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MICHAEL McCORMACK, POLITICIAN: learning the art of compromise in a hurry

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Celebrities, Ethics, Family, History, Politics

Michael McCormack, new Nationals Party Leader — back in 1993 while editor of the Wagga Wagga Advertiser – wrote blaming homosexuality for AIDS and calling homosexual acts “sordid behaviour”.
Complaints made to the Australian Press Council were not upheld.
Mr McCormack subsequently wrote another editorial apologising for the first one.
He has, in fact, apologised repeatedly.
In 2017, he said he has “grown and learnt not only to tolerate, but to accept all people regardless of their sexual orientation….”
In parliament he recently voted Yes for same-sex marriage.
For the rest of his career, won’t this man be blackmailed into reciting his back-down over and over?
Poor Mr McCormack – hardly a day in the job, already a lame duck – puppet-like leader of the leftovers of the remains of a values-free ex-party.

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BROAD VS. JOYCE: a question of character?

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Celebrities, Ethics, Family, Politics

Mr Andrew Broad MP has called on Barnaby Joyce to “bench himself”.
Because “when character is lost, all is lost” (he was quoting Billy Graham)
Everyone knows there are many adulterous characters in our parliaments.
In what way is Mr Joyce different?
Well he could have had the baby quietly killed (aborted) a few months ago, but he didn’t….
Let’s admire him for that — not for everything has done, but for having the character to get that supremely important decision right.
What about Mr Broad’s “character”?
After months and years of posturing as a defender of Traditional marriage, he voted Yes in parliament for the same-sex bill.
He recently (re-)tweeted that he himself should be National Party leader.
But does he have the necessary character?


YOUNG HOPEFUL, YOUNG MUM, SURPRISED DAD: pray to God that all will turn out fairly happy.

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Celebrities, Common Sense, Family, Lifestyle, Politics

Australia’s most newsworthy unborn baby is having consequences in both private lives and in the political sphere.
Both good news and bad news.
The best news is that the child wasn’t aborted — a huge plus.
Dare we hope the mum will now decide to be a full-time mum?
Forget the job for a while.
Concentrate on feeding, cuddles etc.
Nobody is ever quite indispensable in the world of politics.
To this new citizen, his or her mum is absolutely indispensable.
Let’s wish this new mother all the best in the great responsibility and privilege that life has dropped in her lap.



by Arnold Jago in Celebrities, Entertainment, Jesus, Music

The other day, at the 60th Grammy awards in New York, Brooke Fraser received a Grammy for her now-famous song “What a Beautiful Name”.
It’s popular all right – having so far had 115,124,286 Youtube views.
Interestingly, Fraser has two separate careers on the go.
Calling herself by her married name, Brooke Ligertwood, she does “Christian” music.
But also stage performances and folk-pop-electronic albums — including “Brutal Romantic” — as Brooke Fraser.
With all this apparent worldly success, questions can’t help arising.
Like who is who is putting in — and who is scooping off — the big money involved?
Is this lady genuinely a Christian or not?
Well I don’t know. And neither you nor I are probably ever going to know.
Lots of her lyrics come more or less straight from the Bible.
Surely that can’t be bad.
Best perhaps to give her the benefit of whatever misgivings one may have.



by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Beauty, Celebrities, Death, Education, Family, Health, Lifestyle, Youth

Australian children are being increasingly exposed to indoctrination.
Learning how gender is something fluid — not necessarily one of two kinds.
And how having two “parents” of the same sex is normal.
And how the key to a person’s identity what sex-related practice turns him/her on.
And how whatever turns you on is your “right” — so long as we pretend nobody else is getting hurt.
So adultery, fornication, casual sex, lust etc. are all OK now.
Since Biblical times, and before that, they were considered bad and perverse.
Perhaps it’s time we took them seriously again.
Let’s teach children that other people aren’t there just to gratify them.
First, of course, we’d have to ourselves stop thinking and acting badly.
Perhaps we don’t feel like making that change.
So maybe forget all about it.
If we do, stand by and watch youth suicides, adult suicides, sexually-transmitted diseases and a few other things keep increasing.


AUSTRALIA DAY, JANUARY 26: Pat Cash wants it changed. Do you?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Celebrities, History, Justice, Lifestyle, Multiculturalism

Pat Cash doesn’t want to observe Australia Day on January 26.
He’s upset about on-going poverty in many Aboriginal communities.
Yes, white people have treated Aborigines badly at times.
Mostly we’re not actively hostile — just unsure how to do better in our inter-racial relationships.
Mostly we can’t see how changing the Australia Day date would help.
Since time began, every country has experienced population inter-minglings which modified and devastated the old ways.
A land like Australia was never going to stay hunter-gatherer land.
That being so, the best we can do now is to express mutual respect and — where appropriate — mutual forgiveness.
Mr. Cash’s involvement in a charity working with aboriginal communities sounds great.
Maybe more of us should do the same, finding ways to do good things together.
One very good thing being to let bygones be bygones — and celebrate Australia Day as one.