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You can vote No with love: Alice priest
@ Bruce: “Then there is the situation that the LGBTIQ community now desires access to an institution (marriage) that it has denigrated over several decades.”
Can you please explain this quote?


You can vote No with love: Alice priest
What about those M/F couples who get married and have no intention of having children?
I know of several couples with this view. Bang goes the procreation theory.
And I’m afraid many religions have bent the rules to suit themselves. Child abuse covered up but unwed couples who are having / had children outside of marriage are shunned by the their employer, the Catholic Church. My daughter is a classic example.
She has raised two beautiful children with her partner, but not married and was made to feel like an outcast at the Catholic School where she worked.
No goodbye and good luck when she went on maternity leave, no nothing.
My other daughter is gay and has been in a loving stable relationship with a lovely girl who has three children, one boy and two girls. No stress levels there.
And when my daughter came out as gay she was 17 and had lived with this knowledge for three years but did not want to burden me with her “problem” while I was going through a marriage break up.
Her coming out was like this: Mum and Dad I’ve got three things to tell you. UH-OH, she’s pregnant, in trouble with the police or owes someone money were my thoughts.
Firstly she said, I’ve had my hip pierced. Yuk I said.
Secondly, when I go out drinking at the pub (hang on you are only 17, but to think about it I did the same) I also smoke. Hmmm.
Thirdly my friend Tash is also my partner. By this time she was crying and wanted a hug. This I duly gave her and said I have one thing to say to you. What, she said, trembling and crying? Give up the smokes I said. No pain, no discarding of her, no telling her she was bad and what had we done wrong.
I love her as much today as then and her father does too.
Sorry, Father, but you can’t have it both ways. God’s love is inclusive not exclusive. Desmond Tutu once said that if God was homophobic he would prefer the other place and I totally agree with him.


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Master plan for town, reconciliation plan for Australia Day
Surely both flags at Anzac Hill are most worthy of being flown.
The NT flag represents IMHO, those who fought for their country and are still serving in conflicts overseas and the Australian flag is a reminder of this great land of ours and each state and territory who had people serving in the various forces.
I wonder if the other other states and territory do the same thing? Keep them both flying proudly over this town.


Alcohol services cuts undermine BDR: Higgins
I find it ludricrous that one can only buy fortified wines (sherry, port) or cask wine and only one of after 6pm.
Most sales are for the rums, bourbons, beers, vodkas, all of which you can buy in copious amounts.
The BDR or POSI IMHO does not or will not stop others from buying for their family or friends.


From Standley Chasm take the staircase to heaven
Most locals (according to one political party) work!
Maybe on stations but not in Alice.
If transients and other who immigrated here did not provide the customer service this town would die.


It’s not just another inquiry: Royal Commissioners
No Caucasian kids roaming through the camping grounds and stealing.
Other kids taking off shoes and sneaking around campers, stealing everything but food Mr Dodson. Also older people doing exactly the same thing every night.
These people are not hungry Mr Dodson, they are just thieves and criminals who have no respect for either themselves or those who pay taxes to keep them.


They must be joking!
Just a FYI from the Peter McLisky website:-

“The laser-cut rabbits that grabbed our attention come in either a rusted finish or can be powder coated and are available in either 600mm [2 feet] or 3 meters [10 feet] tall. They come with either a rectangular base or a solid “shadow” and prices range between AU$180 and AU$3,400.”

One wonders what the cost was to the NT Government for this sculpture. Surely something with an indigeneous theme or a combination of indigeneous and non-indigenous Alice Springs/Central Australian culture would have been more appropriate IMHO.


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