WCF, Freedom and Democracy Versus the Fascists

The World Conference on Families regional conference went ahead – only just. The hate brigade did everything they could to shut it down – all in the name of tolerance and acceptance of course. Four venues were dumped, and it was finally held in a church. The main organiser, Babette Francis of Endeavour Forum, deserves all our thanks for so heroically hanging in there.

The conference was a great time of sharing about the importance of marriage and family, and the protection of the unborn. For highlighting these tremendous goods, the radicals were out, full of demonic rage. It was all very telling. What you passionately hate tells us a lot about a person. To hate so strongly the pro-life and pro-family message indicates some real deep-rooted problems.

But the conference went ahead anyway. Nearly 400 people packed into the venue to celebrate life, family and marriage. Outside were 50 screaming banshees, doing all they could to prevent people from entering. Fortunately there was an equal number of police on hand who did a terrific job, along with security guards, and even the riot squad on standby.

wcf 2I was jostled, pushed and screamed at as I was trying to enter, carrying a box of books. It was only because of the police that I managed to make my way through the gauntlet of hate and bigotry. Not all were so lucky. At least one elderly man was shoved to the ground and kicked by the “tolerance” brigade.

When I was later interviewed by a Guardian newspaper journalist, she kept asking me how homosexual marriage will personally impact me. I told her I was just manhandled and abused by a group of thugs! She asked again, how am I personally affected by this. I said, again, being roughed up by the gaystapo and their supporters did indeed personally affect me. She still asked me again. Duh.

Indeed, if you read or hear mainstream media reports about this, I can tell you right now that 90 per cent of what they present is false. I already read/saw some news reports, and it is as if these “journalists” were at another conference. The outright lies being told by the MSM are absolutely incredible.

For example, when abortion/breast cancer expert Dr. Angela Lanfranchi presented carefully detailed and documented medical research, the TV crews filmed her intro, but as soon as she started discussing science and statistics, they packed up and left. Later they claimed she only presented studies done on rats. What disgusting liars these guys are.

While the police and security did a superlative job, one person pretending to be a delegate did get in. Early on she jumped on the stage and started screaming like a maniac. As she was led away by security, she let out an ear-crunching extended howl that sounded like something a trapped animal might make. This demonic squeal was shocking to hear. The hatred of these folks amazed everyone present.

Despite being a successful conference, there are two main losers here. One, obviously, is freedom of speech, democracy, rule of law, and so on. The very basis of a free society was horrifically attacked by these thugs and hatemongers. Democracy has been stabbed in the back, and we are well on the way to losing it all.

The other big loser is the raft of those jumping ship at the last minute. All four Liberal party politicians who had committed to speak at this event pulled out. Sadly the fascists have won, and these folks have handed them a great victory by refusing to stand when standing was vitally needed.

What is the point of having such politicians when the times you need them the most, they cut and run? I find this so very disturbing. Why does Matthew 10:32-33 keep coming to mind here? “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.”

Sure, defending marriage, family and the sanctity of human life is not identical to defending Jesus Christ, but they are certainly very closely tied together. These are clearly gospel issues, and all Christian politicians should be prepared to fully stand for them even as the heat gets high.

In times of extreme crisis, conflict and war, two things will always be revealed: those who are real heroes who have the strength of their convictions, and those who are not. When the hearts of many fail in difficult times, the true heroes always come to the fore.

The words of Martin Luther King, Jr. also come to mind here: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”. And as A. W. Tozer said, “The true follower of Christ will not ask, ‘If I embrace this truth, what will it cost me?’ Rather he will say, ‘This is truth. God help me to walk in it, let come what may!'”

Some have said it was a difficult decision about attending. Respectfully I don’t see it as being difficult at all. When the stakes are this high and the battle is this fierce, we either stand and fight for what we believe in, or we duck for cover and let the other side win. And that only further emboldens them to do even more direct action against us in the future. We are thus helping them in their agenda as they seek to silence us and destroy us.

