Submission Group 2

  • Freedom of religion is more than freedom to worship, it is freedom to live out one’s faith in public.
  • People should be free to speak publicly about their religious view of marriage without fear of being taken to a government tribunal, as was Archbishop Julian Porteous in Tasmania.
  • Parents should have the right to be notified of and then withdraw their children from classes teaching radical LGBTIQ sex and gender theory.
  • In the same way, a Muslim printer should not be forced to print copies of the Torah, wedding service providers should not be forced to participate in a vision of marriage that violates their sincerely held beliefs on marriage. We should make reasonable accommodations for each other’s views and live and let live.
  • Religious charities should be allowed to hold their view of man-woman marriage without fear of losing government funding or charitable status.
  • Preachers should be allowed to place their sermons regarding man-woman marriage on-line without fear of being taken to an anti-discrimination tribunal or commission.
  • Religious schools should be allowed to teach children their view of marriage without fear of being reported to a government commission.
  • People should not be forced into making statements about marriage or gender with which they disagree.
  • Religious schools and organisations should be allowed to positively discriminate in employment for people who adhere to their beliefs on marriage.
  • State and federal anti-discrimination law should be amended to ensure that no-one can be prosecuted for expressing the view that marriage is between one man and one woman.
  • Celebrants should be allowed to practice freely in accordance with their conscience.
  • People should not fear being sacked from their jobs (as happened to a young Canberra woman) because they express their views on marriage.
  • People should not be coerced under threat of losing their job into resigning from the boards of religious organisations that dissent from the state’s new definition of marriage.
  • There should be no legal detriment to anyone who expresses the view that marriage is between one man and one woman.
  • I ask that this submission be considered by the Panel and I give consent for this submission to be published by the Panel among its default, public list of submissions received.
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