Freedom of speech
In the last 12 months I have seen an increase in the push to legalise gay marriage (stories appear almost daily in the media) — encouraged by the Greens in Federal Parliament who are attempting to change state and territory laws that would result in the legalising of gay marriages.
If you support gay marriage rights you are considered to be “pro-homosexual and therefore open-minded, kind and respectful”, or if you do not support gay marriage you are seen as “mean-spirited, homophobic bigot” (quoted from the ABC “The Drum”). When did we reach this point, where, if you stand up and say “no, I don’t agree and this is why” you are seen as narrow-minded? Even the church seems to be quiet on this topic as they don’t want to be seen as been intolerant against a monitory group. They appear to be sitting quietly on the fence not wanting to offend anyone and in the end, they probably offend everyone.
Our western democracy is based on the freedom of speech and that should include not agreeing with others and being able to opening express our views without being condemned. However that is not the case and many Christians who speak out are condemned and called narrow-minded, offensive, intolerant, hateful and homophobic and certainly not seen as enlightened or educated. However the gay lobby can say what they like and this is considered acceptable. And at present they are pushing and harassing in all directions their “cause” and do not want to hear anything but support. They will, though, need to listen and answer to God.
Enough of my ramblings . . .