Media Musings Blog Archive Kevin Kevin Got a Brand New Bag This week, Kevin Rudd he had changed his position on same sex marriage in a lengthy blog post on Monday night, drew on Shakespeare to illustrate his sincerity: thine own self be true.
Rudd claims that his newfound stance was the result of a journey encouraging to hear another strong public voice speaking out in favour of marriage equality. Speaking at a press conference in Brisbane, Mr Rudd reminded the Australian public that a second parliamentary conscience vote on the matter is merely two weeks away. Rudd is now on the record as suggesting that Australia adopt separate definitions of for church and state. The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) had a strong, harsh response to the words of Kevin Rudd; stating that his new stance will create another generation Christian Lobby Managing Director Lyle Shelton said Kevin Rudd's overnight change of mind on redefining marriage ignored the consequence of robbing children of their biological identity through same sex surrogacy and other assisted reproductive technologies." The issue of same sex marriage is hugely complicated and has much to be considered on ethical grounds, and if you are considering the issue; Rudd article wouldn be a bad place to start. His belief, is that in a democratic society, there should be a separation between church and state. Rudd 2000 word blog post can be found here. 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