Who would Jesus marry?
If Family First and Friends want to use history to justify not redefining marriage, will they be calling for wives to be re-included in the chattels?
Christians claiming to have invented marriage are like American's claiming to have invented democracy. Christianity didn't 'invent' marriage so Family First and the rest of the God squad are going to need to come up with a new justification for their homophobia.
I'm pretty sure Jesus would've married any couple, regardless of gender, as long as they loved each other.
Jesus said the word love 51 times in the Bible. There is no record of him saying 'fag' or 'queer' or 'discriminate against the homosexuals', indeed there are some who point to the Bible itself for proof that Jesus healed a gay man, Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10.
Shouldn't the silly folk with their silly ideas about their silly version of what someone else said be a wee bit quiet now? We've been terribly patient for a very long time on this front and it's time to move on.
PS, the Earth is not 6000 years old by the way.
We need to debate why homophobic bigotry is allowed to continue within marriage and adoption, and we need to challenge it.
As a progressive society this discriminatory blot on our law books is a dishonor we should all feel proud to remove. By expanding the franchise of official recognition of the value of gay and lesbian relationships via marriage, we enrich all our relationships.
Family First have a way of making the word family as un-inclusive as possible, it's time to move our country beyond that narrow view of whanau.