There’s been a whole lot of BS on both sides of this campaign. A campaign that should have never come to be if the Government had enough balls to take a stand. Instead, like Pontius Pilate who washed his hands as he handed Jesus over, the Government have washed theirs as they hand balled the matter over to the Aussie voters.
I had no intention of writing this post until my conscious led me to do so because I feel the yes side has been getting just about all the media attention. Almost every news program I have seen has been taking the yes side. Channel 10 went so far as to have “admitted to the cardinal sin of journalism: photoshopping an image of the poster onto a stock image of a bus stop in Europe, to use in its television coverage of the issue.”
I’ve also notice on social media some wild statistics being thrown about. Just one example from the yes side was how we should support them to help the millions of gays living in Australia. That didn’t sound right to me, and knowing we had recently completed a census I decided to find out the actual figure. I was surprised to see it was only 46,800. Certainly a long way from the millions they were purporting to be.
Like I said at the beginning of the post there has been a lot of BS on both sides. There also seem to be lies on both sides but TV usually focus on the no side. How about the untruths on the yes side? Like the reported clash over same sex marriage outside a Brisbane church. One witness in particular stated, “”They were extremely aggressive and particularly violent. I suffered an injury because people drove their cars nearly at full speed into yes campaigners here today,”she told 9NEWS.”
Apparently, as reported by The Australian, this was far from the truth. “Queensland police said they monitored the protest — organised by the National Union of Students and partly led by Socialist Alternative members — and there was no record of any cars hurtling towards protesters, nor any other assault or injury.”
Apparently, the Church wasn’t even holding a rally for a no campaign. Even if they were, I thought we lived in a free society and everyone was entitled to their opinion.
Then there was the teenaged girl who was sacked because she supported the no case. This particular case was hardly even mentioned in the media.
I could go on but I can’t see the point. What amazes me is there is such a simple solution to this dilemma. Everything seems to revolve around the ‘marriage’ term. So, why not call it something different, like a ‘gay union’ or something. Then all the government has to do is to pass a law saying that anyone who has entered into a ‘gay union’ has all the same rights as a married couple. Problem solved, or are they looking for something more. What am I missing.
As for me, I take the Christian view. I believe that God loves everyone including gays, it’s the act itself that he doesn’t approve of. Sure that’s a hard thing to ask of the gays. But then God also disapproves the sexual permissiveness of society today. I found this article of What God Says About Sex quite enlightening. So, you see, most heterosexuals are failing in the way they’re supposed to be leading a Godly life. The way I look at it is, if you truly love your God then it’s really a very small sacrifice. Jesus gave up so much more so that we all have a chance at being saved.