarding the same-sex 'marriage' debate in Australia... and a look at the Republican candidates for the US presidential race following the Iowa vote this week.
Enjoy your summer break!
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus - and the reason He came to earth... to die and rise again to save us from our sins - we pray that you and your family have a blessed, happy and holy Christmas!
Elizabeth Kendal, who monitors and reports on religious liberty, has written a devotional for Christmas about God's plan of salvation in sending his Son Jesus...
CHRISTMAS: THE DAY THE BALANCE OF POWER SHIFTED IRREVERSIBLY
Smile at this short video production of the Christmas story by the children of St Paul's church in Auckland...
Watch the video (less than 4 minutes) here.
Yes, we know you are all getting ready for Christmas and are very BUSY!
We trust that you have a blessed time as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ, along with the fact that He came to die for our sins in our place.
For December and January, we are planning to send a 'Weekly Update' of news on our E-News email stream.
Liberal leader Tony Abbott has told the media that he believes the Liberal Party needs to stick to their pre-election commitment to support marriage as being 'between a man and a woman' and to oppose same-sex 'marriage'.
Mr Abbott said, "Now every single member of my Coalition was elected on that position and I don't think we can break faith with the electorate."
That's good news... but there is opposition from some Liberal Party MPs...
Some of them are calling for a conscience vote on the issue - these include Malcolm Turnbull who has said he supports same-sex 'marriage'.
Mr Abbott warned that those thinking about 'crossing the floor' first had a “fundamental duty” to honour party election commitments.
The media report says that it is expected that the Shadow Cabinet will discuss the matter tomorrow and that Mr Abbott says the matter will not be settled until early in 2012.
All too often election promises are tossed out of the window once a party is elected.
We hope this won't happen to the Liberal Party (as has happened to Labor!).
Read media report: No free vote on gay marriage - Abbott - Herald Sun, 11 Dec 2011.
Yesterday, Angela Shanahan wrote in The Australian that, if the Liberal Party were to give a 'conscience vote' they would just be bowing to pressure from Labor AND THE GREENS.
When it comes to gay marriage, say no to a conscience vote - Aust - 10 Dec 2011.
ACTION: If your federal MP is in the Liberal or National Party, please contact them - ask them to ensure that the Liberal/National Coalition continues to uphold their election promise of fully supporting marriage as being between a man and a woman.
Please also contact the Liberal/National Senators for your State.
Click here for MP contact details.
It really wasn't a surprise that the ALP National Conference endorsed same-sex 'marriage' at their conference last weekend (3 Dec).
Though it was quite deceptive that they DIDN"T take a vote - the motion was carried 'on the voices'.
This destroys accountability.
The DEALS were all done beforehand. Julia Gillard decided to opt for a conscience vote - and the Party Platform would endorse same-sex 'marriage'.
This is EXACTLY what happened on the issue of abortion back in 1984 - the ALP Platform was changed to include support for abortion whilst individual MPs would be given a conscience vote (click here).
Since then, EMILY's LIST has actively supported pro-abortion women in their quest to get elected as Labor Members.
Read the E-News we sent out following the vote on Saturday:
The ALP 'officially' endorse 'sexual immorality'
Read Peter Costello's article about Julia Gillard selling out on her 'promise'...
A lethal threat lies behind Labor's reversal on gay marriage - National Times, 7 Dec 2011.
The overview says "The Australian Christian Lobby has found the ALP is no longer the ''safe alternative''.
The article highlights how, back in 2007, Kevin Rudd - and the Labor Party - were promoted as being the 'safe alternative' on Christian issues. |
Peter highlights how this was never the case - and the truth is now being revealed more fully!