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Christian Lobby hits the ACT Greens with a Please Explain on polyamory

By johnboy - 17 July 2012 65

The Australian Christian Lobby is mad keen for the ACT Greens’ Generalissimo Meredith Hunter to let us know what she thinks about polyamorous marriage (Big Love).

“Given the Greens have been strong proponents for Territory-based civil unions that mimic marriage, Ms Hunter needs to explain whether we will see a Greens-led push for polyamorous or polygamous civil unions in the ACT,” Mr Shelton said.

I’ve always been a big fan of The Pogues view on the subject “Two wives are allowed in the Army, but one’s too many for me”.

Should we hear back from the Greens we’ll let you know.


UPDATE 17/07/12 13:37 A Greens spokesperson had this to say:

ACT Greens policy platform, as endorsed April 2012 states:

“ACT Greens want legislative amendment to the Commonwealth Marriage Act 1961 to allow for legal marriage between two consenting adults regardless of sexuality or gender identity.”

Also available here: http://act.greens.org.au/policies/act/sexuality-gender-identity

Views expressed to the contrary are in a personal capacity.

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65 Responses to
Christian Lobby hits the ACT Greens with a Please Explain on polyamory
HenryBG 2:44 pm 17 Jul 12

qbngeek said :

I would like the Australian Christian Lobby to shut the f**ck up. Or else, please explain whay you are even relevant in any political debate.

Yeah, same with the homosexual lobby. Not relevant and shut up.

colourful sydney rac 2:39 pm 17 Jul 12

Deref said :

“…civil unions that mimic marriage…”

As opposed to religious ceremonies that mimic marriage?

Or religions that mimic reality.

Morelia 2:34 pm 17 Jul 12

Religious opinion is like a penis; it’s fine to have one and even be proud of it, but don’t bring it out in public and gods help you if you try to force it on my child.

p1 2:33 pm 17 Jul 12

chewy14 said :

When will the government realise that they shouldn’t be in the marriage business at all? It should be civil unions for anyone and everyone. Anyone wanting to have a relationship recognised by the state should be able to.

+1

Remove all legal meaning to the word marriage. Have the government hand out “Registration of Relationship Between Two Consenting Adults Certificates” (to people who fill out the appropriate paperwork and pay a fee – probably form number RRBTCAC2012).

Then the church can hold all the marriages they want and it won’t mean s**t to anyone else.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 2:26 pm 17 Jul 12

chewy14 said :

When will the government realise that they shouldn’t be in the marriage business at all? It should be civil unions for anyone and everyone. Anyone wanting to have a relationship recognised by the state should be able to.

Once you strip away all the emotion, this is probably the best solution there is. You have a civil union, then if you want a religious marriage you go and get one.

Mysteryman 2:23 pm 17 Jul 12

qbngeek said :

I would like the Australian Christian Lobby to shut the f**ck up. Or else, please explain whay you are even relevant in any political debate.

I’m sure every lobby group has people who feel that way towards them. Fact is, lobby groups exist because they represent voters whether you like them or not. I could think of a few groups who don’t deserve any attention in my opinion.

chewy14 said :

Ah the Greens, what ignorant bigots.
It puts the lie to their apparent support of “Marriage Equality”

+1.

EvanJames 2:03 pm 17 Jul 12

qbngeek said :

I would like the Australian Christian Lobby to shut the f**ck up. Or else, please explain whay you are even relevant in any political debate.

argh, you beat me to it. These weirdos wield waaaay too much power, unjustifiably. They held Howard and Rudd in thrall, but it’s not clear just how many people they actually represent.
Talk about shadowy men.

Primal 1:57 pm 17 Jul 12

qbngeek said :

I would like the Australian Christian Lobby to shut the f**ck up. Or else, please explain whay you are even relevant in any political debate.

I would like the Australian media to stop giving them so much undeserved exposure. The ACL has a ridiculously small number of actual members, yet the media love flogging their outdated views to the world just to fill some column inches.

And yes, I’m aware that I’m only enabling them by making this thread longer…

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 1:55 pm 17 Jul 12

I only believe in gay marriage when both chicks are hot.

chewy14 1:52 pm 17 Jul 12

Ah the Greens, what ignorant bigots.
It puts the lie to their apparent support of “Marriage Equality”

When will the government realise that they shouldn’t be in the marriage business at all? It should be civil unions for anyone and everyone. Anyone wanting to have a relationship recognised by the state should be able to.

Deref 1:41 pm 17 Jul 12

“…civil unions that mimic marriage…”

As opposed to religious ceremonies that mimic marriage?

Dilandach 1:37 pm 17 Jul 12

The argument that homosexual marriage / civil unions being allowed will end up with other ‘abomonations’ being allowed such as polygamous marriages, people marrying little boys or girls, people marrying animals or even marrying their favourite chair or car.

Mr Shelton, when you resort to that level of argument then you know (or should know) you’ve already lost.

Taking one of the many countries that legalised same-sex marriage, Canada. How exactly did Canadian society collapse into anarchy when it was legalised? What’s that? It didnt? Okay then, how come none of the gay marriages in the countries that have legalised or recognise havent caused any harm to society here? Won’t the society damaging effect cross international borders?

I am mocking you Mr Shelton? Absolutely. I’m married with two children but I would have thought that we would have left such feeble minded thinking back in the middle ages along with the village idiots suffering from clap addled brains.

caf 1:35 pm 17 Jul 12

Ahh, the old so when did you stop beating your wife trick.

qbngeek 1:32 pm 17 Jul 12

I would like the Australian Christian Lobby to shut the f**ck up. Or else, please explain whay you are even relevant in any political debate.

CrocodileGandhi 1:27 pm 17 Jul 12

I really hope that the Greens give the correct answer: That there is no good reason not to allow consensual polyamorous marriage, but that this issue is completely tangential to gay marriage and should be considered as a seperate issue.

Though I doubt they will say that, as this will just lead Jim Wallace and his awful cronies to trumpet, “The ACT Greens want to create a path for all of Australia which will inevitably lead to people marrying their toasters!”.

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