How low can a High Commission go?

By May 4, 2017February 18th, 2021No Comments


Dear Marriage supporter

The UK High Commission in Australia is promoting same-sex ‘marriage’ in defiance of Australia’s Parliament, which continues to reject the [purported] redefinition of marriage.

The BBC has been trumpeting same-sex ‘weddings’ being carried out at British Consulates ‘down under’. There have apparently been over 30 in the capital, Canberra.

This offensive attempt to bypass the Australian Parliament is part of ex-PM David Cameron’s legacy of exporting same-sex ‘marriage’ around the world.

Playing politics

It is nothing more than playing politics and wasting taxpayers’ money since these ‘weddings’ (of UK citizens) have no legal standing in Australia.

What will be next? Will UK embassies be providing abortion facilities in Dublin, ‘sex change’ operations in Moscow or off-licence drinks in Riyadh? Obviously not. On a whole host of controversial issues, Britain would be much more respectful.

The British Government’s posturing comes at a sensitive time in Australia, where the RC Archbishop of Hobart has been hauled before the Tasmanian ‘anti-discrimination’ tribunal over his views on traditional marriage.

“Unprecedented abuse”

There has been “unprecedented abuse” directed at other senior figures who support traditional marriage, with attempts to pressure their employers in business and academia. A hotel has been bullied into cancelling a major Christian conference.

As the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Rt Revd Glenn Davies, said recently: “the campaign for same-sex marriage is not sailing on a raft of rainbows but on a barge of bullies… Not only has this minority view tried to swamp the public debate with its introspective, authoritarian denial of free speech, it has struck at the heart of Australian democracy and the freedoms that we all cherish.” (The Australian, 31 March 2017).

Responding to the British Government’s flaunting of same-sex ‘weddings’ in Australia, Lyle Shelton, head of the Australian Christian Lobby, responded: “We’re seeing the negative consequences of the decision that Britain has made in terms of the impacts on the rights and freedoms of other people in the UK, particularly people of faith, so I think it’s up to Australia to make its own decision and not to be swayed by what other nations might do”.

C4M supporters will heartily agree.

Yours sincerely

Colin Hart
Campaign Director
Coalition for Marriage