While Americans were celebrating a Labor Day weekend our friends Down Under were observing Father’s Day (September 3rd).
Did you hear about the advertisement that was banned from Aussie television? Sponsored by the Christian group, Dads4Kids, the advert was taken down by the networks as being too political. It was also removed from social media on claims that it posed a security risk.
At issue is the mail poll plebiscite to gauge public sentiment with regards to the legalization of gay marriage. Polling closes on November 15th, and while the mail poll is voluntary the results are expected to bolster the Liberal Party’s demand for legislation to recognize gay marriage as both legal and valid.
Dads4Kids released the following statement:
These television commercials are simply a gentle encouragement to Australian dads, and an affirmation that they are an important figure in the lives of their children.
The adverts have been enthusiastically accepted and many TV stations play them all year-long as a community service. They are always released in the lead up to Father’s Day. Unfortunately what is a simple Father’s Day message has now become a ‘political’ statement.
It is extraordinary that this is where we have come to as a country; we can no longer celebrate Father’s Day without being forced to look at it through the lens of the same-sex marriage debate. It’s a tragedy that a political motive is now implied in any mention of fatherhood. Not everything is about same-sex marriage.
We expect that in speaking up about this that we and those connected to us will be attacked and intimidated, and subject to the same vilification in both mainstream and social media that has been meted out to those who have stuck their head above the parapet on same-sex marriage, despite this not being the purpose of our adverts.
To be clear, it was and is not our intention to enter this debate at this time through these advertisements. And what, you might ask, is in these ‘political’ adverts? They feature a father singing a lullaby to his baby. It is that simple.
Dads4Kids had to disable their social media after they received an onslaught of the most vile, repugnant, offensive, sexually descriptive comments from the Gay Mafia. If you visit their linked website you’ll only see this statement …
… we have taken the preventative step of restricting access to our website and social media channels in order to protect ourselves and our families from the expected response to our situation.
Christian, wake-up! Get your head out of the sand, and hear the voice of the Spirit of God speaking to you. Homosexuality is a sin. Pride is a sin. It is the embodiment of narcissism and wickedness to demand acceptance and tolerance while thumbing one’s nose at the Creator.
Marriage and family were sanctioned by God to represent His relationship to us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God is our Father, we are His children and the church is Christ’s betrothed. Homosexuality — gay marriage — makes a mockery of what God designed.
Weekend visitors to a local beach were offended when they saw a rainbow-colored lifeguard stand. A city official said that it was a celebration of pride. God hates homosexuality, but He also hates pride. What if I painted a Star of David, or hung a cross on the lifeguard stand?
And let me be clear. Though it is a cliché I feel legally bound to say this, I don’t hate the sinner. Any charges of bigotry, or hate-speech are borne out of the accuser’s own prejudice.
Are you aware of “gender inclusive” school districts? They don’t address the children as “boys and girls” because that is hateful and bigoted.
What, am I living on Bizarro world?
I really believe that we are in the homestretch of the last days. One of the secrets of Fatima was that the final battle between good and evil would be fought in the arena of marriage and family. The spirit of homosexuality has overtaken the nations of the earth, and even the church has been deceived.
Brethren, God is not mocked … and His patience will not endure.
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