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News Update – 25 September 2015

Australian News
1. NSW: Greens push for abortion on demand
2. Queensland plans to RE-INTRODUCE Civil Partnerships
3. Latest research on homosexual sex and condom use
4. Queensland government considers a ‘Bill of Rights’
5. Canning bi-election - and 'creation'
6. Ministry to Muslims – M Cubed – legal battle won!
7. Halal certification – hearing in Sydney

Overseas News
1. Europe: Some countries ONLY taking Christian refugees
2. UK: Socialist elected as leader of the Labour Party
3. UK: Euthanasia or ‘assisted suicide’ Bill DEFEATED
4. The Pope’s visit to the USA – meeting with Mr Obama
5. UK: Gender fluidity promoted to three-year-olds

News Update – 25 September 2015

Australian News

1. NSW: Greens push for abortion on demand
The Greens in NSW are calling for abortion to be legalised. They launched their campaign with a Forum in Albury this week. Leslie Canold, an ethicist who supports abortion, had a novel approach – suggesting that NO laws are needed and that abortion should be treated like removing tonsils or a knee replacement!

A vote line is being held: “Do you think abortion should be decriminalised in NSW?”
PLEASE VOTE – click here to vote NO!

Article: Albury forum launches Greens campaign to decriminalise abortion and establish exclusion zones at clinics, Border Mail, 23/9/2015.

2. Queensland plans to RE-INTRODUCE Civil Partnerships
More activism by homosexuals groups, combined with the policy direction of the Labor government, has led to an announcement that “Civil Partnerships” will be re-introduced in Queensland.

Just prior to the 2012 election, the then Labor government passed a ‘Civil Partnerships’ law. Following the election of the Liberal National Party, they were replaced by ‘Relationships Registers’.

But that wasn’t enough for the homosexuals and the ‘Left’ – now the Labor government, elected earlier this year, plans to bring back ‘Civil Partnerships’! And of course, the ‘Civil Partnerships’ are for heterosexual couples as well as homosexual couples – leading to a watering down of commitment. The homosexual lobby group AME is overjoyed – and sees it as a way to “increase pressure on the Federal Government to provide that dignity through marriage equality”!

Article: Queensland Government moves to restore civil partnerships for couples of any gender, sexual orientation, ABC, 17/9/2015.

3. Latest research on homosexual sex and condom use
The latest research report by the Centre for Social Research in Health at the University of New South Wales, reveals that the use of condoms for casual anal sex by homosexual men is at an all-time LOW. This is despite years of campaigns urging homosexual men to use condoms. The Report was released during the World STI and HIV Congress in Brisbane last week.

The Report is called: “Annual report of trends in behaviour 2015 - HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia”.

In response to the unwillingness of homosexual men to use condoms, a new campaign has been promoted amongst homosexuals - in essence, homosexual men are encouraged to take a drug prior to having ‘unprotected sex’ without a condom. The new drug treatment, called PrEP, is seen as a way of reducing the risk on getting HIV/AIDS.
This campaign was highlighted by a graphic poster being put up recently around Melbourne, by a group called SeeItClearly2020. There was some division within homosexual circles about the graphic nature of the posters…
Warning – the Star Observer report is graphic. However, these posters are being put up in the STREET for everyone to read!

A campaign is being run by the manufacturer and homosexual groups to try and get the Therapeutic Goods Administration to APPROVE the PrEP drug Truvada and get it listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.


4. Queensland government considers a ‘Bill of Rights’
The Queensland Attorney-General has announced that there will be a parliamentary Inquiry into whether Queensland should have a ‘Human Rights Act’ or ‘Charter of Rights’.

We oppose all such ‘Charters or Bills of ‘Rights’… as does FamilyVoice.

FAVA’s Queensland Director Geoffrey Bullock said, “No one should assume such a charter would protect important rights.  There is no evidence that the Victorian charter has done so.  The Soviet dictatorship had a magnificent bill of rights – that protected no one! In a democracy, our laws protect our rights.  If that protection is inadequate, elected MPs can change the law to fix the problem. But once you list rights in a charter, there will inevitably be conflicts about which rights are more important.  And it is unelected judges, not elected MPs, who get to decide.”
Article: Parliamentary inquiry in to Human Rights Act for Queensland, Brisbane Times, 16/9/2015.

Commentary – Barrister Chris Crawford opposes a ‘Charter of Rights’…
Opinion: Palaszczuk’s pointless policy push, Courier Mail, 22/9/2015.

5. Canning bi-election - and 'creation'
The Liberal candidate, Andrew Hastie, has won the bi-election. Andrew was in the SAS and is a Christian. Of course, being a Christian means the media are often out to find fault – during the campaign, the media found out that Andrew’s father, Peter, a Presbyterian minister, had once written an article about horses and evolution, that is published on the Creation Ministries website (a fascinating article, it shows evolutionists doubting the evolutionary ideas…).

Andrew responded that his family should be left out of political campaigning. He acknowledged that he is a Christian, but declined to answer questions about his views about creation.

Article: Creationism rattles Canning's new-chum politician, SMH, 12/9/2015.
The Monthly had a go as well: Question creation

Cameron Spink responded on our Resistance Thinking website, noting that our worldview is affected by our belief about where we came from… Creation changes everything

6. Ministry to Muslims – M Cubed – legal battle won!
Bernie Power, who has a ministry to Muslims in Melbourne, reports that they have had a legal win. A Muslim man had objected to their stall and table in the city – after negotiations at the Magistrates Court, Bernie reports, “He gave an undertaking that he would not come near our stall, or photograph or post on the internet about us. The Magistrate gave him a talk about allowing free speech and not endangering others. He was not very happy about it. But this was a landmark case to show that Christians will not be intimidated while on the streets sharing about Jesus.  We are praising God for this positive outcome.”

Please pray for Bernie and his team…

7. Halal certification – hearing in Sydney
The Senate committee investigating the certification of food held a hearing in Sydney yesterday.
Inquiry webpage here. Hearings here. Submissions here.
Kirralie Smith and Bernard Gaynor made presentations.
Kirralie's submission, Halal Choices, (with names removed) is No 1278, at Page 58.

Senator Cory Bernardi questioned the Australian Crime Commission and AUSTRAC about halal certification fees and terrorism.

Article: Senator Cory Bernardi demands vigilance on halal certification in Australia, Daily Telegraph, 25/9/2015.

Overseas News

1. Europe: Some countries ONLY taking Christian refugees
In the continuing drama over ‘refugees’ flooding into Europe, Hungary completed the erection of a large fence. Germany closed its borders, but still seems to be ‘accepting’ those who arrive. There has been discussion of ‘mandated quotas’ for EU member countries.

Some countries, such as Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic, said they won’t take Muslim refugees. Cyprus announced it will allow 300 refugees to take refuge inside its borders, as long as they are Christian. In fact, they said, “We would seek for them to be Orthodox Christians.”

In Australia, Mr Abbott had announced that Australia would take an extra 12,000 Syrian refugees, from official camps, and the focus would be on ‘persecuted minorities’, which includes Christians.

Article: Europe Drops Political Correctness, Says Only Christians, Not Muslim Refugees Welcome, Breaking Israel News, 8/9/2015.

Detailed Commentary: On Europe’s Migration Crisis, the Global-Governance Crowd Dictates Wildly Unrealistic Policies, National Review, 9/9/2015.


2. UK: Socialist elected as leader of the Labour Party
In a move that surprised many, Jeremy Corbyn, an avowed ‘socialist’ has been elected as the new leader of the Labour Party by a large majority. The leadership of the Labour Party was decided by a vote of Party members – he won 59.5% of the 422,664 votes cast.

The actual Labour Party MPs apparently favoured the more ‘centrist’ candidates – but it seems that the choice of ‘leader’ has been imposed on them! Just like what happened in Australia, with a ‘popular vote’ by Labor Party members electing Bill Shorten as the leader of the ALP!

Article: Jeremy Corbyn elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party amid concern over unity, ABC, 13/9/2015.

3. UK: Euthanasia or ‘assisted suicide’ Bill DEFEATED
Good news from the UK – A bill to legalise “assisted suicide”, presented by Rob Marris, a Labour MP, has been defeated by 330 votes to 118.

Michael Cook of Bio Edge reports that 85 MPs debated the motion – and some speeches were excellent. He writes, “I found the speech of Nadine Dorries, a former nurse, particularly interesting… She concluded with a cogent warning, “There are people all over the country who do not have a family member or relative as their next of kin. They do not have loved ones. For them, the next of kin is the state. It sends a shiver of fear down my spine to think that such a Bill might be legislated for and approved when so many people who are protected by the law may not have such protection in future because their next of kin is the state. When they feel that they are a burden or they feel under pressure, who will coerce them and who will feel the budgetary constraints involved in looking after them?”
Michael concludes, “That sums up many of my concerns, as well.”

4. The Pope’s visit to the USA – meeting with Mr Obama
This week the Pope is visiting the USA – he was met by Mr Obama, attended a reception at the White House and gave a speech to Congress.

There was controversy that homosexuals were invited to the White House reception – including Gene Robinson, Mateo Williamson, a transgender Catholic, Vivian Taylor, a transgender Episcopalian. Berean Research notes that Matthew Vines (who promotes being ‘gay and Christian’, celebrated the inclusion of transsexuals. American Thinker ran an opinion piece criticising the move.

In his speeches to Congress and the White House, the Pope supported ‘marriage and family’ and commended Obama on his ‘climate change’ policy.

There was more controversy about Rick Warren, an evangelical, speaking at the Pope’s final US meeting, the World Meeting of Families. He noted that there were significant differences, but there were some common theological beliefs and concerns about the family (article).

Article: Obama’s invite of LGBT activists to pope’s White House ceremony reportedly offends Vatican, Washington Times, 21/9/2015.

Commentary: Obama invites pro-abortion nun, a gay bishop, and a transgender female to meet the pope, Rick Moran, American Thinker, 17/9/2015.

