Thursday, 16 February 2017

"Alliance Defending Freedom" listed as anti gay hate group - Abbott made speech there 2016

At this point cast your mind back to Jan 2016, and the furor here in Australia at Tony Abbott attending a meeting at the US based Alliance Defending Freedom to make an anti-gay speech in New York. It was well documented in the news here thus:
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has told a conservative Christian group in the United States that allowing same-sex couples to wed will contribute to "the erosion of family", a stance that drew a swift rebuke from his openly gay sister Christine Forster.

Fairfax Media revealed this week that Mr Abbott would travel to New York to speak on "the importance of family" to the far right Alliance Defending Freedom group.

In the speech Mr Abbott declared that "we need less ideology and more common sense" but reaffirmed his strong opposition to same-sex marriage. He urged policy makers to pass on the institution of marriage "undamaged" to future generations and said most children would prefer to be raised by a mother and father. Sydney Morning Herald
Well now the US Southern Poverty Law Center has added the Alliance Defending freedom to it's list of anti-LGBT hate groups.
The Southern Poverty Law Center on Wednesday announced it has designated an anti-LGBT legal organization as a hate group.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which is based in Montgomery, Ala., describes the Alliance Defending Freedom as “a legal advocacy and training group that specializes in supporting the recriminalization of homosexuality abroad, ending same-sex marriage and generally making life as difficult as possible for LGBT communities in the U.S. and internationally.” The Southern Poverty Law Center on Wednesday also released a series of anti-LGBT statements that current and former Alliance Defending Freedom staffers and their supporters have made. Washington Blade
So there it is. Our prime minister of two years spoke at a hate group. What a disgusting vile party it is that we now find governing us. And they fuckin call themselves christians FFS.