2017 Postal Plebiscite on Marriage Archive


By Voting NO we could have kept Australia's Marriage Law aligned with the written Will of God.

State of Play

On Tuesday 8 August, the Senate resolved 31/31 to deny a mandatory plebiscite that would have given the Australian people a vote on whether Australia’s marriage law should be changed. This 31/31 decision resulted in the compulsory plebiscite being replaced with a voluntary survey of public opinion. This is a very serious question that can change the culture of our nation for generations.

This is the question that was asked by the Australian Bureau of Statistics:
Should the law be changed to allow same sex couples to marry?
- Commenced: TUE 12 September, 2017
- Last day to post ballot: FRI 27 October, 2017.

Seen with the Eyes of Heaven

The nature of God is very clear in the Bible, that of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three in one. Seen through the eyes of heaven this 31/31 Senate decision is a platform from which God will see who will vote according to his word.  This is highly relevant because the way we vote on marriage is not only political but also spiritual. Please read Genesis 2:24, Psalms 24:1, 66:7, Matthew 19:4-6 and John chapter 1 to prepare for your vote.

Voting Options

There were three possible ways to vote:

1)  Vote NO and keep Australia’s marriage law aligned with the written word of God (Matt 19:4-6)
2)  Vote YES
and oppose “your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt 6:10)
3)  Fail to Vote
and be like the "wicked" servant who buried his talent in the ground (Matt 25:14-30).

This was the Question:

Will you, or will you not vote in accordance with the written will of God on marriage?

There is no confusion or controversy on God's will in this postal plebiscite on the definition of marriage. When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness the whole future of every person who ever lived - past, present and future - was on the line. Jesus resolved the question for all mankind with three simple words: "it is written" (Luke 4:1-13). Here is the written Word of God on marriage:

Words of Moses: Gen 2:24

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

Words of Jesus: Matt 19:4-5

“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?

Australia's Previous Marriage Law

"Marriage means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life."

As the existing marriage law of Australia is already perfectly aligned with the written will of God the only way we can vote in the postal plebiscite in accordance with the will of God is to vote NO.


Marriage Prayer Centre

Buy "No Change" Bumper Stickers

Videos on Marriage, Family and Children

Articles on Marriage, Family and Children

1 Page Flyer on No Change to Australia's Marriage Law

2 Page Flyer on No Change to Australia's Marriage Law

Coalition for Marriage Flyers - different types & translations

Coalition for Marriage Handbook, 19 Sept 2017

10 Moments of Marriage Madness to remember when voting by Bernard Gaynor

10 Reasons to Vote NO, James Macphrerson, Senior Pastor Calvary Church

But Its all about Equality, Right? - Mark Powell, The Spectator

21 Reasons why Marriage matters

SSM Yes or NO brochure for public use

What's Changed in Britain since SSM?

What's Changed in Massachusetts since SSM?

The Same Sex Marriage Survey: Legal Issues and the Need for Broad Based Freedoms Protections - Institute for Civil Society

Leaders Supporting No Change to Australia's Marriage Law

Indigenous Marriage Declaration for the NO vote

Former Prime Minister, John Howard

Pastor Margaret Court, Victory Life Centre, Perth

Why Senator Eric Abetz vited NO

40 Faith Leaders letter to the Prime Minister against changing the marriage law - 5 June 2015

Lyle Shelton, Managing Director, Australian Christian Lobby

Warwick Marsh, National Day of Prayer and Fasting Team

Brett Ryan, CEO, Focus on the Family

Archbishop Anthony Fisher, Catholic Archbishop of Sydney

Archbishop Mark Colleridge, Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane

Archbishop Dennis Hart, Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne

Archbishop Glenn Davies, Anglican Archbishop of Sydney

Archbishop Stylinos, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Mark Durie, Anglican Vicar of Oaktree Church, Caulfield, Victoria

Archbishop Philip Freier, Anglican Primate Australia:
"The doctrine of the Book of Common Prayer remains unchanged, that marriage is between a man and a woman, under God, forsaking all others until death parts them. I do not believe that the Anglican Church in Australia is likely to revise its doctrine of marriage."

Bishop Richard Condie, Anglican Bishop of Tasmania

Bishop Michael Kennedy, Catholic Bishop of Armidale

Pastor Brian Houston, Hillsong

John P. Wilson, Moderator-General of the Presbyterian Church of Australia.

Wayne Alcorn, National President Australian Christian Churches

Pastors Phil and Chris Pringle, C3 Church, Sydney

Pastor Dale Stephenson, Crossway Church, Melbourne

Bishop John Henderson, Lutheran Church of Australia

The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) affirms that Islam sanctifies
marriage as only being between a man and a woman...

Web Sites Supporting No Change to Australia's Marriage Law

Why Vote NO - Highly Recommended

Marriage Week, 10-16 Sept 2017

The Big Deal about Marriage

Bernard Gaynor

Its OK to say NO

Culture Watch with Bill Muehlenberg

Family Voice Australia

Coalition for Marriage

Australian Christian Lobby

Canberra Declaration

Australian Marriage Forum

Fair Go for Everyone


Transgender Marriage by Australian Family Association



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