Legalising same-sex marriage is a 'radical proposal'

YOUR SAY: In recent weeks I have read or listened to some of the most ridiculous and intellectually bankrupt statements regarding the proposal to give our federal politicians the go-ahead to redefine the age-old institution of marriage to now include the relationship between two men or two women.

Then, of course, this new concept of marriage would be written into federal laws and become part of our Australian legal, educational, medical and social fabric.

I have wondered at the mentality and genuineness behind some of the arguments of supporters of this radical proposal.

For example, Australia should follow other countries who have embraced this concept, such as Canada, Ireland, Italy.

Since when were Australians beholden to the voting whims of those or any other country? Then the ridiculous or disingenuous use of such words as "equality, bigot, 'love is love', homophobic, haters".

However, the latest exhibition of this behaviour takes the cake. A state parliamentary leader publicly quoting Christian New Testament scripture to justify his voting "Yes".

At no point in the 2000 year history of Christianity has there ever been a suggestion, let alone an attempt, to "legalise" the act of two people of the same sex becoming married.

I now regard all who are actively pushing this bizarre concept of same-sex marriage as social combatants and will do all in my power and capability, especially politically and economically, to reduce their effects on society, particularly on our young.

PAUL LUCAS, Toowoomba

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