The recent plebiscite on same-sex (or any gender) marriage has raised a number of issues for Australian society, and indeed, for Western societies in general. A key concern is that of the basis upon which Western laws operate. Over the last two hundred years or so, the notion has grown that Western secular societies operate best in a context of maximised freedom standing on a thin moral base. Paradoxically, this has led to those who are most vehement in favour of homosexual rights to be most coercive when it comes to legislation.
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There is more to it than meets the eye of the beholder... A few years ago when I was on talk back radio, a young lady phoned in from interstate. She told me she was a Muslim and wanted to ask some questions. To provide some context I asked where she had gone to school. She named a Christian denominational school that she had attended for 12 years. I next asked had she ever read a Bible. She hadn't.
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Nearly fifty pastors have added their names to a letter I recently sent to the editor of The Advertiser, firmly but politely chastising the paper for its misrepresentation of FamilyVoice and for allowing columnist Tory Shepherd to run a persistent anti-Christian agenda.
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