Three mothers who appeared in the first advertisement opposing same-sex marriage were slammed on social media and claimed they were ‘demonised’ for their views.
But it didn’t stop two of the cast members from appearing in the latest Coalition For Marriage video, posted on the group’s Facebook page on Tuesday.
In the 90 second clip, Cella White and Heidi McIvor reiterate their stance on gay marriage, alongside Marijke Rancie – a blogger and vocal critic of the Safe Schools program.
‘Our kids are not your social experiment. They are not sexual beings,’ Ms McIvor says to the roaring applause of hundreds of ‘no’ advocates.
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In the latest Coalition For Marriage video, Cella White (right) and Heidi McIvor (left) reiterate their stance on gay marriage, alongside Marijke Rancie (centre)
Ms Rancie (pictured left) says: ‘We hear love is love. Let me tell you what I know about love. There is no greater love than the love a mother has for her child’
‘We hear love is love. Let me tell you what I know about love. There is no greater love than the love a mother has for her child,’ Ms Rancie says, again to the crowd’s approval.
Without any further dialogue, the remainder of the video sees the three woman pump fists and wave to the audience, before embracing their supporters and taking selfies.
Cella White, who withdrew her children from a Victorian high school because of a transgender awareness program, does not speak in the video.
The advertisement was met with a mixed reaction on social media, with some labelling the women ‘beyond pathetic.’
‘What’s going to happen when one of their children comes out to them in the future, and find out that their own parent lobbied against their equal rights,’ one wrote.
‘It has nothing to do with children. It has to do with the rights of consenting adults who have been discriminated against for ages,’ another said.
Marijke Rancie, who appears in the latest advert, is a blogger and vocal critic of the Safe Schools program
But others praised the three woman for their courage.
‘Very brave in today’s one-eyed ”yes” intimidating and hate filled policies trying to dictate to us,’ one wrote.
‘Wow. God bless the courageous mothers,’ another said.
Two of the three women first shot fame when a television advertising campaign directed at convincing Australians to say ‘no’ aired for the first time in late August.
‘Our kids are not your social experiment. They are not sexual beings,’ Ms McIvor (pictured) says