New campaign against redefining marriage launched in ROI

Apr 22, 2015

A new campaign against redefining marriage has been launched by the group “Mothers and Fathers Matter”, ahead of next month’s referendum in Ireland.

During the campaign launch in Dublin, the group asked why the Government doesn’t believe children “deserve the love of a mother and father”.

Chairman of Mothers and Fathers Matter, Professor Ray Kinsella, said that it is important for children to “grow up with the experience, where that’s possible, of their biological parents”. He added: “That’s nature speaking not ideology”.

He said you can “never take children out of the equation”.

Prof Kinsella also said the Irish Government is not respecting the freedom of conscience of politicians who are not being allowed to voice their true opinions on the matter.

Keith Mills, who describes himself as gay, is part of the Mothers and Fathers Matter campaign, and said that Irish people were being asked to vote for a fraud.

He said they are being told there is no distinction between the relationship between two men and the relationship between a man and a woman.

“I don’t believe that is true, I have personal experience of both.”

“With a woman, it is primarily based in having a family and that is not the case primarily for the case of same-sex unions”, he said.

The group also warned that schools would be coerced into teaching about gay marriage.

The Muslim community in Ireland has been urged to vote against redefining marriage in the referendum as it could have serious implications for children and future generations.

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, the imam of Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin, said it will “open the door to new definitions of marriage, which could extend further”.

The Coalition for Marriage has supporters from faith backgrounds and with no faith at all.

We set out similar concerns to those of Mothers and Fathers Matter when we campaigned against redefining marriage in England and Wales. Let’s hope the Irish population votes for true marriage on 22 May.