Referred to as a battle of David and Goliath, the same-sex marriage ‘No’ vote campaigners have long argued that the fight for what they believe in is comparable to that of the religious story where David is set against warrior Goliath.
Served a dose of reality from City of Sydney councillor Christine Forster, ’No’ campaigner, Liberal Party Vice President Karina Okotel, was left speechless during an appearance on ABC Radio National’s Breakfast program.
In particular Okotel’s argument of that by allowing same-sex marriage would see unwanted changes to the education system, freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
“Since 1961 when our marriage act was drafted, it’s been amended twenty times, one of those changes for instance related to divorce laws,” Forster explained. “When we changed the law in Australia to allow divorce that didn’t, for one second, stop the Christian churches, for instance, teaching in their schools that marriage is between a man and a woman… This situation will be exactly the same, it will not impact the church teaching their beliefs.”.
Listen to the full conversation here.