“This is the destruction of marriage”
“Another very, very dark day indeed…. When you get Australia’s first euthanasia ‘Kill Bill’ in Victoria…. and then of course the Senate passing the ‘Fake Marriage Bill’…’Marriage is not being ‘maintained, it’s being destroyed!’
Statements from Christian commentator Bill Muehlenberg in reaction to the passing of a euthanasia bill and the same sex marriage bill recently, coincidentally both on the same day.
The importance of these decisions was not lost on the CultureWatch writer who called it a black day in Australia’s history.
“You can mark it down in your diaries or on your calendars. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour in 1941 it was referred to as a day that would go down in infamy,” was Bill’s analysis, saying in his books we have another day of infamy here.
“Another very, very dark day indeed. One that all of us should be just crying out to God for and that’s what I’ve been doing basically ever since,” Bill confessed with a heavy heart.
“I’ve been going for long prayer walks and calling out to God.”
“When you get Australia’s first ‘Kill Bill’ in Victoria – we did have one in the Northern Territory very briefly back in the 90s but that was defeated,” Bill recalled.
He said already the Greens are calling for national euthanasia bills.
“And then of course the Senate passing the ‘Fake Marriage Bill’, and I can almost not think of anything closer to the heart of God than obviously the sanctity of life at all ends.”
Bill mentioned Victoria having already passed one of the world’s worst abortion bills about nine years ago.
“So the sanctity of life is now directly under attack, at least in Victoria, and now God’s institutions of marriage and family created way back in the opening chapters of Genesis.”
“That too has just been smashed to bits by ‘Fake Marriage’ and the doors will be wide open as we’ve been warning for years.”
Bill is referring to what he calls ‘the slippery slope’ after all the proposed amendments to the marriage bill, that would have provided some minor religious protections, were tossed in the bin.
As for those ageing Victorians who are heading into their twilight years, Bill has a word of warning for them – ‘LEAVE!’
Is it that serious?
“Well, again, for both marriage and euthanasia, as I’ve said so often now, all you have to do is look overseas,” Bill commented.
“I used to live in Holland. Holland was the first country to legalise euthanasia.”
“It didn’t take long before elderly Dutch people were fleeing the country. They had so many cases, especially the elderly and others, not even terminally ill, being put down against their will.”
Bill said they did not ask to be killed but they were. Many were fleeing to neighbouring countries such as Belgium and Germany, although Belgium soon followed suit.
“So if you don’t want to get bumped off against your will you’ll have to think about leaving Victoria.”
“This is a very dangerous ‘Kill Bill’ despite all the protests against safeguards. There is no such thing. You can’t kill people with safeguards.”
“It’s going to get very bad indeed and it will go into law next year. Maybe time to move up to sunny Queensland,” Bill quipped.
NSW recently knocked back a ‘Kill Bill’ but now it’s gone through in Victoria the pressure will be on once again.
“It’s just like the homosexual marriage bills. These guys on the other side have already introduced tons of these bills and now they’ll be further emboldened to keep pushing again until it goes all the way through.”
“It’s a real worry because what happens here in Victoria will soon spread like a plague throughout the country,” Bill warned.
The seismic shockwaves from the marriage survey earthquake are still reverberating around the nation. As far as Bill Muehlenberg is concerned, it’s far more than just a redefinition of marriage, but rather the eradication of marriage.
Marriage has always been the union between a man and a woman especially for the sake of any children conceived. Now we’ve thrown that all out means we’ve destroyed the very heart and core of marriage.”
Bill also alerted marriage survey voters to the fact that the Smith Bill is not the same as the one that was put up for the plebiscite.
“In that plebiscite a same sex couple should be allowed to marry, but the Smith Bill says any two people, so this opens up the whole transgender bandwagon.”
“One day you’re a guy and the next day a female so it opens up a can of worms, and of course, hard on the heels of that there are already calls from activists with things like group marriage and so on,” Bill informed, saying this is the destruction of marriage.
Bill said it’s a case of betrayal. Everyone knew up front where Labor and the Greens stood – no exemptions or protections. It was the betrayal that came from the Liberals.
“Now with the Smith Bill which was a horrible bill, and all of the proposed amendments knocked back including by a number of renegade Libs, we basically have no protections at all.”
“It’s going to be very dangerous from hereon in. And I hate to say it, but even a Christian radio station. Vision radio. That is now at risk,” said Bill who referred to the Bill’s terms of reference.
“Paid professional clergy effectively. A church janitor or a Sunday school teacher would not be exempt. I would say a Christian radio station would have zero chance for exemptions.”
Bill is forecasting Christians to come under attack bigtime and the realisation that we no longer have a conservative party. In fact, he’s suggesting if any conservative Liberals are still in the Party, they should leave.
“It’s time for you to leave. Maybe join Cory Bernardi’s party.”
“But the Libs and those who are left behind, they can join the Greens and Labor and have one big happy left-wing party because that’s effectively what they are now.”
Bill Muehlenberg said it’s not just a cultural, religious and spiritual upheaval in Australia but politically there’s going to be some ramifications as well.
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Bill Muehlenberg is an American-born apologist and ethicist in Melbourne, Australia. He has a BA with honours in philosophy (Wheaton College, Chicago), an MA with highest honours in theology (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston). He has his own ministry called CultureWatch, which features Christian commentary on the issues of the day:billmuehlenberg.com. He is a prolific author, and a much sought after media commentator, and has been featured on most television and radio current affairs programs. Bill teaches ethics, apologetics and theology at several Melbourne Bible Colleges. He is the author of Strained Relations: The Challenge of Homosexuality, Dangerous Relations: The Threat of Homosexuality,and The Challenge of Abortion. ( go to: http://store.vision.org.au/) Bill is married, with three sons.
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