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Comment on Comic take on clash of cultures by Michael L.

Does the Alice Springs News have a role? If not, what a tragedy!

Recent Comments by Michael L

You can vote No with love: Alice priest
Laws are created to regulate what people are already doing.
Thousands of same-sex couples already exist.
Marriage simply gives those couples the security of having a single document that confirms the legal status of their existing relationship, in any state or country.
Thus, marriage is about people being equal before the law.
Equality is a fundamental concept in our legal system, and a basic tenet of international human rights.
We should not have a plebiscite to confirm a human right! It only serves to expose the bigotry of some people and religions.
In our world today, we need to learn more ways to work together!

You can vote No with love: Alice priest
People value their personal freedom and don’t like someone telling them how to vote, but voting No reduces others’ personal freedom.
Our society needs more ways to bring people together, and marriage is a wonderful institution for that purpose.

You can vote No with love: Alice priest
I am sad that you believe celibate priests like you are not “ideal building blocks of society” just because you do not choose a wife and children.
That is not true in this town! An ideal building block of Alice Springs society is acceptance of sexual differences – including yours.
We would never discriminate against you just because you do not procreate!
Alice Springs supports your choice to make a lifelong commitment to love through celibacy. In turn, you should support other people’s desires make their own lifelong commitment to love through marriage.
We need as many ways as possible for people to make lifelong commitments to love, because it brings people together and builds a stronger Alice Springs.
It is the will of our loving God for us all to vote YES.

Surprising conservative on council: Jacinta Price
John, thanks for clarifying, and for raising a key question relevant to Council diversity.
You say: “I think most of us have found that human nature has common traits and behavioural patterns in all groups, whether male or female, regardless of gender, colour, age or political leanings.”
Recent research (e.g. Everett 2016 Dark Matter of the Mind) has found that such innate “human nature” does not exist. Our only nature is the freedom to adapt to our environmental and our cultural contexts.
Alice Springs has so many different contexts, that more diverse “traits and behaviour patterns” on the Council may be our town’s best survival strategy!

Surprising conservative on council: Jacinta Price
I am quite impressed how John Bell’s patronising judgements so effectively validated Kieran’s comment. Blind, indeed! I hope Jacinta can see more clearly.

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