The biblical nativity narratives are preached every Christmas, yet Matthew's genealogy of Christ is viewed as irrelevant and is largely ignored. In fact its meaning is hidden. Properly understood it is an apologetic work that refutes a charge of illegitimacy in Christ's birth and subtly commends him as Davidic Messiah.
The debate in the federal House of Representatives on the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 is one of the most extraordinary for many years. “Members on this side of the House,” observed Liberal member Mr Cameron when speaking in the debate, “have perhaps never been as intense in expressing concern about legislation as they have been about the contents of this piece of legislation.”
Several prominent Australian lawyers have expressed serious reservations about the proposed Australian Bill of Rights... Professor Lauchlan Chipman, Professor of Philosophy at Wollongong University and Reader in Jurisprudence at Sydney University, has said that a bill of Rights is neither necessary nor sufficient to guarantee the Preservation of the rights it contains... Sir Harry Gibbs, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, has said: “If society is tolerant and rational, it does not need a bill of rights. If it is not, no bill of rights will preserve it."... This Resource Paper presents the personal views of Mr
Many Australians tend to take for granted their freedom to live in peace with their families and friends. But democracies that generate these freedoms are relatively rare in the world today. In Australia, the Constitution is one of the vital safeguards of the freedom to enjoy family life. Every Australianshould be aware of the issues raised in this important address by Sir Charles Court...
Confusion reigns today about whether there ARE natural sex roles of men and women. Some deny any differences between the sexes in outlook, attitudes and ambitions. Others feel there are fundamental differences but lack proof. In his book, Dr Peter Blitchington probes a vast legacy of psychology, sociology, and history to demonstrate that the family operates according to a set of natural laws, which God has set in motion for our instruction and benefit. These laws help determine our sexual roles of wife, husband, mother, father, and have implications for the entire family unit...
“I am convinced that the vast majority of parents want their children to ‘grow up straight’; that is, to have a normal, healthy, and fulfilling marriage and family life,” writes Jerry Regier in the forward to Dr George A. Rekers recent book "Growing Up Straight". Mr Regier is Associate Commissioner, Administration for Children, Youth and Families and Director, Office for Families, United States Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. “But there are social forces and vocal movements in today’s world that are competing with the hope that parents have for their sons and daughters...
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