Beware the Global Force Behind Same-sex Marriage

Marriage-Alliance-SSM-Global.jpgThe push for “marriage equality” is hardly a movement by the masses – it is a select few manipulating many. This is how it is in Australia – and this is how it is all over the world. 

To understand the forces we are up against here in Australia, it is important to look at the pro-same-sex marriage lobby’s strategies and actions in other countries. Without a doubt, the movement to redefine marriage is not a “unification” of grassroots groups – it is a global movement, funded and backed by powerful individuals who seek to use the cover of the LGBTI lobby control the aspects of society that enable freedom and stability to all citizens.

In the United States, one such powerful individual’s influence in the national movement to redefine marriage was highlighted in Rolling Stone. Meet Tim Gill, the multimillionaire who believes that it is “wrong” to allow any exceptions for religious beliefs, and who endorses punishing those who disagree with “homosexuality”:

Gill, a software programmer who made a fortune in the 1990s, is not a household name – and that's by design. The 63-year-old Coloradan rarely gives interviews and describes himself as pathologically anti-social and ill at ease with publicity. In the past three decades, Gill has methodically, often stealthily, poured $422 million of his fortune into the cause of equal rights for the LGBTQ community – more than any other person in America. Within the movement, he is praised as a visionary, a computer-nerd-turned-brilliant-strategist, the megadonor who coalesced a movement around the fight for marriage equality and then pushed onward to victory.

Gill's fingerprints are on nearly every major victory in the march to marriage, from the 2003 Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health case, which made Massachusetts the first state to allow same-sex marriage, to the Supreme Court's Obergefell v. Hodges decision two decades later that legalized it in all 50. "Without a doubt," says Mary Bonauto, the attorney who argued the Obergefell case, "we would not be where we are without Tim Gill and the Gill Foundation."

Statements like these solidify that the LGBTI lobby is NOT a mass movement uniting the country – it is a movement created by a wealthy few whose supporters have exaggerated its support to turn it into a “mass-societal” issue.

Gill’s work to redefine marriage in the US was successful, culminating in the erroneous decision in the Obergefell vs. Hodges case. However, he was not satisfied. Forcefully redefining marriage was not enough for the LGBTI lobby, they wanted more. As Gill himself broadcasted: "We're going to punish the wicked."

Marriage-Alliance-Australia-Wicked.jpgWho are the “wicked”? They are those who believe that marriage can only take place between a man and a woman. In other words, Gill considers anyone who doesn’t fully agree with the LGBTI lobby’s beliefs as wicked.

The push for basic civil rights, Gill says, marks a return to the roots of the LGBTQ movement. "We have been fighting for [nondiscrimination] since the Sixties," he says. "It's the religious right that decided to make marriage an issue. They worked tirelessly on it for decades and they lost."

Gill is wrong: it was not the “religious right” who made marriage an issue. People of faith, like everyone affected by the redefinition of marriage, just want to be allowed to live THEIR lives without their rights being denied.

But Gill’s new campaign is about actively seeking out destruction for those who want to live and operate their businesses in accordance with their own beliefs:

More broadly, for Gill and his allies, nondiscrimination is the new front of the movement: a campaign that pits LGBTQ advocates against a religious right that responded to marriage equality by redoubling its efforts. The election of Donald Trump … has only emboldened those looking to erase the gains of the past decade. Gill refuses to go on the defense. "We're going into the hardest states in the country," he says. "We're going to punish the wicked."

If the same-sex marriage campaign was only about redefining marriage, Gill and his supporters would have retired after the Obergefell decision.  But redefining marriage is only part of the story. By shifting their focus from “marriage redefinition” to discrimination, they show their real intent: to use whatever means possible, including anti-discrimination laws, to coerce every person to comply with the LGBTI agenda. The heart of Gill’s movement is not same-sex marriage, nor is it even about protecting LGBTI communities: it is about control. It is a relentless, dangerous movement which threatens not just the US, but the world.

Marriage Alliance Spokeswoman Sophie York emphasised that Gill’s actions are a warning to Australia. We underestimate the backers and proponents of the LGBTI lobby at our peril:

His [Gill’s] blatant personal agenda to reshape, redesign, and restructure how Americans view LGBTQ is anything but a grassroots movement. His vast network, and expansive staff, is more like an international conglomerate! He has openly declared he will spend every last dollar in pursuit of full “equality” before he dies.

His personal crusade is a strong reminder of two key facts:

the push to redefine marriage is not a grassroots movement – it is funded by a wealthy few seeking to reshape society according to their own ideologies; and

Proponents of same-sex marriage will not stop their campaign for change once marriage is redefined; they will weaponise anti-discrimination laws to force everyone into compliance.

Sophie drives home the point that here in Australia, we are not up against a force unique to Australia. We have a massive, connected, worldwide coalition working against us, and they couldn’t care less about any of the rights of Australian citizens.

The shear enormity of his effort is a stark reminder that we are in a David and Goliath fight. We are facing a massive global movement that has money to burn, the dedication to fight the battle until they die, and an extensive global network of well-funded lobbyists that will stop at nothing until they get their way.

The battle to protect marriage is crucial. If marriage is redefined, the bullies and manipulators will not cease – they will make their demands even more extreme. We cannot relent. Much more than marriage is at stake. Everywhere that defies the LGBTI lobby is a battle won in the global war of marriage. What happens here in Australia doesn’t just affect us – it affects the world. 

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