Same-sex marriage

Freedom of religion attacked in NZ

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report used to be a big progressive, but he has left the left.  Although a gay, he does not believe in people of faith being coerced to provide a service that goes against their religion.

“If a baker won’t bake you a cake, find another baker!” he said, adding;

“A government that can force Christians to violate their conscience can violate anyone.”

He speaks on religious freedom at the two minute mark.

Recently, this issue erupted in my own community, when a lesbian couple from overseas complained about a local cake baker who politely turned them down when asked to bake them a wedding cake, saying it was against her beliefs.

Lesbian couple ‘shocked’ by Kiwi baker who refused to make wedding cake.

I’ll leave you to imagine the names she got called by all the “social justice” trolls.

Kath’s Story (The Warkworth Baker)

The argument was made that the baker shouldn’t have been in business if she was going to be discriminatory.  But if she was in business before same-sex marriage became law, was she expected to give up her career, shut up shop and go out of business, just in case she might offend someone?

When same sex marriage was foisted on NZ in by the politicians in 2013, the Select Committee stated: ‘It is our intention that the passage of this bill should not impact negatively upon people’s religious freedoms… The bill seeks to extend the legal right to marry to same-sex couples; it does not seek to interfere with people’s religious freedoms.’

Yeah right.  Same sex marriage has impacted negatively on religious freedom in New Zealand.  They lied and this law should have never have been passed without a referendum.

What do you call a government that legislates morality and forces people to violate their religious beliefs?


Links

Gay Marriage Exemption ‘Unprincipled’, ‘Discriminatory’ – Legal Opinion

 

Australia debates same-sex marriage, but was NZ given a say?

This time Australia is being pressured to change the marriage law.  They’ll be told that New Zealand did it, so why shouldn’t they?  The media are making it sound like there was a public mandate for same-sex marriage in 2013, but that’s simply not true.  New Zealanders weren’t asked.  We weren’t given a referendum.  We were silenced. 

The one and only time we got a voice was in a TV3 news poll.  This was the response.  There were nearly 17,000 respondents with 78% against.  The media were shocked at the strength of public opinion against and there was a media blackout over our opinion.

NZ support for gay marriage 2013

NZ TV3 news poll from 2013, nearly 17,000 respondents, 78% against.

SHOCK – TV3 Campbell Live ‘Marriage-Equality bill’ poll

Here’s a cartoon from 2013 showing who had the say in NZ – politicians.

Marriage

At least Australians are being asked.  Why weren’t New Zealanders given the right to vote on this?

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And before you label me a “hater” for pointing out the facts – I don’t hate homosexuals.  What I do hate is living in a society where people are shouted down and silenced, slurred for having a different opinion and not given a say in what their government does!  It’s called injustice.

These are the questions I hope Australians will ask themselves;  Who is driving this agenda?  Should government legislate morality?  What societal benefits are there in same-sex marriage?  Why are people who disagree being labelled “homophobes” and “bigots?”


Australians are voting on same-sex marriage — and it’s starting to get ugly


 

‘Biblical’ floods in UK, unbiblical laws, and Acts of God

Prime Minister Cameron called the UK floods ‘biblical’ after the Thames burst it’s banks on 11th Feb 2014.

This biblical weather is just the latest in a string of severe storms and floods in the UK, beginning with the St. Jude storm on 27-28 October 2013, which was also known as Cyclone ‘Christian’.  According to The Guardian, EU institutions officially referred to the storm as “Christian”.

British flooding Feb 2014

A woman in a flooded street in Old Windsor, Berkshire, after the River Thames burst its banks upstream of London.

The St Jude storm was so named because it happened on the feast of Saint Jude the Apostle, which takes place on 28 October.  Jude was the brother of Jesus Christ, and one of the Twelve Apostles appointed by Jesus to lead his Church.

Jude wrote urging Christians to contend for the faith, warning about certain people who have secretly slipped in among the Church; ungodly people, who pervert the grace of God into a license for immorality.  Jude 1:4

Queen Elizabeth bears the title “The Defender of the Faith”.  In her coronation oath of 1953 she swore to maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel.

Peers vote for Gays to marry 4-6-13

Peer pressure

Two big events took place in the UK last year; legislation to introduce same-sex marriage, and the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.  While the Coronation was being celebrated at Westminster Abbey, the peers were voting in parliament to allow same-sex marriage.

On the 4th June 2013, the same day that the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation was marked with a service of celebration at Westminster Abbey, the peers voted to allow David Cameron’s same-sex marriage Bill to continue its passage through parliament.

David Cameron Bible reading Queen's 60th coronation

UK Prime Minister David Cameron reading from the Bible at the anniversary of the Queen’s 60th Coronation. (1 Kings 1:32-40).

Meanwhile, at Westminster Abbey, the instigator of the marriage bill hypocritically read from the Bible.  Overlooked was this verse : “By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just …”  Proverbs 8:15.

After that, the Queen broke her oath, by signing the same sex marriage bill, giving it her royal approval.

The legislation to allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales was passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom in July 2013 and will come into force on 13 March 2014, with the first same-sex marriages taking place on 29 March 2014.

Now they want to get rid of adultery!

“Lawyers and MPs said the distinction over adultery created inequality between heterosexual and homosexual couples in the divorce courts and would lead to confusion.  They said it made it likely that adultery would simply be abolished as a grounds for divorce – either through Parliament or the courts.”

Where are the voices in opposition to this?  The voices of ordinary English people would have been ignored, as they were in NZ.  One brave UK  politician did speak up about it, and got expelled from his political party.

Mr Silvester wrote: “The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war.”  Blaming David Cameron for the bad weather, he added: “It is his fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods.”

It appears he is a lone voice in the wilderness, a voice that has been mocked, reviled and ridiculed.

The Church of England has given up the fight, and will be trampled underfoot.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10101900/Church-of-England-gives-up-fight-against-gay-marriage.html

Jesus said “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”  Matthew 5:13

Flooded crypt at Winchester Cathedral, Feb 2014

God is trying to get Britain’s attention. If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14. 

It’s a promise for ordinary Christians.

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Of course, the floods are going to be blamed on “global warming”.  The word should be “warning”.

During the St Jude storm which caused at least 17 deaths, a crane collapsed on top of the Cabinet Office in London, closing Whitehall between Horse Guards Avenue and Parliament Square.  The Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the UK.

The apostle Jude only wrote one chapter of the Bible.  I’ll leave you with his warning;

“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.  For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.

Jude 1-3Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.   And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgement on the great Day.   In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings.”  Book of Jude.