TV channel’s anti-gay ad angers viewers
An ad warning of the negative impact same-sex marriage will have on Australians has exposed pay TV company Foxtel to a flood of complaints.
The company, according to this report, has been bombarded with irate messages from customers upset that it had accepted an ad a from the newly-launched Marriage Alliance, which describes itself as “independent”.
But this expose on The Stirrer blog shows that it is, in reality, a “front” for an alliance of Catholic organisations.
Marriage Equality’s spokeserson Sophie York, pictured above, and fellow backers of the Marriage Alliance, are associated with the organisations such as the Knights of Malta, the St Thomas More Society, Sisters of Charity, the Brisbane Catholic Education Council and the Catholic Education Office.
York is a Councillor of the St Thomas More Society, aka The Catholic Lawyers Guild.
The Stirrer concludes:
The Marriage Alliance is a Catholic front organisation, trying to sell the church line without bringing God into it. They are also suspiciously close to the lunar right of the Liberal Party. Treat with extreme caution.
Campaigns for and against gay marriage in Australia are intensifying as MPs prepare to lodge a cross-party bill to legalise same-sex marriage with the House of Representatives Tables Office on Tuesday.
Channels Ten and Seven have refused to show the 30-second ad that shows same-sex marriage as an iceberg with the tagline:
It’s not as simple as you think.
High-profile Australians, including AFL players Josh Bruce and Matt Spangher, actor Hugo Weaving and television news reader Chris Bath are featuring in ads in support of same-sex marriage, calling on Parliament to stop stalling on the issue.