With so many capitulating to the thugs, these radicals will simply be further empowered to attack more groups, meetings and organisations. And since their real hatred is the Christian church, you can expect to see this come under increasing attack in the days ahead. When evil wins and righteousness cowers, then we simply get more evil and less righteousness.

While every Liberal speaker broke their commitment, and some religious leaders also cut and run, last minute replacement speakers who had courage and conviction stepped in to fill their places. Thus Dr David van Gend and Rev Dr Mark Durie delivered excellent talks.

Once again, Babette Francis and her team deserve the highest possible praise. They had to deal with five venues in almost as many days, and still present a successful family conference. She is a champion among women, and has far more courage than most men – including our “Christian” politicians and church leaders.

And well done also to Danny Nalliah and Rise Up Australia for letting their church be available at the last minute. He too is another champion. I am not aware of any other large church in all of Melbourne which would have opened its doors to this event: they would think it too controversial, and they would be too afraid of rocking the boat.

Fred Nile also deserves praise as the only politician willing to present truth and reject the hate of the protestors. The screaming protestors were there for around seven hours, shouting obscenities, stripping off and doing topless demos, and pounding manically on drums like some primitive jungle tribe.

The contrast between the civilised, polite, loving and respectful people inside, and the hate-filled savages who tried to deprive them of their rights to freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, and freedom of conscience was startling. If there was ever a perfect picture of the war we are in, the two contrasting sides showed this quite clearly.

So we had 400 true heroes on display today, in marked contrast to both the feral activists, and those who decided to run for cover instead of stand up for what is right. Well done you 400 – you are true champions, and your reward will be great in heaven.

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41 Replies to “WCF, Freedom and Democracy Versus the Fascists”

  1. Thanks Bill for your courage and that of all the others attending. Thankfully the police were in also attendance and in good numbers.
    It beggars disbelief that a gathering together of gentle folk trying to keep truth and unborn babies alive, and families together are seen as so threatening, even to LNP politicians; who in caving in are fortifying the marginalists, yet probably won’t get voted in next time anyway.

    “Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted” – (Habakkuk 1:3-4).

    God Bless you and the 400.

  2. Certainly very disappointing about Kevin Andrews and the other politicians deciding not to speak at the WCF, very disappointing.
    We are in great need of more courageous men than that to govern us at a time like this.
    Many blessings
    Ursula Benentt

  3. Those pollies who quit do my head in. If you go because that´s what you believe in, then why pull out? If you pull out because you think it´s so unpopular that it will lose you votes, why sacrifice 400 possible votes for 50 people who aren´t even going to vote for you anyway?

    Btw, I always had a chuckle when the protesters´ sites talked about their hopes of having at least 100 there. I thought they´d be lucky if they got 70. haha!

  4. Thanks Bill, again. Catch The Fire ministries put 4 news reports on their websites early in the day so I was able to see and hear what was going on outside the Conference. I could not agree with you more.

  5. Thanks Bill and fellow heroes. Radicals are incapable of assessing these concepts or discerning the difference between the mercy of saving a child, or the ‘mercy’ of beheading and dismembering the same child. Feral barely comes close.

  6. Thank you Bill for attending, for not shirking being light. I am aware famous faces will get extra and harsher criticism, so again I applaud you for standing and walking through. I saw a short clip of the protesters tonight without sound. Looking at the expressions of the protesters, it would not have mattered if they were right or wrong, they were clearly overtaken by an evil spiritual force that looked ugly, hateful, violent, without reason and inconsolable. I feel ashamed for those Christians who chose to walk away from the conference, and pray that my faith will only ever grow.

  7. God bless you Bill, and Babette Francis, and WCF. I only wish I had your courage, and intellect.
    I saw the protestors on the news tonight, and I almost put my fist through the screen. What filthy, disgusting animals they are, and what a better place the world would be without them. That includes their law-making friends in the political Left, who no doubt funded and organised this protest.
    That grub Shorten, so-called ALP leader, deliberately encouraged this protest by publically labelling the WCF as a “disgrace”. Every night, I pray that people like these will disappear from the earth, and the sooner the better.

