Over 500 affirm true meaning of marriageMonday, September 12, 2011
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“Media balance is a curious thing,” said FamilyVoice SA state officer David d’Lima today.
“News outlets across the country have reported that about 70 people gathered outside Bob Katter’s Mount Isa office in support of ‘gay marriage’ on the weekend. But no report mentioned that over 500 people had braved the wind and rain outside Adelaide’s Parliament House to affirm the complementary, man-woman meaning marriage has had since the beginning of time.
“Australians are not hearing the whole story,” Mr d’Lima said.
Robyn Grace compered the rally on 10 September. Speakers included David d’Lima of FamilyVoice Australia, Hon Dennis Hood MLC of Family First, former MP Andrew Evans and Archbishop John Hepworth. Several SA MPs, including Michael Pengilly, Martin Hamilton Smith and Senators Bernardi, Fawcett and Farrell, sent messages of support.
David d’Lima said that the current Greens federal and state “marriage equality” bills are an experiment with marriage, family and children.
“Children do best when raised by mother and father who are in covenanted union. Children do less well when they are raised in other situations,” he said. “Marriage is fundamental to family, which is the basic unit of society. If we lose marriage we lose family, and if we lose family we lose everything.”
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