5. UK: Gender fluidity promoted to three-year-olds
You might think the world is going mad, but a UK activist group, GIRES (Gender Identity Research and Education Society) has told Parliament that MORE needs to be done to promote gender fluidity to children. Our colleague who worked in this area in the UK has now returned to Australia – and notes that there is no-one objecting to this sort of promotion…

Breitbart reports, “Children as young as three are being taught about transgender issues and encouraged to discuss feelings of transgenderism, Members of Parliament have been told by a pro-trans organisation, but it wants the government to be more proactive on promoting trans issues in school as it says the number of very young children “transitioning” is “increasing rapidly”….

“The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) wants children of all ages to be introduced to transgender issues and has produced a range of teaching materials for the classroom to accomplish this aim. . .”



News ball Fotolia 31010118 320x200It never ceases to amaze us how many concerning things are happening…

Update - Kim Davis has been released from prison following a decision by the Governor (noting that deputies are now issuing ‘marriage licences’).

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News Update 8 September 2015

Australian News
1. Victoria: Labor government plans to allow homosexual ADOPTION
2. Vic: Labor supports abortion ‘exclusion zones’
3. Halal on “Four Corners” – ‘The TRUTH about halal certification’
4. Australia’s ‘Father of the Year’
5. Marriage Update – Young Nats, DEBATE, Julia Gillard, website
     5.1 Young Nationals vote to support homosexual ‘marriage’
     5.2 Dr. David van Gend and Rodney Croome debate same sex marriage
     5.3 Julia Gillard changes her mind – and supports homosexual ‘marriage’
     5.4 ‘Honour Marriage’ website
6. Diversity or Conformity? Homosexuals want us to ACCEPT and AFFIRM!
7. Refugees and immigration and more… Pressure on Australia

Overseas News
1. USA: Oregon Judge refuses to ‘marry’ homosexual couples
2. USA: Oregon Catholic school allows ‘married homosexuals’ to be on staff
3. Germany – Married lesbian allowed to stay in position as head of a Catholic Day Care Centre
4. USA: Students protest over transsexual using girls bathroom
6. Canada: Bus driver refuses to drive ‘gay pride’ bus

News Update 8 September 2015

Australian News

1. Victoria: Labor government plans to allow homosexual ADOPTION
Prior to the last state election, the Labor Party promised to legalise adoption by homosexual couples if they were elected. Homosexual rights groups, and same-sex couples have been lobbying hard for this for many years. In last Saturday’s Age newspaper, there was an ‘In Depth’ article about adoption by homosexual couples. Of course, the article advocated for the change.

The newspaper reported, “The good news for same-sex families is that the Andrews Labor government believes it's time for a shift. In the corridors of power at Spring Street, legislation has quietly been drafted to bring Victoria into line with NSW, Western Australia, Tasmania and the ACT, where adoption equality has been a reality for years. The changes are expected later this year, giving same-sex couples the right to adopt children known to them (such as those in step-parent families or under permanent care, which make up the bulk of adoptions) and also the right to adopt unknown infants (which account for about 20 adoptions per year).”

The report notes there are two HURDLES to passing such a law – “powerful religious groups and an unpredictable state parliament.”
Labor only has 14 seats in the Legislative Council – out of 40. Many religious groups are opposed to the move – as we are.

One of the big questions is whether the government would allow “exemptions” for religious groups, which would allow them to choose to NOT place a child in the care of a lesbian or homosexual couple – either for foster care or adoption. At the moment the Equality Minister is saying that he wants “full equality” with NO discrimination!

Article: Gay couples in Victoria fighting for the right to adopt their own children, The Age, 6/9/2015m.

2. Vic: Labor supports abortion ‘exclusion zones’
The Labor Party has announced that they will support the proposal for exclusion zones around abortion clinics in Victoria – they will either make amendments to the Bill proposed by the Sex Party’s Fiona Patten – or introduce a totally NEW Bill before the end of the year.

Health Minister Jill Hennessy said there could be changes to the size of the buffer zone – and changes to the penalties which were up to a year in prison under Patten’s Bill.

Article: Victorian Government confirms support for abortion clinic buffer zone laws, ABC, 1/9/2015.

3. Halal on “Four Corners” – ‘The TRUTH about halal certification’
As we’ve mentioned previously, before the Senate is currently conducting an Inquiry into the certification of food. We have been particularly interested in the HALAL certification of food by Muslims and Islamic organisations. The Senate is currently holding HEARINGS, with another one scheduled for SYDNEY on 24 September.

This week FOUR CORNERS had a program on halal certification.

Kirralie Smith, the founder of Halal Choices, was interviewed on the program – as was Senator Cory Bernardi…

Watch the program/Read transcript… The Truth About Halal, 4 Corners, 7/9/2015.
Article: A Four Corners investigation looks into halal certification and its impact on Australian consumers, Herald Sun, 8/9/2015.

DON’T FORGET – you can HEAR Kirralie speak about ‘Halal Certification’ at our ANNUAL DINNER on Saturday 10 OCTOBER.
Cost $60 or $110 for a couple.

PLEASE BOOK by phoning our office on 03 9729 8720.

4. Australia’s ‘Father of the Year’
This year, the award of ‘Father of the Year’ was given to Dr Jamal Rifi, a GP in western Sydney who is a Muslim community leader.

Earlier this year, he was named The Australian’s ‘Australian of the Year’, perhaps for his outspoken comments regarding young Muslim men going to fight in Syria with ISIL.

Article: Muslim community leader and GP named Australian Father of the Year, SBS, 31/8/2015.

5. Marriage Update – Young Nats, DEBATE, Julia Gillard, website

5.1 Young Nationals vote to support homosexual ‘marriage’
At their annual conference in late August, the NSW Branch of the Young Nationals voted to endorse homosexual ‘marriage’. There was “spirited debate” and the motion was passed by a small margin.

This may show the sign of things to come – the Nationals have generally been conservative on moral issues, and Nationals MPs have opposed it in the parliament.
Article: We do, say Young Nats, Border Mail, 30/8/2015.

5.2 Dr. David van Gend and Rodney Croome debate same sex marriage
ABC Radio in Tasmania recently conducted a DEBATE on same-sex ‘marriage’ on their Statewide Evenings program. The two guests were Dr David Van Gend, President of the Australian Marriage Forum and Rodney Croome, National Convenor of Australian Marriage Equality.

Some of the issues covered were:
- How will it make a difference to society if same-sex marriage is legalised?
- Should there be safeguards for religious groups who don’t want to perform same-sex marriage?
- What are the legal or economic consequences of allowing same-sex marriage?
- 20 years down the track if same-sex marriage is legalised, what sort of society do you envisage?
Listen to the debate and SHARE with your friends. If there is to be a public vote, it’s vital that lots of people hear this debate!

Posted at ACLclick here.
Posted at ABC – click here.

5.3 Julia Gillard changes her mind – and supports homosexual ‘marriage’
Former Labor PM Julia Gillard has announced that she now supports homosexual ‘marriage’, and said she would vote for it if she were still in parliament and it came to a vote.
She criticised the idea of a plebiscite or referendum, since they weren’t necessary to change the Marriage Act, but said that, if one was held, she would vote ‘Yes’.

This is in contrast to her voting against homosexual ‘marriage’ in 2012, and telling Sky News in 2011 that "For our culture, for our heritage, the Marriage Act and marriage being between a man and a woman has a special status."

She said she had previously suggested that ‘civil unions’ could be implemented for both heterosexual and homosexual couples, but realised that things had moved on…

Of course, homosexual advocates were not happy with her ‘change’ because she no longer had the power to enact her new belief!

Article: Julia Gillard changes mind to support same-sex marriage, SMH, 26/8/2015.

5.4 ‘Honour Marriage’ website

In the current debate about homosexual ‘marriage’, it is vital that we truly understand and promote the importance of marriage as God intended it to be – between a man and a woman, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life. In doing that, we also reject any other version of what ‘marriage’ might be and need to be aware of the issue from a Christian standpoint and be aware of the consequences!

David Shearer, a lawyer from WA, has prepared a website called Honour Marriage, based on the verse, ‘Let marriage be held in honour among all…’   (Heb. 13:4)

The website includes sections on the Christian Standpoint, Government Issues, Opposition, a Letter to Church Leaders, Publications, Organisations and an ‘Opportunity for Action.

David has written a ‘Letter to Church Leaders’ exhorting leaders to stand for the truth, to defend marriage, to teach with authority. David also warns that it is ‘easy to be misled’ and provides key points to be aware of. A good follow-up to the Open Letter from Dr John MacArthur.

Visit the website: Honour Marriage

Read and share the Letter to Church Leaders.

6. Diversity or Conformity? Homosexuals want us to ACCEPT and AFFIRM!
When homosexuals say they campaign for ‘equality’ and ‘tolerance’ what do they really mean?
They really want full acceptance and affirmation!

In this article, which addresses the issue of the screening of the Gayby Baby film at a NSW high school, Patrick Byrne looks at an article by a lesbian, Rebecca Shaw. He writes, “Effectively, Shaw demands that all those who believe in man+woman marriage must now abandon their beliefs and accept the view that marriage is between any two people with any combination of numerous sexual orientations and sexual identities.”

Patrick asks, “If the same-sex marriage lobby can make such demands on everyone, then why can’t the Labor Party demand that all Liberals must abandon the values that make them Liberals and must embrace only Labor values? Why can’t anti-religious secularists demand that Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists – all people who hold religious beliefs – “completely abandon” their beliefs and “completely accept” secular beliefs?

Patrick continues, “Rebecca Shaw’s demand for complete acceptance is a demand for complete uniformity of beliefs to create a homogenised society. Complete acceptance of one value system destroys diversity and creates uniformity. It is authoritarianism...”
Article: They don’t want diversity, they want to impose complete conformity, AFA blog, 2/9/2015.