  8. Thanks Bill and all that had attended, having some disgraceful people outside the gate and even inside is enough disturbing but more disturbing is the main media misleading information. The majority abuse by a minority extremist.
    That a minister had cancelled his presence is another defeat for our democracy and future liberty.

  9. Wow, I figured there would be protests and objections on the truth and support for traditional families, and Christians. However, I am really amazed that there was that much hate, and demonic presence in the protesters, especially the lady that pretended she was a delegate, and was escorted out. I think that the world is truly heal hostage to the devil. There are many people also held hostage too. Prayers are really needed for all.

  10. I live in Brisbane area so couldn’t be there.
    I did see a report about it on the news on 24.
    The hatred is terrifying. The next story was about horse jump racing.
    I live in a world where you are labelled oppressive if you put the welfare of horses second to industry profits, and if you speak up for the lives of unborn human beings!
    Hold your head high all you heroes.

  11. God Bless you Bill, Thank you for your courage. You are correct about not believing what the MSM says, I’ve totally abandoned the MSM. Thank you for being there and giving us a truthful report on the Conference.

  12. Satan has a very limited vocabulary, because God already has a monopoly on love, peace, truth and joy. You can be sure that you are doing something right when you are attacked so vehemently. These guys only have anger and discord left, as they can’t appeal to reason. I am most disgusted with those politicians who cancelled, on the lame excuse of the choice of venues. Always remember that Satan cannot stand when you order him out. As for the MSM, those who would publish the truth are gagged by their bosses. There are many good journalists around but they don’t last long in the MSM.

  13. Bill Shorten publicly labelled the WCF a “disgrace”?”
    I wonder, will the ACL make a decision now and cancel his invitation to speak at their annual conference?
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  14. Well done, Bill…..and all your fellow Christian soldiers who stood firm against the hatred and bigotry of those who oppose truth and goodness. One word you used to describe the actions of the woman who was ejected from the conference room stood out, and I think would adequately describe the motivation of the rest of the protesters…”demonic”.
    Liz said it first, so I’ll repeat what she said in agreement – “Thank you for being there and giving us a truthful report of the Conference”.

  15. Good piece Bill. I wasn’t there but the protestors sound very similar to those bigots and haters that attempted to derail the March for the Babies in Melbourne earlier this year. The hate is incredible, but the lack of actual reporting is more disturbing.

  16. I love how it’s a “disgrace” to attend a conference where Australian laws (on marriage) are supported and the mass murder of children for convenience is not supported – sort of like how it was a disgrace to challenge the Third Reich about the Holocaust (which murdered far less than abortion has). Real disgraceful stuff.

    Keep fighting the good fight Bill!

  17. Thanks Dominic. Yes it would be the same rent-a-crowd – all the usual suspects. They obviously have a lot of free time on their hands, unlike ordinary folks in ordinary families.

  18. A good account Bill – good to be among those of courage and conviction. God help us.

  19. Those 50 protesters would not be so bold & hate filled, if there was an Islamic Conference, meeting in Melbourne.
    Congratulations Bill & the other 400 heroes & to the organizers of the event.

  20. The generations that have passed away would be gobsmacked at the idea of people protesting against a conference about families. Labelling people who adhere to the natural order of life as “bigots and intolerant” is almost beyond belief….yet here we are, with exactly that scenario. Just as we were warned, but even so it’s still a shock to see and experience it.

  21. I agree with you 100% Bill. I find it hard to stomach that politicians on our side, at least nominally, did not have the stomach to stand up and be counted. But if enough Christians do not stand up and speak up there will come a time when evil will prevail. To do and say nothing is not an option.

