The anti-marriage equality National Marriage Coalition (NMC) will hold a rally in Sydney on the same day that the ALP National Conference will debate the issue.
On December 3, NMC, which is made up of the Australian Christian Lobby, the Australian Family Association and the Dads4Kids Fatherhood Foundation will gather in Martin Place to hear from speakers including unnamed politicians from both major parties.
Writing about the rally on his Heal Our Land website, rally organiser and failed Christian Democrats candidate for Sydney, Peter Madden called same-sex marriage legislation “dangerous.”
“Homosexual marriage [is] blatant defilement of all that Australian families hold dear,” Madden wrote.
“Should same-sex marriage legislation be passed in Federal Parliament, you would lose your rights to determine what your children will be taught in school.”
“In other nations where same sex marriage has been passed into law children are now taught homosexual sex education from as young as kindergarten.”
“If we don’t make a stand now and fight to protect our children and our grandchildren from the forces that seek to destroy them, then we will lose them to perversion, despair, AIDS and ultimately hellfire.”
However when confronted about his claims by the Star Observer, Madden admitted that no kindergarten aged child had been taught about same-sex intercourse where same-sex marriage has been legalised – merely that same-sex relationships existed.
“Children are not educated about the act of sodomy in places where homosexual marriage has been passed until later in their schooling,” he told the Star Observer.
Madden also admitted that parents in Australia did not have a direct say in what their children were taught other than through the democratic process.
Madden promised that Stand for Marriage Rally protesters would keep their distance from pro-marriage equality advocates gathering in the city on the same day.
“This rally is not an ‘anti homosexual’ rally, nor is it about hate speech and … we are not looking for confrontation with homosexuals,” Madden said.
“We are aware that there is a rally and march supporting same sex marriage … We will not be moving to disrupt this.”
Madden held a similar protest (pictured) in Martin Place against the Sydney Mardi Gras in March this year which drew a crowd of less than a hundred people.
Thousands of marriage equality supporters will be gathering in Hyde Park North on December 3 from midday to march to the ALP National Conference in Darling Harbour to rally until 3pm.