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Australian National Parliament to vote on "gay marriage" within days! MassResistance helping activists fight back.
MassResistance helping activists educate politicians with "same-sex marriage" booklet.
POSTED: August 17, 2012
The latest "gay marriage" emergency is Australia. After intense lobbying by homosexual groups and pro-gay legislators, the Australian Parliament is poised to vote on a "gay marriage" bill that would change the entire country. MassResistance has gotten involved with activists to help educate the politicians.
Vote could come any day
The vote could take place any day next week. Bills can go through both Houses of Parliament quickly. As Patrick Andersen, a pro-family activist in Queensland told us, "It is very serious here. We could have gay-marriage as law within a week or two."
This vote is particularly crucial because if it passes there is no practical recourse for the people. Andersen added, "If the Federal Parliament passes it, it will become the law of the land and the law in every State and Territory. It is very unlikely to be challenged in the High Court and in most cases would not succeed anyhow (unless the Bill was drafted incorrectly)." In addition, he said, Australia does not have a national "referendum" process -- the law can only be repealed by Parliament.
MassResistance "same sex marriage" booklets given to every Member of Parliament
One of the powerful tools in the pro-family battle to educate people -- and especially politicians -- of the disastrous effects of "gay marriage" has been our MassResistance booklet "What same-sex 'marriage' has done to Massachusetts." Since 2008, it has been used across the US, from Hawaii to Maine, and has just been released in a new, expanded second edition.
Over the past few weeks a number of activists across Australia have contacted MassResistance seeking our help.
Andersen told us he wanted to send copies of it to every member of Parliament before they voted. He wanted a version with a special cover tailored to Australians. We were happy to help him do that.
Here's what Patrick Andersen reported back to us on Friday:
I managed to get 250 copies of the booklet printed up, addressed envelopes to every Member of Federal Parliament and posted the booklet to catch Tuesday night's mail. The booklets went out to all 150 members of the House of Representatives (Lower House) and to all 76 Senators (Upper House).
I had a phone call from one MP (not my own representative) on Thursday afternoon to thank me for the booklet and to assure me of his support for our cause. His phone call confirmed that the booklets had reached each MP before any vote was taken, something I was concerned about.
It's going to be a tumultuous week, that's for sure. Besides Patrick Andersen, other pro-family groups in the fight include the group "Same Sex Marriage" (which links to MassResistance) and The Australian Family Association. He added that there are several other Christian groups involved.
The gay-marriage political situation in Australia . . .
On Friday Patrick Andersen also gave us some more interesting background on the 'gay marriage' political situation in Australia:
Australia is governed by a Federal Parliament and six State Parliaments (New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania) additionally, we have two major Territories (Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory) each with their own Parliament but these two bodies can be over-ruled in certain circumstances by the Federal Parliament.
If Federal Parliament doesn't pass it the threat still isn't over. . .
It's becoming a two-front war. The homosexual lobby in Australia is relentless.
Suppose gay marriage fails to pass in the Federal Parliament? As mentioned above, it's still not over. The local Parliaments in Tasmania and South Australia are poised to introduce it.
We talked to Martin Webb, an activist in Tasmania. Here are his observations:
Marriage is a federal matter but two states (Tasmania & South Australia) are bringing forward their own legislation to allow for same-sex marriage because one constitutional expert thinks that it will be sufficiently different to "traditional marriage" for there to be no conflict between the two laws. (If there was a conflict the federal law would override the state law).
MassResistance is committed to helping the Australians pro-family activists in every way possible. And we will keep you informed as things happen.
Get your copy of the booklet -- and help MassResistance continue the fight!
Within days of the release of the new expanded version of "What same-sex marriage has done to Massachusetts" it became clear that this will be a major weapon in the crucial battles this year against same-sex marriage. Hundreds of copies almost immediately went out the door, and we've had a second batch printed.
Don't let the homosexual movement hide the truth!
Homosexual activists like to say to people across the country that "the sky didn't fall" in Massachusetts. Well, get a copy and read it for yourself. We can't stress enough how the long-term effects of imposing "gay marriage" force offensive and destructive changes on society. We hope this new version helps educate people even more!
It works. For example, here's an interview we did last week on the CrossTalk radio show, which airs on the VCY America network in the Midwest and elsewhere. For days after the show, our phone was ringing with people asking about it. People couldn't get the book fast enough.
Crosstalk Radio Interview
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