When most Australians think about the Lindt Café terrorist attack they are outraged at the violence.
They are worried about the clumsy police response, the failed immigration process, the inept intelligence assessments and the broken judicial system that all conspired to allow Man Haron Monis to roam free and easy on our streets.
And they want these things fixed.
I say most Australians. But the truth is not all.
When Senator Dean Smith thinks about the Lindt Café terrorist attack he thinks about gay marriage.
This is what he told the ABC on Sunday as he prepared to ambush the Liberal Party in an attempt to force a vote on homosexual marriage:
“I was particularly moved by the story of Tori Johnson in the Lindt cafe. I didn’t know Tori Johnson. I didn’t know his story.
I was reading the Western Australia newspaper on a regular flight to Albany in the state’s far south-west. I was particularly moved by that particular circumstance.
I came – I don’t know Tori’s circumstance. But I came to the conclusion that had Tori and his partner been wanting to get married, or had been waiting to get married, in the same way that so many gay and lesbian Australians are waiting to get married, and then his life was taken in such a tragic way, that moved me and it just reinforced my resolve and I came to the conclusion very quickly, with great clarity, that it is now time to legislate by Parliamentary vote same-sex marriage in Australia.”
If our Senators respond to the Lindt Café terrorist attack by promoting gay marriage, one can hardly be surprised that Australians are increasingly concerned about safety and security.
For most Australians, homosexual marriage is a third rate issue. They are more concerned about paying the rent, getting the kids to school, cleaning their ears and having a beer on Saturday.
I admit that I probably get a little more worked up about the issue than many. But, then again, the vast majority of people have not been forced through the anti-discrimination torture chamber because of their moral worldview.
And this month submissions are flying around the High Court due to an appeal that aims to force me back before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and to face 24 complaints and potential fines of up to $1.6 million.
When ordinary Australians hear about these stories they shake their head. And when they are combined with information about ‘Safe Schools’, they want the whole shebang to go away.
But it won’t unless we win the culture wars. The first victory needs to be a decisive no vote in the days ahead.
We’ve already had well over a dozen bills go before the parliament for homosexual marriage. All of them were voted down.
We’ve had Labor campaign to enact homosexual marriage within 100 days of gaining power. Voters turned away and elected Malcolm Turnbull instead.
We’ve had endless pressure from homosexual marriage advocates seeking to deny Australians any say in a revolutionary legal and cultural earthquake targeting the nation’s most important institution.
And now we’re getting postal votes in the mailbox asking us to tick off this change, even though Turnbull refuses to tell us what is in the proposed law.
And this brings us back to Dean Smith.
His proposed bill for homosexual marriage was released over the weekend. You can read it here.
It is probably the closest thing we have to what the final law may look like
There are no provisions to protect bakers, photographers or any other business that does not want support a homosexual wedding.
If homosexual marriage is legalised, expect Australian small businesses to ‘legally extorted’ through discrimination complaints, just as they have been elsewhere in the world.
There are no provisions to protect ordinary Australians from a new series of vilification complaints under anti-discrimination laws if they dare to disagree with the concept of homosexual marriage.
If homosexual marriage in Australia is legalised, expect Australian mums and dads to be subjected to anti-discrimination complaints for using pronouns, just as they have been elsewhere in the world.
Additionally, by virtue of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, which makes it unlawful to discriminate on grounds of marriage, any bill to legalise homosexual marriage will instantly open up an entirely new front and complaint mechanism process for the endlessly offended to continue their war on Australians.
This will come on top of other programs like Safe Schools which will be thrust upon us with greater force as a result of the Commonwealth’s decision to legally recognise that same-sex couples are worthy of the same recognition of heterosexuals, even though the former cannot even have sex in the true sense of the word, while the latter can create life.
And this means that ‘sex’ legally and culturally will be extended to encompass everything and anything. And children will need to learn about it all at school for their ‘safety’.
Parents will get even less say than they have now. And as this mother shows in the video below (which has been viewed more than 4 million times since July), the secretive Safe Schools program is out of control.
Finally, in what appears to be a never ending sweep of political correctness into the Australian Defence Force, Dean Smith’s bill provided provisions for Defence personnel to get gay married whilst on operations in places like Iraq (these guys leave no stone unturned in their effort to wave the rainbow across the entire face of the earth).
And these provisions show where freedom is headed in Australia.
It is true that Dean Smith’s proposed bill would have provided some kind of legal protection for ministers of religions, religious marriage celebrants and churches from being forced to conduct homosexual weddings.
And this protection would have also extended to Defence Force chaplains. It is debatable exactly how well these provisions would have lasted. The experience overseas shows that it can just be a matter of days.
However, Dean Smith’s protection did not extend to the poor old Defence Force officer who is not a volunteer and who is now filling the role of a marriage official upon appointment to this position by the Chief of Defence Force.
He will have no choice but to head overseas on operations knowing that he must officiate at gay weddings. I’m sure it will go down well in the Middle East.
The only way to get around this is for yet more PC-ification of the Defence Force. The ‘logical’ solution to this dilemma is to open up a whole new career within the Army for homosexual wedding officiators.
That is where we are headed; a choice between being forced to participate in homosexual marriage, or accepting that the homosexual industry will carve out little empires for the brethren in every business, industry and government department.
Of course, this commentary all relates to Dean Smith’s bill.
The bill that does get put up if Australians do, for some reason, choose to vote for this insanity, may be completely different. It may have no protections at all.
The government is refusing to release any details about what the legislation may look like.
And that is just one more reason to retain the status quo rather than jumping into bed with a whole new concept.
If you don’t know, just vote no.