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Daughter of homosexual couple to lecture in Hills district against ‘same-sex marriage’


Family Life
An internationally recognised Canadian author will be the keynote speaker at a pro-traditional marriage seminar to be held in Kellyville tonight.
Dawn Stefanowicz, who was raised by a homosexual couple, is in Sydney on a speaking tour and is warning against changing the definition of marriage.
Stefanowicz’s difficult upbringing in a same-sex household is detailed in her book Out from Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting.
“I am the daughter of a gay father who died of AIDS. I described my experiences in my book,” Stefanowicz said.
“More than 50 adult children who were raised by LGBT parents have communicated with me and share my concerns about ‘same-sex marriage’ and parenting.
“Many of us struggle with our own sexuality and sense of gender because of the influences in our household environments growing up. We have great compassion for people who struggle with their sexuality and gender identity, not animosity. And we love our parents. Yet, when we go public with our stories, we often face ostracism, silencing, and threats.”
Stefanowicz warns other nations of the repercussions of changing the legal definition of marriage: “In Canada, freedoms of speech, press, religion, and association have suffered greatly due to government pressure. The debate over ‘same-sex marriage’ that is taking place in the United States could not legally exist in Canada today. Because of legal restrictions on speech, if you say or write anything considered ‘homophobic’ (including, by definition, anything questioning ‘same-sex marriage’), you could face discipline, termination of employment, or prosecution by the government.”
Dawn’s presentation will present important information on the importance of preserving marriage as the union of a man and a woman for life to the exclusion of all others.
Key Details
Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm
Location: Our Lady of the Angels Parish, 1 Wellgate Avenue, Kellyville
For more information please contact Ben Smith, Director - Family & Life Office, Catholic Diocese of Parramatta on 0419 737 425.

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