In 2013, the politicians IGNORED thousands of your submissions. They IGNORED calls for a referendum on a massive cultural change, at the same time as demanding a referendum on state asset sales! They demanded their right for a conscience vote, yet voted to IGNORE the consciences of many celebrants, registrars, churches hosting weddings, and others in the wedding industry. And they IGNORED the growing opposition to the definition of marriage being changed.
Politicians chose to IGNORE the obvious cultural and natural characteristics of marriage and the subsequent creation and care of children, and made marriage just about partnership. Despite their grandiose view, the politicians never had the authority to redefine marriage – and their efforts only mask reality.
BUT THEY CAN’T IGNORE YOU AT THE BALLOT BOX.
Many of you – in fact, more than 18,000 New Zealanders – signed a Pledge declaring their personal convictions on this issue. And more than 70,000 signed a petition which we presented to the politicians.
You can read the background on the Pledge HERE
In a couple of weeks, we’ll be sending a quick reminder to families who made the pledge. It’s not to tell people how to vote or who to vote for. It’s simply a reminder of a personal Pledge they made just over a year ago – and allowing them to act according to their conscience and conviction.
However, the purpose of this quick email is that we have been repeatedly contacted over the last couple of weeks asking for details of who voted for redefining marriage and who voted against it.
You can see the voting record HERE (or click on the poster below).
The moral values of any politician will determine the morality of our nation’s laws. You and I have a duty to protect the morality of our nation.
It’s never to late to protect marriage. We haven’t given up on marriage – we hope you haven’t either!
(click on image below to download poster)