IT is hardly surprising that Border churches are nearly all against gay marriage.
Those spoken to by NewsWeekly this week said the coming vote in federal parliament would have no impact on them.
In fact the vast majority have blankly said they will refuse to sanction same sex marriage even if our political masters vote to change the Marriage Act to allow them.
Their opposition comes from the Bible which describes marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
So it is going to take quite an effort for change to come about – despite the contrary views of Peter MacLeod-Miller of St Matthews.
The really interesting fact is the time this matter has occupied the minds of our politicians and therefore sections of the national media.
It would seem the rights (or wrongs) of gay marriage is the most important issue facing this nation.
And yet to the average Australian it is in reality as far from their mind as flying to the moon.
In fact the debate says a fair bit about the state of our national political scene.
Real issues like global warming, carbon tax, interest rates and the general state of the economy don’t matter it seems.
The real issue is apparently whether homosexuals can get married.
A strange priority indeed.