“Tony Abbott’s big election win is a huge victory for natural man-woman marriage,” FamilyVoice research officer Ros Phillips said today.

Kevin Rudd made ‘gay marriage’ top priority, just hours after he was sworn in as Prime Minister for the second time in late June. Last week on Q&A, he went out of his way to belittle a mild-mannered Brisbane pastor who asked Kevin why, as a professing Christian, he had rejected the teaching of Jesus that marriage is between a man and a woman. Mr Rudd shocked many former supporters by implying you can’t believe the Bible because it supposedly endorses slavery.

He continued to maintain this distortion the next day, despite its rebuttal by Sydney Archbishop Dr Glenn Davies, who explained that Mr Rudd had muddled the Bible with a quote from the Greek philosopher Aristotle. By contrast, the Bible specifically condemns the slave trade (1 Timothy 1:8-11).

“Kevin Rudd said changing the time-honoured meaning of marriage was so urgent that he promised a bill to effect that change within the first 100 days of the new parliament following his re-election,” Ros Phillips said. “He reiterated this promise throughout the campaign, including his last speech on Friday.

“Voters were left in no doubt that if they re-elected Kevin September 7, ‘gay marriage’ is what he would push,” Ros Phillips said.

“But voters instead elected Tony Abbott, who supports natural marriage. Kevin’s Labor Party achieved its lowest primary vote since 1903.

“The message couldn’t be clearer. ‘Gay marriage’ is a vote-loser – the people have spoken!”
Mrs Roslyn Phillips, BSc DipEd National Research Officer FamilyVoice Australia: a Christian voice for family, faith and freedom