DESPITE all the political facades and double talk, there is no legislation dealing with domestic violence.
In reality, the perpetrators of violent acts within the home are protected through a lack of law.
Let the point be clear, our politicians, our legal system has failed to take domestic violence seriously enough to legislate against it!
Why? Our Christian belief system says God is a male and white, man was made in the image of God, woman was extracted from the rib of man and must be subservient to him.
The apostles were all male and women have until recently been banned from higher order positions in the church; the Pope is male and always will be.
A man had the right to control his wife and even beat her up.
Surely this is where the seeds of domestic violence are sown.
For our politicians to legislate against domestic violence is virtually a breach of God’s words and orders of things as laid down through the Bible.
All contemporary religious institutions in effect support domestic violence through practised ideals that man is superior and in charge of woman.
In reality women are often treated badly in law when they speak out against domestic violence.
— ALAN J. LAPPIN,