Australian life and family advocate "The Endeavour Forum" is concerned with plans by "the Australian Human Rights Commission" (AHRC) to institute new "human rights" legislation modelled on that of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The Endeavour Forum warns that since the (AHRC) has "consistently failed" to protect the Christian values of the majority of Australians, "its probable recommendations will diminish, not enhance, our freedom leaving the country open to the manipulations of highly organised special interest groups.
Even as it stands, without a charter of human rights, anyone who "makes factually correct statements that sodomy spreads disease, the children thrive best when raised with a mother and a father" or that homosexuals may change their "orientation," is "labelled homophobic and punished accordingly."
"The homosexual agenda is not merely about removing 'discrimination' against homosexuals but about promoting the lifestyle to young children, about forcing individuals and organisations to accept that there is no intrinsic difference between homosexuality and heterosexuality, and about demanding homosexual 'marriage'."
Charles Francis, former MP of the Victorian State Parliament said that such a document would in fact present two distinct dangers to the democratic structure of Australia. It would muddy distinctions between the legislative powers and the judiciary, and leave the country open to abuses by politicized courts working at the behest of special interest lobbyists as has happened in Canada. The Canadian courts, he said, have found within its provisions "'legal' grounds to invalidate all laws against the killing of babies in utero ... and to re-write the marriage laws to include same-sex relationships."
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