Labor is continuing its ‘Rainbow ideology’ pro-LGBTQ push, notwithstanding claims from the Left that marriage was the last “inequality” for LGBTQ people that needed “rectifying.”
So what can we expect from a Labor government if elected?
Labor’s 2018 National Platform makes clear that it doesn’t respect freedom of religion and won’t hesitate to crackdown on believers if at odds with its Cultural Marxist agenda:
Of course Labor likes to point out the selective practices by organisations with which it disagrees ideologically. But do you think that it ever examines itself? How many Liberal Party members of staff do you think Bill Shorten has working for him?
Before the marriage plebiscite which he opposed, Mr Shorten said:
I don’t want to give the haters a chance to come out from underneath the rock and make life harder to LGBTI people or their families, to somehow question the legitimacy of their relationship.
If Bill Shorten’s statement smearing those who opposed same-sex marriage as “haters” isn’t an example of “condemning anyone”, which is prohibited by the ALP National Platform, what is?
Reverend Ian Powell wasn’t impressed and confronted him later about his disgraceful comments:
“You made a comment a few months ago which I thought was disappointing because I like you and I like the Labor Party,” Mr Powell said.
“And you described people who weren’t in favour of changing the definition of marriage as haters who come out from under rocks. Can I ask you not speak, because I know lots of people like that … Please don’t speak like that about other Australians so we can have a civil and tolerant discussion rather than the hate speech coming from, at our perspective.”
As so often with politics, there’s one law for the Cultural Marxists and another for the rest of us.
But it doesn’t end there. Labor has previously announced that it will introduce an LGBTI Commissioner to police those who dissent from its Rainbow ideology.
Penny Wong at the last election made clear that faith-based schools will be a target:
The Commissioner will address structural discrimination, work towards ensuring our schools, workplaces, and communities are free from discrimination.
FamilyVoice National Secretary David d’Lima used the Australia Day weekend to promote conciliation between black and white when he addressed the indigenous Brethren church at Port Augusta on 27 January.
Highlighting the Christian crosses on Australia's national flag, David d’Lima encouraged the almost completely aboriginal congregation to recognise how the message of Christ came to Australia in 1788.
“Today most indigenous people identify as Christian,” he said.
“While much wrong-doing has occurred, it was God’s plan to bring the knowledge of Christ and connect everyone in the wider family of nations across the Pacific.”
He thanked the indigenous people for their patience as white Australians learn to honour aboriginal language and identity.
“I see on Google maps the Pitjantjatjara words ‘Kata Wami’ at Port Augusta and I believe that means ‘Head of the Snake’ - obviously Spencer Gulf.
“We’ve learned to call Ayers Rock ‘Uluru’ and the Olgas ‘Kata Tjuta’ (many heads) in recognition of the names used for generations untold by the Pitjantjatjara peoples.
“I’m hoping South Australia’s State Flower the Sturt Desert Pea will be renamed ‘malu kuru’ (kangaroo eye) using the Pitjantjatjara name,” he said.
“But today I noticed kangaroo burgers on a menu in the Wadlata café, identified by the word ‘malu’.
“While someone is trying earnestly to honour your culture, hardly anyone understands that word and indeed no tribal people would eat kangaroo - unless it was killed according to ceremonial law!
“You can see how hard is the clash of cultures - though some people are trying to make connection; above all there is unity through faith in Christ.”
David d’Lima ended his message by highlighting The Proclamation issued in 1836 by Governor John Hindmarsh.
“We have a public holiday to mark Proclamation Day - yet hardly anyone realises this founding document is explicitly Christian and mainly describes the requirement to reach out with the love of God to assist the aboriginal people,” he said.
David d’Lima reported afterwards the listeners thanked him profusely for his message as they eagerly took printed notes on Australia's national flag and details about The Proclamation.
FamilyVoice National Director Charles Newington speaks out about the importance of religious freedom for faith-based schools on Vision Christian Radio:
“[Faith-based schools] are for religious purposes.”
