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Here is our report written for our December 2012 Journal:
USA: Election result and marriage votes
With the re-election of Barack Obama, the intense campaigning of the US Presidential election is over. Many conservatives opposed Barack Obama since he supports same-sex ‘marriage’ and abortion. Some evangelicals were concerned that the Republicans’ Mitt Romney was not as strongly conservative as they wanted, and expressed concerns that he was a Mormon.
An incumbent President has a huge advantage in the US election. Whilst the Republicans were running ‘primaries’ to select their candidate - with the candidates often criticising each other - Mr Obama, as the automatic Democrat nominee, was able to focus on speaking about the nation, international affairs and his ‘record’ and criticising the Republican candidate.
Commentators pointed out that more than 90% of African-Americans, more than two thirds of Hispanic voters, and 60 % of young people aged 18-29 voted for Obama. This was despite his poor financial record and his liberalism on social issues.
Then there were votes about same-sex 'marriage' in four states...
Following both the Victorian and NSW Governments biting the bullet and at last getting serious about dealing with the ongoing travesty of child sexual abuse, the federal Government has now taken the action that should have been taken many, many years ago and set up a Royal Commission to investigate the matter.
Sadly, this appalling sexual abuse of children and the number of situations now being made public in the ongoing Victorian Enquiry, is something we have known about over the years. It is simply that few people have been prepared to admit that there is a systemic problem because the majority of cases have involved the Catholic Church.
Our own research, many years ago, and that of many victims groups, clearly showed where the major abuse problem was, but today that problem is not being talked about. . .
The problem is homosexual paedophilia.
Analysis of web sites documenting church child abuse clearly shows that some 80% of those committing child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church are male priests or teaching brothers abusing young (mostly early teen) boys.
In 2002, Michael Rose, a Catholic Investigative Journalist from the USA, wrote a very disturbing book titled 'Good Bye Good Men: How Liberals Brought Corruption into the Catholic Church'. In the fourth chapter he describes how a homosexual "subculture" came to dominate some US seminaries in the 70s and 80s.
Our question then was, 'Is this also happening here?'
Even before that, we had discovered that the Catholic Church had adopted the false idea, as have too many other Christian denominations today, that people are 'born' with their same-sex sexual attraction, and did not believe that sexual orientation was wrong. We actually engaged with some Catholic people involved in, as they put it, 'helping them not act-out their orientation'. We encouraged them to review the real evidence, and encouraged them to see that those people needed healing, not acceptance and celibacy. Unfortunately, our influence was limited. Yet, while there is still NO evidence to support the 'born gay myth' (and there never will be), today, even organisations like BeyondBlue are stating it as a "fact" - as seen in recent replies from that organisation.
Despite the overwhelming evidence that most of those abused by Priests and teachers within the Catholic system are young teenage BOYS, have you heard any media or political mention of this as mainly homosexual abuse?
NO. Why? Because revealing that as the major cause of this problem exposes all those who are today vigorously attempting to normalise homosexuality and same-sex attraction. When we, as a society, normalised prostitution, it was done to 'regulate' and 'clean up' the so-called 'sex industry'. Did it work? NO. In fact it encouraged and expanded bad behaviour - including underage sex and the importation of sex slaves. The 'sex industry', in Victoria alone, is ten times bigger today than when it was illegal. That is what happens when we foolishly think we can step outside God's created order to control deviant sexual behaviour by normalising it.
NO, not all homosexuals are abusers - just as not all Priests are abusers, and not all brothel owners run under age prostitutes or sex slaves, but that should not stop an honest appraisal of the situation.
Political correctness must not become a part of this Royal Commission.
Unfortunately - by widening the Royal Commission to cover all organisations and all child sex abuse, that may well be the result. It may well negate the overwhelming evidence that homosexuality is a major problem within the Catholic Church in this matter of the sexual abuse of children. While we must not demonise the whole, for the error of a few, the truth MUST be exposed for what it is. This is why we wrote a short submission to the Victorian Government enquiry, pointing out the true nature of most of the abuse within the Catholic Church and calling for recognition of that fact. To date, we have heard nobody reveal that truth, despite revelations that a very high percentage of the abuse has involved men abusing young teenage boys. It ought to be obvious!