  22. Thank you to all who attended WCF today. You are of course, quite right – the faces of these ‘protesters’ were indeed Demonic. Unfortunately, I live in Adelaide, so was unable to attend, but I am glad that you had such good speakers. You can be certain that the witness given by those who spoke and those who attended will not go unheeded. There will be those whose lives will have been altered because of you.
    God bless!

  23. Should we be that amazed at how the unsaved react to a Godly culture of believers who stand for the truth of God’s Word?
    We are at war and the culture of today charges forward to overcome what they think is the enemy. As we engage in battle, let us remember the words of Jesus, “love your enemy” “Bless those who persecute you”

  24. It’s after 9pm and I just checked the ABC news website.

    There is no mention of the World Conference on Families; no mention that a miserable 50 feral protestors showed up to harrass almost 400 delegates; no mention of what must have been an expensive police presence; no coverage of the agenda; nothing.

    So according to the taxpayer-funded ABC, this international conference didn’t happen. Their bias against people who espouse traditional moralitymust be exposed.

    I urge people to protest about this lack of coverage by the ABC. Don’t bother using the ABC’s complaints online form because you get no satisfaction.

    Go directly to the top of this biased and bloated entity and complain with a written letter to:
    Mark Scott
    Managing Director ABC
    GPO box 9994
    Sydney, 2001

    and copy your complaint to your local federal and state members and the senators in your state. Mt Scott really hates it when people do that.

    Finally thanks, Bill for attending and reporting. I’d love to have attended but alas I live in NSW with no rels in Melbourne.

  25. Well done to those who organised and participated in this event but one is disappointed in the Liberals who pulled out. Labor politicians like Andrew Leigh on the other hand felt no pressure not to attend an anti family rally on the lawns of Parliament where he “had a few words to say about love overcoming prejudice”. Likewise no mention in the Fairfax press about the demonstrators jostling and pushing attendees but plenty of space devoted to one who claimed he was hit on the back of his head, with the obvious implication he was hit by an attendee whereas receiving the hit on the back of his head meant he didn’t see who it was and it was most likely a fellow protestor lashing out.

  26. Hi bill. I was very proud to be part of the day and able to do the organisational things for the conference. I am proud of my associate pastor Daniel and glad to be serving with him. I was appalled at the venom that came from the protestors and you can only pray for them. They are prisoners and don’t know it. The police were exemplary and controlled and did an excellent job. I was also proud of my team who made the day happen at such short notice. All the wonderful team served in the back ground willingly at last minute notice. I was so so disappointed that those that should have been there the ones that have clout and a say in this nation opted out. What sort of Christianity is that? The master says if they throw stones at me they will throw them at you. This was our opportunity to stand under attack as our brothers and sisters do in other nations with loss of life and persecution. Shame on us as australian citizen and as Christians that we cannot take even this little bit of persecution. I trust they will be ashamed of themselves. My admiration for the organisers and Fred Nile and others has risen 100% God help those that wimped out. God bless you for being a voice in the church. Yours in Christ Jenny Jack

  27. Bill, great to catch up with you at WCF Congress. Fantastic talks from all speakers to the ‘converted’ (except one deranged lady in white and red). Thanks for your report – you always hit the nail on the head. God bless you and may He give you all the stamina to continue in your courageous, enlightening apostolate.

  28. My perception at the conference was that it was a serious spiritual battle between the wrath of satan and those faithful to God. Young radicals attacking attendees, many of whom were Seniors. The strength and peace of the diminutive Babette Francis under such an onslaught showed the hand of God in action.
    I hope that when Kevin Andrews went to mass the next day he listened carefully to the readings – Jeremiah 20:7-9; Romans 12:1-2 and Matthew 16:21-27. God must have put them there for him to consider, it could not have been coincidence.

  29. Danny Nalliah truly is a champion for Jesus, the family and for freedom of speech. His party will definitely have my first preference in the upcoming state election.

