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The opportunity to respond to the UK Government’s Same Sex Marriage (SSM) consultation closes on 14 June 2012. The word ‘consultation’ is a misnomer as the consultation only wants to examine the implementation of SSM and not its validity, whether the majority of the population want it and the true impact on society. (Telegraph, 7 May 2012)

"The government's Equality Minister, Lynne Featherstone [1] and Theresa May, the Home Secretary [2] claim that the public are in favour of gay marriage and that it will be forced through the statute books without the need for a either a public referendum or debate in Parliament.  We know that this message is a lie and this is not what the public want. Therefore, we need to send a strong message to them that "it ain't over yet"- and never will be!" (David Skinner)

Christian Voice have recently published two articles: One on the fundamental flaws of even entertaining the concept of SSM ‘The Trivialisation of Marriage’ and the second on the obvious implications for true Christians and other conscientious objectors who will be criminalised for not wanting any part in SSM ceremonies and civil partnerships ‘Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Threatens Freedom’.

Christian Photographers prosecuted for refusing to photograph SSM Ceremony in 2006

A typical recent example of this is the successful prosecution of Christian photographers in New Mexico USA who refused to provide photography services to a lesbian SSM ceremony.

“A ruling from Judge">Tim L. Garcia in the New Mexico Court of Appeals says states can require Christians to violate their faith in order to do business, affirming a penalty of nearly $7,000 for a photographer who refused to take pictures at a lesbian “commitment” ceremony in the state where same-sex “marriage” was illegal.

Judges Cynthia Fry and James Wechsler joined in the ruling by Garcia, which involved Elane Photography, whose owners, Elaine and Jonathan Huegeunin, are Christians and declined to do photography for lesbians Vanessa Willock and another woman.” (WND Faith, 5 June 2012)

Similar prosecutions will inevitably happen in the UK, within a year of SSM legislation becoming law, when Christians refuse to provide goods and services to support SSM or Civil Partnership ceremonies – Christians cannot acquiesce or celebrate what God calls an abomination. Christians need to prepare in advance their response to situations like the proprietors of Elane Photography faced. But, nothing happens when the Law Society and the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre refuse to facilitate a conference organised by the World Congress of Families supporting traditional marriage - the hypocrisy is boundless. (Christian Concern, 25 May 2012, well worth reading the report) and 'You couldn't make it up'.

“The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe” (Proverbs 29:25).

David Skinner aptly asks Christians and others the following questions, which will be fulfilled with the introduction of SSM:

Do you want

  • marriage to be re-defined to include an ever expanding rainbow of diverse sexual relationships, including incest (?) Bisexuals, who are part of the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transsexual) acronym, can register their marriages in Holland [3] and a transgender/transsexual women (letter T in LGBT) has had her marriage to a women recognised in Britain [4]?

Do you want

  • the destruction of family roots and the identities of husband, wife, mother, father, son, daughter, nephew, niece, uncle, aunt and grandparent to be airbrushed out of the language and all legal documents?

Do you want

  • the complete breakdown of any moral code in marriage because the necessary considerations of consummation, adultery and life-long commitment are to be taken out of marriage vows and legally binding agreements, in order to accommodate gays who do not want to limit themselves to what they consider as out of date and restrictive morality?

Do you want

  • the state compulsorily teaching children at an early, formative stage of their lives - as young as four, that all manner of sexual behaviours and relationships can be experimented with, as described in the Terrance Higgins publications, without serious physical, emotional and social harm coming to them?

Do you want

  • one day for the state to take away your children and put them into “care” because you are teaching them about purity within natural marriage?

Do you want

  • to live in fear of being publically humiliated, losing your job, having your business shut down, being arrested, fined and even physically attacked because you refuse to recognise that homosexuality is either natural or good?

Do you want

  • your children to be sexually abused as all sexual constraints are done away with?

In the remaining days before the closing of the pseudo-consultation make your voice know that you totally unequivocally reject Same Sex Marriage.

Don’t believe for a second that Religious Ceremonies will be protected and only for heterosexual marriage – it is a lie. The same thing was said about Civil Partnerships not being a stepping to Same Sex Marriage. Lynne Featherstone has already said Same Sex Marriage Religious ceremonies will be tackled on 'another day'. (Christian Concen citing interview on Radio 5, 15 March 2012)

For Your Immediate Action: Sign the C4M Marriage Petition and complete their easy complete consultation form. The deadline is 14 June 2012. The time to do it is now!







© 6 June 2012

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