Update 21/08/2015


Dear Kathleen,

Federal court action to reinstate my commission
Over the last three days I have been in the Federal Court in Sydney challenging the Chief of Defence Force's decision to terminate my commission in 2014. I lost my commission after highlighting that uniformed ADF involvement in the Mardi Gras breached lawful orders prohibiting uniformed participation in political events. The military was also unhappy that I suggested that there is a link between Islam and violence.

I believe that my legal team has put forward the best possible case that:
> the process used to terminate my commission was unlawful
> the decisions leading up to the termination were
> the review of the termination never occurred, as required by law, and
> the termination decision conflicts with the constitutional protections of religion and political communication.

The Chief of Defence Force did not provide any evidence to support his position and nor was my evidence contested. For instance, the Chief of Defence Force did not contest evidence that senior Defence personnel believe that it is now acceptable for the military to vilify Christianity but not Islam. Instead, it was simply argued that the Chief of Defence Force has the power to impose whatever cultural beliefs he wishes. It was also argued that it was permissible for the Chief of Defence Force to authorise support for events that are recognised to be controversial and politically-polarising, while imposing restrictions on the speech of those who do no support such events.

As such, it was important to fight this case in view of the clear attack that the military hierarchy and lobby groups within the Australian Defence Force are now making on religious freedom and political communication. It should be of the greatest concern that the Chief of Defence Force believes that it is perfectly acceptable for the military to involve itself in domestic political issues in a Western democracy.

Consequently, this case will set a very important precedent that will affect Australia's democratic system into the future. I am hopeful that it will be one that preserves democracy and protects the majority of Australians who identify as Christian.

I have been advised that it may be a number of weeks before a judgement is handed down.

Complaints from homosexual activist
I am now preparing for another serious legal case on 4 September, 2015 against homosexual activist, Garry Burns. He has lodged complaints against me for such things as criticising homosexuals who exposed themselves to children at the Toronto Gay Pride Parade. He's also lodged complaints about his own comments left on my Facebook page.

The New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board has accepted these complaints, demonstrating that the 'Thought Police' have no moral compass and not only believe that homosexuals should be free to engage in lewd conduct in the presence of children without criticism, but that those who do so should be punished. I now face a fine of up to $100,000 for this particular matter - and there are another two in the pipeline. Any fine will go straight to Burns.

The matter on 4 September comes after I won an appeal earlier this year against a decision that Garry Burns' complaints weren't 'vexatious'. This means the Tribunal will now reconsider evidence that Garry Burns' has threatened my family, released or offered to release my address to third parties (including Islamic organisations) and incited others to complain for the purpose of bankrupting me, seizing my house and assets and throwing my seven children onto the streets.

I am hopeful that this matter will put an end to these complaints once and for all. But I am well aware that the real problem in this situation is not Burns, but the Anti-Discrimination Board and the law which is being used by radical activists to extort, blackmail and silence political opposition to the LGBT+ agenda (and as they are now using '+' to identify with an open-ended array of 'sexual orientations', you might ponder what that means and where it will lead).

I will continue to take actions to see these laws amended and I am aware of efforts being undertaken to see that this happens. Hopefully there will be good news to report on this front in the near future.

Halal certification inquiry
As you may be aware, the Senate inquiry looking into the issue of halal certification has received well over 1,000 submissions.

I have been informed that it may still take a couple of weeks before all submissions are published, including my detailed and comprehensive report which was also signed by nearly 6,000 concerned Australians. I will let you know when this occurs.

At this stage the only public hearing has been set for tomorrow, although I have also been informed by committee staff that there may be another public hearing in the future.

Thank you
Finally, I would like to thank you once again for your great support, generosity and prayers.

The last three days have been draining and I could not have made it to the Federal Court without your assistance. I am humbled by the support I have received from so many Australians over the past two years and feel greatly comforted by your encouragement and assistance. It is a great privilege to be part of this army standing tall to preserve our culture and heritage, which is under so much attack today.

I hope that in the near future I will be able to write with good news in relation to the legal battles that you have really been such a great part of. I have no doubt, if victory is achieved, that it will really be yours. I might have been in courtroom this week, but I was only there due to your support.

Kind regards,

See : bernardgaynor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/150716-Halal-Certification-Behind-the-veil-of-culinary-Sharia-webpage.pdf