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Aug 15, 2014

Rundle: Kevin Andrews, keeping company with those who ‘can raise the dead through prayer’

Why in the world is Kevin Andrews going to the World Congress of Families? Just how nuts do you have to be to not get a ministerial endorsement?

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

Families Minister Kevin Andrews will not be withdrawing from the World Congress of Families conference in Melbourne, despite revelations that the hard-right Christian outfit is hosting talks by speakers peddling spurious theories linking abortion to breast cancer, presenting homosexuality as a disease, and pushing the line that condoms do not help in achieving safe sex.

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  1. leon knight

    Andrews is deaf in one ear and can’t hear out of the other, so he will not withdraw.
    Thanks for the expose Guy, I already new Andrews is a nut job, but this reveals a lot more about his woeful ethics.

  2. Recalcitrant.Rick

    The Abtez lunch? You mean Billy Thorpe and the Abtez’s? Play it loud! 🙂

  3. zut alors

    Let Andrews attend without hindrance – the more kooky events front bench ministers patronise the more foolish & archaic they appear.

  4. MJPC

    Thanks Guy for a look-in to the lunatics this government supports by their attendance. Maybe they can catch uup with a conference of the flat earthers if they ever have one over here.

  5. pritu

    Looks like Kevin Andrews is one of Nalliah’s half-raised undead.

  6. Pedantic, Balwyn

    Let him talk. Andrew’s can address the delegates on the fairness and ethics of WorkChoices that he launched as Minister; and of course his vindictive persecution of Dr Mohamed Haneef; whilst he’s at it perhaps mention his part in reducing immigration from impoverished African countries.

    Yep it’s a fine record for a “so-called” Christian; though doubtless JC himself would not agree!

  7. Lyn Gain

    Goodness me, she certainly has got the cart before the horse: “That fear of children that results from the contraceptive mentality”. I thought that’s why the pill was invented, so women could have some control over their reproductive processes.

  8. GF50

    Another scary good read Guy.
    Thank the Lord and bless the baby Jesus! I’m a latte sipping, atheist, lefty humanitarian.

  9. CML

    Another great article, Guy! More strength to your arm (or should I say, digits!!).
    Andrews is a kook, plain and simple, which would be fine if he wasn’t a government minister. Some of the things this group advances, are quite dangerous. Especially the condom nonsense, for example.
    Apart from all that, I’m with GF50’s final sentence!!!

  10. Sir Leigh Curmudgeon

    “Andrews should withdraw, and if he does not, the Prime Minister should instruct him to.”
    Really? Abbott is just as anti-science as the rest of this irrational circus. He says that he accepts the science of climate change but surrounds himself with nutjobs who don’t.
    I don’t understand these people. Are they evil, ideologues, religious fundamentalists or psychopaths?

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