A report by a family law professor has found “…adverse impacts on Australian children of the rapid changes in family structure, including the rise in parental separation due to divorce and the breakdown of co-habiting relationships.”
That law professor is Patrick Parkinson from Sydney University and was a key policy advisor which shaped the Family Law Act 2006. The report was commissioned by the Australian Christian Lobby and you’d expect sneers arising from this to suggest somehow the report may therefore carry less weight but any reasonable consideration must not ignore the expertise Professor Parkinson brings to the subject.
I’ll make the obvious extension to same sex relationships. I have alluded to this in earlier entries, going back some years now, but it needs to be said again. We don’t know yet what the abandonment of traditional nucleus family of a heterosexual relationship, legally married, does to the well being of children and society as a whole. This model for a nucleus family is being abandoned principally to accommodate individuals who prefer to decide for themselves what is – or feels – right. That appears to be no different to what Eve and then Adam did in the Garden of Eden. It’s the age-old issue of rebellion against God and putting ourselves up as gods instead. Some call that sin.
- Falling marriage rates hurting children: report (theage.com.au)
- Can the foreign same-sex partner of an Australian citizen receive legal permission to live in Australia (wiki.answers.com)
- Labor Day Report: The Highest Paying Jobs With The Most Time Off (taxprof.typepad.com)
- Gay Marriage: GetUp vs. Australian Christian Lobby (intentious.com)
- Stable families, stable society. It’s that simple. (thepunch.com.au)
- Christians want marriage equality, (queeringthechurch.com)