The Equal Opportunity Amendment (Religious Exceptions) Bill 2016 currently before the Daniel Andrews’ Labor Government in Victoria seeks to restrict religious bodies, charities, schools and educational institutions from employing staff according to their faith and ethos. If passed, Christian schools and churches would be forced to hire people who are fundamentally opposed to what they believe in and stand for. Meanwhile in South Australia, Cassandra Liebeknecht, the general manager of gay pride festival Adelaide’s Feast Festival has allegedly been suspended from her position, ‘spat on’ and bullied online because she is straight.
It is a disturbing trend in the current LGBTI debate that LGBTI activists and their sympathisers have discarded senses and reasons in favour of political advantages. Logic and sensible reasoning are being twisted and compromised to suit the particular agendas in particular situations. The double standards you see is by itself not the problem, but a symptom of a deeper and more serious problem. This is probably the real reason behind the vehement opposition to a Same Sex Marriage Plebiscite by the LGBTI activists and their sympathisers. For in the lead-up national debate funded by taxpayers, such abandonment of sense and reason would not be tolerated.