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Family groups meet in Africa for global fight against marriage equality

Family groups meet in Africa for global fight against marriage equality

Conservative family groups have met in Cape Town, South Africa, to collaborate on strategies to stop any more countries allowing same sex couple access to marriage. The representatives from a wide range of groups signed a declaration vowing to fight against marriage rights being extended to people who are in gay relationships. The Cape Town […]

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Dr David van Gend launching anti-marriage equality book in Perth

Dr David van Gend launching anti-marriage equality book in Perth

Dr David van Gend, President of the Australian Marriage Forum, argues that same sex marriage must be opposed because it will lead to more children being raised by same sex couples. “I think the whole heart and soul of why we mustn’t change the meaning of marriage is that it means same sex parenting.” Dr […]

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Dr David van Gend: LGBT community are “playing the suicide card”

Dr David van Gend: LGBT community are “playing the suicide card”

Australian Marriage Forum President Dr David van Gend has accused marriage equality advocates who argue that a plebiscite would be harmful to LGBTIQ+ youth of “political blackmail.” Writing for On Line Opinion, the Toowoomba doctor slams Greens leader Richard Di Natale for calling on the government to dump a public vote on marriage equality because “we’ll see […]

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Australian Christian Lobby: ABC should keep rainbow politics out of ‘Play School’

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has called on Communication Minister Mitch Fifeld to encourage the ABC to stop exposing children to “rainbow politics” after the children’s show ‘Play School‘ featuring a segment with same sex parents. ACL spokesperson Wendy Francis said children should not be exposed to images of two men raising a daughter, “As a grandmother […]

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David van Gend argues that Emperor Nero’s model of marriage has returned

David van Gend argues that Emperor Nero’s model of marriage has returned

David van Gend, the President of the Australian Marriage Forum, has authored an article for ‘The Australian‘ comparing the current legal action in Tasmania against the Catholic church to the execution of Christians by Roman Emperor Nero. Sharing the story of the Roman leader from 64 A.D. Dr van Gend said the disaster of the […]

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Is it OK to choose not to run an advertisement?

Is it OK to choose not to run an advertisement?

OPINION The Marriage Alliance got me thinking. Sophie York, the spokesperson for the newly formed lobby group that argues against allowing same sex couples to be married, was complaining that some television stations had refused to run the group’s advertisements. The TV advertisements depicted same sex marriage as a giant iceberg for the Titanic to […]

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Media Watch: Marriage coverage unbalanced

Media Watch: Marriage coverage unbalanced

The ABC’s ‘Media Watch’ program has highlighted their belief that the media coverage of the long running debate over changing the definition of marriage is unbalanced. On last night’s edition of the program host, respected journalist, Paul Barry said he didn’t think groups like the Australian Marriage Forum and the Marriage Alliance were getting a […]

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Look Out! Marriage iceberg ahead!

Look Out! Marriage iceberg ahead!

A new voice has appeared in Australia’s long running debate about marriage equality. The new group The Marriage Alliance has launched a big budget media campaign arguing that allowing same sex couples to wed is the “just the tip of the iceberg”. The advertisement begins with a hand drawing a picture of an iceberg while a […]

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Catholic Bishop: Children of gay parents will be next ‘stolen generation’

A Catholic Bishop in South Australia has described the children of gay and lesbain couples as Australia’s next “stolen generation”. Bishop Greg O’Kelly, the Bishop  of Port Pirie, has written a letter to his parishoners stating that comparing homosexual relationships to hetrosexual relationships was like comparing apples and pears. “The nature of a marriage between […]

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Marriage Equality Becomes The Hot Topic

Marriage Equality has continued to be a dominant issue during the second week of the federal election campaign. On Sunday night during the Leader’s Debate the Prime Minister vowed that a returned Rudd government would introduce a marriage equality bill within the first one hundred days of office. State Legislation Waits in the Wings Western […]

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