What’s that old saying about ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’? Well, what about the friend of my enemy is my enemy? Something like that is the case with a recent announcement made by The Council of Australian Humanist Societies.
In case you were not aware, these guys are happy to honour their own. They even have an annual Australian Humanist of the Year award. Given that this is an election year, I thought you all should be aware of this. Indeed, does anyone know who the current Australian Humanist of the Year is?
Any guesses? What about the leader of the Greens, Bob Brown. Yep, sure enough. The humanists can’t get enough of this guy. He shares all their values and is pushing all their concerns. He is a humanist soul mate, and has proudly been campaigning for the atheists’ agenda.
Consider what the Council of Australian Humanist Societies says about him in a press release when the award was announced: “This award is in recognition of the outstanding contribution Bob has made over nearly three decades on a wide range of issues of concern to Humanists.” They go on to say this about him:
“Bob’s atheistic views have found expression through his petition against the recitation of Christian prayers at the beginning of parliamentary sessions. More recently he has announced a plan to replace the national schools chaplaincy program with a scheme to help schools employ counsellors and community liaison officers. In putting forward this idea Senator Brown said, the chaplaincy program, introduced by the Howard government in 2007 and continued by Rudd was, ‘a very old idea, very much short of meeting the needs of schools in 2010. It has a religious basis whereas we must fund the program according to the needs of students’.”
They also praise him for many other outstanding qualities: “In 2007 he introduced a Private Members Bill into the Senate to overturn the 1997 Andrews Bill that had cancelled the Northern Territory Bill permitting voluntary euthanasia. He had previously introduced a private Members Bill supporting dying with dignity into the Tasmanian parliament when he was a state M.P. 1983 – 1993.
“Humanists are pleased to honour the valuable humanistic work of this outstanding Australian. The award was presented to Senator Brown at the dinner held at the College of the Arts, Brisbane on Saturday 15 May.” They also mention “gay law reform” as another of his many outstanding achievements.
All biblical Christians should recognise that the Greens’ leader is bad news, and shares nothing with the values and ethos of historic Christianity. But incredibly there are Christians going around either completely ignorant of what the Greens and their leader stand for, or are willingly blind to, or unconcerned about, their anti-Christian crusade.
One simply has to recall that Bob Brown and Peter Singer have long been in bed together (not literally). They co-authored a book on Green values and ideology in the mid 1990s, and Singer even ran as a Greens candidate for the Senate in 1996.
Just in case his name does not ring a bell, Singer is notorious for his strong defence of pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia, and pro-infanticide positions. He is also of course a gung-ho animal rights crusader. And believe it or not, he has made it quite clear that while he abhors eating animals, he thinks it is perfectly alright to have sex with them. I kid you not.
And these guys are claiming to be a mainstream party? This is the party some Christians are recklessly flocking to? What in the world has happened to biblical discernment? Where has common sense gone to these days? Brown and Singer are two atheist whackos who do not deserve all the attention and promotion they are getting. But they do deserve each other.
How many Christians will vote for this ultra-radical party remains to be seen. But given how whacko they are on so many fronts, believers really should know better. Indeed, if the Australian Humanists think Brown is the queen bee’s knees, that should give us all real pause for concern.