Message to Pastors and Church Leaders

On August 11th Australia came perilously close to redefining marriage to include homosexual and lesbian couples. This battle to preserve marriage as the union of a man and a woman is far from over.

Unity Australia is planning a massive public celebration to thank God that the recent attempt to redefine marriage failed, and to provide Christians and family minded people with an opportunity to demonstrate their support for marriage, and thereby encourage our Federal Parliamentarians to retain the Marriage Act as it currently exists.

We are appealing for your help to make this event a huge success.

Advocates of same-sex “marriage” have used the clever slogan of “marriage equality” to advance their cause. They argue that same-sex marriage is an issue of equality for homosexual couples. But, as Christian leaders, you know that traditional marriage and homosexual marriage are far from equal. The union of a man and a woman is sanctioned by God, while the union of two men or two women is prohibited by God. The former is a secure, loving and fertile relationship. The latter is an infertile relationship where children will be acquired rather than conceived.

This raises a concerning matter: What about equality for children? Katy Faust, a young woman who was raised by a lesbian couple lamented, “Our cultural narrative becomes one that tells children they have no right to the natural family structure or their biological parents, but that children simply exist for the satisfaction of adult desires.” Heather Barwick, now married with a child, describes the heartache she endured being reared by two lesbians. “I grew up surrounded by women who said they didn’t need or want a man. Yet, as a little girl, I so desperately wanted a daddy.” The reality is that two homosexuals cannot make up for the absence of a mother, nor can two lesbians make up for the absence of a father.

We are appealing for your help because there is a real danger that the Federal Parliament could legislate soon to redefine marriage. We urge you to unite with us in opposing any changes to the Marriage Act. Here’s how:

  1. Promote and support the Gathering for Marriage and Children at Langley Park on Sunday, 20th September 2015 at 2:00 pm by displaying the enclosed poster, inserting the notice below in your church newsletter, and by announcing the rally to your people.
  2. Assist generously with the cost associated with promoting and running a massive public assembly in defence of marriage and children at Langley Park. While the cost will be considerable, your help could be critical in conveying important information about the event to over a million Western Australians.

Marriage can be preserved, but this will only happen if a clear message is sent to our federal parliament not to tamper with it. You are critically important in this battle!  Indeed, perhaps God has placed you in a position of leadership for such a time as this.

Please encourage your congregation to set aside just one hour to attend the Gathering for Marriage and Children. We look forward to you standing united with us and with thousands of Christians across Australia, as rallies will be held in other major cities in other states on the same afternoon.

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