12
Aug
15

Secular Government and Marriage “Equality”


Unlike the rest of the “Western” world, Australia is currently maintaining its position against same sex marriage. Last night a decision was made by the Abbott Government to keep to its definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman.

However, that decision seems to be contrary to perceived popular opinion and the Government has suggested taking the issue to a national referendum after the next election.

One interesting aspect of the debate within Australia is that those in favour of legitimising homosexual marriage have changed their terminology to make their view more “friendly”. They speak of “Marriage Equality” and thereby subtly change the issue all together, potentially widening the goalposts, allowing others to one day broaden the definition of marriage even further.

My own position on this issue is that I would vote against same sex marriage if it does go to a referendum.
But if it DOES get passed and the legal definition of marriage is changed in Australia, I’m not going to panic. I’m not going to get upset. I’m not going to proclaim that she sky is falling, or that our government is part of a “beast system”.

I’ll accept that a secular Government in charge of a secular nation have followed a secular path that is contrary to God’s ways. Something secular nations and secular leaders have been doing throughout history.

The answer is NOT found in trying to change the ways of secular governments. The answer is in helping people migrate FROM those secular nations TO the Kingdom of God.

au.news.yahoo.com/a/29237238/coalition-mps-reject-conscience-vote-on-same-sex-marriage/

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2 Responses to “Secular Government and Marriage “Equality””


  1. 1 Steve
    August 12, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    “I’ll accept that a secular Government in charge of a secular nation have followed a secular path that is contrary to God’s ways. Something secular nations and secular leaders have been doing throughout history.”

    Exactly the commonsense I count on, and appreciate, from you, brother. Amen !

    Was also intrigued that you discovered a relative may have been a Great War soldier. Reminded me to tell you the US World War I Museum (in the town where I grew up) is currently featuring a century of Australian war art, from WW I to Afghanistan. Here’s a link: https://theworldwar.org/

    Meanwhile, blessings to you, Tim. When my busy work-season is over (hopefully soon), will look forward to talking at greater length.

    In Jesus, Steve

  2. August 12, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks for your comment Steve, I always appreciate your visits to my blog.

    Australia has had a good War artist program over many decades, through which a lot of revealing art has been produced. There’s a new exhibition at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra that I hope to see before too long. It replaced an exhibition by Ben Quilty, one of the most recent artists contributing to the war artist program. His paintings related to servicemen and women in Afghanistan were excellent.


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