I have spent the afternoon doing a fair amount of research, and I have come up with a great collection of pro-marriage and family quotes from various noted leaders and VIPs from here and abroad. They all take a solid stand against homosexual marriage and for the time-honoured understanding of marriage.
As they champion marriage and family, they also remind us of the importance of looking after the well-being of children. They understand that children deserve a mother and a father – and married ones at that. Consider these comments from various Australian leaders:
1. “We believe the marriage act is appropriate in its current form, that is recognising that marriage is between a man and a woman.”
2. “The party’s position is very clear that this is an institution that is between a man and a woman.”
3. “I have a pretty basic view on this, as reflected in the position adopted by our party, and that is, that marriage is between a man and a woman.”
4. “I think for our culture, for our heritage, the Marriage Act and marriage being between a man and a woman has a special status.”
5. “Marriage reform … is a distraction from more important issues, at best unnecessary and at worst dangerous”.
6. “I do find myself on the conservative side in this question.”
If all that common sense and sound morality is not enough, let me offer some more examples of this from some key American leaders:
7. “I believe marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman.”
8. “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman.”
9. Marriage’s “primary, principal role during those millennia has been the raising and socializing of children for the society into which they are to become adults.”
10. “I have long opposed governmental recognition of same-gender marriages.”
11. “Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.”
12. “[Too many babies] will be born where there was never a marriage. That is a disaster. It is wrong. And someone has to say, again, it is simply not right. You shouldn’t have a baby before you are ready, and you shouldn’t have a baby when you’re not married.”
Wow, those are some very solid statements by key leaders supporting marriage and resisting the agendas of the activists. So just who are these folk? Obviously they must all be from the religious right, the moral majority, and so on. No “progressive” would be caught dead saying such things.
Who then are these folks who say marriage is only between a man and a woman? Hateful bigots obviously, as the other side would insist. Fortunately I have fully documented all these comments, and I can reveal here who these people are. For each quote above I offer the person who said it, the approximate date, and a link.
1. Julia Gillard, June 30, 2010. http://www.smh.com.au/national/gillard-against-gay-marriage-20100630-zkcj.html#ixzz3iZou8i56
2. Penny Wong, July 25, 2010. http://www.smh.com.au//breaking-news-national/wong-on-song-with-labors-gay-line-20100725-10q38.html
3. Kevin Rudd, August 10, 2007. http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2007/s2001400.htm
4. Julia Gillard, March 21, 2011. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/pm-julia-gillard-gay-marriage-against-my-upbringing/story-e6freuy9-1226025009815
5. Rodney Croome, April 30, 2004. http://www.gaybusiness.com.au/globe/news_archive3.html
6. Julia Gillard, March 21, 2011. http://www.news.com.au/national/julia-gillard-makes-stand-as-a-social-conservative/story-e6frfkvr-1226025095796
7. Hillary Clinton, 2004. http://gawker.com/remember-when-hillary-clinton-was-against-gay-marriage-1714147439
8. Barack Obama, August 17, 2008. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJhQBZ1La0w
9. Hillary Clinton, 2004. http://gawker.com/remember-when-hillary-clinton-was-against-gay-marriage-1714147439
10. Bill Clinton, September 20, 1996. http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/usr/scotts/ftp/wpaf2mc/clinton.html
11. Barack Obama, November 2, 2008. http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/11/obama-on-mtv-i.html
12. Bill Clinton, September 9, 1994. http://www.americanexperiment.org/publications/commentaries/the-disappearing-family-problem
Hmm, interesting bunch of haters and bigots there – even homosexual activists telling us that homosexual marriage is not a goer. Democratic leaders telling us children need a mum and a dad cemented by marriage. Labor Party heavyweights insisting that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Anyone who dares to say such home truths today is blasted with all the usual terms of endearment: hater, intolerant, bigot and so on. Yet all these decidedly lefties have said exactly the same thing, at least at one time. Sure, they have obviously “evolved” and changed their tune.
But if I and others who are saying the exact same things as they did are terrible and intolerant bigots, then why are they not so too? And why was it OK for them to say it at one time, but it is always wrong for me to say it at any time? Double standards here?
These leaders may claim to have progressed on such matters. Most Australians and Americans would say they have in fact regressed. They have radically shifted away from mainstream opinion. They are the ones out of touch with normal Australians and Americans.
They once knew better. Now they have thrown that all away to be trendy, to be cool, to be PC, to please a noisy minority group. But they have betrayed their core principles of not so very long ago. They have abandoned fundamental truths which I and others will keep on reiterating:
-Marriage is between a man and a woman.
-Children need a mum and a dad.
-There is no such thing as homosexual marriage.