7. Refugees and immigration and more… Pressure on Australia
This week there has been pressure on Tony Abbott to accept more refuges into Australia. He initially said Australia would take more from Syria, but WITHIN the total number of humanitarian refugees accepted in a year – especially from persecuted minorities. [Read media report.]

But other groups wanted MORE… this raises the question of borders and control, which is a huge problem for Europe at present.

Read our major report on this TOMORROW…

Overseas News

1. USA: Oregon Judge refuses to ‘marry’ homosexual couples
Vance Day, a judge in Oregon, decided last year, after a federal court ruling in May 2014 made same-sex ‘marriage’ legal in Oregon, not to ‘marry’ any same-sex couples. In case a same-sex couple asked him to perform a wedding ceremony, he “instructed his staff to refer the couple to one of the other judges in Marion County who would gladly oversee the ceremony”. Later in 2014, he decided, knowing the pressure he would be put under if the situation ever arose, to STOP performing ANY wedding ceremonies.

Now he is being subjected to a lengthy ‘judicial investigation’ because of his decision to not ‘marry’ homosexuals. His spokesman said, “The judicial fitness commission filed a confidential complaint regarding Day in June. The commission will hold hearings on the matter in November.”

Of course, no-one is concerned that he won’t marry heterosexual couples!

Article: Oregon judge refuses to perform same-sex marriages, CBS, AP, 5/9/2015.

2. USA: Oregon Catholic school allows ‘married homosexuals’ to be on staff
There is pressure everywhere to conform and compromise. A Catholic School in Oregon recently rescinded an employment offer to a woman, Lauren Brown, after they found out she was a lesbian and had an “intent to enter into a same-sex marriage.” They even offered her a year’s salary to ‘settle the issue’ but that offer was refused – she claimed she was unhappy about a required ‘confidentiality agreement’.

Lauren Brown’s lawyers claim she is not engaged, and has no plans to get ‘married’ - but apparently she asked the school “what would happen if she got married?”
However, she does have a girlfriend – which would seem to be very problematic in itself!

Backlash followed - from students, media, and a major donor to the school.
Students ran a T-shirt protest day, created a #FightforSMA, formed a private Facebook group and decorated a statue of the founder of the school's sponsor order with pro-homosexual messages.

The Board of Directors then met and changed the policy– they decided to allow employees to be homosexual and in a same-sex ‘marriage’! They added sexual orientation to its equal employment policy, "to amend and broaden St. Mary's policy on equal employment," and bring it "in line" with the school's "mission and beliefs." 

Lifesite notes that “While its action is incongruous with Catholic principles, the Board said in its announcement that the school remains deeply committed to its Catholic identity.”

The school’s statement said, "St. Mary's is a diverse community that welcomes and includes gay and lesbian students, faculty, alumnae, parents and friends, including those that are married. We are proud of our work preparing the next generation of women leaders for service and leadership. We are still deeply committed to our Catholic identity…."

This is a significant statement from Brown’s lawyer:

“Supporting same-sex marriage is the way you support and respect same-sex relationships. You can’t have one without the other.”

Article: Vow of Silence, Willamette Week, 25/8/2015.

Article: Oregon Catholic school changes policy to allow teacher in gay ‘marriage, Lifesite, 2/9/2015.

Article: Gay counselor rejects severance offer from Oregon Catholic school, which withdrew its job offer after learning of her orientation, NY Daily, 26/8/2015.

3. Germany – 'Married' lesbian allowed to stay in position as head of a Catholic Day Care Centre

Another case of CHANGED POLICY!

A lesbian woman who heads a Caritas Day Care Center in Bavaria, had been asked to ”leave her position due to her announcement that she was going to “marry” a woman”. Lifesite reports, “The decision has now been rescinded, according to Fr. Hans Lindenberger, head of the Caritas in Munich, Germany.”

Why? Because the Catholic Church in Germany has a new ‘Labor Law’ – which liberalises the church’s “disciplinary rules” As Lifesite says, “In the past, employees who did not live according to the Church's moral teaching might have been asked to leave their position in institutions of the Church.”

Now that has all changed – fortunately THREE Bishops have decided “not to implement the new Church law in their own dioceses”.

We’re sure they will be challenged in the months ahead.

Article: ‘Married’ lesbian approved as head of Catholic day care in Cardinal Marx’s diocese, Lifesite, 31/7/2015.

4. USA: Students protest over transsexual using girls bathroom
A protest from the OTHER SIDE for a change!

When Lila Perry decided to change from being a boy to being a girl, the school arranged for Lila to use a ‘unisex’ bathroom and toilet. After doing that for some years, Lila decided to insisted to be able to use the girls’ bathroom in the senior or last year of high school.

The response – around 150 students at the school protested and walked out of classes. They claim that the girls have rights too and should not have to have Lila sharing their bathroom. Parents at a school Board room made the same claims.

The result? Lila has dropped out of PE, but is still using the girls’ bathroom!

And the school has been told they are discriminating if they don’t give in to the request – “Kelli Hopkins, spokeswoman for the Missouri School Boards' Association, said the federal government requires schools to tolerate transgendered students, and to allow them to use whatever facilities they choose. Restricting their access in any way could result in a loss of federal funding, she said.

"The Office of Civil Rights has issued an opinion that says, if you do this, you have engaged in gender discrimination."

But there isn’t actually a LAW in Missouri that says this sort of ‘discrimination’ is against the law!

Article: Students Stage Walkout to Protest Trans Classmate Using Girls' Bathroom, Breaking Christian News, 2/9/2015.

It’s no surprise to us to read that activists who want polygamy legalised are saying that that the US Supreme Court decision legalising homosexual ‘marriage’ has OPENED the DOOR to allow for the legalisation of polygamy!

“In a U.S. 10th Circuit court filing, reality TV polygamist Kody Brown and his wives point to the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling on same-sex marriage to buttress their pro-polygamy case.”

“Brown and his four wives, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn, have asked the court to uphold a judge's ruling striking down part of Utah's law against polygamy. To prove their case, they cite precedents involving same-sex marriage (United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges), and a case that struck down a ban on sodomy (Lawrence v. Texas).

"From the rejection of morality legislation in Lawrence, to the expansion of the protections of liberty interests in Obergefell, it is clear that states can no longer use criminal codes to ... punish those who choose to live in consensual but unpopular unions," Brown's filing states. "This case is about the criminalization of consensual relations."

Lifesite starts with a timely reminder that Christians have often warned about the consequences of legalising immorality (the Pill. Abortion, euthanasia, sodomy laws, etc) – and notes that we have been proved right, even though we are often criticised as ‘religious fanatics’.

Article: Surprise, surprise: New suit says gay ‘marriage’ ruling laid ground for legal polygamy, Lifesite, 1/9/2015.

6. Canada: Bus driver refuses to drive ‘gay pride’ bus
Another Christian prepared to stand his ground. Jesse Rau works for Calgary Transit – recently they unveiled a “Pride Bus” which was specially “decorated with a rainbow paint job to promote the city’s annual Calgary Pride Festival. A large banner on the side of the bus states: “Ride with Pride” and provides the dates for the celebration of homosexuality.”

Jesse said he wouldn’t drive the bus and would rather lose his job…

Article: Christian bus driver: I would rather be fired than drive a ‘Gay Pride bus, Lifesite, 2/9/2015.



News jigsaw Fotolia 59083953 320x200Another week of news. . .

Some of our critics think we have nothing better to do but investigate the implementation of the ‘homosexual agenda’. However, when you see all of the things happening in society on this issue, in a single week, and with today being ‘Wear in Purple’ day in schools and workplaces, we think we are right to be concerned.



News Update - 28 August 2015

Australian News

1. Adelaide Council approves a ‘Rainbow Walk’
2. Halal certification – BIG BUSINESS worth millions…
3. Update – SRI in Victorian schools
4. More young men trying to leave Australia – for Syria
5. Marriage Update – PM, Brendan O’Neill, Sophie York, Sen Joanna Lindgren
     5.1 PM and accepting what the people say…
     5.2 Marriage Alliance’s Sophie York – the case ‘against’ ssm
     5.3 Uluru Bark petition – Sen Joanna Lindgren’s speech
     5.4 Another article by Brendan O’Neill
6. Vic: MONEY to promote rights, health & wellbeing of LGBTI youth
7. ‘Wear It Purple’ day – yes, more promotion of homosexuality and diversity
8. Gayby Baby film – controversy over proposed school screening in NSW
9. Victoria – Abortion Clinic BUFFER ZONES - Supreme Court rules AGAINST abortion clinic
10. ADOPTION – waiting times, failures and prospective parents
11. Victoria: New smoking BANS for outdoor eating areas

Overseas News

Just ONE story - CHILD WITH five ‘PARENTS’… with reference to Australia!

The Netherlands: Child to have FIVE ‘parents’


News Update 28 August 2015

Australian News

1. Adelaide Council approves a ‘Rainbow Walk’

Adelaide Council has approved plans to install a ‘Rainbow Walk’ in Light Square. The rainbow’ would be ‘painted’ on a pathway. Of course this is not God’s true SEVEN colour rainbow, but the SIX colour rainbow of the homosexual community.

Some people in the community had objected to the proposal – 30 people attended the meeting to object and several spoke. The Advertiser reports, “SA barrister Christopher Brohier, a member of Lawyers for the Preservation of the Definition of Marriage, said the council had no mandate to enter the same-sex marriage debate while Adelaide architect Jeremy Anderson said installing the rainbow walk next to a major road was unsafe.”

One Councillor said she had received 150 “homophobic emails” and decided to vote in favour. Some Councillors voted against it on the basis of the cost (reported to be around $90,000, although the cost and funding hasn’t been finalised).

Who was promoting it?
The Advertiser reports, “Councillor Robert Simms, who is openly gay and has pushed for the project, said the council should not be intimidated…”

Article: Rainbow walk - Adelaide City Council votes in favour of Light Square pathway, The Advertiser, 26/8/2015.

