the Re-definition of Marriage bill passed its 2nd reading, and I think is having its 3rd reading today. This bill has been rushed through parliament at the rate of knots, and many people wishing to make an oral submission have not been permitted to speak. The Select Committee was biased in favour of the bill - not even a referendum was considered, and even the prospect of such was voted down big time. We no longer live in a democracy where the majority point of view has any influence. The points in favour of keeping the institution of marriage between men and women were glossed over as irrelevant, under the banner of "Human rights". This, apparently is the god now before which we all are required to swear allegiance, regardless of the underpinning realities. I feel there's hardly any point in trying to explain what these are. No one seems to want to know, preferring to believe differently on subjective rather than objective grounds. All I can say is however much the human mind disagrees with God, He never changes His mind about anything, and will continue to love people who believe they were born homosexual the same as he loves heterosexuals. That is one aspect of God's character, and there are more ......... But to try to explain these in this context - why bother? I'd just be wasting my time and energy. Though just for the record - because today I feel so gutted I have to write my thoughts down and get them out there to whoever might read them - being "straight" and believing what God has to say on the matter - or even just being straight and believing that equality does not mean destroying the inherent differences between men and women and the identity gender needs of children - seems to be becoming the minority view, if we are to believe our politicians and the media. I simply refuse to believe the politicians and the media in this respect. Philosophically and spiritually they have been deceived big time.