Lyle Shelton takes readers on a rare behind-the-scenes tour of culture wars. “I Kid You Not”, is because the Left has gotten away with things most Australians would find incredible, if only they knew.
Before #MeToo, Shelton fought the legalised sexual abuse of young women. On human rights for the unborn, his revelations of politicians turning a blind eye to the evil of eugenics is shocking.
He details the bombing of the Australian Christian Lobby’s office and its poor handling by the Australian Federal Police.
Chapters on “Safe Schools” and the 2017 marriage plebiscite are a sad tale of what could have been. Shelton ends with a compelling call for good people to rise and pay the price for a better future.
I have just finished this riveting read. It struck me that it’s so much like a cliffhanger crime novel, I simply did not want to put it down!
The book chronicles the crusades Lyle has been on since he first entered the ring as a councillor for Toowoomba City Council, where he battled against a plan to impose the addition of reclaimed water from sewage treatment plants into the city’s drinking water, at a rate of at least 25%.
Same-Sex Marriage: A Trojan Horse
Lyle concludes his book with his inside story of the same-sex marriage debate and plebiscite that was lost to the conservative Christian voice in 2017. He writes:
In December 2017, arguably Australian Christianity’s darkest hour as legislation to redefine marriage was being debated in the wake of the marriage plebiscite, a majority of the cabinet of then prime minister Malcolm Turnbull voted against a tranche of freedom of speech and freedom of religion amendments. (p. 227)
The debate was already well underway in 2015:
Activists were working globally — constantly probing for jurisdictions large and small where the rainbow banner could be hoisted. In early 2015, these globalists turned their sights on Ireland. The small European nation where the Catholic church was on its knees as a result of its disgraceful history of unspeakable clerical child sexual abuse, was the perfect target.
Overseas money poured in along with other campaign resources for a May referendum on legalising same-sex marriage. (p. 184)
This ‘win’ for Ireland was fuel for the rainbow warriors here. They have incredible stamina. Over the decade, up to their ‘win’ in 2017, they waged a war of attrition, as they sought to ‘pick off’ the most vulnerable parliamentarians, one at a time. I would describe it as ‘white-anting’ parliament, until the opposition finally collapsed.
But Lyle does not give up. He believes that the win for same-sex marriage here in Australia was a trojan horse to bring about a whole raft of reforms which we are presently seeing with the erosion of freedom of speech, the erosion of freedom of religion, and the overt indoctrination of our children and grandchildren in schools with the left’s gender fluidity ideology.
Lyle’s consistent refrain: Christians should be more involved in politics. You say, yes, yes! But politics is all about media sound bites and ways that the politicians can engineer maximum community support. What’s all that got to do with me? Well, this book brings it home. Politics is now impacting all of us in ways we could never imagine only a few years ago.
I was brought up in a Christian home that actively discouraged me from involvement in politics. Then my working life took all my energy, so much so that I was merely a ‘casual observer of politics from the sidelines’.
Lyle was clearly neither Left nor Right in his politics. He simply sought to ‘speak truth to power’ whoever was in the Lodge. His crusades were simply an attempt to hold his finger in the dyke against the flood from the ‘radical left’, which was quite openly seeking to destroy the natural family and the Christian church.
A recurring theme throughout the book was the litany of ‘explosions’ (literal and psychological) that, one by one, woke up one more constituency of the embattled Christian church.
Having finished this book, I can’t believe anyone is left asleep! But sadly, many are.
This book has made me more determined than ever that I will not be asleep or on the sidelines any longer. ‘They’ are coming after our children and our grandchildren. They are in all our schools, including the Christian schools through the increasing number of mandated curriculum requirements. Tragically, all too many mums and dads are not in tune with the gender-bender ideology or see its dangers and what’s happening to their own children in their own homes.
Let me finish with this quote from Winston Churchill in 1946:
‘Uphold the Christian religion and resist all attacks upon it.’ (p. 227)
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