Andrew Bolt: A gay campaigner warns: he comes to destroy marriage, not embrace it

Yesterday I challenged same-sex marriage supporters to show that the marriage tradition would be safe in their hands – and its most fundamental aspects defended.

One day later and Simon Copland, columnist for the Sydney Star Observer and former ACT convenor for the Greens, suggests my hope is misplaced:

Yet, as equality for lesbians and gays looks closer than ever, the real fight over marriage is only just about to begin.

Andrew Bolt’s conversion to a same-sex marriage supporter [not actually true] this week came with a very important caveat. As gays and lesbians enter into the marriage fold, Bolt called on them to to do everything they can to ‘defend the institution as we conservatives tried.’

What does Bolt mean? … Bolt’s first argument is that gays and lesbians need to do everything they can to ensure marriage continues to “protect children.” Ironic from a man whose movement has actively argued that same-sex couple are disastrous for children.

But what does that actually mean? In reality it means upholding the economic traditions of marriage, which have historically oppressed women… Marriage is seen as a contract — women trade access to the resources and protection they require for the promise of fidelity. Hence the continued economic oppression of women in our society…


h/t Marvin

  • DMB

    Gays and lesbians need to do everything they can to ensure marriage continues to “protect children.” LOL! Tell that to Kathleen Wynne when she was having an extra marital affair with her now ex husband Phil Cowperthwaite with her now “partner” Jane Rounthwaite, forcing her husband to live in the basement and psychologically traumatizing her son Chris Cowperthwaite to the point were he admits it turned him gay.

  • ontario john

    Leftists and homosexuals have a hard time with the words logic or contradiction. They decry the abuse by homosexual priests in the Catholic Church but want more rights for homosexuals in the church. There have been many cases of homosexuals abusing boys in the Boy Scout movement but they want the right for homosexuals to be in the movement.

  • Hey, remember when people said that gay marriage was not a threat?

  • canminuteman

    Economic oppression of who exactly? I make money, my wife and children spend it as I am responsible for their welfare. To me it looks like the economic oppression of men, not women. How exactly are women economically oppressed in this scenario?

  • Minicapt

    Marriage is to become an extended parade by the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence”.


  • Brett_McS

    It would be hard to find a culture less interested in monogamous life-long unions than the gay one.

  • Alain

    I am rather surprised that anyone is just now discovering that the cultural marxist goal has always been the total destruction of the traditional family unit, starting with marriage of one man and one woman plus children. The traditional family unit has been under attack by all stripes of cultural marxists since the 60s, because it facilitates the brain washing of everyone, starting with the youngest child. I also maintain that the first attack on traditional marriage and the beginning of its destruction was the granting the same status to shacking-up. The homosexual radicals were the second phase of attack. State day care is another one, and it isn’t over.

  • Liberal Progressive

    People have the right to marry as many people or whatever as they like. It is only the government and Judeo-Christian lobbying that has taken that away.