Written By: Errol Naidoo
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The Department of Home Affairs in partnership with sexual rights groups and the UN agency, UNICEF has launched the process of developing a new marriage policy in South Africa to create a “harmonised system of marriage” to promote “equality, human dignity and non-discrimination in marriage legislation.” The proposed policy changes will be submitted to Cabinet in March 2021.
Currently South Africa has three Marriage Acts, the Marriage Act 25 of 1961 for monogamous heterosexual marriages, Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 for heterosexual polygamous marriages and the more recent Civil Union Act 17 of 2006 that regulates partnerships between same-sex and opposite sex unions.
Government plans to create a ‘single Marriage Act’ that will regulate all marriages thereby abolishing the Biblical ideal of monogamous heterosexual marriage. In 2006, homosexual activists lobbied for the amendment of the Marriage Act of 1961 to accommodate “other forms of marriage.” They argued all marriages whether same-sex or opposite sex is legitimate – thereby negating the need for a separate “marriage act” for homosexuals.
However, I was part of the Church leadership delegation that met with then Home Affairs Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula in 2006 to defend the Biblical definition of marriage and the Marriage Act of 1961 that regulates it. Government eventually enacted the Civil Union Act in December 2006 to regulate same-sex and opposite sex unions and exempt religious marriage officers from officiating Civil Unions.
It appears the relentless pressure from both global (UN) and local sexual rights groups is paying off. A single ‘Marriage Act’ that regulates “all forms of marriage” will effectively abolish the Biblical ideal of marriage – which was always the agenda of sexual rights radicals!
Government’s agenda is clear, if marriage can be redefined to mean anything – it eventually will become nothing!
Monogamous heterosexual marriage is the most ancient and venerable of human institutions. Marriage between a man and woman served as the cornerstone institution of countless flourishing societies for millennia. It is the glue that holds societies together for the good of all.
If the South African government surrenders the Biblically defined institution of marriage to the whims of sexual rights radicals, they will sow the seeds of their own and the nations destruction. No society can survive the redefining and altering of foundational institutions like marriage and the family.
To be sure, the creation of a single ‘Marriage Act’ in South Africa has nothing to do with equality, human dignity and non-discrimination. Marriage between a man and woman existed for thousands of years and is recognised as a bedrock institution in every culture in the world. The sole purpose of this insane act is to legitimise counterfeit marriage.
According to the statement from Home Affairs, the Department already met with pro-homosexual groups like the Human Rights and Gender Equality Commissions among others and will meet with religious leaders on 26 Sept and other social groups in October 2019.
The grim reality is, if the Christian Church loses the battle on a foundational institution like marriage, it will undermine the very purpose for its existence. Marriage existed before the Church. It is one of the pillars of the Church. If Biblical marriage falls – so will everything else.
Date published: 02/09/2019
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