2. Halal certification – BIG BUSINESS worth millions…

A couple of very good reports, from the past couple of weeks, about the extent of halal certification in Australia and the fact that the ‘halal certifiers’ make millions of dollars by ‘certifying’ foods as ‘halal’. The first is a detailed news report from the Daily Telegraph. The second is a 14 minute audio (and summary) by Piers Akerman.

Don’t forget to book for our DINNER(on October 10) to hear Kirralie Smith speak about halal certification.

Halal certification in Australia is big business and worth millions to certifiers, 16/8/2015.
Halal good buy? I don’t know why, Piers Akerman, 7/8/2015.

3. Update – SRI in Victorian schools

Thank you for contacting the Premier, Education Minister and Opposition Shadow Minister for Education, following our recent article about Victoria’s Labor government announcing that they plan to drop SRI classes from school class time from the start of 2016.

Please contact them if you haven’t written yet!

Please ALSO contact your local MP in the Legislative Assembly and your FIVE Members in the Legislative Council.
EASY METHOD to find your Members on the Victorian Parliament website:
Click here – type in Postcode – Click ‘Search’ – then click on ‘View Electorate’ for the Green (Assembly) and Pink (Council). Then send your individual letters to each of the SIX Members.

ACL has put out a Media Release – urging the Andrews government to “reconsider the decision to scrap Special Religious Instruction (SRI).” Victorian Director Dan Flynn highlighted the fact that it was a “clear contradiction of an Andrew’s Government “Andrew’s Government pre-election indication that the party would retain the program at the last election. [This was provided to ACL and published at Victoria Votes.]

We asked what would be taught in the new ‘Respectful Relationships’ course to eliminate “prejudice and discrimination”. ACL has asked for a description of the proposed curriculum content. Since the programs ALREADY BEEN TRIALLED in 30 schools, it should be available!

4. More young men trying to leave Australia – for Syria

It was reported that, “Five young men have become the largest single group of suspected jihadis to attempt to leave Australia for Syria and Iraq. But they were stopped twice on consecutive days last week by counterterrorism officials at Sydney International Airport, a minister said Friday.

Officials believe the group is connected to another two men, in their late 20s and early 30s, who attempted to fly from the same airport on consecutive days at the weekend but were prevented on suspicion that they were would-be foreign fighters, Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton said.

The first group was first turned back on Wednesday last week. Officials discovered they were each carrying around 10,000 Australian dollars ($7,300) in cash, Dutton said….”

Article: 5 suspected jihadis attempt twice to leave Sydney for Syria, Yahoo, 20/8/2015.

5. Marriage Update – PM, Brendan O’Neill, Sophie York, Sen Joanna Lindgren

5.1 PM and accepting what the people say…

Prime Minster Tony Abbott, has reportedly asked, in a 2UE interview, ‘If the Australian people voted in favour of same-sex marriage would you support it?’

Mr Abbott’s response: “Obviously I’ll accept it wholeheartedly because that’s what you do in a democracy. When the people speak on something which has been rightly and properly entrusted to them you respect the decision.”

Of course, Mr Abbott's answer is about 'accepting the decision' not necessarily about 'supporting same-sex 'marriage'!

When Peter was asked a very similar question, about supporting same-sex 'marriage' if it was legalised, by a lesbian journalist from a homosexual paper (about the parliament passing a Bill, not the people voting), his response was, “Of course not!”

But this piece about Mr Abbott was in the homosexual press, so they were trying to make the most of it!

The homosexual media reported that “Abbott went on to suggest if same-sex marriage was legalised it “should be change by the whole people rather than change simply brought about by the parliament”.

But IF the vote was 51% to 49% then it would mean almost half the people DON’T want the change – that’s not really the ‘whole people’!

The journalist continued, “Still, the PM continued to affirm his position as a supporter of the traditional version of marriage as being between a man and a woman but did not rule out that change could be in the wind...”

Article: PM will 'wholeheartedly' accept marriage equality if Aussies vote for it, Gay News Network, 25/8/2015.

5.2 Marriage Alliance’s Sophie York – the case ‘against’ ssm

A couple of weeks ago the Herald Sun ran a ‘for and against’ on same-sex ‘marriage’. The ‘For’ case was given by Christine Forster, the lesbian sister of PM Tony Abbott. The ‘Against’ case was given by Sophie York, the NSW barrister who is the spokeswoman for the Marriage Alliance.

Some of Sophie’s points (second part of media article):
- the debate has been highjacked by media and politicians – name-calling and bullying are common.
- Ethnic communities and indigenous communities are not been heard.
- The issue is a low priority for most people (16th on GetUp’s list)
- Countries like Germany, Australia and Italy don’t support homosexual ‘marriage’.
- Of the “world’s almost 200 countries less than 22 allow same-sex marriage. To put that in perspective, more countries allow polygamy.”
- Freedom of speech and rights eroded where same-sex ‘marriage’ is legal.

Article: For and against same-sex marriage equality, Herald Sun, 12/8/2015.

5.3 Uluru Bark petition – Sen Joanna Lindgren’s speech

Last week we reported that Queensland Senator Joanna Lindgren, an indigenous woman, received the Uluru Bark Petition, along with Senator Eric Abetz. Joanna gave a speech in the Senate about the Petition.

Click here to watch her speech (2.35 min).

5.4 Another article by Brendan O’Neill

Another interesting insight by Brendan O’Neill. He mentions that his comment about the “unpleasant tactics” used by those campaigning FOR homosexual ‘marriage’ is “merely an observation”.

He writes, “Beyond this observation, however, my gay-marriage scepticism (an awful phrase, I know) is driven by a belief that gay marriage expands rather than diminishes the power of the state over our lives. The first way it does this is through allowing the state to redefine the moral meaning of marriage.”

In case you don’t read his WHOLE article, please read this bit…
“For much of the modern period, the state has brokered marriage, yes. But the moral idea and value of marriage is something that developed organically over centuries through the interplay of communities and traditions. That the gay-marriage campaign grants the state a new, unprecedented authority over how we define our personal relationships and family lives is clear from the relish with which the ruling elites of Canada, the UK and elsewhere have rewritten public documents to excise mentions of “mothers”, “fathers”, “husbands” and “wives” in favour of a more neutral language to suit their homogenisation of all relationships as “marriage”. Those who say “They’re only words, who cares?” clearly don’t know their Orwell: the policing of language is very often a policing of attitudes, a reengineering of societal values so that they better accord with the elite’s view…”

Guest Post: Brendan O’Neill - So here’s my beef with gay marriage, Catallaxy Files, 24/8/2015

6. Vic: MONEY to promote rights, health & wellbeing of LGBTI youth

The Victorian government has just announced $1.2 million in funding in 2015-16 to fund programs that “promote the rights, health and wellbeing of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Victorians.” The funding will go to groups and organisations across Victoria under the Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) project.

The funding was announced by the Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley, at “Peninsula Pride, which is located at headspace in Frankston - Peninsula Pride will receive $100,000 to expand the Project to the Mornington Peninsula.”

Peninsula Pride is the group that provided training to schools and students about the acceptance of homosexuality...

And what does the HEY program do?
“The HEY Project aims to raise awareness, promote acceptance of diversity, eliminate stigma and discrimination, and improve mental health, including tackling suicide in young LGBTI people.”

What will the funding cover?
“The $1.2 million in funding will allow organisations such as Peninsula Pride to provide more resources and information to support local LGBTI young people, and establish local youth groups using web-based social media strategies to engage and develop youth leadership…”

Labor Government’s Media Release: Labor Government Supports LGBTI Youth Across Victoria, 26/8/2015.

7. ‘Wear It Purple’ day – yes, more promotion of homosexuality and diversity

If you didn’t already know, today is ‘Wear it Purple Day’, where school students (and workers, etc) are encouraged to wear PURPLE.
Check out the website to see the extent of the campaign – click here.
The range of suggested activities – click here.

The ‘Wear it Purple Day’ is promoted by the Safe Schools Coalition (which promotes sexual diversity).

And also by the NSW Police, the Australian Human Rights Commission (complete with message from Commissioner Tim Wilson), the NSW Teachers Federation, among others…

It is funded by Telstra and HSBC, according to Government News.

8. Gayby Baby film – controversy over proposed school screening in NSW

Burwood Girls High School in NSW had planned to show a new documentary called ‘Gayby Baby’ along with their celebrations of ‘Wear it Purple Day’. The film is about four children growing up with same-sex parents. Some parents complained (article here), and the Minister for Education stepped in and said the school couldn’t show the film in school hours, but could show it after hours (see here). Then a parent wrote, complaining about the stopping of the film screening (here).

It’s not surprising that Burwood Girls High School decided to show the film - the Wear it Purple website promotes the showing of the film Gayby Baby as a ‘suggested activity’ for schools on the day! Click here and scroll down for details.

Who knows how many other schools screened the film?

Our questions would be. . .

Are these schools also planning to present information from Katy Faust or Millie Fontana and others, who talk about the problems they experienced growing up with same-sex parents?’

Or will they also show the new Australian documentary called ‘Sperm Donors Anonymous’ about the problems of identity that arise when children conceived by donor sperm don’t know their biological father?

It was broadcast on ABC on 18 August – and is available on iview until 1 September.

9. Victoria – Abortion Clinic BUFFER ZONES - Supreme Court rules AGAINST abortion clinic

The abortion clinic in East Melbourne took the Melbourne City Council to the Supreme Court – they wanted the Court to rule that the Council should remove pro-life ‘protesters’ from outside the clinic.

The Supreme Court has handed down its decision – ruling against the abortion clinic!
This means the pro-life people are able to continue standing outside the clinic.

Of course, the decision led to renewed calls for the parliament to pass the private member’s Bill put forward by Sex Party MLC Fiona Patten. The Bill is expected to go to a second reading next week, so, if you live in VICTORIA, please contact your SIX Victorian Members!

