OPEN LETTER TO OUR SUPPORTERS
"It's about being a 'moral worldview' voter."
“Doesn’t signing the Marriage Pledge make me a ‘single issue voter’?”
“Isn’t this a threat – and is that appropriate?”
“What about all the good things that political parties are doing?”
In less than a month, a majority of politicians will be likely to have committed one of the worst acts of cultural vandalism by redefining one of our oldest and most fundamental institutions - marriage.
Marriage, in the process, will become meaningless. We will be using the word to describe something else – not commonly, naturally or traditionally conceived, but conceived by politics and political correctness.
The equality cause is not advanced by destroying institutions. Equality should respect difference, not destroy it. The changing of adoption rules will also weaken the rights of the child in favour of pandering to the demands of adults.
The process of passing this bill has been shameful
The politicians have ignored thousands of your submissions.
They have ignored calls for a referendum on this massive cultural change - at the same time as demanding a referendum on state asset sales!
They have demanded their right for a conscience vote, yet have voted to ignore the consciences of celebrants, registrars, churches hosting weddings, and photographers/caterers etc.
They will also ignore marches - just as the French politicians have.
They are ramming this bill through without giving it the due consideration and debate it deserves.
You and I have a duty to protect the morality of our nation. This pledge is not a threat to politicians. This pledge is simply a declaration of your personal conviction.
In response, we are inviting you to make an important pledge to yourself – to withdraw your vote from any politician, and any party led by a leader, who is willing to be part of this enforced cultural change.
If there was a politician or party whose policies you had supported in the past; ideas that provided more jobs; raised household incomes; better health services; improved the economy; more investment in education etc. You agreed with them on virtually every issue – but they also wanted to kill a particular race of people, or allow post-birth abortions. Would you, based on that one policy, decide morally that you would not vote for them?
Absolutely. We are definitely not equating allowing same-sex marriage with killing. But it is the underlying principle - that we may agree economically with politicians but not morally. Putting economics and other issues over morals will lead to the social problems that we are now facing.
It’s not about being a ‘single issue’ voter. It’s about being a ‘Moral Worldview’ voter.
A politician who is willing to redefine marriage will most likely (with perhaps one or two exceptions) also vote to decriminalise abortion and possibly allow late-term abortions, criminalise good parents raising great kids, ban parental notification for pregnant teenagers considering an abortion, and decriminalise euthanasia.
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.
This pledge is not a threat to politicians. This pledge is simply a declaration of your personal conviction.
MY LOCAL MP IS ALREADY OPPOSING THE BILL
Great! Obviously we won’t need to contact them and lobby them to change their position.
DO I HAVE TO SIGN IT TO BE A FAMILY FIRST SUPPORTER?
No! It is completely optional (you can choose either or both statements) and we also understand that some will not want to sign it at all. But so many people have been asking us for it and it simply provides a vehicle for people to communicate to politicians that this will be a key issue for getting their vote because it highlights their moral worldview.
IS THIS THE SAME AS THE OTHER PETITION I SIGNED?
No – this is not a petition. This is a pledge that you are making to yourself, and also sends an important message to politicians who are considering supporting this bill
Thank you for standing for marriage! If you agree, please sign the pledge NOW http://www.mymarriagepledge.org.nz/