Crikey Says

Jun 23, 2016

At least I’m not a homophobe, mate

Cory Bernardi says he hasn't seen "any factual evidence" that he has homophobic views. So we will help him out.

After being asked to (rightly) condemn the comments of an imam who suggested gay people should be put to death, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was asked on Q&A on Monday whether he’d ever condemned the homophobic comments of some of his own backbench, including Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi and Liberal National MP George Christensen.

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7 thoughts on “At least I’m not a homophobe, mate

  1. [email protected]

    Am keen to hear Shorten’s final word, but the video will not play. Please check your link.

    1. AR

      … bound to be a Zinger (TM).

  2. zut alors

    The Shorten link appears not to be working.

  3. Mark Duffett

    So mounting arguments against gay marriage is synonymous with homophobia now? I thought a statement I saw claiming this a few days ago was a bit over the top, but this editorial appears to be a perfect exemplar.

    1. drsmithy

      So mounting arguments against gay marriage is synonymous with homophobia now?

      The former is dependent on the latter.

      There are no rational arguments against same-sex marriage to mount.

      Here’s a test: if you can’t mount your argument against same-sex marriage equally against inter-racial or inter-faith marriage, then it’s broken.

  4. AR

    I look forward with interest to the input of conservative religious nutters of all tints.

  5. klewso

    Turnbull’s “The party I lead.”
    It comes down to their interpretation – in this case it’s “homophobe”.

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