So we must continue to reveal the truth, so that those who have been so appallingly treated can see for themselves the true nature of the problem, but also so that society can come to terms with the lies that are continuing to be be foisted upon our children today. This is not homophobia or hate - this is about exposing the darkness and being Salt and Light - which only comes by proclaiming the Truth.
Please consider writing to the Federal Government, both Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, about this problem. Ask them not to bury the truth under an all-encompassing enquiry. Ask them not to make the terms of reference so wide that the real problems are not dealt with.
Ask them to ensure that their own misguided political correctness, in accepting same-sex attraction as normal, is not allowed to hide the real nature of the problem within the Catholic Church.
And your own Federal MP
If you live in Victoria - Please make your own MP aware of the facts above, and ask them to ensure that political correctness is not used to skirt around the problem of homosexual paedophilia. To find your MP use our Web Site links
We strongly recommend that every church have a stated policy regarding any child sexual abuse discovered or rumoured within their congregation. The first priority in such a policy should always be that any reports or rumours of child sexual abuse are handed over to police authorities for investigation.
The anticipation regarding the US election has been mounting in recent weeks. One recent media report said that the campaigns of both candidates have raised a total of more than $2 billion!
Both candidates, the Republicans' Mitt Romney and the Democrats' Barack Obama, have been criss-crossing the country for weeks seeking support from voters. The poll is taken today, the second Tuesday in November - so the result will be known within a day or so.
Those who are concerned about family and life issues have expressed concern about Barack Obama's support for abortion and same-sex 'marriage'. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney has become more conservative in recent years, expressing pro-life views in recent months, and his VP running mate is a committed pro-life conservative evangelical.
Some evangelicals have expressed concern about the fact that Mitt Romney is a Mormon. However, in the end, there are only two candidates for the Presidency... and voters have to decide who is the best (or better) leader for the USA.
Here in Australia the situation is different - we have a party system and the Prime Minister is the leader of the Party with the most seats in the House of Representatives. We know that Labor supports same-sex 'marriage' and homosexuality anti-discrimination and vilification laws whilst the Liberals oppose both of those.
However, it is also important to weigh up the values and policies of the leaders - Labor's Julia Gillard with her pro-abortion views and membership of Emily's List against Liberal's Tony Abbott who is pro-life.
The following is part of a recent email from Roy Morgan Research.
"More than 4.25 million Australians aged 14+ years (22.7%) report experiencing stress in the last 12 months, according to the latest data from Roy Morgan Research for July 2011 - June 2012. Looking at the incidence of stress by marital status reveals an interesting picture.
For example, there is a significant difference in the incidence of stress among De Facto (30.5%) compared to those who are Married (19.7%).
The highest incidences of stress are among those who are Engaged (40.3%) or Planning to Marry (33.4%), followed by those who are Separated (30%) or Divorced (29.2%)."
Full Roy Morgan Release - click here. Includes graphs and details.
This is yet another statistic that young people need to be made aware of, along with the truth that those who live together before marriage are more likely to divorce and/or often divorce earlier than those who do it God's way - no sex before marriage!
An insightful book on marriage has been written by Kevin Andrews.
It is called maybe 'I do' - modern marriage & the pursuit of happiness.
Of course, in this context, marriage means marriage between a man and a woman!
Kevin has been a Member of federal parliament for many years - representing the Liberal Party in the seat of Menzies (see Kevin's website
Kevin was the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs that published the report "To Have and to hold: Strategies to Strengthen Marriage and Relationships" in 1998.
The full "To have and to hold" report is available on the Parliament website - click here.
Kevin's new book is the culmination of much of his life's work. He and his wife Margie have conducted pre-marriage courses for many years. The book offers strategies for strengthening marriage in our society.