Dear Ken Wyatt;
Congratulations on your recent re-election.
I was pleased to host one of your banners in my front yard leading up to the election, and I see you have now retrieved it. Was going to ask about that :).
I'd like to point out that a major factor in my support for yourself and the liberal party at this election, was the liberal party's position of support for the traditional legal definition of marriage. More specifically, the Labour party's position of support for a change of the legal definition of marriage, absolutely negated any chance of voting for them.
I would suggest that the Labour party's support for "same-sex marriage" was one of the factor's leading to their huge loss at this last election.
Marriage is all about the children. It's about nothing else. They are the immediate future of our (and indeed any) society, and so they are why the special relationship between a man and a woman that leads to child rearing and caring, has always been seen to need formalising and legalising within human society. The care and love for the children by their own biological mother (female) and father (male) is paramount, and children have a right to that love and care. The traditional legal definition of Marriage in Australia supports these rights for children. The health and well being of our nation depends on it.
To label an attack on and intention of removal of children's rights as "marriage equality", is frankly disgusting. It could be argued that such attacks represent the most atrocious potential "child abuse" ever seen in world history. Of course we already have perfect marriage equality. Same-sex couples in Australia are also in no way disadvantaged financially or by way of discrimination.
I do believe the majority of Australians support the traditional definition of marriage. The misdirection afforded by minority homosexual lobby groups together with the media, is not providing for or allowing an open and fair debate of the issue.
Indeed witness Paul Howes's (Labour power broker and union leader) comments a couple days ago, calling for his party to "finally disown this phony notion that we should be affording equal respect to both sides of the gay marriage debate." He's here suggesting that the honest and heart felt views and beliefs of voting Australians should be afforded no respect in public debate!
I'd like to ask the liberal party to address this situation. We need to stand up for and defend democracy, the rights we are all afforded by it, being the right of one vote each, the right to personal views and beliefs, and the right of freedom of speech.
Thanks for listening, and for your efforts and hard work.