Over the next month I have teamed up with Pastor Peter Pilt to write regular blogs until the election to give some guidance to my readers of how to vote and the reasons for it so we can have the best result for our country which we love.
Firstly I would like to challenge the myth that Christians and churches should not involve themselves in the political process. As a pastor for nearly sixty years my understanding of the Gospel is that we are called as Christians to present the good news, but also resist evil. Jesus put it in simple terms by saying that we are salt and light. The idea of separation of church and state is not that the church does not get involved in politics, but rather that the politicians kept out of the church’s beliefs and freedoms. That is why Christians went from Europe where there was much persecution and pioneered and populated America, so the church would be free from interference by governments in what they believe to be Biblical principles. These rules of engagement have generally been followed but in the last few years things have been dramatically changed and governments are now pushing left wing policies that are so destructive that the church has to speak up.
For example. The federally funded Safe Schools initiative is purportedly an anti-bullying program. In fact this radical program introduces children from primary age up to sexual concepts that are far from age appropriate.
A couple of examples include:
1. Girls are taught how to bind their chests so their breasts will not develop.
2. Cross-dressing is encouraged.
3. These under teenage children are taught gay and lesbian sexual techniques.
4. The children are encouraged to choose to use either boys’ or girls’ toilets and/or the introduction of unisex toilets.
5. These young students are being taught that heterosexuality is not exclusive and they are encouraged to explore sexual and gender diversity.
6 That your sexuality is fluid. No matter what your genitals may be, namely that you are either male or female, this extreme evil teaching tells the children that you are what we feel you are and that sexuality is fluid.
These are the reasons why we have to stand up for our children.
Please get involved and praying every day until the day of the election for good government. Support Christian and conservative candidates and vote that way.
Del and I will be voting Family First but your vote is your choice but following the above principles.
Andrew Evans OAM