10AM DECEMBER 3, 2011 MARTIN PLACE, SYDNEY
Family and Marriage groups are calling for Australian citizens to make a stand for marriage. We invite you to join us at 10am, Martin Place, Sydney CBD, on 3 December 2011 and reject the proposed redefinition of marriage.
Gerard Calilhanna, National Marriage Coalition said, "The Labor Party is holding its National Conference in Sydney, 2-4 December 2011. The Labor Party policy on marriage will be debated and decided on at this conference. It is imperative that the conference delegates do not vote to change the party's position on marriage, either by formally supporting homosexual 'marriage' or permitting a conscience vote. The Labor Party must stand firm on this issue to reinforce the importance of traditional marriage for families and the common good of our nation. To do otherwise will permanently alienate traditional voters from Labor's heartland."
Mary-Louise Fowler of the Australian Family Association said, "Come to the Stand4Marriage rally wearing ruby and gold colours. If you haven't got ruby and gold, wear red and yellow. Join civic, church and pro-family leaders at 10.00am in Martin Place, Sydney on 3rd December 2011 to show our support for politicians who are standing firm on marriage. You are also encouraged to wear a Marriage Rosette which is the symbol of the love found in natural marriage. It is this love that produces our children and it is this love that we must protect and preserve. These Marriage Rosettes will be available on the day but can be purchased in bulk from the Australian Family Association www.family.org.au ".
Graeme Mitchell, Family Voice Australia said, "The Marriage Act states that marriage means 'The union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others voluntarily entered into for life'. Marriage is fundamental to stable families and communities. Family Voice is supporting the Stand4Marriage Rally at Martin Place on 3 December 2011. We call on all people of goodwill to do the same."
Warwick Marsh, Dads4Kids Fatherhood Foundation, said, "Marriage is the best way to protect our children's biological birthright to a mother and a father. We call on the praying people of Australia to support the Stand4Marriage Rally through concerted prayer. It is only prayer, soaked in love that will make the difference. As St Augustine said, "Pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depended on you."
Peter Madden from Heal Our Land Ministries said, "On the same Saturday of the Stand4Marriage Rally the ALP will debate the homosexual marriage issue at the Sydney Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney. We must send a clear message of support to those politicians who have not lost their moral compass and who will oppose the push to redefine marriage."
Please join us as we partner with the National Marriage Coalition, Australian Family Association, Family Voice Australia, Dads4Kids Fatherhood Foundation, Heal Our Land Ministries and many other pro-family organisations and church and community leaders in making a stand for marriage. Together we can make a difference. Download your flyers at the website: www.stand4marriage.org.au