‘Freedom Commissioner’ Tim Wilson said, on 3AW, that he didn’t support buffer zones outside abortion clinics, saying this restricted free speech and was a ‘step too far’.

Articles: Court rules on East Melbourne abortion clinic protesters, ABC, 26/8/2015.
Protesters free to demonstrate outside Melbourne Fertility Clinic, The Age, 26/8/2015.

10. ADOPTION – waiting times, failures and prospective parents

Advocacy group Adopt Change has released a research report. They state that more parents would consider adoption if the system was easier to deal with. They discuss the low number of adoptions with the high numbers of children in long-term care.

The Age reports, “The Adopt Change research follows a call from Coalition senators last week to make adoption of local children easier in Australia, as part of a Senate inquiry into out-of-home care.”

Article: Adoption failures and agonising waits put off prospective parents, The Age, 25/8/2015.

11. Victoria: New smoking BANS for outdoor eating areas

Some good news! So much has changed regarding smoking in public places. I remember walking up and down Carlton’s Lygon St MANY years ago, looking for a restaurant that had a ‘non-smoking area’ but there were NONE to be found. Over the years smoking has been banned INSIDE restaurants altogether, but Victoria had still allowed smoking in outdoor eating areas. It’s the ONLY state that still allows it!

Now that is to change – the Victorian government has announced that smoking will be BANNED in outdoor eating areas from 1 August 2017. The ban will “cover all outdoor dining areas at restaurants, cafes, take-away shops and licenced premises”. The government is consulting stakeholders – who can have their say – see here.

Read the Premier’s Media Release: New Smoking Bans For Outdoor Dining Areas From 2017

Overseas News

Just ONE story - CHILD WITH five ‘PARENTS’… with reference to Australia!

The Netherlands: Child to have FIVE ‘parents’

One of the consequences of having legal IVF and surrogacy for homosexual couples (or even without legally allowing those!) is that there is a push to legally register MORE than two biological parents on a child’s birth certificate.

First we had lesbian couples campaigning for both of them to be registered on a birth certificate. In some places they can be registered as ‘Parent 1’ and Parent 2’, or they choose how they are listed. That means that the father, the donor of the sperm, is NOT included, since only TWO parents can be included. The law changed in NSW in 2008 (here) and Victoria in 2010 (see here) to allow two lesbians to be named on the birth certificate, with NO mention of the donor of the sperm (in fact, that now applies in all Australian states, for lesbian couples (see here).

There was pressure to have MORE than two parents listed on a child’s birth certificate. DONORS who had donated sperm to allow the child to be conceived through IVF wanted legal recognition as well… In some court cases in Australia, judges have ruled that the donor of the sperm be REMOVED from the birth certificate and REPLACED with the mother’s lesbian partner – even when the donor objected! This happened in NSW in 2011 (here) and in 2014 in Queensland (see here).

Then we have the donor’s homosexual partner wanting recognition as a ‘parent’ and on it goes.

Of course, even WITHOUT legal recognition of the relationships, these sorts of arrangements have been occurring for some time.

The Judge in the NSW case actually suggested that there should be an allowance to have MORE than two parents on a birth certificate! He stated, “No doubt a provision for registration of a third parent for a situation such as this one might be a neat answer to the problem this case presents.” (source)

There are already a few places that allow more than two parents on a birth certificate – from 2014, Vancouver BC in Canada now allows FOUR parents! (source) Argentina allowed it earlier this year, and there are also cases in Brazil, Florida and California (source).

This story from The Netherlands shows just where this has got to…
The woman having a baby – her lesbian partner to whom she is ‘married’ – a homosexual male donor who is a friend – the donor’s male partner to whom he is ‘married’.

That’s FOUR – the fifth ‘parent’ is a man who is an extra PARTNER to the male ‘married couple’! And they male couple say they WOULD ‘marry’ him if they were allowed to!

At least they are not ALL going to be named on the birth certificate – The Netherlands only allows two parents to be listed.

Article: These Five People Are About to Have a Baby Together,, August 4, 2015.


News with hand SXC 1109654 23086232 320x200From marriage to abortion, from pornography to censorship, we face many challenges in the world today. We must continue to ‘look to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith’ Hebrews 12:2 (Yes, we’ve just finished reading Hebrews.)

May God bless you as you look to Him.



News Update 21 August 2015

Australian News
1. ‘Halal certification’ – Senate Committee holds public hearing
2. Marriage UPDATE – Entsch Bill, Plebiscite/Referendum update, Media Watch
     2.1 Warren Entsch introduces his Bill on same-sex ‘marriage’
     2.2 Referendum or plebiscite - George Brandis rules out a referendum
     2.3 Uluru bark petition
     2.4 MEDIA WATCH – Paul Barry - ONE-SIDED debate on same-sex ‘marriage’
     2.5 Some great commentary: Piers Akerman & Miranda Devine
     2.6 Sen Eric Abetz on homosexual ‘marriage’
3. High rates of ‘family violence’ in homosexual relationships
4. FIRIS Billboard about religion
5. Vic: Vaccinations required for childcare
6. Graham Preston faces court case in Tasmania
7. Bernard Gaynor in federal court this week – against Defence Force

Overseas News
1. Pornography in hotels – Hilton Hotels REMOVES it!
2. Prison chaplain told to NOT say ‘homosexuality is sinful’
3. Planned Parenthood – more horrifying videos
4. Ashley Madison’s website for ‘cheaters’ – details posted ONLINE


News Update 21 August 2015

Australian News

1. ‘Halal certification’ – Senate Committee holds public hearing
The Senate Economic References Committee is currently holding an Inquiry into the certification of food, including halal certification is continuing.
Submissions closed on 31 July.

A public hearing was held today – with representatives from the Australian Food and Grocery Council, Export Council of Australia, Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Kosher Australia, The Kashrut Authority of Australia, Australian Organic Limited, Australian Certified Organic speaking in the morning. In the afternoon three government departments made presentations: Department of Agriculture, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Industry and Science and the Department of Health.

But no-one was speaking about ‘halal certification’ – from either side!

2. Marriage UPDATE – Entsch Bill, Plebiscite/Referendum update, Media Watch

2.1 Warren Entsch introduces his Bill on same-sex ‘marriage’
This week Liberal MP Warren Entsch introduced his private member’s Bill aimed at legalising homosexual ‘marriage’.
- Read the Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill – click here.
- Read Warren Entsch’s Second Reading speech – click here.

It is unlikely that the Bill will come to a vote – since the Coalition has not allowed a ‘free vote’ on the issue, advocates for same-sex ‘marriage’ don’t think it would pass!
Some Liberal MPs have said they would “cross the floor” to vote for the Bill.

What does the Bill say?
It would change the definition of marriage in Section 5 of the Marriage Act, added in 2004 –"marriage" means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life”. The NEW definition would replace “a man and a woman” with the words, “two people”.

Mr Entsch said his Bill would protect ministers, so they would have the right to refuse to ‘marry’ homosexuals “for any reason”. For how long?

Who was in the chamber?
The Australian reports, “Liberal MPs Teresa Gambaro, Natasha Griggs and Wyatt Roy, Labor’s Tim Watts, Wayne Swan and Laurie Ferguson, and crossbenchers Adam Bandt, Cathy McGowan and Andrew Wilkie. A few ministers — Malcolm Turnbull, Christopher Pyne and Simon Birmingham. . . Several dozen Labor MPs, including Bill Shorten, sat on the opposition benches.”

This is the argument we have to contend with: Mr Entsch said his Bill was designed to promote “an inclusive Australia, not a divided one. A divided nation is what we will be if we continue to allow discrimination in relation to marriage on the basis of a person’s sexuality.”

Article: Same-sex marriage bill: Warren Entsch in plea for ‘united Australia, The Australian, 17/8/2015.

2.2 Referendum or plebiscite - George Brandis rules out a referendum
During the past week, following the Prime Minister’s announcement that they would hold a ‘referendum or plebiscite’ on the issue of same-sex ‘marriage’, there was some debate amongst government Ministers about which they would opt for.

Scott Morrison proposed a ‘referendum’. George Brandis, the Attorney-General, has since stated that a referendum would not be held, saying it is "entirely unnecessary". A referendum is not needed to allow same-sex ‘marriage’ to be legalised. That’s because, in December 2013, the High Court ruled that Section 51 of the Constitution gives the Commonwealth the power to make laws regarding marriage – the decision also said that ‘marriage’ is not what it meant in 1901 when the Constitution was established, but that ‘marriage’ could include same-sex ‘marriage’ (and even polygamy) if the parliament decided that! (SummaryFull decision)

A plebiscite is not binding on the parliament – it is in effect a huge and expensive ‘opinion poll’! It may or may not be compulsory.

If the Coalition decides to proceed with a ‘public vote’ we will all need to continue to stand firmly against the legalisation of same-sex ‘marriage’.

In response to queries to our News Update, where we reported that the Coalition was proposing a ‘public vote’, we received some responses saying ‘Why not let the people decide?’

Some thoughts on that…

-      We are concerned about the principle of letting the ‘people decide morality’ – if we ask the ‘people’ about same-sex ‘marriage’ then why not other things like abortion or euthanasia?
-      It is by no means clear that ‘the people will vote against it’.
-      In the Irish referendum, huge amounts of money were donated by left-leaning groups and philanthropists in the USA.
-      Inevitably we would get the ‘NO side’ and be criticised as being bigoted and unloving by those in favour of same-sex ‘marriage’ – just have a look at this week’s Q & A!

But, if it is to be held, we will have to accept that - and fight on!

Antony Green, the ABC’s election analyst explains the difference between a referendum and a plebiscite – click here.

Article: George Brandis slaps down Scott Morrison over proposal to hold same-sex marriage referendum, SMH, 13/8/2015.

2.3 Uluru bark petition
On Monday last week, when Parliament resumed, the Uluru Bark Petition was presented by 70 indigenous people from across Australia – it said that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, and called on the government to “honour the sanctity of both the tradition of marriage and the spiritual implication of this sacred union.
Senators Eric Abetz and Aboriginal Senator Joanna Lindgren received the Uluru Bark Petition.

