Over the past few years there have been those in spits and spats who have exercised their Australian democratic right of free speech to offer various forms of “hate speech” over ANZAC.
Not only has this been in bad taste and bought much public condemnation, there is no legal recourse for anyone to challenge such ‘hate speech’.
There are innumerable discrimination rulings against those as deemed to offer ‘Hate Speech” against religious figures and ideas, but it seems that such does not relate to the national heartache that ANZAC brings to the nation.
Say anything you like against the ideas of ANZAC - plenty of free kicks - reject the national sacrifices, spread it wide and loud supported by a willing media who have nothing else to writer about ….. but one peep against another religion by a Christian, and down pours the criticism and horror.
But “Hate Speech” against ANZAC is announced in capital letters in the media, given high status, it is heralded as free speech and whatever else constitutes such horrors,
The classic defence is that this is why our military sacrificed their very lives in these wars – why – to ensure freedom of speech was sacred.
The quiet Australians shake their collective heads at such Hate Speech against ANZAC and all that it entails as a national icon and sacred expression of thought and ministry.
Mateship is such a powerful symbol of Australian culture - you don’t leave your mate - one protects one’s mates. - yet the Hate Speech uttered by those whom despise ANZAC spitting in the face of such present mateship strength of national character – is given every joy and freedom of utterance.
Christians in Australia, have been hit again and again by exercising their free speech with the courts and tribunals jumping down their throats.
Christians are under the thumb. There are so many articles written of this, giving chapter and verse. Christians in Australia are under persecution in so many ways.
My heart cries out for Australia.
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 44 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
- 2019 - The Gutenberg - (ARPA Christian Media premier award)
Gutenberg video - 2min 14sec
Married to Delma for 44 years with 4 children and 5 grand children