What a Labor Win Will Mean for Freedom, Religion and Children in Australia

Australia will radically change if Labor wins the May 18 Federal election. This will be true in so many areas, but let me focus on just a few. A Labor victory will mean a massive win for all the radical social and sexual engineers and their hard-core policies. And it will also result in a massive loss for free speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of conscience.

Children will certainly be among the big losers, as will all of society. This will likely be the final nail in the coffin for the values most Australians still hold near and dear. Religious freedom will certainly take a direct hit, as will related freedoms such as free speech, the rights of religious bodies to teach their core values and beliefs, and so on.

There are many ways one can document all this, but simply considering a recent website item will fully suffice here. One major homosexual and trans lobby group has been targeting the political parties, seeking to get them to fully fall in line with their radical agendas.

Equality Australia makes it perfectly clear that so-called marriage equality was NEVER something the militants would be happy with. They have always wanted and demanded much, much more. Simply turning to their homepage makes this perfectly clear: equalityaustralia.org.au

This group has sent out a large questionnaire to the various political parties, seeking their responses to a number of questions. They have already received the Labor Party’s responses, and they are frightening indeed. Federal Labor was more than happy to answer the 18 questions of the questionnaire.

The answers provided make it absolutely clear that this Party is 100 per cent beholden to the radical social and sexual agendas of the militant homosexual and trans lobbies. They will fully do their bidding, no questions asked. There is no question that Labor is fully in bed with the radical activists.

Let me offer here parts of the replies given by Labor. Their opening words are worrying enough:

Thank you for the opportunity to present Labor’s position in response to the Equality Australia LGBTIQ election survey.

A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a fairer Australia for LGBTIQ people by tackling discrimination and giving a stronger voice to LGBTIQ Australians. These are all practical steps which take us further along the journey towards equality, providing a more inclusive and fairer Australia. Labor has a proud record of promoting and defending the rights of LGBTIQ people…

We were at the forefront of the struggle for marriage equality. After the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government forced an expensive, unnecessary and harmful public vote on the country, Labor went all-out to campaign for the YES case. Labor’s support and parliamentary work was crucial to the survey outcome and the enactment of marriage equality in 2017.

While the changes to the Marriage Act were a giant step towards greater equality, it wasn’t the end of the road. People with diverse sexualities, gender identities and sex characteristics still face discrimination and structural impediments to full participation in society.

Given Labor’s record, the community is looking to Labor to continue to stand up for the rights of LGBTIQ people and their children. Labor is committed to working with the LGBTIQ community to continue to make Australia a fairer and more equitable society.

Consider the utterly frightening response given to Question Three:

3. Will your party commit to introducing protections for trans, gender diverse and intersex people into the Fair Work Act? Will your party remove religious exemptions from the Sex Discrimination Act and Fair Work Act? Will your party reform the sports exemption in the Sex Discrimination Act that impacts on trans, gender diverse and intersex sportspeople?

… As it currently stands, LGBTIQ students and staff at religious schools risk being discriminated against, sacked or expelled. This state of affairs prompted a community outcry in late 2018, and Scott Morrison promised to tackle the protection of LGBTIQ students late last year. However, he failed to put a bill to Parliament that would deliver on this promise and he subsequently gave up.

Labor will not give up. A Shorten Labor Government will amend the Sex Discrimination Act to remove the exemptions that permit religious schools to discriminate against students and staff on the basis of their sexuality or gender identity…

Did you get that? Not only will religious schools be forced to take in any student with any sexual proclivity or leanings, they will also be forced to hire staff, teachers, principals and the like who also run the spectrum of various sexualities.

I have often warned about this. See just one such article: billmuehlenberg.com/2018/10/14/religious-freedom-not-for-religious-schools/

Equally shocking is Question Four and the Labor reply:

4. Will your party take a leadership role in tackling the harm caused by LGBT religious conversion therapy? For example, will your party raise the issue at inter-ministerial forums; improve regulation of counsellors and other health practitioners; ensure school chaplains are not engaging in conversion therapy; and regulate the publication of damaging conversion messages on radio and online?

Labor is committed to ending the practice of so-called “LGBTIQ conversion therapy”. Practitioners of conversion therapy insist, with no reliable evidence, that LGBTIQ people can be “cured” using a combination of physical and mental coercion… The Victorian Labor Government has already committed to banning the practice.

