An outdoor Prayer Vigil in the grounds of Parliament between 6:45 and 8:45 PM this Wednesday evening may give some politicians second thoughts about supporting the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill.
Prayers will be led by the Catholic Archbishop, John Dew, and other Christians.
A spokesperson for “New Zealanders for Marriage” who are organising the event, says the Prayer Vigil will give a united voice for the preservation of traditional marriage between one man and one woman.
“God, in His loving plan for all people, instituted marriage at the beginning by bringing a woman to a man and it is therefore fitting that we recognise that reality by praying to Him at this time”.
“Changing the legal definition and therefore the meaning of the word marriage doesn’t change what it has always been – a unique covenant between a man and a woman” they say. “Opinion polls have shown that an increasing majority of the public do not support this change, and politicians are asserting their opinions over the will of the people in supporting this bill”.
“It is to be hoped that the hundreds who will take part in this united witness prayer vigil starting at 6.45pm will give this message emphatically.”
New Zealanders’ for Marriage is an ad-hoc group who care deeply about marriage and believe that its redefinition, to include people of the same sex, will dilute its God given meaning with negative effects for present and future generations.