Bill Shorten plan to redefine marriage: Beware the red herrings!

Open Letter:

From: Richard Chieng,  Friday, 29 May 2015 4:14 PM

Dear friends,

The Labour Party in cohort with the Greens and the Gay lobby groups are trying to tire us out by their deadly persistence to change the definition of marriage in our Constitution. We must not give up in protecting the sanctity of marriage as between a man and a woman. No children of this and future generations should be deprived of the nurture and role model of a father or a mother. My earlier email yesterday has highlighted the slippery slope to a chaotic and dysfunctional society if homosexual marriage is legalised as equal to heterosecual marriage.

The homosexual lobby is actively sending out red herrings, something like, “We will likely not win this round but close”, “We will probably succeed before the end of the year”, “Our support are gaining momentum but we are not quite there yet”. PLEASE DO NOT BE DECEIVED into inaction! So I urge you to write to the MPs quickly – a line or two will do if you are too busy.

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I have painstakingly “copy and paste” the email addresses of all MPs onto a list and it’s attached here for you to write to them. Simply copy and paste the list onto the “bcc” of your email in one operation. Together I believe we will make a difference – a BIG DIFFERENCE!

Love God Bless,
Richard


P/S Similar urgent appeal below from ACL

Extract from Lyle Shelton, Australian Christian Lobby: “I’m writing to you with a sense of urgency because right now, your voice is needed to help preserve marriage for future generations.

On Tuesday Bill Shorten announced his plan to redefine marriage.

At this stage it looks like debate will begin in the House of Representatives on Monday.

I know that over the years there have been a lot of false starts in the marriage debate.

The other side have chopped and changed many times.

But Bill Shorten and his Shadow Cabinet have decided to push the button on redefining marriage and now we have to act.

I’m asking you to email your local member of parliament today to ask them to vote against this bill.

Marriage is too important for our politicians to try and redefine.

Please take action today.

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Political Correctness Gone Too Far

by Timothy Tay

A couple with 11 children have been told by the Department for Child Protection that they cannot become foster parents because they sometimes physically discipline their children.

JoGA-political-correctness-03hn and Pat Wieske say the family see fostering as their Christian duty and a chance to give something back to the community but during interviews with the department they revealed that they occasionally smacked their children and the department consequently deemed them unsuitable to be foster parents.1) www | pdf | : Parents denied right to foster for smacking kids, thewest.com.au March 12, 2010, http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/6923383/parents-denied-right-to-foster-for-smacking-kids/

The often quoted bible verse in relation to child discipline is found in Proverbs 13:24, “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.

The verse in its context refers to the warning of the damage injustice brings by those ill-disciplined in society2)23 A poor man’s field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away. and the blessings for those who stick to the straight and narrow3)25 The righteous eat to their hearts’ content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry., however, this need to inculcate discipline in the young under our charge often got lost by the debate on the peripherals and the symbolics.

23 A poor man’s field may produce abundant food,
but injustice sweeps it away.

24 He who spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.

 25 The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,
but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry. 
Proverbs 13:23-25

Comments Received:

J.C. } Your interpretation of  Prov 13.23-25 by suggesting the verse on ‘sparing the rod’ is in some way related to verse v23 re ‘societal justice’ – to me is stretching the hermeneutical rule of interpreting in context. J.C.

Editor.} There is grounds to link Prov 13:23-25 together taken contextually as well as external evidence. The concern I expressed is our pre-occupation with associating caning with violence in disciplining children that we have avoided disciplining all together.

References   [ + ]

1. www | pdf | : Parents denied right to foster for smacking kids, thewest.com.au March 12, 2010, http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/6923383/parents-denied-right-to-foster-for-smacking-kids/
2. 23 A poor man’s field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
3. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts’ content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.