Oh no! Victoria is doing it again…

How bad does a government have to get before individual MPs wake up and say this is enough? How bad does it have to get before God’s people mobilise and waken the rest of the community to throw such a government out?

Surely the overthrowing of liberty of conscience in the abortion legislation was enough. If we crush conscience and integrity in our society we are risking the collapse of society whether this be financial institutions (look where that has got the whole world) or medicine or business or local government or wherever.

But it’s worse. Prior to the abortion legislation was the introduction of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. Now one would think that this would be a good thing and in line with international rights, but no, in sharp contrast with the Declaration of the Rights of the Child 1959 affirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 (see appendix below) the Victorian bill specifically ruled out any consideration of abortion!

9. Right to life

Every person has the right to life and has the right

not to be arbitrarily deprived of life.

48. Savings provision

Nothing in this Charter affects any law applicable

to abortion or child destruction, whether before or

after the commencement of Part 2.

And now the Victorian Parliament has asked the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee (SARC) to examine the Equal Opportunity Act to see if the ’exceptions’ allowed to certain groups of people under the Act should be altered or removed in light of Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (excerpted from Saltshakers).

Think of the consequences for Churches and Christian schools.

UK seems to be leading the way. See http://www.billmuehlenberg.com/2009/05/21/is-this-the-end-of-christianity-in-england/ Excerpt from this article:

Consider the latest indication of this, as detailed in the Telegraph: “Churches will be banned from turning down gay job applicants on the grounds of their sexuality under new anti-discrimination laws, a Government minister said. Religious groups are to be forced to accept homosexual youth workers,

Christianity is under attack in our Western world as never before. Yes we want and must demand a safe place for our children.


In the Preamble to the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) there are three consecutive paragraphs that relate to the child before as well as after birth:

Whereas the United Nations has, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status,

Whereas the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection,before as well as after birth,

Whereas the need for such special safeguards has been stated in the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child of 1924, andrecognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the statutes of specialized agencies and international organizations concerned with the welfare of children

(emphasis mine)

Lachlan Dunjey 23 May 2009

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