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I’m gay, and I oppose gay marriage

Doug Mainwaring – Wed Mar 27, 2013 March 27, 2013 (thePublicDiscourse.com) – In our sometimes misguided efforts to expand our freedom, selfish adults have systematically dismantled that which is most precious to children as they grow and develop. That’s why I am now speaking out against same-sex marriage. By the way, I am gay. A few days ago I testified against pending ... Read More »

Same-sex marriage law High Court challenge confirmed

October 10, 2013 Lisa Cox Legislative Assembly reporter for The Canberra Times. The ACT government has vowed to fight an Abbott government challenge in the High Court to the territory’s same-sex marriage laws. I’m not surprised but I’m disappointed that there is a failure to acknowledge that this fundamental matter of inequality needs to be addressed.  ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell ... Read More »

Legalising gay unions is prelude to ‘group marriage’

Michelle Grattan reporting Date: October 4, 2012 FEDERAL opposition spokesman on families Kevin Andrews has warned that legalising same-sex marriage could lead to an acceptance of group marriage. In his book Maybe ‘I do’: Modern marriage and the pursuit of happiness, out today, Mr Andrews also says that the assertion that redefining marriage will not affect other marriages is misplaced. He ... Read More »

O’Farrell to allow conscience vote on same-sex marriage

  THE Premier, Barry O’Farrell, will allow Liberal MPs a conscience vote on a bill to legalise same-sex marriage, which a cross-party group of MPs will introduce this year. Liberal, Nationals, Labor and Greens MPs have formed a working party to draw up a bill to allow gay and lesbian couples in NSW to marry, if legislation before Federal Parliament is voted down, ... Read More »

A GREEK ORTHODOX DAD SUES SCHOOL BOARD

A Hamilton (Canada) -area Christian father is suing his children’s public school board after they refused to allow him to withdraw his children from controversial lessons on homosexuality. Dr. Steve Tourloukis, a dentist, says the suit comes after he has been asking for accommodation from the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board since Sept. 2010. A member of the Greek Orthodox Church, he ... Read More »

MAKE YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

Dearly beloved readers of Mode of Life,   Our message today is directed to our fellow Australian brethren and more specifically to that of the Melbourne faithful. During the course of this week, within the dead of night and without much publicity, our Federal politicians are voting upon the question of same-sex marriage. Because of this fact, this matter has gone ... Read More »

Speak Up for Marriage

Foreword After many decades of careful lobbying and raising the profile of their own interests, the gay movement and its activists have forcibly and successfully brought to the fore of public attention in many countries, questions over the definition of marriage. The discussion that they have sought to bring about, has been couched in terms of civil rights and the ... Read More »

STATEMENT OF THE EPISCOPAL ASSEMBLY OF OCEANIA March 22, 2012 FOR THE SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS, CANBERRA Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2012

We would like to bring to your attention a matter that has been debated in the public domain recently. Currently our Federal House of Representatives is considering proposals that would re-define marriage to include same sex couples. The Australian Parliament is asking for our views. Our Orthodox Bishops have already made a joint submission to the Senate (click here). It is ... Read More »