Sally Vincent from Family First has taken action to protect Christians who proudly serve this nation in uniform.
She has launched a petition to the Minister for Defence, Assistant Minister for Defence and Chief of the Defence Force, urging them to allow Christian members to continue to openly serve this country.
Now you can take action too – click here to support this petition.
This petition was launched after the Chief of Defence Force wrote to me, stating that the public expression of my Christian beliefs was not on.
Well, I’ve got a message back. Any attempt to prevent service personnel from practicing their Christian faith is not on.
This is what the Chief of Defence Force had to say to me:
“I respect your religious beliefs and your right to have, and express, opinions contrary to ADF and Government policy. However your public articulation of these matters whilst a member of the Army Reserve, whether or not you are on duty, or in uniform, undermine my confidence in your ability to uphold the values of the Australian Army and your effectiveness as a leader in today’s Army.”
It was news to me that the public expression of my Christian beliefs was contrary to Army values or could diminish confidence in them.
However, maybe they do. That is, if new Army values support sexually-explicit activity in front of kids, as I wrote about here and here.
If these are the new Army values, then I will do all I can to undermine confidence in them, because they are not fitting for any nation’s military.
It also makes me wonder about Defence policies that encourage service members to practice their religious beliefs. Have they now been rescinded?
Perhaps the Chief of the Defence Force could clear this up…
…and while he is at it, he might like to explain why our fallen are remembered under a Christian symbol – the cross.
Thank you for your help
Thank you for your support, encouragement, assistance and generosity this year. Without it, this webpage would not have been able to continue operation and nor would we have been able to achieve great success in 2015. And it truly has been a year of success in the face of adversity.
We have managed to secure an important win for free speech by limiting the operation of state-based anti-discrimination laws. However, this decision has been challenged and an appeal will be heard in the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal on 1 April, 2016.
You can read more about the abusive behaviour of serial litigant and anti-free speech activist, Gary Burns, and this entire saga here.
More importantly, we have secured a great win for free speech against a politicised Australian Defence Force in the Federal Court. You can read about this win here and the background to it here.
Unfortunately, the Australian Defence Force continues to interfere in domestic political activity and is now attacking the Australian Liberty Alliance from official Twitter accounts.
Additionally, this webpage has provided huge assistance to the fight against halal certification, led by Kirralie Smith. Over 8,000 Australians signed the submission opposing halal certification that I lodged with the Senate earlier this year. This entire industry now rests on very shaky ground: it has been primed for a knock out blow.
These campaigns are expensive and ongoing. I would appreciate any financial assistance that you may be able to provide.
Family Values Action A/c (legal fighting fund)
- - BSB: 084 134
- - A/c No: 39 446 4501
Gaynor Family Support A/c (keeps this website going and feeds my family while I fight)
- - BSB: 084 134
- - A/c No: 84 082 9276
Paypal: Click here
Cheque/Money Order: PO Box 766, Park Ridge, Qld 4125
Finally, I thank you for your encouragement and support. It has convinced me not only to run with the Australian Liberty Alliance as a Senate candidate but, more importantly, that there is a growing army of Australians ready to take action in a coordinated and successful fashion. Watch out for the Australian Liberty Alliance in 2016!