The Relationships bill is an attack on God
8 March 2005
Reformation Testimony Garnet Milne
The Relationships bill is an attack on God’s definition of marriage.
There is still time for those politicians who are truly concerned about the moral direction of the nation to be responsible and stand up to stem the tide of state-sponsored immorality. The Relationships bill is needed to give any meat to the bones of Civil Unions legislation.
Nothing has changed from the day the Civil Union bill was passed. If it was right to oppose that bill, then it must be equally right to oppose the Relationships (statutory references) bill, arguably even more so. This Relationships bill will entrench homosexual marriage as well as the uncommitted relationships of de facto marriage in our culture, but this need not happen if politicians reject this new bill.
While homosexuals already adopt and foster children, this bill will normalise homosexual marriage and the likelihood of many more children being irreparably damaged in a relationship structure which is not a family. God has established the family as the basic structure of our society comprising a man and a woman, and if it is God’s will, the issue of children. This Labour government has unashamedly ripped and clawed like a crazed animal at the traditional boundary markers of a decent Christian society and values. They will not be content until the traditional family is merely seen as one option among many.
The labour party has deserted it Christian roots and is blindly led by a woman who, according to her biography, calls marriage between a man and a women “the lesser of two evils”, but still an evil. This is the same woman who introduced legislation which allows children to have abortions without their parents even having the right to know what was happening; and who notoriously suggested that women should leave their children with strangers and go out to work – as if motherhood was an inferior occupation.
The neo-pagan Labour led government’s great “achievements” include legalised prostitution; burgeoning gambling addiction; homosexual marriage; flooding the nation with pornography through the efforts of a homosexual made keeper of the nation’s morals; record abortions of defenceless babies (the population of a town the size of Levin killed every year); and more violent crime.
This is our brave new world. Surely politicians will come to their senses and admit their mistakes. Homosexual and de facto couples do not have God-given rights which are the divinely given prerogative of a married man and woman.
Marriage is used by God in the Bible as an analogy of the relationship between the Lord Jesus Christ and the Church (Eph. 5). An attack on heterosexual marriage is of course an attack upon this beautiful relationship between Christ and His bride, for it is God who defines marriage for man made in His image:
“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Gen. 2:23-24)”.
In voting for the Relationships bill, a politician is wilfully opposing the purposes of God Himself. I would not want to be in their shoes for one moment.