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Gay marriage hardly issue of the day

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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.

3 Responses to “Gay marriage hardly issue of the day”

  1. Toni Johnson says:

    I am a woman in a same sex relationship of 8 years, I would like the right to get married if I choose. It wouldn’t be in a church as a lot of Gay couple are not religious. So why should us getting married worry a practicing Christian person, they should be tolerant and excepting of all people in all walks of life. Otherwise it’s not a very Christian way of practice.

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  2. Benjamin Reynolds says:

    Oh, I’m sorry… I didn’t realise that the open discrimination and hate mongering that has been permitted for decades against a significant demographic in Australian culture was not something of importance or priority…
    Same sex marriage is really about having equal rights…
    Believe me, if women were still being subjugated, then they would be rising up in this modern, and supposedly enlightened, world.
    In the 21st Century, civil liberties have reached a point where we can finally ASK, quite legitimately, for an equal right to marry.
    Frankly, I wouldn’t want to get married in a Church, anyway. As a Gay Wiccan, I find the Christian church to be twice over full of hatred and persecution. So much blood has been spilt in the name of God, or Christ.
    I have to ask myself if the leaders of the Churches are really so qualified to even comment on this issue – since the Bible is ancient and has been rewritten and misinterpreted so often throughout history.
    The hatred of homosexuals in the Bible, in truth, relates to sexism. That a man will not put himself in the position of a woman, because basically, two thousand years ago, where Bible was written, women were regarded as being lower than dogs by society.
    At any rate, religion aside, at the end of the day, love is love. Man or woman – or same sex… It will not destroy the world. It will not corrupt or endanger children. In fact, nothing will change much.
    Except a lot of people will be made happy. What could possibly be wrong with that? Make love, not war…

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  3. Sana Nolan says:

    It’s a human rights issue, which makes it a serious.

    How would you feel if you lived in a country that didn’t allow Christians get married, and treated them like second class citizens? It’s worse than that though as religion is a choice, sexuality is not.

    If two people truly love each other, what business is it of the government’s to say they can’t get married? Churches don’t need to sanction it if they don’t want to, that’s their choice. But to suggest that a couple’s love for each other is somehow “less” just because they are the same sex?

    Is that REALLY the type of country we want to live in?

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