"ACO supports legislation and policies which unite citizens. Affirmative Action and Black Economic Empowerment policies are not in line with our foundational stance."
(Response to Christian Action Network Policy Survey).
"Marriage" /Civil Unions: "Marriage is between a man and a woman. This is what will be legal and supported under an ACO-led government." (Response to Christian Action Network Policy Survey).
"Capital punishment is the only best punishment that can end murders in the country. Criminals (especially
killers) must be made to fear and respect the law by the re-introduction and implementation of the harshest penalty." (Response to Christian Action Network Policy Survey).
"Citizens shall be facilitated to invest in and own property. Free market shall be encouraged but governed in ways which benefits the citizens." (Response to Christian Action Network Policy Survey).
The ACO party supports the state ownership of mines “Mines shall be under the stewardship of the State for the benefit of the Citizens” (ACO Manifesto).
The ACO supports government-funded schools, hospitals, housing, public infrastructure and municipal “service delivery” (ACO Manifesto).
Biblically it is not the government’s duty to fund such. The Bible is very clear that God has instituted civil government as “an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer” (Romans 13:4). The civil government is called to be a minister of God’s justice: “to punish those who do wrong” (1 Peter 2:14).
The primary duties and responsibilities of civil government are the protection of law-abiding citizens and the punishment of law-breaking criminals. Psalm 101 reminds us that the duty of God-honouring rulers is to destroy the wicked, to root out evil and to protect the law abiding.
The ACO seems to support a system of taxation that is much higher than what the Bible teaches (any taxation as high as 10% is condemned as: “oppressive” 1 Samuel 8:10 - 18). They are not advocating any unique policies or means of alleviating the tax burden on taxpayers (including VAT).
The only legitimate use of tax payers’ money is for law and order, justice and national defence. Everything else should be run by private enterprise and where necessary, churches or charities. Any state funding for more than justice and national defence is actually socialism. See Biblical Principles for Africa, Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible and Honest Money.
Parent Controlled and for Religious Freedom: "The curriculum must be designed in ways that will provide a learner with a righteous education, with or without the involvement of parents, bearing in mind that many parents in South Africa are illiterate. A godly government must ensure that a righteous curriculum is the only one that gets taught at all the schools in the country." (Response to Christian Action Network Policy Survey).
"Yes. The ACO fully supports laws which prohibit all forms of killing of unborn children." (Response to Christian Action Network Policy Survey).
Yes, ACO would include this in the Constitution. "God owns the entire Republic of South Africa, including the citizens." (Response to Christian Action Network Policy Survey).
“Pornography is satanic and must be ended effectively. It breaks the family fibre and corrupts the purity of the mind, as well as the body as a temple of the Holy Spirit.” (Response to Christian Action Network Policy Survey).
No response to Christian Action Network Policy Survey request. As some members of COPE were ANC members of Parliament in 1996 when pornography was legalised, it is likely that they voted in favour of the legislation.
The Freedom Front voted against the pornography legislation in 1996.