Interview: ‘Redefining marriage led to social breakdown’

Sep 23, 2023

Over five years on from the introduction of same-sex marriage legislation in Australia, Michelle Pearse offers a compelling portrayal of its far-reaching and adverse societal repercussions. She underscores a concerning “societal breakdown” and heightened restrictions on freedom of speech – developments she finds really “disturbing”. Listen to my full discussion with the CEO of the Australian Christian Lobby here.

Michelle observes profound societal changes when you “undermine gender”. The repercussions become deeply unsettling, she says, when family, the “cornerstone of society”, is effectively removed.

Among the changes, “men imposing on … women’s spaces” stands out, as does a “real agenda to sexualise our children earlier and earlier”. The result, she says, is that “it’s children who suffer”.

In the face of “attacks on … free speech” on these issues, Michelle’s message is one of resilience. “We can’t be silent”, she declares. As she eloquently states, “you absolutely have to be honest with what you believe for the sake of your own integrity”.

At C4M, we champion man-woman marriage, drawing from extensive international research that highlights its role in fostering an optimal environment for the next generation. We oppose any laws that attempt to erode or stifle the truth about real marriage.