By Craig Manners
What happens if the law suddenly calls something good which millions of its citizens believe is bad? Laws teach. They protect. They promote that which they protect. So what happens when these millions of people refuse to agree with the law and maintain their belief that the behavior which the law is now promoting is still bad? The law will have to punish those people.
Christians and Jews and many others of different faiths, and no faith, all hold to the truth that marriage is, has always been and can only ever be between a man and a woman. The Bible teaches this. The Bible is the best selling book the world has ever known. Billions of people around the world believe what the Bible teaches about marriage, human sexuality and family. More than that, it is common sense is it not?
What will the homosexual "marriage" juggernaut do once they succeed in changing the law of the land to pretend that marriage can now be between two people of the same sex? Will they next seek to close down churches and synagogues as hate groups? Will they classify the Bible as hate literature? They will have to. Will law-abiding good citizens be confronted by rainbow banner carrying picketers shouting "bigot," "dinosaur," homophobe,' "hater," as they leave church on a Sunday morning? This could happen within months of changing the marriage law in Australia.
If the marriage law changes, no Australian will be free to openly say that "homosexual sex acts are sinful, bad, unnatural, unhealthy, damaging to children, damaging to human mental and physical health." No Australians will be able to publicly share these views. Therefore there will be a new "religion" of "secular humanism"effectively imposed on Australia by the law. To refuse to bow the knee will result in punishment by the law. To openly say, "Marriage is between a man and a woman," may soon be a very courageous thing to say.
No Australian will be able to openly object to this new "religion" without the threat of jail or fines or black-listing. Anyone who maintains a belief that God created human beings male and female, equal and to be joined together for life in marriage, anyone who holds to the traditional view of human sexuality, will be labelled as hateful bigots, lose jobs, be vilified and hated. Is this what our forefathers fought and died for?
The full resources of the state will be available to the secular humanists to subjugate anyone who is religious or opposes their agenda. The anti-religious fervor this will spread will be eagerly fueled by the pro-homosexual media, resulting in mass persecution and discrimination of millions of Australian citizens, citizens who uphold the foundational values which have made Australia what it is.
Churches will continue to burn. The rainbow protests will very soon be picketing Christian schools and charities, as well as churches on Sundays, and the State resources made available to fund their secular war on Christianity will increase dramatically. The gay sex-ed programs targeting Australian children will be even more forcefully imposed on every school, will receive massive funding increases and will replace reading, writing and math in order of priority in schools.
Once the marriage law changes, the secular humanists will ratchet up the legal push to remove God, the Bible, and all competing religions from the public sphere, in their vain attempt to create a "secular utopia."
Freedom of religion and speech will be two of the first major casualties. Christians and Jews will be silenced and subjugated. But it will not end there. It never does.
“In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up." (Martin Niemoller).
There is nothing new under the sun. The world has seen tyranny before and will see it again, possibly very soon in Australia. But fear not, they never win in the end. Human freedom is a powerful force and I believe it will prevail although there may be much pain for a while. The final victory has already been secured. Eternity has been engraved on people's hearts, you know it to be true. There is more to this life than fighting for selfish things which ultimately do not satisfy. Seek the bigger picture. Think it through. Stand up to the rainbow.