ADDRESSING a National Marriage Day rally outside Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, Aboriginal Pastor Peter Walker, told a rag-bag of Christian fundies:
I’m convinced that homosexuals (re)produces themselves by molesting children.
His attempt to link homosexuals with paedophilia was slammed by Alex Greenwich, national convenor of Australian Marriage Equality, who labelled Walker’s comments as “offensive” and “derogative”.
I would ask that opponents of reform engage in a mature and respectful discussion rather than using such offensive language continuously.
This is the type of language that opponents to marriage equality continue to use.
Greenwich said a number of Australians were now rejecting these views and politicians should be taking notice to decide which side of the debate they would take.
Do they want to be on the side of the debate that uses such offensive and derogative language or the side that wants equality for all Australians?
At the Canberra rally Walker (yawn) said marriage should be a strong institution between a man and a woman, with the purpose of bearing children.
In the absence of this biological principle, sex becomes very instrumental, the satisfaction of pleasure and, I’ll say it straight out, lust.
The National Marriage Coalition’s Peter Madden said the rally was about putting family values first, not:
Having a go at the poor homosexual. This rally has not been talking against homosexuals or speaking negatively, it’s about promoting family.
If Walker is concerned about paedophilia, he should pick a fight with this Iranian law-maker: Mohammad Ali Isfenani insists that girls under as young as nine should be eligible for marriage:
Before the revolution girls under 16 were not allowed to marry. We must regard nine as being the appropriate age for a girl to have reached puberty and qualified to get married. To do otherwise would be to contradict and challenge Islamic Sharia law.