‘I liked it when the most offensive word heard in the movies was damn; when actors kissed with their mouths shut; when you could watch television all day and never hear a curse word; when it was assumed by everyone that no sane person accepted same-sex “marriage”; when there was no doubt what gender a person was; when it was illegal for a man to be in a motel room with an unmarried, unrelated female; when a woman stayed at home if she and her husband chose to do so; when a wife knew she had a right to stay home without being considered a female wimp; when daycare was unnecessary; when families ate dinner together–at home and the menu was “Take it or Leave it”; when you married first then lived together; and when a husband’s major responsibility was to his wife–to love her, lead her, and lift her.’ http://donboys.cstnews.com/a-return-to-a-modest-moral-mannerly-america
Australia has followed the rest of the world’s Western nations by legalizing those of the same gender to ‘marry’. Will this have an affect on Christians?
‘Christians in Australia are looking to their Parliament for protection after a campaign to legalize same-gender marriage.
Australia conducted an unprecedented mail survey of voters and 62 percent of those returning the postal cards favored same-gender marriage.
The issue is being discussed now with a plan by Parliament to rush through a new law by early December when Parliament ends its 2017 session.
Despite the lopsided results the campaign does not reflect the views of many Austrialians, especially Christian believers in the country, says Jack Sonnemann, who heads the Australian Federation for the Family.
“We do have Christian activist groups here in the nation that are lobbying Parliament,” he says, “and trying to get some sanity into this situation to let the parliamentarians know that marriage should be as our marriage act proclaims: the voluntary union of one man and one woman entered into for life.”
The battle is on as Dean Smith, an openly homosexual Australian senator, has introduced a bill to limit those who refuse to take part in or recognize homosexual marriage, including pastors and their churches.
Another battle before lawmakers is the impact, if same-gender marriage is legalized, on those who oppose homosexual marriage, especially Christians.
Some senators, in fact, are pushing for amendments to protect business owners, no doubt aware of Christian bakers and others in the U.S. fighting – and losing – a legal battle to adhere to their beliefs despite sweeping laws.
“There needs to be several parliamentary amendments to come in to where their Christian conscience won’t be violated,” Sonnemann says.’ https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2017/11/17/christians-in-australia-fight-to-remain-so
Smoking kills so they say. Yet, the same people promote sex outside of marriage. I say all of that because some years ago I wrote a letter to the Editor of the local paper on the issue of sexually transmitted diseases. I related that these would be curtailed and even eliminated if people followed Biblical monogamous lives and marriages. A nurse with the Health system responded in a negative letter saying monogamy was not the answer. Well, that is why we are reading the following article which appeared November 7, 2017.
‘People in the state’s west have been urged to “protect your sexual health” after a national report found a dramatic increase in rates of gonorrhoea and HIV in certain demographic groups.
The report by the University of NSW’s Kirby Institute revealed the number of Australians diagnosed with gonorrhoea increased by 63 per cent in the past five years, with spikes in the number of men and heterosexual city-dwellers infected.
Regional reports of gonorrhoea increased by 15 per cent, while remote areas declined by 8 per cent.
Rates of gonorrhoea were seven times higher among Indigenous Australians, and three times higher for chlamydia compared with the non-Indigenous population.
Overall, HIV diagnoses have remained the same over the past five years, with 1013 new diagnoses in 2016 compared with 1066 in 2012.
However, HIV transmission among Indigenous Australians has increased by 39 per cent since 2012.
“Because of the very small numbers, it is difficult to see a reliable trend,” Western NSW LHD manager HIV/AIDS and Related Programs, Ann Ryan, said.
“However the findings of the Kirby Institute’s research is a timely reminder that everyone needs to protect their sexual health.
“Your family doctor or the Dubbo sexual health clinic can provide advice on how to reduce your risk of exposure, and arrange testing and treatment where needed.””http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/5038909/dubbo-residents-urged-to-check-sexual-health-graph/?cs=122
Even a non-Christian with common sense should see that a monogamous lifestyle before marriage and a mongamous marriage would be the answer! However, note the word common-sense!