by David van Gend, 2016, Connor Court Publishing, 274p.
Marriage has always been about children, because children generally result from a male-female sexual union. If human sexuality was not reproductive in nature, the state would have no interest in the institution of marriage. But it is, so the state rightly does care about marriage.
Thus children are the reason for marriage, and it is their wellbeing that we should primarily be concerned about. However the push by adults to redefine the institution of marriage shows a callous disregard for the rights of children, especially their fundamental right to have their own biological mother and father.
The push for “homosexual marriage” is seriously unjust. No caring society can keep putting the interests of children last while we cater to adult whims and desires.
Van Gend makes his case solidly and with a wealth of social science data, debunking the numerous myths, half-truths and clichés routinely peddled by the homosexual lobby. And it is right up to date, examining the intricately related battles we now are involved in with transgenderism, the radical ideology of gender-fluidity, the “Safe Schools” program, and so on.
All the major battles we are currently witnessing in Australia (and elsewhere) are carefully addressed here. And every one of them ultimately centres squarely on our children. If these culture wars only impacted adults, that would be bad enough, but because children are so very adversely affected by all this, it is paramount that we rally to their defence.
This book does this head on by carefully rebutting the falsehoods and propaganda of the activists. Homosexual households have a serious impact on children who are raised in such homes. It is vital that the children be allowed to speak, so we have an entire chapter devoted to this very thing.
Several very moving stories are offered of children who have now grown into adulthood who were forced to miss out on a biological mother or a biological father. One can only conclude after reading these tearful stories that to deliberately deprive children of a mum or dad is a form of child neglect, if not child abuse.
Once marriage is stripped of the key component, two genders, it also strips parenting of the same. Now any combination of adults can become “parents”: “In the genderless new world, neither spouse nor parent is defined by nature anymore; these words become a legal fiction defined by government.”
The words “mother” and “father”, and “husband” and “wife”, are being removed from important documents such as birth certificates and marriage licenses.
All this has been the longstanding political goal of the Marxists, from Marx and Engels to Marcuse and Millet. The Marxist vision to abolish the family is now well under way in much of the West, with all things homosexual leading the charge.
The book examines the dangerous ideology of radical gender theory, pointing out how this too is a war on reality, as well as a war on our very DNA.
He defines it this way: “Binary is bad; male and female are social inventions not biological realities; gender is a sliding scale from mostly masculine to mostly feminine; whatever gender you feel yourself to be is what you are and nobody has the right to question your judgment.”
This is not the stuff of hard science, as van Gend clearly demonstrates. He also documents the enormous amount of damage done to our children who have been the guinea pigs in the hands of the radical adult social experimenters.
This sexual and social turmoil has been very costly to democracy, as various freedoms such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion are under horrific and sustained attack. Indeed, van Gend himself has been subject to this more than once.
Various recent examples of this are covered in the book, including some of the more infamous cases from overseas involving Christian bakers, florists, and photographers, as well as Australian incidents such as the shocking case involving Hobart’s Archbishop Julian Porteous who was dragged off to the Anti-Discrimination Commission.
All this anti-Christian bigotry and suppression of freedom is getting worse by the day. This is a war – on marriage and family, on biology and reality, on faith and freedom, but above all, a war on our vulnerable children. No civilised society can just sit back as we feed our helpless children to the devouring jaws of the militants.
Instead we need to engage them head on with compassionate yet firm truth. And that is just what you will find in this very helpful volume. Get it, read it, use it, and take a stand for our beleaguered children.