Today the High Court denied me leave to appeal against the Chief of Defence Force’s decision to terminate my appointment as an officer, as upheld by the Full Court of the Federal Court earlier this year.
I have been fortunate to have had so much support in this battle. Today we have been defeated and for that I apologise. I feel that I have let many Australians down.
This defeat does not just affect me personally.
It affects all Australians. And the implications if the laws change on marriage are obvious.
The Full Court of the Federal Court’s decision now stands.
It found that it was legal for the Chief of Defence Force to impose ‘cultural change’ policies that include official support for events like the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and its campaign for homosexual marriage.
It found that it was legal for the Chief of Defence Force to prohibit any private comments objecting to this overt display of support for a radical political agenda and anti-Christian vilification.
It found that it was legal for any private comments against such political partisanship to be characterised as homophobia.
It found that it was legal for the Chief of Defence Force and other senior officers to personally determine that such comments were disobedience and insubordination, even though the military disciplinary process found that such accusations could not be upheld in law and that their ‘orders’ could not be enforced in law either.
It found that it is legal to sack a worker for expressing views in a private capacity if they go against workplace cultural and diversity policies.
And it found all of this, even though the law of the land is that marriage is actually between a man and a woman.
In Australia employers now lawfully own the political views of their workers.
If the organisation you work for supports policies that require ‘respect’, ‘tolerance’ and ‘diversity’, the buzzwords of the politically-correct push for homosexual marriage, you can be lawfully sacked for supporting the ‘No’ campaign.
Any such support can be characterised as insubordination, disobedience and disrespect.
If the laws change on marriage, workplaces across the land will not just face increased pressure from activist organisations to adopt policies requiring ‘respect’ of homosexual marriage. The law will require this as well.
And it will be enforced by state-based ‘anti-vilification’ laws that will be brutally brought to bear by politically-correct activists and organisations against ‘homophobes’.
If you put your head above the parapet, the Thought Police will come gunning for you.
I must point out that this is exactly what happened to me.
The Defence Gay and Lesbian Information Service (DEFGLIS), a private lobby group of homosexual Defence members that campaigns for homosexual marriage, came after me.
It helped Defence prepare media statements about me.
It lobbied hard within Defence to have me sacked.
It lodged complaints against me.
And it’s members were the first to highlight publicly Defence documents that identified my position as an officer in the Army Reserve.
I was ‘outed’ by DEFGLIS and then sacked for expressing views afterwards.
Defence has now silenced private political opinion on the basis of its relationship with DEFGLIS and begun marching on the streets in support of its political agenda. Yet it has claimed all along that it is ‘apolitical’.
I’ll let you judge that for yourself.
DEFGLIS is hosting a military pride ball on on 23 September – right in the middle of the marriage plebiscite.
The DEFGLIS website clearly shows its support for the homosexual marriage campaign and it has previously lobbied parliament for it and laws to remove freedoms from Christian organisations.
Yet this ball will be supported and sponsored by Defence through its ‘apolitical’ Defence Pride Network.
Any Defence member who expresses concern about this now faces the loss of their job. That’s how ‘apolitical’ Defence is.
I also spoke out against Islam and ‘affirmative action’ policies within Defence.
Any Defence member who expresses concern about the threat we face from Islam, or who questions policies that prioritise the recruitment and promotion of females over men can also be sacked.
And Australians, in the process, will be deprived of the views of Defence personnel who raise serious concerns about our ability to confront threats to this nation, or who identify policies that weaken military capability.
I have no doubt that I will eventually be vindicated on my views on marriage, family, Islam and politically-correct ‘affirmative action’ policies.
Common sense and truth always wins.
I just hope that it does not take a military disaster for us reach that point.
Thank you once again for your support.
I thank my legal team who have assisted me despite the personal toll on their professional careers.
I also thank my wife, Ellen, who has bravely stood beside me, and our 7.5 children who make us smile.
And I thank God. I have no doubt that He will bring greater good from evil.
“the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: as it hath pleased the Lord so is it done:
blessed be the name of the Lord. “