A Shorten Labor Government will work with survivor groups and coordinate with the States and Territories to develop strategies for tackling this practice, including a nationwide ban on “Gay Conversion Therapy”. There is no place in modern Australia for this practice.

Once again, understand just what is being said here. If Labor wins the election, it will become illegal throughout the country for anyone – be they pastors or counsellors or youth workers or Sunday School teachers or Bible study leaders, etc – to give any help and counsel to those who struggle with same-sex attraction and are seeking relief.

These people will NOT be allowed to get the help and counsel they are so desperately seeking. And anyone who dares to give that help will be punished by the full force of the law. And given that the Bible itself is a book about transformation, and the ability of God to wonderfully turn around lives and lifestyles, how much longer before the Bible is banned under a Labor government?

This too I have often written about. See here for example: billmuehlenberg.com/2018/12/11/the-war-against-conversion-therapy/

And see this piece as well: billmuehlenberg.com/2019/02/04/victorian-nero-declares-war-on-christianity/

But wait, there’s more. Consider the matter of funding. Labor loves spending tax-payers’ money on all these militant lobby groups and their radical causes. That is perfectly clear in this Q&A:

9. How will you support and build the capacity of the LGBTIQ+ community including specific populations, Indigenous, multicultural and multi-faith LGBTIQ+ people? Will you introduce grants and funding opportunities for LGBTIQ+ (including population specific) community organisations?

Labor believes LGBTIQ organisations have a key role to play in supporting and ending discrimination against LGBTIQ people and their families. That’s why a Shorten Labor Government will commit $3 million in grants of up to $300,000 each over three years for capacity building, community cohesion and/or advocacy to LGBTIQ organisations….

We will also support Joy FM, Australia’s first and only LGBTIQ radio station, through a $600,000 grant for its ongoing operations. Labor will also provide $10 million to the ground-breaking Victorian Pride Centre – the first of its kind in Australia. The building will be home to ten proposed major residents: the Victorian AIDS Council, JOY 94.9 FM radio station, the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Switchboard, Midsumma Festival, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Minus 18, the Australian GLBTI Multi Cultural, Multi Faith Advocacy Group, and Team Melbourne, a peak organisation representing over 20 LGBTIQ sporting groups.

And of course the nation’s major display of nudity, debauchery and immorality will be fully and readily endorsed and supported by a Labor government:

10. Will your party provide funding and other support to Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to enable Australia to host World Pride in 2023, including funding support for their bid in October 2019?

In March 2019, Bill Shorten committed that if elected, he will be the first Australian Prime Minister to walk the full Mardi Gras March. Labor will work constructively with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on how to secure a successful bid.

One more issue: Labor is absolutely committed to the radical “Safe Schools” sorts of programs which are nothing but pro-homosexual and pro-trans propaganda fronts. They have made it clear that these programs will continue under Labor, complete with lavish taxpayer-funding:

18. Will your party commit to developing and supporting curriculum and programs in schools that are inclusive of LGBTIQ+ children and children from rainbow families?

Schools must be safe environments for students to learn and for teachers to teach – including same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students and teachers. Labor will continue working with teachers, students and schools to stop bullying and discrimination, ensuring a safe place for LGBTI students and children from rainbow families to learn by properly resourcing inclusion and anti-bullying programs and resources for teachers. Labor will continue to support national programs to address homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and anti -intersex prejudice in schools.

But you can read all their alarming responses for yourself: equalityaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/QSP0080-ALP-response-Rainbow-Votes.pdf

Make no mistake, a Shorten Labor government will be the most radical and subversive government Australia has ever seen. The entire Pandora’s Box of sexual radicalism and anarchy will be fully opened, impacting every Australian in shocking ways that we can now only imagine.

And this will be the death of freedom in Australia. Religious freedom will certainly be sacrificed at the altar of the radical sexual ideologies. Free speech, freedom of conscience, and the rights of small business, religious bodies, schools and so many others will be greatly curtailed.

This is Brave New World material – big time. Vote wisely my friends. Your very future depends on how we proceed on May 18.

