An Anglican Rector has confronted opposition leader Bill Shorten as he left the church service marking the opening of the new parliament. During the confrontation he accused Shorten of being intolerant of people who disagreed with marriage equality and using brutal language of those who did so. Shorten claimed he was being misquoted.
The video of it is here at the ABC.
Hmmmmm. Intolerant? The mind boggles. The poor persecuted precious christian. How about being accused of being a Nazi, or a paodophile, or an inferior parent than straights, or a slippery slope to bestiality, or engaging in behaviour as dangerous as smoking, and on and on... Or, as the Rector himself has said, linking marriage equality to polygamy?
The rector was referring to comments Mr Shorten made in a debate during the election campaign.The Rector is complaining about that? *sheesh*
During the exchange with the Prime Minister in June, Mr Shorten made reference to the Orlando shootings and raised concerns about how the debate over same-sex marriage could be inflamed in Australia.
"I don't believe that people's relationships and love for each other need to be submitted to a public opinion poll. And I think we've seen two terrible events in the last week which show that hate and extremism does exist in modern societies," he said.
"I don't want to give the haters a chance to come out from underneath the rock and make life harder for LGBTI people." ABC