Last ditch attempt to protect freedom of speech and conscience?
Michael Kirke | 29 January 2013
A British MP is going to table a bill in the House of Commons this week which seeks to protect “conscientious beliefs about the definition of marriage”. The bill, being introduced by Edward Leigh, will seek to amend equality legislation to protect free speech. Among other things, it addresses the perceived threat to teachers and public workers who might find the Government’s attempt to legislate for a redefinition of marriage.
Stormy weather on the horizon?
Michael Kirke | 24 January 2013
The pending bill would, for the first time in our state's history, redefine marriage to legally recognize same-sex "marriages." But neither two men nor two women - nor, for that matter, three or more people - can possibly form a marriage. Our law would be lying if it said they could.
Kiwi “protect marriage” petition stands at 72,000
Carolyn Moynihan | 24 January 2013
The Protect Marriage campaign is aiming for at least 100,000 signatures.
Google in the dock?
Michael Kirke | 23 January 2013
What is going on? Now you see it, now you don’t, now you see it again. Google has been involved in some sinister censorship – or perhaps they just blundered and then caught themselves on. We know that Google supports the campaign for gay “marriage” in the US – and presumably further afield as well – but we did not suspect that they would be censoring opposing viewpoints on the issue. Are they?
Paris pro-family demonstration: biggest ever
Carolyn Moynihan | 21 January 2013
Here's another piece on the Massive Paris demo for marriage as it really is - and a picture that gives a better idea of the crowd.
French homosexuals join rally against gay marriage
Carolyn Moynihan | 18 January 2013
There was a huge rally against same-sex marriage in France at the weekend. C-FAM reports an unexpected feature of the opposition.
Another fine mess…?
Michael Kirke | 16 January 2013
Two “divorcing” gay men are arguing with each other before a Canadian court, the one denying the “rights” of another because the jurisdiction in which they first registered their civil partnership does not recognise it as a “marriage” while the jurisdiction in which they now live does. With a straight face – although we have no photographs to prove it, - the Canadian judge ruled that it would be “impermissible discrimination” not to view Wayne Hincks, 44, from London, as married to his partner Gerardo Gallardo in exactly the same way as a husband and wife.
Will the barricades be rising again?
Michael Kirke | 09 January 2013
The French have a track record for going overboard on rational ideologies. The problem is that in their pursuit of those ideologies the can become quite. So I suppose we should not be too surprised by the latest antics of France’s new socialist government. A few weeks ago, their stubborn insistence on their ideological new tax laws plunged them into confusion and now their intolerant threats to anyone who opposes their plans to introduce gay “marriage” by next June looks like stoking old hostilities into flames again.
New polls show declining support for same-sex marriage in NZ
Carolyn Moynihan | 07 January 2013
A Herald on Sunday poll January 6 shows that support for redefining marriage has fallen from a previous high of 63% in a ONE News Colmar Brunton poll last May to just 53% now.
A bad case of double think and double standards
Michael Kirke | 02 January 2013
The weakness of any argument is often revealed in the reversion of its advocates to the ad hominem mode - which is just another way of avoiding the issue at the heart of an argument. While not exactly ad hominem, more a question of ad institutionem, the media onslaught on the mild but clear utterances of the leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales over Christmas did little more than betray the shallowness of the gay case for the redefinition and ultimate destruction of the institution of marriage.
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