STATUS AND COMMENTS TAKEN FROM FACEBOOK
Nadine: I USED to be a proud Queenslander, but tonight, the state of our government disgusts me!!! It has been the way for civilization for thousands of years but now all of a sudden we think we know what is best for humanity and the future generations!? Shame on you for not considering the implications this will have on ALL of society, not just a minority group!!!!!
Sye: The type of marriage your referring to has not been the norm always. Just look at king David – he had multiple wives! And was considered a great man of god. I really don’t see what the fuss is about. Gay marriage/civil unions are not bad.3 hours ago
Juan: Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.
Nadine: I have not made mention of religion as I understand this is not everybody’s revelation. Our government is run on a rollercoaster of emotion and hidden agenda, rather than the well-being and future of It’s people… This is a political fact. A religious debate will not achieve anything, but my personal belief and testament is that Jesus Christ came to pay the price and set me free from my sin (King David was a person like any other that has lived before him and after him, and we are all full of faults and not perfect in any way. God knows (literally) that I have my own faults)! I do not live my life according to any man regardless of how great he may have been or the success or faults he lived by, but according to my personal heavenly saviour and His word in the new testament. His living word defines me and this is the very reason I celebrate Christmas! My hope is that everyone realizes this freedom I have found in Him, but it is not the intention of my original post.
Caleb: And the massive pay rise the federal government have just announced this morning, what a joke!
Jeff: Another grab at increasing votes at our expense to pad there own pockets and political futures. The government has no interest in how deep they are burying this State all they are focused on is themselves and will use any means to maintain their own political agenda. We see Union action creeping back in we see the state and the country buried in debt again. When are we…. the true Australian public going to stand up and make the leaders of our states and country accountable for their actions. They say we are the lucky country……. but we have been influenced by the actions and peer pressures from other countries. We are Australians and we should be proud of it…. if not get out of our country now. We need people to have a big enough back bone to object to the immoral and declining values that we are having forced upon us. We need to be also accountable for our own actions. Our nation was built on Christian values and is being destroyed.
Liesl: Nadine, pardon my ignorance, I seem to have missed what happened yesterday with the Qld government?2
Nadine: I have been up since 4am compiling email contacts of labor MP’s to email them a personal plea as a parent before Saturday’s national labor conference in Sydney. Let me know if u wish to receive a copy of the spreadsheet. It is all available on their website but a bit tricky to access. James & I are quite passionate about ‘making a POSITIVE difference’ whereas our current gov’s slogan is just about ‘making a difference’. That could be for good, but for some unknown reason they keep opting for the bad it appears!?
Bridie: Well said Nadine! The gov only look out for their backsides! What happened to morals? Now it’s replaced with its ok, just use good judgement if that! The same goes for gay marriage, safe sex, divorce & drugs and they hide behind policies that make them look like they are doing the right thing when they are not. Good job to the ACL, Wendy Francis worked so hard for this.
Sam: What are the government going to do if in a few years time there’s a minority group who do bestiality… What we going to just allow them to marry too?? Greed and pride are the twins corrupting our government. Can’t imagine how the soldiers who fought to keep this nation free would feel about this crap happening. And yet in spite of all this blasphemy God still loves every single person. Amazing. :)
Nadine: That’s true love! ♥
Tim: Political ploy by labor.
Bridie: They’ve opened a can of worms they didn’t want to open…child marriage, group marriages, arranged marriages…and the list goes on…these minority groups will fight it in the name of marriage equality…
As a young gay girl, I am always careful about how I portray my sexuality. It is not a huge part of me, for I am a writer, a lover, a fierce netball player, an activist, a friend, a daughter, a student and many other things, but yes I am also gay. I don’t dress in skinny jeans, have short hair, wear flannos or lead a promiscuous life. In fact for the majority of my 24 year life I have been Christian – I went to catholic schools, attended church on Sunday’s, bible studies during the week and youth groups on weekends. It wasn’t until I travelled and lived overseas I saw restrictions in my own beliefs, I was not accepting of everyone – in fact I found I was far more judgemental. Today, I still believe in God, I certainly believe in the principles of love, meekness, humility, joy, grace, hope and tolerance, but I chose to not ignore the fact I am gay.
These messages above imply that my sexuality makes me less loved by God, immoral – in some cases implies same sex love is on par with bestiality and pedophilia. Why should love be defined by this Christian minority group? Why can love not encompass all humans, my understanding is that God loves us all? The real issue with what is written above is the absolute misinterpretation of their faith. They claim God is the only one to judge – yet their scorn and judgement isolate and anger all of those amongst the gay community. The point of Christianity is to create a moral, inclusive environment based on the fundamentals of love.
People like these are the reason people in gay communities commit suicide, feel alone, and are labelled as ‘freaks’. They imply divorce rates will grow but are they not aware in every country worldwide divorce rates among gay couples are the lowest relative percentage? They talk about sin but the hypocrisy of their philosophy makes me wonder if they should not start with their own homes. Possibly the best way forwards is for me to unconditionally love them back?
Despite these friends on facebook, I am fortunate enough to have some wonderful friends who are also Christian. After many discussions I too don’t agree the Marriage Act should be amended to ‘marriage’. I respect that in current society marriage has become a term associated with religion (even if this was not it’s origins) – but in being the bigger person I say let them keep it. Let us re-educate society about the importance of civil union, the strength of it, the significance. In time it will encompass the same foundations and understanding of the word ‘marriage,’ but for now small steps. This is exactly what the QLD government have done today and for that I commend them.