The indigenous leaders also presented the petition to Speaker Tony Smith. Indigenous MP Ken Wyatt told parliament that fathers and mothers were deeply honoured in Aboriginal culture, and said "They form the foundation of our families, class and system, and pass down our teaching, culture our traditions from generation to generation.”

Of course, some aboriginal leaders, including homosexual ones, disagreed with the statement and said the Uluru Bark Petition didn’t represent them!

Read about the Uluru Bark Petition – click here.

Article: Federal parliament has been petitioned by a group of Aboriginal leaders to oppose legalising same-sex marriage, SBS, 20/8/2015.
Article: Aboriginal LGBTQIs voice their views on Aboriginal petition against same-sex marriage, SBS, NITV, 17/8/2015.

2.4 MEDIA WATCH – Paul Barry - ONE-SIDED debate on same-sex ‘marriage’
On Monday night, in an item titled, ‘Media equality on marriage equality?’, host Paul Barry asked the question “Do both sides of the marriage equality debate get equal billing in the media?”

His conclusion – after referring to the banning of Marriage Alliance ads, complaints to Foxtel and Fairfax for showing the ads, and so on he concluded that our side, those opposing homosexual ‘marriage’, aren’t getting a fair go.

He went on to compare the number of interviews that Rodney Croome and supporters of homosexual ‘marriage’ got compared to those opposing it – HIGHLY weighted in Croome’s favour!

Have a look at the short Media Watch segment – click here.

2.5 Some great commentary: Piers Akerman & Miranda Devine

Gay and godless: Left pushing their agenda, Daily Telegraph, 14/8/2015.

“HOMOSEXUAL marriage is a minor issue for most Australians but it is being pushed to the forefront by the ABC and other agenda-driven organisations hell-bent on marginalising religion in their push for a secular nation. Mainstream Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and followers of other faiths believe in the traditional form of marriage which has prevailed in all cultures for millennia. Many for whom homosexual marriage has suddenly become a burning issue are those who take issue with religion.

“Abruptly changing age-old definitions to suit relatively recent fashions is extremely dangerous, but it is clear that Labor believes it is even more dangerous to take a principled stand in electorates where there is a large Green and/or homosexual vote.

“The ABC’s Radio National is obsessed with the issue, though its presenters do not warn listeners of their personal conflicts of interest. . .”

Miranda Devine – column on PM Tony Abbott’s actions on homosexual ‘marriage’
“YOU can measure suburban grassroots support for Tony Abbott in inverse proportion to the vehemence of his opponents. And his opponents are feral at the moment on gay marriage.

Virtually with one voice the media establishment and the political class have condemned the Prime Minister for his plan to allow the public to vote on such contentious social change. Even some of his more image-conscious cabinet colleagues confidently proclaim he is on the “wrong side of history”. When have we heard this said before about Abbott?
On the republic. On climate change. On both issues he stood firm, was denigrated for it and eventually was shown to have been on the right side of history.

“Time will tell whether gay marriage will give Abbott the trifecta. But there was a clue in the overwhelming 2:1 majority in the Coalition party room — even stronger among the back bench — during Tuesday night’s marathon meeting which rejected a “free vote” — a.k.a. a “conscience vote”, a.k.a. a proxy vote — for same sex marriage.
But right now the sore losers in his government are running around briefing journalists against him…

“It’s a puzzle. If the advocates of gay marriage are as confident as they claim that close to three quarters of the public is with them, then why are they so upset about the decision of the Coalition party room to allow a public vote?
Either they have been lying about community sentiment or they have nothing to fear.
The only way to legitimise such a contentious and important re-engineering of the foundational institution of our society is to allow a public vote. ..”

Article: Miranda Devine: PM Tony Abbott right to rain on irate rainbow parade, Daily Telegraph, 15/8/2015.

2.6 Sen Eric Abetz on homosexual ‘marriage’
Last week, some media outlets reported that, during the Coalition Party Room debate, Senator Eric Abetz made a comment about homosexual couples not wanting to marry. Some wrongly reported that he said none of them wanted to ‘marry’ – Senator Abetz pointed out that the reports were false.

In a statement, Senator Abetz said, “Reports in the media today that I said that “gay men did not want to get married” are simply false. My view is well known.  As I said at a public forum in Hobart last week, not all members of the gay community have the same view on this question. Basing a story on second or third-hand reports of a party room discussion without any verification with me or my office, is extremely poor journalism. It is even worse that the Labor Leader, without knowing what was actually said, has chosen to accept this false report.  But, of course, he has form in this approach.” 

Please pray for Senator Abetz and his family.

Sen Abetz: Statement - media reports today, 12/8/2015.

Article: Eric Abetz says lots of gay men don't want to marry, citing Dolce and Gabbana, SMH, 11/8/2015.

Article: Eric Abetz slams 'false' reports, The New Daily, 11/8/2015.

3. High rates of ‘family violence’ in homosexual relationships
The mainstream media usually don’t report on the higher rates of domestic violence in homosexual relationships, despite research by pro-homosexual groups such as Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV) showing the problems.

However, a presentation by GLHV to the Royal Commission into Family Violence highlighted the issue. The Age reported that Philomena Horsley from GLHV said that ‘despite research that shows that one third of people in same sex relationships suffer from domestic abuse there is a lack of awareness and willingness to address the problem.....’ She said, “We know that LGBTI people have higher rates of depression and anxiety and mental illness overall, combined with the social isolation mean that the experience of violence just becomes part of a spectrum of experiences."
Article: Family violence in lesbian, gay, and transgender community hidden despite high rates, The Age, 11/8/2015.

Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria research:

Private Lives 2 (2012) – click here.

A Closer Look at Private Lives 2 (2015) – click here.

4. FIRIS Billboard about religion
The activist group Fairness in Religion in Schools recently posted a Billboard which declared “God says you are stuck in your sin and need to be rescued from his judgement”. The quote was taken from quotes from an Anglican SRE text in NSW. Media report here.
The aim of FIRIS is to horrify parents and get them to withdraw their children from Scripture classes.

However, it does present the gospel message in a public space.

Cameron Spink, from our Resistance Thinking group, has written a short piece titled When Atheists Promote the Gospel.

The Bible Society have an article called Why Christians don’t need to hate the new anti-scripture billboard

5. Vic: Vaccinations required for childcare
The Victorian government has announced that pre-schoolers will not be able to attend child care or kindergarten unless they are vaccinated. Conscientious objections won’t be allowed – the only exemption if for children with a medical certificate.

A law will be introduced to parliament soon and the scheme starts from 1 January 2016.
This proposal follows moves by the Federal Government that affect social security payments if children are not vaccinated.

Article: New 'no jab, no play' vaccination laws to be introduced in Victoria, ABC, 16/8/2015.

6. Graham Preston faces court case in Tasmania
Graham Preston is due to face court in Tasmania, along with two others, for being within 150 metres of an abortion clinic in Tasmania in April this year. The case will be heard in December, and their lawyer said that the issue would be a constitutional argument over freedom of speech and religious freedom.

Article: Anti-abortionists to argue constitutional issues over protest charges, ABC, 17/8/2015.

7. Bernard Gaynor in federal court this week – against Defence Force
Bernard has spent three days in federal court this week: “fighting to have my commission reinstated and to protect the Constitutional rights that conservative and Christian Australians have to political communication and religious freedom.”

The legal battles are ongoing. In early August, Bernard wrote, “On 4 September I will be in the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal after we won an appeal overturning an earlier decision that Gary Burns’ complaints against me weren’t vexatious.” Gary Burns has more than 20 claims of discrimination against Bernard.

In a update today, Bernard writes, “He has lodged complaints against me for such things as criticising homosexuals who exposed themselves to children at the Toronto Gay Pride Parade. He's also lodged complaints about his own comments left on my Facebook page.” Bernard faces a fine of $100,000 if found ‘guilty’!

Please pray for Bernard and his family.

Overseas News

1. Pornography in hotels – Hilton Hotels REMOVES it!
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, formerly Morality in Media (Porn Harms), is running a campaign to call all hotel chains to remove pornography from their in-room television services.They have a web campaign called ‘Dirty Dozen’, which lists the biggest groups - hotel chains, libraries, Facebook etc - that continue to make pornography available.

This week the NCSE announced a victory – Hilton Hotels has announced that their hotels and resorts will NO LONGER have pornography available in their hotel rooms. Hilton will now be REMOVED from the ‘Dirty Dozen’. Well done!

Article: Victory! Hilton Worldwide Agrees to Remove all On-Demand “Adult” Movies, National Center on Sexual Exploitation, 17/8/2015.

2. Prison chaplain told to NOT say ‘homosexuality is sinful’
As Todd Starnes said, “The Christian purge has begun”.

In the wake of the US Supreme Court decision to allow homosexual ‘marriage’, a prison volunteer has been told he is BANNED unless he promises to NOT say homosexuality is ‘sinful’.

Todd writes, “It wasn’t so much a choice as it was a demand. Chaplain David Wells was told he could either sign a state-mandated document promising to never tell inmates that homosexuality is “sinful” or else the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice would revoke his credentials.
“We could not sign that paper,” Chaplain Wells told me in a telephone call from his home in Kentucky. “It broke my heart.” The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice revoked his volunteer credentials as an ordained minister – ending 13 years of ministry to underage inmates at the Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center….”

David Wells is being defenced by Liberty Counsel. Mat Staver, the Founder and President, writes, “David Wells, a Christian who has served as a prison ministry volunteer for more than 10 years, has been banned by the state of Kentucky from serving in prisons.

Why? Because Wells refused to agree with that state's new pro-homosexual edict! Wells was barred from visiting, counseling, or leading worship services for juveniles because he refused to change his biblical viewpoint on homosexuality.

