Website to Protect Marriage Launched

Media Release 30 July 2012
A website to protect the current definition of marriage as ‘one man one woman’ has been launched today. The website is www.protectmarriage.org.nz and has been launched in response to the private members bill of Labour MP Louisa Wall which seeks to redefine marriage. 

“The website will provide research, latest news, quotes of interest, free downloadable resources about the role and function of marriage, and will host an online petition which will be presented to Parliament,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ. “It also has the haveyoursay tool which enables people to easily contact their local MP, all MP’s, or a select group of MP’s to express their view.”

 “Politicians have been hammered recently with the reasons for taking the twink bottle to the dictionary and to redefine ‘marriage’. This website will help balance the debate. Ultimately, the state – which did not invent marriage – has no authority to re-invent it.” 

Family First also rejects the notion that NZ’ers are ready for same-sex marriage. In the US, polls have also shown support for same-sex marriage increasing, yet in every state where the issue has been on the ballet, voters have rejected it. 

“Equality does not mean we must redefine marriage. Same-sex couples have the option of civil unions to recognise their relationship so there is no need for redefining marriage. If the law was redefined to allow same-sex marriage, and only same-sex marriage, we would then be discriminating against those seeking, for example, polygamous, polyamorous, or adult incest unions,” says Mr McCoskrie. “If we are going to have a debate about same-sex marriage and liberalising adoption laws, it is essential that the politicians acknowledge just how far this is going to go.” 

“Almost every culture in every time and place has had some institution that resembles what we know as marriage, and it has always been associated with procreation. Every society needs natural marriage. Nature also discriminates against same-sex couples. Same-sex couples cannot have children. Only a man and a woman can produce children. This discloses something of the purposes and providence of nature, and the role and purpose of marriage.” 

“We would encourage politicians to spend their valuable time focussing on important issues such as family poverty, negotiating our way through the world recession, child abuse, and getting people employed – rather than taking to the dictionary with a twink bottle,” says Mr McCoskrie.
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12 comments for “Website to Protect Marriage Launched

  1. 29 July 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Upon clicking the link I was met with the following message.

    “THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM OUR NETWORK
    Due to large scale Denial of Service attacks against this domain it has been decided to ensure the stability and security of our servers and network this account has been removed.”

    Perfect example of the oxymoron which is ‘liberal tolerance’.

  2. Bob
    29 July 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Well said 🙂

  3. 30 July 2012 at 12:53 am

    Thank you to all those who are making a stand. I think the comment I posted was on your website which was attacked. Is there a place to download petition forms for circulation? Obviously the parliamentary numbers are not secure while people see the need to sabotage your site. Is there a form calling for a referendum?

    God bless you all.
    Jan

  4. Chris
    30 July 2012 at 1:00 am

    Well done Bob, you’ve obviously got some people stirred up regarding you taking the high moral ground on this issue. Don’t let the DDOS attack deter you from your work! Keep up the good work and imagine the publicity this will get! 🙂

  5. dad4justice
    30 July 2012 at 1:21 am

    He fight evil in every corner.

  6. Bob
    30 July 2012 at 1:23 am

    Website should be back up tomorrow 🙂

  7. Bob
    30 July 2012 at 1:23 am

    Priceless 🙂

  8. Alice
    30 July 2012 at 4:14 am

    Thank you for your honest and brave opinion!!
    If freedom of speech is for all, then why should your opinion be removed or be scorned at?? Good on you for not being lukewarm on this issue!

  9. Paul
    30 July 2012 at 4:27 am

    Much Shalom to You and Your’s Bob.

    Good on you for talking a long term stand : ) and The prize for Overcoming is Soon. This Key government divided against itself is capable of only 1 outcome:

    Regards

    Paul 🙂

  10. Randal
    30 July 2012 at 4:30 am

    Bob, we used to work together, not sure if you remember me? Whilst I respect the work you do supporting kids and families, I wonder if you realize the negative impact your public comments have on the choices I have in life and the perception of gay people to teenagers struggling to accept themselves?

  11. David Favel
    30 July 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Really?
    I get “cannot find server”, maybe they are reconsidering using someone elses music without permission?

  12. Bob
    30 July 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Hi Randal. Hope you are well. Please understand that at all times, we have tried to communicate that this is about the definition of marriage. If a group of people wanted to argue for polygamy (which is not a same-sex issue) the website would contain exactly the same info. Unfortunately the negative and offensive emails to us from those supporting same-sex marriage haven’t helped their cause.

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