DW – December 7, 2017
In the Canberra parliament’s final session of the year on Thursday, lawmakers engaged in a lengthy debate as several amendments put forward by opponents of the bill to legalize same-sex marriage were voted down.
The Australian parliament voted 146 to 4 in support of same-sex marriage.
“What a day for love, for equality, for respect! Australia has done it,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the House. “Every Australian had their say and they said it is fair, get on with it!”
Supporters of same-sex marriage gathered outside Parliament House and packed the public gallery in anticipation of the legislation going through.
“It’s a historic day for Australia today and I think the celebrations around the country when we finally … achieve marriage equality are going to be immense,” Greens party senator Janet Rice said.
Comment: John Durrad http://www.setapartbytruth.org
A support in the Australian Parliament of 146 to 4 for same-sex marriage shows how far this world is out of step with the Word of God. “What a day for love, for equality, for respect” quoting the Australian Prime Minister. No! Our love must first of all go to God, and God is against same-sex marriage. Someone asked Jesus Christ this question.
“Master, which is the great commandment in the law?”
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind
This is the fist and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” Matt 22:36-39
So we love God first and keep His commandments, but we must also love our fellow man, but not in the way of same-sex marriage.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them.”
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” Gen 1:27, Gen 2:24
Surely it is not too hard to understand that two men in a marriage relationship cannot populate the earth!