Can you believe it? We Australians are about to vote on the issue of religious freedom. No, I don’t mean legislation to ban the vilification of all faiths (except when it comes to terrorists). Heck, even the Mussies have a problem with that. I mean freedom to vilify people -- of all faiths and none in particular -- who like to do stuff in the privacy of their bedrooms that the Biblical and Koranic prophet Lot cursed when it was done out on the streets.

Same-sex marriage has nothing to do with human rights or righting the wrongs of the Abrahamic mobs. It really is about ensuring people who find gay people abhorrent don’t have to bake wedding cakes for them. It’s about fighting the good fight against conspiracies by the homosexual lobby. It’s about reclaiming the last bastion of religious power that all conservatives (apart from people like the member for Goldstein) wish to preserve.