Colin Hart of Coalition for Marriage asked for emails / letters to be sent to MP’s. The following is the email I sent today to my MP. Mark Pawsey is actually supportive of traditional marriage but Politicians sometimes need the encouragement – and the backbone – to stick to their principles. To be fair we all need that, it’s easy to buckle when the pressure is on. Pray for grace to stand firm.
Dear Mr Pawsey,
Suggestions for points to make:
- We’ve already seen equality laws being used against people who express support for traditional marriage.
- Foster carers should not be blacklisted by local councils just because they oppose same-sex marriage.
- Religious groups should not be banned from hiring public venues just because they support traditional marriage.
- The Public Sector Equality Duty should not be used to punish those who support traditional marriage, like teachers or other public sector workers.
- True equality should mean fairness, but these days it means imposing political correctness on people.
I have pasted these in as they seem fairly reasonable and I’d ask you to vote against the bill and support the historical and current meaning of marriage.
Maybe those that want to see a change to the definition of marriage would like to consider coming up with their own definition rather than hi-jacking what has been perfectly acceptable for hundreds of years. It’s a bit like wanting to call a circle a square simply because I want it to be so. I do not agree with their lifestyle choice – and it is a choice – but I accept the provision of legislation that will protect same-sex couples in cases of tax and inheritance in the same way sisters that live together might need protection. But I fail to see why Marriage needs to be re-defined in order to achieve it.
The real reason behind this – it seems to me – is to further undermine the Christian faith. Continuing to undermine the Christian principles our Nation has been [founded] upon can only result in disaster for all of us. It will of course create a new minority – if it doesn’t already exist – of Christians and I can’t see the same paradigm shifts taking place to accommodate them, can you.
Thanks for supporting Marriage in the past, please continue to do so.