Good News: Just last month faithful AFF supporter Robyn Lah decided to “display strength and take action” (Dan 11:32). Her local newsagency in Williamstown Victoria was breaking the law by displaying pornographic magazines to children. She spoke to them and was promptly abused and ridiculed. They told her they have done this for years; she was the only one to ever complain and no one objects to smut being accessible and displayed to children. (Where are the real men in Victoria?) Robyn phoned and asked what to do. I suggested, since the police are paid to enforce the law, she should see them. She did and was promptly ridiculed by the police. She was told there was nothing illegal about the porn magazines and she should, in effect, mind her own business.
Not growing weary in well doing (Gal 6:9) Robyn phoned me again. I suggested she contact Victorian Attorney General Robert Clark. Robert is also a long-time friend and has mentioned us in the official parliamentary record, the Hansard. He provided Robyn with a copy of the Victorian Law which was passed by previous Victorian Attorney General Jan Wade. Mrs Wade met with me routinely and passed our restrictions on porn. Robert Clark, the Attorney General, knows this and, as an MP, he voted for it!
Robyn checked back with the newsagency, saw no change and contacted the Atty Gen again. Mr Clark’s office responded that he was instructing the Victorian Police to investigate and make some additional inspections and changes in other locations as well. When Robyn again checked with her local newsagent she saw the offending magazines moved, covered and warning labels affixed! The law is now enforced and children are now protected, all because Robyn decided to believe God. Surely there are others in Victoria who will want to stop this blatant illegality in their neighbourhoods. Children everywhere should be protected from sexualisation and desensitisation due to exposure to pornographic imagery. We can all do this if only we uphold God’s standard.
US President Teddy Roosevelt said “The problem is not that we put the bar too high and miss it, but that we put the bar too low and achieve it”! Australia seems to have lowered the bar regarding abortion, our most common operation; Islam, with a public official sworn in on the Qur’an and the approval of Islamic clubhouses in our communities; homosexuality, providing a special registry to OK sin; prostitution, only outlawing the purchasers; pornography, sale and display to children and other atrocities that God abhors. Militant defenders of Biblical morality will win the war! We must raise - not lower - our standards and expectations if we want God to show Himself strong on our behalf. Nothing less than Biblical absolutes should be our goal! Many battles must be fought in this ‘winnable war‘, not all battles will be won, but the war will be won if we persevere with His standard and His standard alone.
Along with the above quote, CS Lewis stated, “If we reach for the heavens we get the earth thrown in, reach for the earth and we get neither”. AFF has accomplished the impossible by raising our standard and looking to God’s Word for our guidance. We have chosen to believe God, not those who ridicule our ministry. Establishing the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven (not Sweden) should always be our goal. In working toward this goal our supporters have been magnificent. With your help, we have achieved successes and accomplished so many victories that we are recognised by well respected International Christian ministries, Australian Federal & State Parliaments, Christian & political leaders and world renowned authorities who are active in the fight. Our victories are always well fought but much easier thanks to your steadfast stand with us in this ‘Winnable War’.
We need your help now. We are behind in virtually all of our bills and need to get them paid. We also need to build a ‘war chest’ for the battles ahead. As always we look to God for our support. He has chosen to use His people. If you can possibly help us financially, now would be a good time. I am including our bank account details for you. Bless you for helping us. Please know that we are very grateful and look forward to hearing back from you. Perhaps you know others who would also stand with us?