Wise words from Lucy Wicks MP, federal member for Robertson NSW. She points out that, as an ideal, we should keep marriage as a structure that gives children both a mother and father.... That is exactly what marriage does. And that is exactly what 'same-sex marriage' prevents. Why does such a common-sense statement now sound so...Read more
THE BOOK THE PRINTER BANNED IS NOW A ‘BEST-SELLER’!
As we reach one month since the launch of Dr David van Gend's book, STEALING FROM A CHILD: THE INJUSTICE OF 'MARRIAGE EQUALITY', we have reached 5,000 sales. That makes the book a 'best seller', of sorts - despite the ideological ban by the printer, and the 'silent treatment' by major media. Thank you everyone...Read more
Same-Sex Marriage ‘Opinion Poll’ Affects Everyone
Mr Shorten asks, "“Why should gay people in Australia have to go through a lawmaking process that nobody else does? Why do their relationships have an opinion poll?” Answer: "It's not just about gay people, Mr Alternative PM. Same-sex relationships already have exactly the same legal status and benefits in Australian law as any other couple,...Read more
PLEBISCITE GONE? THE MARRIAGE CAMPAIGN DOES NOT MISS A BEAT.
The president of the Australian Marriage Forum, Dr David van Gend, commented on Labor's blocking of the people's vote on marriage. He made clear that the national campaign for winning Australian hearts and minds and keeping the Coalition government faithful on marriage, will not slow down even for a day. He said, at the Canberra launch...Read more
‘Stealing From a Child’ – Radio interviews worth a listen
Lyle Shelton & David van Gend - on the state of the marriage debate, and the book tour: "This book is a tour de force. For anyone who's confused about this issue, David has marshalled all the arguments in a sensitive, compassionate but clear way... You've done a great service, David, in producing this book". Lyle Shelton,...Read more
Senator Eric Abetz on Same-Sex Marriage
A gentleman and a warrior for our cause: Senator Eric Abetz has read the book, and tells us what he thinks of it at the Hobart launch, Tuesday night. Here's the last couple of minutes: Click Here to watch it for yourselfRead more
Address to the Launch of Stealing from a Child – the...
MEDIA RELEASE: Time to stop treating LGBT citizens as emotional invalids
“Why do mental health professionals like Professor Patrick McGorry (SMH 4/10) keep telling LGBT people that that are emotional basket cases? That they are so weak that they cannot possibly play their role as citizens in the plebiscite debate?“ asked Dr David van Gend, a GP and President of the Australian Marriage Forum. “That is an...Read more