Yes, it does make many references to slavery. All in the negative. God used Moses to get the Israelites OUT of slavery. The message doesn't get much bigger and more obvious than that.
Or a New Testament quote:
1 Timothy 1:8-11 if you would like to read it yourself.We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrinethat conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.
Again, I have no idea how Rudd came to that conclusion other than to think that he was using an episode of West Wing to base his position on. Very sad if that is the case.
The Liberal Party has made it clear it has no intention of changing the legal definition of marriage at this point. This could be because it's simply not a priority for them right now and they may get around to it in the future, it could be because it's something they're opposed to.
Were gay marriage already in place and they proposed changing it back, then it would be fair to say they were "anti".
I've puzzled over this for a while, so I may as well ask the question; what rights do you gain from being legally married? My understanding is that you basically have the same rights whether you are in a defacto relationship or a registered marriage. I also think (but I may be wrong) that same sex couples defacto relationships are legally recognised. So what is the benefit of actually signing the bit of paper? I always thought marriage really only made sense on religious grounds, not legal grounds.
Regarding slavery, you may find this link interesting.
My understanding is that some things, like accessing the family law court, require you to be a defacto for a minimum of two years- not the case for people who are married.
By your logic, no one but the religious should get married??
I'm not sure when the word 'homosexuality' first appeared in the Bible, I might look into that, but I don't see the relevance to Rudd's interpretation of slavery.
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