Bernardi book criticises 'non-traditional families'
Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has condemned non-traditional families, surrogacy, euthanasia and welfare provided breakfasts in his new book The Conservative Revolution.
“The political pressure from the left has ushered us into a morbid new world. It is not enough to stop the trend. What is needed is a reversal back to sanity and reason,” Bernardi says in the book.
Bernardi, who was demoted from the post of Tony Abbott's secretary in Opposition in 2012 for saying that same-sex marriage could lead to acceptance of bestiality, now says that the traditional family model should be restored to its “prime position” over other family types including same-sex families and children born via surrogacy.
“Given the increasing number of non-traditional families, there is a temptation to equate all family structures as being equal or relative,” he claims.
“It is perfectly reasonable and rational therefore for the state, if it is to have a role in social policy and the affairs of marriage, to reinforce and entrench those aspects of traditional marriage that work, not undermine them and promote 'alternatives' which have led to social chaos.”
Bernardi also also favours removing welfare initiatives like the Red Cross's Good Start Breakfast, saying that it removes parental responsibility and creates a mentality that the state will provide.