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.

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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.

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Date published: 02/09/2019

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  1. Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases to be, for the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. Psalm 12:1
    The wicked strut about on every side when vileness is exalted among the sons of men. Psalm 12:8
    If the foundations ate destroyed, What can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3
    We must oppose this move in parliament and not allow the foundations to be destroyed.

  2. Goverment in SA dont know what they are doing to children …You are created hell on earth for children…YOU CONNOT ALLOW THIS .

  3. The good news is that no act may be passed by the legislature without proper consultation/involvement of the public. I cannot see that the government will get past that hurdle. There will be a massive resistance from the public to implement this legislation. In the past, when the legislature passed acts without proper public involvement the legislation was declared invalid.

  4. Welcome to the End times ! The Bible says this will happen before the 2 nd coming of Jesus Christ ! But no the Doctrine of Demons called Kingdom Now does not want to hear this ! Because they are working on a Kingdom of God on Earth by working towards capturing the 7 mountains / spheres of society with the other false doctrine called the NAR Movement

  5. Why did so few Christians of SA not voted for the ACDP? Now you have both the ANC and the DA in a position to push for this.

  6. When they have any number of other names to call their unions, why do they have to insist on using the word ” marriage?” Much like children always wanting what someone else has, unable to create anything worthwhile.
    It’s an attack of evil, nothing else.

  7. Old Testament (biblical) marriage was not always between one man and one woman. It was often between one man and several woman.

  8. The attack on marriage, the declaration by ConCourt that spanking is unconstitutional, .. And then everyone, even in Parlement, is up in arms about the brutal disrespect and violence against woman. What do they expect ?
    I was about 10 years old, working with my dad and a farm worker, a black man in his forties (Johannes), on my dad’s farm close to Carolina, and I shouted at this man. The next moment I was on my back, slapped against the head by my father. He loved me so much, that he found it extremely important to teach me to always be respectful to others, especially older people!
    There was only one other situation like that, at 17 I spoke disrespectful to my mother, Bam!
    Today at 56 I praise God for a father that loeved me!!
    Petrus du Toit

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