MESSAGE to voters from Ewan McDonald, Australian Christians candidate for Bendigo:
I AM a farmer from Northern Victoria, married with four young children.
I have a diverse range of interests and have been active in politics for over 25 years. I began my political involvement in the National Party and was a member of the management committee of the Vic Nationals during the term of the Kennett government. Since leaving the Nationals, I have been active in the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) having nominated four times at both state and federal elections, including as the party's lead Victorian Senate candidate in the 2007 federal election. I am standing this time under the CDP's new name “Australian Christians” (AC).
My candidature at this election is motivated by a desire to address the issues that most other parties are too cowardly or politically-correct to tackle, specifically, the abortion holocaust; radical secularism; radical Islam; and homosexual activism.
My top priority for this election is to highlight the dangers of changing the definition of marriage to accommodate homosexual relationships. To that end I have written a document entitled “Top 10 reasons why homosexual 'marriage' is a bad idea.” (Available on request.)
What concerns me most about this campaign, is that the two major parties have shifted ground on marriage. At the 2010 federal election both Labor and Liberal clearly stood in support of traditional marriage. However, at this election not only is Kevin Rudd and Labor actively campaigning to redefine marriage, but even the Liberal Party is now only offering token and qualified support for marriage.
By nominating at this election, I offer the electors of Bendigo division an alternative to the apathy of the major parties to defend the foundational institution of marriage.