Why supporters of same-sex marriage call it ‘marriage equality’

Oct 17, 2016 by

by Margaret Somerville, MercatorNet: In a recent press conference, it was striking how often Opposition Leader Bill Shorten used the term “marriage equality” and, equally striking, that not even once did he refer to “same-sex marriage” in criticizing the Government for not allowing a vote on this issue in Parliament, but insisting on a plebiscite. We know that our choice of words affects our emotional responses and intuitions, including moral intuitions, all of which...

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Australia: Gay marriage trend may collapse like communism, claims Anglican Church in leaked document

Oct 14, 2016 by

by Latika Bourke, Sydney Morning Herald: The Anglican Church has likened support for legalising same-sex marriage to communism, and claimed its negative social “costs” will match those seen after the introduction of the 1975 no-fault divorce laws that it says created “widespread adultery and divorce.” The arguments are put forward in draft booklet that suggests ways churchgoers can put forward winning arguments against same-sex marriage and was distributed to the...

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Australian opposition sinks controversial gay marriage plebiscite

Oct 11, 2016 by

From The Telegraph: Same-sex marriage will likely be delayed for at least three years in Australia after the opposition Labor party said on Tuesday it would not support a controversial national vote, dealing another potential blow to prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. The Australian opposition on Tuesday decided to block government plans for the public but non-binding vote on legalising gay marriage, arguing it would better if the issue was decided in Parliament. Prime minister Malcolm...

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Archbishop Justin Welby opens up on same-sex marriage and suffering with Jeremy Vine

Oct 8, 2016 by

by Aaron James, Premier: The Archbishop of Canterbury has givne his thoughts on the problem of suffering and same-sex marriage in an interview with Christian broadcaster Jeremy Vine. In a sell-out crowd of 1600 people at the University of Worcester’s Arena, Radio 2 presenter Jermey Vine quizzed Most Rev Justin Welby on a variety of topics. The live interview in front of an audience is part of the Archbishop’s three-day visit to the Diocese of Worcester, where’s he’s...

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Top Evangelical College Group to Dismiss Employees Who Support Gay Marriage

Oct 7, 2016 by

by Elizabeth Dias, Time: One of the largest evangelical organizations on college campuses nationwide has told its 1,300 staff members they will be fired if they personally support gay marriage or otherwise disagree with its newly detailed positions on sexuality starting on Nov. 11. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA says it will start a process for “involuntary terminations” for any staffer who comes forward to disagree with its positions on human sexuality, which hold that any sexual...

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Yes Homosexual Marriage Impacts Every Single One of Us

Oct 2, 2016 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: Everything changes when homosexual marriage is legalised. I have documented this basic truth countless times in my books and in numerous articles. Everyone is impacted and society is changed forever when we give legal recognition to this social fiction. When we allow the revolutionary assault on marriage by denying its most basic claim – marriage is composed of two different genders: male and female – we open a can of worms that cannot be closed. A genderless...

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