A letter to Defence Minister Marise Payne

Over 5,000 Australians have signed the petition calling on the Defence Minister, Marise Payne, to ensure the Australian Defence Force remains apolitical.

Defence is currently supporting a dinner for DEFGLIS – an organisation that campaigns for homosexual marriage – on 23 September. Defence has also previously sponsored DEFGLIS with thousands of dollars.

This is completely unacceptable at any time, but particularly during the national postal vote survey on marriage.

I sent this letter to the Marise Payne a few days ago and I spoke to her office this morning. I have been told that a response is coming…possibly at the end of September.

Letter

I was also told that Defence has not sponsored DEFGLIS.

Yet these documents are up on the Defence website under the FOI section:

DEFGLIS sponsorship

Source: Defence FOI

They clearly show that in 2015 Defence gave thousands of dollars to this organisation. And the DEFGLIS website is advertising that Defence Pride, a new LGBT network within Defence, is supporting this dinner once again…

Marise Payne

Senator Marise Payne and other liberals from the Liberal and National Parties campaigning for homosexual marriage yesterday… Source: Facebook

Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of eight children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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