The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) equates the teaching of biblical morality with "derogatory," "biased," and "hateful" speech. In so doing, the DJJ policy creates an unconstitutional religious litmus test that purges Christians from ministering in Kentucky prisons.

The harsh reality in America is that sexual orientation is being elevated to a protected class. Homosexual rights now trump religious liberties in a nation founded on religious liberty and right of conscience. Now we must fight back!

Liberty Counsel's legal team is standing with David Wells. My team is defending his religious liberties against state officials. We will fight to have his First Amendment rights restored and his credentials reinstated.”

They also state, they are fighting “against the anti-Christian tyranny of the state” – and have other cases, three in Kentucky, related to people facing legal action based on their view of homosexuality and same-sex ‘marriage’.

Articles: The Christian purge has begun: Chaplains banned from preaching that homosexuality is a sin, Todd Stanes, Fox, 11/8/2015.

Prison Ministry Banned Under New Edict (Liberty Counsel), Liberty Counsel, 18/8/2015.

3. Planned Parenthood – more horrifying videos
More revealing videos have been released about Planned Parenthood – with employees describing how abortions are done to preserve organs so they can be harvested and ‘sold’.

Lifesite reports on the seventh video released by the Center for Medical Progress: They write, “A former procurement technician who helped harvest organs at Planned Parenthood said she saw a baby boy's heart beating outside his body before the child's body parts were extracted….”
Report: Aborted baby’s heart was beating as we harvested his brains: worker in new Planned Parenthood video, Lifesite, 19/8/2015.

Bill Muehlenberg writes about the third video:
“The third and most damning video so far of Planned Parenthood is now available. How can anyone any longer support this gruesome and diabolical death cult? 
Read it here.

4. Ashley Madison’s website for ‘cheaters’ – details posted ONLINE

A few weeks ago a group reported that they had hacked into Ashley Madison’s website and obtained details of 37 million users - including many in Australia – this is a website for ‘married people wanting to have an adulterous affair’. The hackers threatened to publish the details unless the site was closed down.

The company didn’t shut the site – and now the hackers have posted all the details online, including email addresses and credit card details! They also claim that many of the ‘female profiles’ are “fake”. The hackers have just published a second lot of data, which they claim includes emails sent by the founder.
Article: Ashley Madison hack: hackers claim cheaters' details dumped online, SMH, 18/8/2015.


News Update – 13 August – Marriage, Islam, Hillsong, Child abuse...

News ball Fotolia 31010118 320x200This week, an update on the same-sex ‘marriage’ situation and a variety of news, some from last week…


News Update - 7 August 2015

Australian News
1. Marriage UPDATE
     1.1 Entsch’s ‘marriage’ Bill, crossing the floor & ‘sacking’ MPs
     1.2 Online POLLS… regarding same-sex ‘marriage’ – Please VOTE!
     1.3 Foxtel & Fairfax harassed for screening Marriage Alliance ADS
     1.4 Rainbows and flowers…
     1.5 Dr Ryan Anderson visits Australia to speak on homosexual ‘marriage’
     1.6 Julie Bishop on families, rights and ‘same sex families’
2. ADF pays $10K a year to help homosexuals prevent HIV!
3. Spreading the ISIS message in Goulburn Supermax secure prison
4. Hillsong and the engaged homosexual couple involved in the choir
5. VCAT grants approval to Bendigo Mosque
6. WA – Child abuse – eight men charged, including a minister
7. St Kilda – and Rowena Allen – lobby for ‘gay pride’ football game
8. Transgender children

Overseas News
1. Germany – ‘no-go’ zones
2. UK – Child sexual abuse investigations - former British PM Edward Health
3. Planned Parenthood – abortions and sale of aborted baby parts
4. Islamic State Receives $6.9 Billion in Money Transfers
5. Islamic State “selling sex slaves’Australian News

 News Update - 7 August 2015

Australian News
1. Marriage UPDATE

1.1 Entsch’s ‘marriage’ Bill, crossing the floor & ‘sacking’ MPs

Liberal back bencher Warren Entsch says he intends to continue with his plan to introduce his ‘cross-party’ Bill on same-sex ‘marriage’ into the parliament next Monday. (1) He said he would ‘cross the floor’ to vote for the ‘re-definition of marriage’. Dean Smith, an openly homosexual Liberal Senator from WA, said he would also vote for the Bill. reported that Warren Entsch said, “I think there will be a handful of people on my side that will vote for this. Absolutely I will be crossing the floor. But even with some support I don’t think the support is there to see it succeed.” (2)

Tony Abbott was asked if Coalition MPs would be sacked if they voted for same-sex ‘marriage’ – his reply was the backbenchers can always vote according to conscience but Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries had to follow Party policy or they would have to go to the back bench and lose their Ministerial position. (2)

Malcom Turnbull said he didn’t support a referendum or plebiscite AFTER the next election, as it would dominate the political agenda leading up to the election. (2)

Article (1): Entsch remains loyal to PM despite dudding of marriage equality Bill, Cairns Post, 13/8/2015.

Article (2): Liberal MP Warren Entsch to lead way with cross-party bill on same-sex marriage,, 12/8/2015.

Article: Gay marriage split: Liberal senator Dean Smith vows to cross the floor, SMH, 12/8/2015.
Article: Is this the start of a mutiny on gay marriage? Liberal party's first openly gay MP vows to defy Tony Abbott and cross the floor in support of controversial bill, Daily Mail, 13/8/2015.

1.2 Online POLLS… regarding same-sex ‘marriage’ – Please VOTE! poll – click here
Would you vote for or against same-sex marriage in a referendum?
Current result – with Total votes - 49,526:
     - Yes, I would vote for same-sex marriage - 72.76%  (36,002 votes) 
     - No, I would vote against same-sex marriage - 27.24%  (13,524 votes)

Herald Sun poll - CLICK HERE (mentioned two days ago…)
Two questions…
- What do you want - a referendum on same-sex marriage or let the parliament decide?
- Would you vote for or against same-sex marriage in a referendum?
Current result: Referendum 81%, Parliament 19%
For same-sex ‘marriage’ – 23% / Against same-sex ‘marriage’ – 77%
Total votes – around 4,000.

1.3 Foxtel & Fairfax harassed for screening Marriage Alliance ADS
Foxtel went ahead and screened the Marriage Alliance ads – which Channels 7 & 10 had refused to screen. They have since been harassed by some ‘angry customers’ who say they plan to CANCEL their Foxtel account.

Fairfax was criticised by intolerant people who were angry about an online ad run by the group… SMH reported “Fairfax Media, the publisher of this website, has also attracted some angry comments for running the Marriage Alliance's ad online. On Monday afternoon a Fairfax Media spokesman said:  "The advertising Fairfax runs is just that, advertising, and not reflective of the company's position on anything whatsoever."

Fairfax posted an interesting response on their Facebook page… "This decision was not made lightly and was made with the active involvement of senior gay executives. We believe this debate should be won by the force of the argument in favour of reform, not by refusing to engage in debate or to allow contrary opinions to be put." 

Australian Marriage Forum took out a full page ad in The Australian newspaper on Monday 10 August, arguing that "all relationships matter. But not all relationships are Marriage". 

Article: Foxtel customers angered by ads against same-sex marriage, SMH, 10/8/2015.

1.4 Rainbows and flowers…
FamilyVoice issued a Media Release asking why there were MANY reports about the homosexual rainbow at Canberra and virtually nothing about the flowers…
Is ‘marriage equality’ a HIGH PRIORITY issue?

In a word, ‘NO’! The Sexton research reported in this week’s Australian confirms that the mainstream media are out of step with public sentiment on this issue.

Ros Phillips pointed out in her Media Release …“The so-called ‘marriage equality’ campaign has featured on front pages and prime time TV for many months.  You would expect most people would say it was a high priority issue,” she said.  “But no – the Sexton survey found that it rated 13th, way below employment, the economy, the environment, education and health.  This was so for those who strongly support same-sex marriage.  Those who oppose it rated the issue slightly higher.”

Media Release: We saw the rainbow, but where were the flowers?, FamilyVoice Australia, 11/8/2015.

1.5 Dr Ryan Anderson visits Australia to speak on homosexual ‘marriage’
The tour, by Ryan Anderson of the Heritage Foundation, has been organised by the Australian Christian Lobby and others are sponsoring the tour. His topic is “The Cost of Equality”. Dan Flynn of ACL writes, “What comes next with same-sex marriage may not be what you think. In his trademark articulate and cordial style, Ryan will share insights into the future of marriage and religious freedom in today's climate. Well known for his work in the areas of religious liberty and marriage, he has been described by Robert George as the most compelling and courageous defender of marriage in the U.S.
Ryan was thrust into fame in America when he appeared on Piers Morgan Live with this well-reasoned defence of marriage."
Watch Ryan debate homosexual ‘marriage’ with Piers Morgan on CNN – click here

The event in Melbourne still has seats available.
Melbourne: Thursday 20th August, at 6pm The Cost of Equality.

1.6 Julie Bishop on families, rights and ‘same sex families’
We recently reported that the UN Human Rights Commission passed a motion to support the family.

Australia is NOT a member of the Commission, but Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told The Weekend Australian recently: “Australia elected not to co-sponsor the resolution ­because it sought to ascribe human rights to the family unit. Under International Human Rights law, human rights belong to individuals, not groups. In ­addition, the resolution failed to acknowledge that ­serious human rights abuses can occur within the family unit, for example, domestic violence, marital rape and early and enforced marriage.”

Significantly, in the light of the current debate over same-sex ‘marriage, she stated, “It also failed to recognise the diversity of family units, including same-sex families, extended indigenous kinship structures and single-parent families.”

Article: Julie Bishop makes stand for same-sex families, Dennis Shanahan, The Australian, 18/7/2015.
Article: A win for families! UN resolution protecting families a victory for sanity, Terri Kelleher, News Weekly, 1/8/2015.

