“On his second day as newly reconstituted Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd has broken his first promise,” FamilyVoice national president Dr David Phillips said today.
Six weeks ago Mr Rudd announced that he had changed his mind about the meaning of marriage and would now support “gay marriage” – but said he would not campaign on the issue.
To be precise, on 20 May 2013 Kevin Rudd said, on his own website: “For the record, I will not be taking any leadership role on this (same-sex marriage) issue nationally.” He has now done exactly what he said he would not do.
In one of his first calls as national leader, Mr Rudd has proclaimed his support for same-sex marriage and demanded that Tony Abbott allow his party a conscience vote on marriage’s fundamental man-woman definition. He has ignored the purpose of marriage to provide the safest environment, with both mum and dad role models, for the raising of the next generation.
“I was appalled by Kevin Rudd’s stated reasons for changing his mind six weeks ago,” Dr Phillips said. “But I noted his promise to refrain from campaigning on the issue.
“Now he has blatantly broken that promise. Can we ever believe what he says?”
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