SURRY HILLS, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, June 26, 2012, ( –  The Communist Party of Australia has weighed in on that nation’s debate over marriage, stating that redefining the age-old institution is a vital pillar of the Marxist war against capitalism and the Church.

An editorial in The Guardian, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Australia, states that marriage arose out of private ownership, especially the need to inherit great estates.  Since the priesthood is “a pillar of capitalism,” the “church sees marriage – as it defines it – as an institution vital to its continued power, indeed to capitalism itself.”

“If you strike blows against that pillar, challenging that power, there will be a reaction, as there is, from the Vatican,” and other “pious hypocrites,” the editorial declares.

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Dr. Paul Kengor, a of political science at Grove City College, wrote in a recent column, “The root of the [Communists’ support for redefining marriage], once again, is the Marxist/communist assault on marriage.”

“The communist priority is not gay rights but a continued assault on the family,” he wrote.
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote in The Communist Manifesto of their plan to implement the “abolition of the family,” “replace home education by social,” and introduce “an openly legalized community of women” (sharing women in common). 

Historians have long noted collectivists’ opposition to the nuclear family

In a recent manifestation of this war, Mariela Castro, the niece of ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro and daughter of reigning Cuban president Raul Castro, visited the United States to advocate for same-sex “marriage.”

Her visit was facilitated by the International ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), a front group for the Workers World Party’s International Action Center, which led most of the early rallies opposing the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. She and actor Danny Glover spoke at a rally organized by one of IAC’s affiliates.
The younger Castro, who deems herself a “sexologist,” has said if she could vote in this election, she would vote for Barack Obama.

The Australian Communist Party’s editorial comes as parliament is debating a motion to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. Although the bill’s supporters are calling for a vote to go forward, many of its backers believe it lacks the vote after the nation’s Roman Catholic, Anglican, evangelical, and Eastern Orthodox churches roused heavy opposition.