By |2019-04-30T18:50:08+00:00April 30th, 2019|Australia, Authors, Children, Faith, Freedom, Gender|32 Comments

About the Author:

Bill Muehlenberg is married, with three sons and he is an apologist and ethicist in Melbourne, Australia. He has written several books and has numerous articles printed in most mainstream Australian Newspapers as well as being the main drafter of the Canberra Declaration.  Bill has a BA with honours in philosophy (Wheaton College, Chicago), an MA with highest honours in theology (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston) and is currently completing a PhD in theology. He is a prolific author, and a much sought-after media commentator, and has been featured on most Australian television and radio current affairs programs. Bill teaches ethics, apologetics and theology at several Melbourne Bible Colleges. He has his own blog, CultureWatch, which features Christian commentary on the issues of the day.

32 Comments

  1. Marie Zylstra May 8, 2019 at 10:43 am - Reply

    This is very concerning! Can the push to make people adhere to this agenda be stopped? If so, how?

  2. Percy Collins May 8, 2019 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Bill, I so agree with what you say. I have a wife and friends who say, what can you do? That’s me! However , I believe we can, what is the best way as well as not voting lab/greens!

  3. Monika Evers May 10, 2019 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Where are our sackcloths? This election is the writing on the wall for Australia if Labor get in. We let the socialists into our education system and lost an entire generation to Agenda 21 and one world government. This election will determine whether they have the numbers. God help us.

  4. Stuart May 11, 2019 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Wake up Australia. We musyt warn everyone we can about this curse of Labor policy.

  5. Tammy May 15, 2019 at 12:39 am - Reply

    I know people who voted yes for gay marriage . Now they wish they had not voted yes because of the LBGTI movement and their aggressive tact’s against freedom of speech towards anyone with a different view on these people’s lifestyle .
    If these yes voters people and many others had informed themselves or known what was going to be the outcome of their yes vote ,it would have been a NO vote .We have the threat of parents rights taken from them , In Victoria where one cannot get a tattoo at the age of 18 without parents consent , but a child under the age of 13 without parents consent with the schools help can get blockers and encouraged to explore transgender behaviour.
    It is documented and many testimonys that their are people having had a sex change after a time REGRET what they have done and it is irreversible.
    What child knows what they want before 18 ,most Teenagers can’t decide what they want to do for a profession at this age. Come on ! The LBGTI have NO tolerance for freedom of speech if one disagrees for any reason ,BUT LBGTI can impose their freedom of speech aggressively and if we DONT FIGHT and keep labour and green out this election we are in trouble , unless we stand together and fight for carve’outs in the rudduck review .

  6. John coverdale May 15, 2019 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Thank you, alarming appreciate the wake up call.

  7. Denise Turner May 15, 2019 at 6:06 am - Reply

    It is astonishing that people at large cannot foresee the long-term consequences of the proposed Labour/Greens polices. It seems that for many “what’s in it for me” is more important than principles, so money gets splashed around for group interests to gain support.

  8. John Derrington May 15, 2019 at 7:12 am - Reply

    This subversive push to destroy western christian culture is world wide and supported by the EU and the United Nations. It is time the church united and stood up. Remember the two lamp stands in Revelations 2 and 3 , Smyrne and Philadelphia, the pursecuted church and the obedient church. United the church must stand and watch Gods power protect us from these subversives.

  9. Ann May 15, 2019 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Is this the next horror movie – as my mother would say “come Lord Jesus come!”

  10. katrina handley May 15, 2019 at 7:26 am - Reply

    We are certainly heading for a “Brave new world” and it behooves is as Christians to wake up and be brave and bold and stand up fo Christ, speaking uncompromisingly the gospel in love to an increasingly broken and darkening world

  11. Ellen May 15, 2019 at 7:37 am - Reply

    So scary!

  12. Alex Pillar May 15, 2019 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Terrifying. Utterly terrifying.

  13. Tim O'Neill May 15, 2019 at 8:09 am - Reply

    True, true, true. And immensely sad!

  14. Kym Ivory May 15, 2019 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Astonishing to think that we have been so silent that we are not heard…we have hidden in our churches long enough! Jesus never hid away, He met people head on and won such a stunning victory for us, so let us rise with our voices loud and proud, we can’t be silenced!!!

  15. Monica Bennett-Ryan May 15, 2019 at 8:57 am - Reply

    They are still the minority. We can stop this! Christians are the majority. It’s time for the sleeping giant to awake and use our voice for God’s glory.

  16. Mark Elvery May 15, 2019 at 8:59 am - Reply

    SCARY! If they do, pity help us – only God can change hearts and minds! May He take pity on us!

