12 This follows not only the legalization of this abomination in March this year, but also the attempts by the “democratic” government to ban such a referendum on the issue.3
This convincing referendum-result is particularly significant because of the fact that the Slovene people actually rejected a similar bill by a smaller margin just over three years ago. In 2012 the government passed a law that would allow marital rights to sodomites in registered partnerships except for joint adoption, additionally also banning the biblical parental duty of corporal punishment. As with the run-up to this referendum, enough signatures were then also gathered to force a referendum, and the law was overturned via a “no” vote of 54.6%.4 Yet, despite the fact that the Slovene people made their wishes clear back in 2012, the “democratic” government arrogantly took the liberty to legalize “same-sex marriage” and “same-sex adoption” rights in Slovenia in March this year. At the time, the leftist lawmaker Matej Vatovec famously announced: “Today Slovenia is entering the twenty-first century.”5
Following that leftist victory in Slovenia in March, we of course know that the sodomite “liberation” movement only gained even more momentum throughout 2015, as Ireland famously in May became the first country to approve this abomination by referendum, which was followed by the Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June. Yet it seems that God sometimes providentially grants His people little victories in the darkest of times to strengthen their hope when victory may seem to be humanly unachievable – and this is exactly what I believe the referendum-result in Slovenia is. In fact, when one looks at the broader societal discourse on this particular issue, it seems to be nothing short of miraculous: not only did the “no” side receive surprise support from the heretic Pope Francis, but Slovenia has also somehow managed to both “enter” and then again exit the twenty-first century all in the course of one year.6
Naturally, devilish and hypocritical “human rights” organizations such as (the Slovenian branch of) Amnesty International condemned the “no” vote.7 To be fair to Amnesty International, however, at least it can be said that they’re consistent in their opposition to all true children’s rights – if they’re not advocating for depriving children of a mother and a father in Slovenia, they’re calling for mothers in countries like Poland and Northern Ireland to exercise their “right” to murder their own children, and they seek to force doctors to cooperate in this.89 Furthermore, considering the fact that the European Court of Human Rights forced Italy to accept sodomite unions earlier this year, this move by the Slovenian people may have serious consequences for its position in Europe. 10 The Slovenian people therefore certainly deserve and need our prayers and support to remain steadfast by the grace of God.
What is perhaps the most encouraging about this process and referendum result, is the fact that, in the midst of a very aggressive cultural Marxist onslaught, Slovenia made history on Sunday by becoming the first country in history to successfully overturn the legalization of sodomite “marriage.”11 I pray that this would be a sign of things to come in future. As for the immediate future, however, all attention now shifts to debt-stricken Greece, where the government will vote today on a bill drafted to grant civil partnership rights to sodomites.12 Sadly, Greece has been enslaved (via debt) by the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, which will almost certainly negatively impact its decision.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_same-sex_marriage#2000s – note: The state of California famously overturned sodomite “marriage” via referendum back in November 2008, but the abomination was re-instituted in July 2013.