“Religion doesn’t just cover what we do in the building, but it covers how we approach science and how we approach the arts, and how we approach our engagement in the world. And that is the nature of religion and this is part of the big debate that has been going on that some people don’t want to concede that religion is that holistic, that it influences everything. They want to confine it to the private spaces – the home and the church hall.
“We need to see that we are dealing with a major shift in the culture in an attempt to limit the freedoms of, not just the Church of Christ, but all religious bodies, to limit their freedoms and to impose the state over religious bodies and, in fact, telling them what they can and can’t teach.”
“The momentum in the public square commentary is very selective and frames Christians, in particular, as reactionary and historically irrelevant now. I think it’s making Christians think very hard again about our engagement in society.”
You can hear more of Charles Newington’s interview at the Vision Christian Radio website here.
Speaking about a Virginia bill which would have allowed abortion up until birth, President Trump called it “terrible” and said that it would "lift up the whole pro-life movement like maybe it’s never been lifted up before."
In another tweet the President wrote that: “Democrats are becoming the Party of late term abortion, high taxes, Open Borders and Crime!”
Virginia state politician Kathy Tran, who pushed the legislation, admitted during a committee hearing that her bill would allow a woman who is in labor to abort her baby.
Gilbert: So where it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth, she has physical signs that she’s about to give birth, would that still be a point at which she could still request an abortion if she was so certified? She’s dilating?
Tran: Mr. Chairman, you know, that would be a decision that the doctor, the physician, and the woman would make.
Gilbert: I understand that. I’m asking if your bill allows that.
Tran: My bill would allow that, yes.
The controversy didn’t end there. Later, in a radio interview, Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam provoked outrage after he advocated for infanticide in a radio interview. As Fox News reported:
Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam … [told] WTOP radio that third-trimester abortions are done with "the consent of obviously the mother, with consent of the physician, multiple physicians by the way, and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities or there may be a fetus that’s not viable."
Northam then gave an example in which "the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother."
Senator. Ben Sasse, a republican from Nebraska, condemned Governor Northam’s remarks:
In just a few years, pro-abortion zealots went from 'safe, legal, and rare' to 'keep the newborns comfortable while the doctor debates infanticide,'
I don't care what party you’re from — if you can’t say that it’s wrong to leave babies to die after birth, get the hell out of public office.
So often when the media covers pro-life issues, if it does at all, it does so in a negative light. It did that again at the recent March for Life in Washington DC, where over 100,000 (and 50,000 in Paris) stood for life from conception. How spectacularly their agenda backfired.
At least 100,000 people marched in Washington, and perhaps over 200,000 marched across the country.
In case you missed the biggest story of the week, the media pushed the line that Catholic school students had harassed and mocked a Native American Indian at the annual pro-life protest. That is, until its cozy narrative was destroyed. As LifeSiteNews reported:
The original video showed the man, “indigenous peoples” activist Nathan Phillips, beating a drum and singing while students in Trump’s iconic red “Make America Great Again” hats laughed and hollered around him, with one student in particular grinning inches from the man’s face. But additional video and firsthand accounts soon revealed Phillips was the one who waded into the group waiting for its bus and decided to beat a drum inches from Nick Sandmann’s face, and other adults who accompanied Phillips shouted taunts like “white people, go back to Europe” at the kids.
Breitbart News highlighted how distorted the media’s coverage was of the pro-life event:
the major networks devoted 19 minutes to coverage of false accusations of racism against the Covington Catholic teens attending the March for Life, in contrast with only 58 seconds spent on the actual annual pro-life event.
Is it any wonder then that the media is losing credibility with the public?
One lawyer one was so incensed by the smearing of the students that he offered his services for free to sue a journalist for defamation.
He wasn’t the only one outraged. President Donald Trump put out a tweet condemning the media for the disgraceful attack on the students:
Nick Sandmann and the students of Covington have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be. They have captivated the attention of the world, and I know they will use it for the good - maybe even to bring people together. It started off unpleasant, but can end in a dream!
But he didn’t stop there. The President has also invited the school students to the White House.
The hate that was whipped up by the media was so great that the school will remain closed until police say it is safe for students to return to class.
It’s a reminder that the world is as hostile an environment as ever for Christians.
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