Where’s the ‘marital fidelity’ round?

This weekend the AFL is getting all moralistic about marriage.

Sydney and St Kilda will both play in the rainbow. It will literally be a match of GayFL.

And last weekend the AFL showed us exactly why it can’t cut the cake when it comes to marriage.

Two senior executives at the league have been caught with their pants down. Both of them walked down the aisle. Both of them made a vow. Both of them mumbled something about until death do us part.

And both of them are now disgraced, embarrassed vow-breakers.

Given the lack of virtue at AFL HQ and the obvious disrespect for the institution of marriage, one can hardly be surprised that this organisation is now promoting an idea that represents the death knell of the family unit as we know it.

To highlight how hypocritical the AFL is, consider this: two senior executives resigned this week for corporate adultery and tomorrow night the AFL is going to promote rainbow marriage – yet studies of older homosexual men show that less than 3% of them have been ‘faithful’ to their ‘partner’ while between 10% and 15% of homosexual men in Australia over the age of 49 reported having more than 1,000 sexual partners.

To put that in perspective, a 50 year old male would need a different partner every 11.68 days to get to that grand figure. If he started before the age of consent you could stretch it out to a new ‘date’ every fortnight.

Oh, by the way, about two thirds of these men also reported that they were married.

I feel sorry for the wives.

There is a ‘joke’ that AFL is a religion in Melbourne. It is not really funny. Instead, it says a great deal about the moral decay of society.

Churches are empty but the modern coliseum is full. Crowds flock to watch highly-paid collections of tattoos run about after a ball.

True, it is entertaining enough but it is still not enough. Players are not merely content with adulation. They want adoration as well.

Hence the move from the football field to the moral field.

Because they can kick a footy they think that they should also be able to dictate moral views on marriage. The have morphed from players into dark priests and prophets.

Before we know it junior football teams will be playing ‘pride’ matches organised by a league that has an embarrassing history of corporate adultery and that manages players who are all too frequently involved in sexual scandals.

It is sickening.

The AFL is a sport. It should stick to that. And it should keep out of the business of marriage until it can demonstrate that it has its own house in order.

It will do that when it remembers that ‘marital fidelity’ is not a ‘thing’ you promote between the round about racism and the other round about being sorry for everything else.

Marital fidelity is an essential part of marriage. It is a lived way of life.

Every single day.

And no amount of rainbow flags will ever change that.

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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