He spoke with logic, reason, history, a profound understanding of human nature - and from a bedrock of sanity.
Many people sat and questioned him and his views. He answered them all.
I, too, stood and pulled pints listening intently. It was worth the time. He was very clear about the pressures on society, and he repudiated the calculated decision to deprive children of mothers and fathers.
"The Deep Things of Nature are beyond the authority of any Political party to tamper with."
Many of the points he raised need to be taken seriously.
Many of the phrases he used need to be committed to memory.
Dr David van Gend, said:
"Same-sex marriage is a coldly calculated decision of Government to create motherless families, to create fatherless children... That is very, very bad policy".
As a family doctor and President of the Australian Marriage Forum David van Gend makes an unflinching yet respectful case against the move to same-sex 'marriage'.
He urges that the rights of a child should take priority over the demands of homosexual adults, and addresses all the usual issues of concern during his brief talk.
(This is from a panel Q&A in Queensland, 2014.)
The forces arraigned against marriage and normal sexual relations are such that, as Dr David points out, even saying out loud that a child needs a Mother and a Father, or putting it here on the internet, will be seen as explicitly divisive and discriminatory, and even be considered 'Hate Speech'.
As he also challenges, so do I.... If the Human Rights Commission wants to hand-cuff me and take me away, come on then.
See more of David at...... www.AustralianMarriage.org