This website was created to argue the case for the “no” vote in the Australian Same-Sex Marriage plebiscite. Although that plebiscite is now behind us, the information here is still highly relevant and informative. So the website continues, with a couple of minor adjustments and the addition of one other section, “Gays and God”.

Fair Go For Gays

Roughly 2.5% of people identify as homosexual. Only that 2.5% can tell you what that is like, but the message is that it’s not easy. Stigma, rejection, persecution, bashings, prison and much more. Here are just three examples stretching back 180 years.

Sydney, 1837

A young farmhand is convicted of “that detestable crime of buggery, not to be named among Christians” and sentenced to death, the judge telling him to “prepare himself for another world, as it was impossible any mercy could be tended to him in this”. The governor later commuted the man’s sentence to penal servitude for the rest of his natural life on Norfolk Island, with solitary confinement at night. (Denny Day, by Terry Smith, page 68)

England, WW2. Alan Turing

The father of modern computing, cracked the German Enigma code in WW2. Churchill said his work was the biggest single factor in turning the tide of the war. However, because these codes were top secret he remained unknown for many years and was never honoured for his remarkable work. In addition, Turing was a homosexual, and he was later apprehended by the law and charged. Given the choice of jail or chemical castration he chose the latter, and eventually committed suicide. (Years later the Queen granted him a posthumous apology – a very rare act in that country.)

Australia mid 1900’s

An accused homosexual would be brought before a magistrate, who would ask the tipstaff: “What is the charge against the defendant?” The tipstaff would reply: “The abominable crime of buggery, your honour.” Jail was possible.

No matter what your beliefs, it’s not for secular governments to enforce moral law on acts between consenting adults, let alone draconian punishments. And governments eventually worked that out, passing more than eighty new laws in Australia aimed at providing:

This has been a massive change which has brought a fair go to homosexuals.

But what about marriage? Isn’t that a basic right for homosexuals? A fair go?

No, sorry, it isn’t. Same sex marriage (SSM) is different because it impacts far more than two homosexual adults and their consensual activity.

SSM has radical implications for:

The rights and liberties we enjoy stem from the time honoured principle: we are free to do as we please, provided our actions do not compromise the rights and freedoms of others.

Rights of children are profoundly compromised by SSM – the right to be raised by biological parents – clearly a higher right than that of an adult to adopt and raise children apart from biological parents.

And freedom of speech and religion are fundamental to a free democratic society. We meddle with these at our peril.

(Note: homosexuals may, as individuals, be as capable parents as anyone. But a father cannot be a mother and vice versa. Mothers and fathers are different. It is not discriminatory to say that, any more than it is discriminatory, say, to deny a man admission as a patient to a maternity hospital because he is a man.)

Denial of SSM can, of course, be a disappointment for homosexuals. But yielding to higher rights of others is a fact of life we all suffer – life is not always easy. Even some homosexuals have recognised this reality, and those brave enough have convincingly spoken out against SSM. (See “Gays Speak Out”)

Information on this site is imperative for the same sex marriage debate, but “politically incorrect”. So media has avoided it and voters are in the dark. Australia should be in a unique position to learn from failings of SSM in other countries. But we are not. This site, and others like it, will bring you up to date.

Essential reading:

Dr David van Gend’s book: Stealing from a Child. (SFAC)
E-book $10 from Amazon

Much information on this website is derived from this book (with permission) – quotes in the form “SFAC Page23”.

In A Nutshell:

Homosexuals have a right to a fair go like all of us. Same sex marriage, however, is not a valid right – it violates the rights of others.

A Fair Go For Gays, And A Fair Go For Everyone

Snapshot from this website:

Adults raised by gays – who love their gay parents – say things like this:

Heather – to the gay community: “I don’t support gay marriage…It’s not because you’re gay. I love you so much… Growing up, and even into my twenties, I supported and advocated for gay marriage. It’s only with some time and distance from my childhood that I’m able to reflect on my experiences and recognise the long term consequences that same-sex parenting had on me and it’s only now, as I watch my children loving and being loved by their father each day, that I can see the beauty and wisdom in traditional marriage and parenting. “

Millie: (SSM) “is not equality for children, this is equality for adults, and the very term “marriage equality” actually offends me, because nobody is thinking about the consequence on the other side of the coin: what comes out of that union. And what comes out of that union is us.”

Keith: (Prior to Irish referendum) I’m a gay man and I’ll be voting no to same-sex marriage because I believe children need a mother and a father where possible. For me, marriage is about children and the family, and not a way to measure an adult relationship.

Joe: “I’m a family law barrister so I spent 40 years principally acting for children in the family court protecting them from abuse and so forth. As a gay man in a single-sex relationship for 22 years, I find the concept of bringing children into this relationship selfish and obscene. You bring children into relationships where they have the best possible opportunity of being nurtured in a way that is healthy, that is functional. That is with a mother and a father…”

Aaron: Oregon Christian baker and father of five Aaron Klein was asked to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, but declined on religious grounds. For that he was fined $135,000, lost his livelihood and was forced to take a job as a garbage collector.

Florist: Barronelle Stutzman in Washington State, was pursued through the courts for refusing to provide flowers for a homosexual wedding. She said: “They want my home, they want my business, they want my personal finances as an example for other people to be quiet.”

Fifty nine studies of children raised in same sex households persuaded society that same sex marriage was no different from traditional marriage. All were later found unreliable – “drawn primarily from small convenience samples”. Even gay academics agreed.

Research clearly demonstrates that family structure matters for children, and the family structure that helps children the most is a family headed by two biological parents in a low conflict marriage.

Professor Paul McHugh, “arguably the most important American psychiatrist of the last half century”, after pioneering sex-change surgery in the 60’s rejected it in the 70’s as not only ineffective but harmful. He said psychiatrists should “concentrate on trying to fix their minds and not their genitalia.” “The idea that one’s sex is fluid and a matter open to choice…is without biological foundation”.

Primary children are being taught “Only you know whether you are a boy or a girl. No one can tell you.” Same sex marriage will escalate programmes like this.

Australians have been quarantined from information like this because of a media hamstrung by political correctness and fear.

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Remember the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”