  30. It was a privilege to attend the World Congress of Families in Sydney in 2013. I was amazed at the quality and diversity of the presentations and the cross section of people from all walks of life attending. I was unable to attend this conference but was appalled at the difficulty securing a safe venue, as well as the behavior of those seeking to demean attendees and deny freedom of speech to those supporting traditional values.
    I am deeply concerned at the increasing anti-Christian sentiment in the media and among some of our parliamentary representatives and the progressive departure from Judeo-Christian values. What does the future hold if we do not take a stand for righteousness in our nation NOW? Is this escalating opposition to kingdom values paving the way for a return to the totalitarian control of a Hitler, Lenin, Stalin or an elite privileged governing body? It seems outlandish to suggest these options but the rapid deterioration of our culture is frightening.

  31. “Closing down the people-trafficking networks has paved the way for the government to announce that it will expand its humanitarian refugee intake to people who have recently fled the advance of Islamist terrorists in northern Iraq.The Abbott government is considering offering refuge to as many as 4,000 Iraqis and Syrians after the Anglican Primate of Australia, Dr Philip Freier, called on Australia to offer asylum to Christians facing death in northern Iraq”
    Better warn them that, judging by the weekend’s attempts to stifle and disrupt the meeting of essentially Christians, the Christians fleeing Iraq may also face persecution here in Australia. Ideas such as the monogamous heterosexual marriage, kids being brought up by mum and dad and the right to life of the pre-term infant are considered by some to be extremist views. The Greens certainly wouldn’t want the like of these people in Australia. Admittedly they won’t face the same kind of extreme persecution that Christians face in Australia today, but if the radical left gets their way, it’s probably only a matter of time.

  32. “What you passionately hate tells us a lot about a person”
    It what is referred to as “the fruits of the spirit.”
    “the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and….”
    The fruits of the spirit of death produce the sort of reaction witnessed above, hatred, intolerance, spite, slander, blasphemy, anger,rage and immorality.

  33. “The other big loser is the raft of those jumping ship at the last minute. All four Liberal party politicians who had committed to speak at this event pulled out”
    Write to all your conservative MP’S and let them know your feelings and remind them that they too will face the their “Joshua” moment when they must
    “choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
    Because, when it comes to election day, we also must choose on that day who we wish to serve us.
    If the LNP decides to follow the “gods of the day” then we cannot vote for them and stand candidates who will “serve the Lord.”
    Its about time to let Christianity and politics mix- its only the atheist who says it shouldn’t, because atheism is rife in politics.
    We should all support people who choose to be atheist- its their God-given right.

  34. Good on to all the people that held and attended the event and to the nasty horrible hateful people that protested, what a bunch of losers they are.

  35. Why are they protesting? Surely what consenting adults do together in the privacy of their own church is none of the homosexual activists’ business!

  36. Many thanks Bill for your excellent and objective report. Sadly I could sense last week that this event was going to be a battle between Godly values and evil. This was confirmed by the obscene behaviour from the protesters, who are blinded by their screams of hate and bigotry as they promote their idea of “tolerance”.
    While I can understand why some venue operators may be reticent to host the conference after receiving heavy threats, I am most disappointed with those gutless politicians who reniged at the last minute. Thank God that Hon Fred Nile kept to his commitment, and Ps Danny Nalliah and CTFM did the honourable thing. Both these men are to be commended.

  37. Thanks Bill for this report.

    I too, fear what is happening to principles like freedom of speech, as well as fair, and accurate news reports after reading about what took place at the WCF.

    It seems that though the radical left, as represented by the protestors outside the WCF, go on about ‘tolerance’, they displayed the kind of hatred that they like to accuse Christians of.

  38. Hi Bill.

    Victorian Labor Opposition Leader Dan Andrews was seen on an evening news broadcast on the same day the WCF was held using the word “hate” to describe the positions of those speaking at the WCF. When you add in the increasingly prevalent leanings towards gay “marriage” and the pro-abortion position of many members it seems to me that no thinking Christian can vote Labor with a clear conscience. (Unfortunately Liberal seems to be swinging in that direction as well.) Mick Koster

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