The same-sex marriage debate in Australia has reached the point where it may soon be subject to a plebiscite – a nationwide official survey that decides the will of the people on a matter. In this brief, helpful book, comedian and pastor Bill Medley explains clearly just what is at stake for the definition of marriage if this plebiscite goes ahead, and how Christians should respond in the lead-up.
This book is directed to the Christian church. Within the next couple of months Australians may well be entering a polling booth to vote on a plebiscite that will determine the definition of marriage in Australia. The outcome of that vote could affect more than just who has the right to marry. It may be critical to the future of our society in the next generation.
A brief survey is given on shifts in marriage in society and where the Bible itself gives examples of where people have departed from marriage between one man and one woman.
In this book an attempt is made to answer the following sorts of questions.
How should Christians respond in the lead up to this plebiscite? If there is a separation of church and state, should the church be included the debate? Are there issues of a practical nature that both religious and non-religious people would consider worthy of debate? What can we say to those who oppose the view of marriage as one man, one woman? Is this matter settled in the church? How do we respond to religious discrimination? These are just some of the questions this book addresses. A response is required!
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