2. ADF pays $10K a year to help homosexuals prevent HIV!Yes, the
Australian Defence Forces have revealed that they are paying $10,000 PER PERSON PER YEAR for a ‘once-a-day’ tablet – which is given to those considered ‘at risk’ of getting HIV…

The Australian reports that the ADF were guarded – but admitted that the drug Truvada is being given to a number of defence members - to “people who are at high risk [of getting HIV] — such as gay men and injecting drug users”. This is normally used for HIV infection, but is being trialled for use as a ‘prevention’ – called PrEP to try and stop HIV infection.

The Australian writes, “The drug Truvada is approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for the treatment of HIV infection in Australia but has no endorsement for PrEP, unlik­e in the US, where the once-a-day tablet has been described as a game-changer for those at risk. When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk — such as gay men and injecting drug users — by up to 92 per cent.”

Article: ADF paying $10k per person to prevent HIV in at-risk personnel, The Australian, 6/8/2015.

3. Spreading the ISIS message in Goulburn Supermax secure prison

Daily Mail reports, “There are fears a convicted murderer is contacting Islamic State fighters and criminals from inside one of Australia’s most secure prisons, after the killer’s Facebook profile was reportedly discovered – complete with a selfie of the man in his prison uniform. Masood Atai is serving a 24 year prison sentence at Goulburn Supermax prison for shooting a man dead in 2009 in Western Sydney. Atai was only 18 at the time and understood to have been involved with the Notorious outlaw motorcycle gang…”

Article: Convicted murderer discovered 'using Facebook to contact ISIS fighters and other criminals' inside one of Australia's most secure jails, Daily Mail Australia, 10/8/2015.

4. Hillsong and the engaged homosexual couple involved in the choir Since the initial reports about
Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly said they have been totally upfront with Hillsong NYC about their homosexual relationship - they have now published a statement about their involvement in the church. Senior Pastor Brian Houston had stated that they weren’t in leadership from the time the church first knew about the issue.
A video in November 2014 (posted at NTEB) shows him acknowledging that he knew about the issue, whilst the men were talking about their involvement in leading or being in the choir as late as December / January. Brian has now written a blog, on 4 August, titled ‘Do I love gay people?’ where he states “Put clearly, we do not affirm a gay lifestyle and because of this we do not knowingly have actively gay people in positions of leadership, either paid or unpaid.”

On 7 August, Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly responded by publishing a statement – ‘to friends’ where they talk about their relationship and involvement with Hillsong: click here to read it.
They begin,
“To our friends...
“We’re writing this post in response to so many of you who have kindly reached out. You’ve been wondering why we have been getting so many hateful comments on all of our social media in the past week, in which some of you have been tagged or engaged.
“The drama that is unfolding at the moment all revolves around the fact that we have been heavily involved in our church, Hillsong NYC. Josh has been with Hillsong for eight years in a variety of ways: choir director, vocal director, and worship team. I've been there since the beginning of our relationship, over three years ago, and eventually began singing in the choir and opening my apartment as the gathering place for a connect group for Hillsong members in the Broadway and theatrical communities.
“We have been open and forthright about our relationship from the get-go….

As Now the End Begins states, “It also remains to be seen, now that Hillsong have said that they "do not affirm the LGBT lifestyle", if they will hold to that position. Pushback from the LGBT community was immediate and we are sure the pressure on them will be overwhelming to retract their newly-stated position.”

Media and commentary:
Article: Hillsong Choir’s ‘Gay Couple’ Contradicts Brian Houston: ‘We Have Been Open, Forthright from Get-Go’, Christian News, 9/8/2015.

Article: Hillsong’s Recent Statement On Openly-Gay Choir Leaders Now Proven False, Now the End Begins.

4. VCAT grants approval to Bendigo Mosque
Last week VCAT granted permission – and refused an appeal by concerned residents – for the proposed mosque to be built in Bendigo.

The Muslim groups behind the mosque wrote, “The Australian Islamic Mission and the Muslim community of Bendigo has released a statement about VCAT’s decision to grant approval for the Bendigo mosque. The statement says the groups welcome the decision, and look forward to progressing the project: “The support from the Bendigo Mayor, councilors, members of parliament, multi-faith groups, the Bendigo Interfaith Council, religious leaders and the community has been overwhelming. We, the Australian Muslims of Bendigo cannot thank enough for their care and support…”

Article: Bendigo mosque receives planning approval by VCAT, ABC, 6/8/2015.

Article: Bendigo mosque to go ahead, VCAT rules, Bendigo Advertiser, 5/8/2015.

5. WA – Child abuse – eight men charged, including a minister
A father in WA has been charged with making his daughter (aged 11 to 13 at the time) available to male predators, who all sexually abused her. Charges included making and possessing child pornography..

One of the men charged was a pastor, David Volmer, who pleaded guilty in early July. The other men were all charged in late July.

An absolutely horrific account of the sexual abuse of a child. Please pray for the girl as she receives counselling and support.
Article: Eight WA men charged with more than 500 counts of child abuse, WA Today, 30/7/2015.

6. St Kilda – and Rowena Allen – lobby for ‘gay pride’ football game
St Kilda will ask the AFL for a landmark gay pride game in its 2016 fixture submission as part of a wider push to stamp out homophobia and foster equality. In an Australian-first, the Saints will request a primetime night match to celebrate diversity and offer gay fans and players a powerful gesture of acceptance.

“The submission will be made this month as part of St Kilda's home and away fixture request and has the backing of the Victorian government's new Gender and Sexuality Commissioner. Rowena Allen last week met with St Kilda chief executive Matt Finnis and will chair an advisory committee to get the rainbow match off the ground.

“The proposal includes pre-game and half-time packages for television audiences on the impact of homophobia in sport, with money raised going to charities supporting gender diverse and same-sex attracted youth.”

Of course it isn’t surprising that Rowena Allen, the new LGBTI ‘advocate’ is SUPPORTIVE!

Article: St Kilda lobby AFL for gay pride game, The Age, 2/8/2015.

7. Transgender children
A report from The Australian, published at the same time as ‘My Barbie Boy’ looks at the increasing number of children who are signing up to ‘change their gender’…
This article is VERY affirming of ‘transgender’ children and adults…

The specialist at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Dr Michelle Telfer, says she doesn’t believe it is ‘biological’ – “Of all the research on causality… what is generally accepted is that it is probably very complex with interplay between genes, ­hormones which may determine how a gene is expressed and socio-cultural factors.”

The clinic at the “Royal Children’s Hospital recently received a windfall $6 million from the ­Vic­torian Government to cope with demand”!

Article: Transgender children: what’s behind the spike in numbers?, The Australian, 18/7/2015.

Overseas News

1. Germany – ‘no-go’ zones
Gatestone Institute has published a revealing article – about ‘no-go zones' in Germany…

“Spiraling levels of violent crime perpetrated by immigrants from the Middle East and the Balkans are turning parts of Duisburg, a key German industrial city, into "areas of lawlessness" — areas that are becoming de facto "no-go" zones for police, according to a confidential police report that was leaked to the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel.

The report, produced by the police headquarters of North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous state of Germany (and also the state with the largest Muslim population in Germany), warns that the government is losing control over problem neighborhoods and that the ability of police to maintain public order "cannot be guaranteed over the long term."

Article: Police Warn of No-Go Zones in Germany, Gatestone Institute, 1/8/2015.

2. UK – Child sexual abuse investigations - former British PM Edward Health
In the continuing investigations into child sexual abuse by those in high places, allegations against former Prime Minister Edward Heath, who died in 2005, are being investigated.

The BBC reports, “The police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, is to investigate whether officers failed to pursue allegations of child abuse made against former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath. A retired detective has alleged that claims were made in the 1990s but not followed up…”

Article: Sir Edward Heath abuse claims: IPCC investigates police, BBC, 3/8/2015.

3. Planned Parenthood – abortions and sale of aborted baby parts

Three videos have now emerged showing various Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of aborted babies and parts of babies.

Various reports:

- 60+ rallies nationwide demand Congress defund Planned Parenthood: two babies saved, Lifesite, 28/7/2015.
- BREAKING: Shock Planned Parenthood video catches affiliate vice president selling aborted baby parts, Lifesite, 28/7/2015.
- Planned Parenthood claims database, website hacked by anti-abortion ‘extremists’, Lifesite, 28/7/2015.

By Bill Muehlenberg…
“Yet more damning videos of the demonic baby killing machine known as Planned Parenthood. May they keep coming, and may they result in the closing down of this worldwide death cult: 
Article: The Ongoing Implosion of Planned Parenthood

“The third and most damning video so far of Planned Parenthood is now available. How can anyone any longer support this gruesome and diabolical death cult? 

Article: Planned Parenthood – the gift that keeps on giving, 29/7/2015.

4. Islamic State Receives $6.9 Billion in Money Transfers

Follow the money trail!

“The Islamic State received $6.9 billion in funds in recent money transfers through banks in Iraq, according to the Finance Committee of the Iraqi Parliament.

Companies were able to transfer the monies from the main banks in Iraq to banks in the regions controlled by the Islamic State despite the supposedly strict security measures the Iraqi government says it has taken in order to stranglehold the terror organization militarily and financially. A member of the committee, Haitham El-Jabouri, told Al Araby Al Jadeed, a UK-based news outlet, the committee made requests to the banks to provide them with the names of the companies that sent the monies, but the requests were refused.”

Article: Islamic State Receives $6.9 Billion in Money Transfers, Clarion Project, 28/7/2015.

5. Islamic State “selling sex slaves’
“New York: Islamic State is circulating a slave price list for captured women and children, and the group's ongoing appeal and barbarity pose an unprecedented challenge, a senior United Nations official says. The official, Zainab Bangura​, said that on a trip to Iraq in April she was given a copy of an Islamic State pamphlet, which included the list, showing that captured children as young as one fetch the highest price. The bidders include the group's own fighters and wealthy Middle Easterners…”
Article: Islamic State selling sex slaves, the younger the better, claims UN official, SMH, 4/8/2015.


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