200,000 march for marriage in Taiwan protesting proposed same-sex ‘marriage’ law

LifeSiteNews.com Life, Family and Culture News by Peter Baklinski - Dec 03, 2013 

TAIPEI, Taiwan, December 2, 2013 ( LifeSiteNews.com) – About  200,000 people marched in front of Taiwan’s Presidential Office on Saturday, according to organizers or the march. The crowd was protesting a proposed law that would allow same-sex couples to ‘marry’ and adopt

“God created human beings as male and female. Only the union of a man and a woman can create the next generation, and the ability to create offspring is an important function of a family,” said 40-year-old Ann Huang, who joined the rally with her friends,  reported  Focus Taiwan.

The protesters, consisting mainly of families with their children, held signs that read “Made by Daddy and Mommy”, “Defend Marriage”, and “Oppose Amendment to Civil Code Article 972”, the current law which holds that marriage is between a man and woman.

The event was organized by The Coalition for the Happiness of Our Next Generation.

“We worry that this alternative family formation idea will confuse children’s concepts on education and sexual identity,”  said Yu Yen-hung, one of the founders of the organization, to  The China Post. “Therefore, we decided to stand up and fight against this bill that will affect the next generation.”

The organization said that any changes to marriage should come from the people by way of a referendum.

But the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights, the group responsible for proposing the same-sex ‘marriage’ amendment in October, says that it does not want the amendment to be put to a referendum since the current law involves the “restriction and denial of basic rights for minorities”.

President of the Control Yuan party, Wang Chien-shien, marched with the protesters, saying that while he has  “respect and support all homosexual people,” he fears that amending the marriage laws will “affect the healthy marriage system and healthy families, which are the foundations of a stable country,” reported  The China Post.

The ruling Kuomintang party (KMT) urged in a Nov. 29 press conference for a postponement in the review of the amendment.

“The KMT do not oppose gays or lesbians and we want to treat them legally and protect their human rights as well. But we need to be more careful when it comes to our traditional virtues that concern our families,” said KMT spokesperson Lin Te-fu,  reported  Want China Times.

Taiwan is the latest in a series of nations and states targeted by gay activists for radical social change despite massive public opposition.

Most recently the Hawaiian legislature rammed through a bill redefining marriage despite an estimated 10,000 people — one of the largest crowds recorded in state politics — sending a  clear message of opposition days before at a rally at the capital of Oahu.

“Rarely has such a huge public opposition to a bill been so blatantly ignored by politicians,”  stated Brian Camenker, President of the pro-family group MassResistance, in reference to the Hawaii situation. “It certainly took enormous arrogance for the politicians to ignore these people.”

In April the French National Assembly — with the backing of President François Hollande’s Socialists — voted to legalize same-sex marriage despite  numerous protests by hundreds of thousands of citizens. In January the government  ignored an estimated one million people demonstrating in Paris against the proposed measures.

The U.K. passed its gay ‘marriage’ law in July under David Cameron’s Conservative Party. The bill was pushed through despite well over  half-a-million petitioners opposing the move and despite dissent over the matter in Cameron own party, what critics called the “ biggest Tory rebellion in modern times”.

A similar story of government pushing same-sex marriage despite massive resistance by the people can be found in  Scotland,  Tasmania,  New Zealand, and  Estonia.


2 Responses to “200,000 march for marriage in Taiwan protesting proposed same-sex ‘marriage’ law”

  1. 1 Ron and Barbara

    Shalom; thanks CTFM for posting the above article by LifeSiteNews.com. and a pleasure to meet and support Ps. Danny recently when he spoke at RUAP in Qld. The above post has left us (putting it into layman’s terms) ‘gobsmacked’ as we read of the demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of protestors against the legalizing of ‘same-sex’ (or more correctly ‘SODOMITE’) “marriage” and the arrogance/ignorance of politicians in pushing through this legislation. The last five (5) chapters of this item list the countries where such demonstrations by the masses have occurred and it has shocked, dismayed and left us in awe of the absolute contempt displayed by the governments concerned. It would appear that the will of the majority of concerned citizens is no longer of any consequence and one wonders just how much further countries and empires in our world will continue to slide toward ultimate collapse and oblivion – because of the sin of homosexuality – before the Return of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, our Lord Jesus Christ.

    In case some readers will be wondering what we mean by the last statement, we append hereunder a link to an item whereby social and cultural acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle certainly contributed to the collapse of many empires of antiquity, including the Canaanite, Persian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Greek, and Roman empires. We would encourage all believers/CTFM supporters to please read the full article below as we believe it’s of vital importance; our country could well be heading in the same direction, unless the Lord intervenes …………… (and we surely pray He does).

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/analysis_baldwin.html

    Hereunder another link to a web page with similar items concerning civilizations which have been affected/destroyed by homosexuality in the past:

    http://www.blueg.com/personal/Results.aspx?q=civilisations+affected+by+homosexuality

    The bottom line: it’s a wake-up call – a real warning for those of us who love God here in this nation of Australia that we need to keep ‘fighting’ (we ARE the ‘resistance’) through spiritual warfare prayer but also in the natural by writing letters/emails, lobbying MPs etc. Recently we savoured a victory through the successful High Court Challenge to the ACT’s Same-Sex Marriage Law, however pressure will now be brought to bear on our MPs and PM so as to change the current political platform of ‘marriage’ as being between one man and one woman and upon which the Liberal/Coalition Government stood and was elected to office in the recent Election. In order to remain faithful to this premise, it should remain Liberal/Coalition Policy, and as such any change to a ‘conscience vote’ by PM Tony Abbott’s Govt. is inappropriate

    Scarey! – this article from LifeSiteNews.com, to say the least! Therefore, it’s back to the front lines and the war zones or as one-time British PM Margaret Thatcher once said, “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it”.

    In this ‘war’ with you – our brothers and sisters in Christ ………………. from Ron and Barbara.

  2. 2 Phil (Sydney)

    Excellent Article Catch the Fire,

    Well done to the courageous Christians in Taiwan.

    The BIG Question for Australian Christians – DO WE REALLY CARE?

    Why can’t we organise a 200,000 strong march in Sydney or Melbourne for Traditional Marriage?
    OR ARE WE TOO SCARED we might be labelled as homophobic.

    Regards and a Happy New Year to all the Catch the Fire church members and supporters.

    Philip B (in Sydney)

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