  17. Rachel May 15, 2019 at 9:46 am - Reply

    I pray that God protects us from these things, or uses them to grow His kingdom!

  18. Christine Burrell May 15, 2019 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you Bill for doing your best to alert the Christian community to the very real dangers our nation and society face.
    It is a call to pray without ceasing for God’s intervention and mercy so that the outcome of this election is a parliament led by men and women who honour God and will uphold the Judeo-Christian values Western Democracy is founded upon.

  19. Gary Allsopp May 15, 2019 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Job 15:16 How much more abominable and filthy is man which drinketh iniquity like water.
    Labor and the Greens are gulping it down like there is no tomorrow.
    Also what many are blind to is the fact that a vote for the Greens and Labor is also an indirect vote for Islam who have an ultimate goal to bring Australia under Sharia law which in their eyes over rides Australian law.
    If you find that hard to believe, look what is now happening in Europe the UK and to a lesser extent in the USA.
    The time of “She’ll be right mate” is OVER.
    Please wake up Australia… At the moment you are like sheep for the slaughter.

  20. LINDA FRANZE May 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    This is so frightening, yet how many people do not understand the negative impact that such policies will have for our freedoms, for our society and for our country! Keep spreading the word, keep praying and keep fighting the good fight.

  21. Tony and Silvia Molenaar May 15, 2019 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    We must keep Labor and the Greens out at all cost. Make you vote count and continue to pray for God to open peoples eyes to the truth. And expose the lies that are told.

  22. Gordon Mowll May 15, 2019 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    These facts need to be spread far and wide before election day. I fear that a large proportion of Australian voters are unaware of the impending danger to our nation.

  23. Karen May 15, 2019 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Very scarey. Thankyou for your insights

  24. Kathy May 16, 2019 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Wisdom is indeed needed in the days ahead.

  25. Marilyn Rowsome May 16, 2019 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    We do need to get this message out especially to the young people. Please post it to Social Media everyone.

  26. Trish wherritt May 17, 2019 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Yes indeed. Am praying and fasting re this election

  27. Barry Turner May 17, 2019 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Unfortunately the fractured and contradictory nature of some commentary from the Christian church in Australia on matters of morality and social norms means that many in political and academic life who seek to move society away from a historical attachment to Christian moral values know that they can do so. They are aware that they will not be met with a united Christian community with well formed views based on an unwavering and thoughtful understanding of issues formed on a Biblical foundation.
    The recent comments by Bishop, Dr Murray Harvey are a case in point. While Dr Harvey is undoubtedly sincere in his views, his comments are at odds with a many – perhaps most – Christian people in Australia. Unfortunately, the media and those who seek to engineer changes in our society seize on these contradictions in the Christian community’s message and exploit the lack of cohesion 2 Timothy 4:3. We are not standing united and fully prepared to give an answer, 1 Peter 3:15, based firmly on Biblical truth, and now more than ever we need to be.

    https://www.bellingencourier.com.au/story/6104024/bishop-decries-folaus-claim-that-hell-awaits-homosexuals/

  28. Anna Soh May 18, 2019 at 1:19 am - Reply

    It would be a sad day for Australia if Labor/Greens win but God is greater and I pray more and more Australians and not just Christians stop being so silent and start to voice their opinion through joining the Australian Christian Lobby and the Canberra Declaration so that they can at least silently respond to petitions and surveys so that what they believe in can be taken into account when our government make decisions to introduce laws that are not inline with what we believe.

  29. Victoria May 18, 2019 at 1:42 am - Reply

    This is very concerning issue! Australia is just as backward as those communist country for not allowing freedom of speech or freedom to choose their religion!! Wake up AUSTRALIA!! All churches should unite and stand firm for our almighty God is in control!!

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  31. Ted Ansell May 20, 2019 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    The ‘New Marxism’ endorsed by Labour and Greens is committed to erasing our Judeao-Christian heritage from history.
    My wife & I have joined with countless thousands Christians to plead with God to expose their agenda of sabotage, and call upon Him to once again “rule in the affairs of men” and do the utterly unexpected this election.

  32. Joan Davidson June 9, 2019 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    How great is our God!! Now, we have to pray hard and prepare ourselves for the next battle. Be assured, the evil ones will not give up yet.

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