“Gay Express” Rag Resorts To Bully Tactics
“Gay Express” Rag Resorts To Bully Tactics Against Mps In Civil Union Debate
“The latest Express Magazine (30 June-12 July), the major organ for the homosexual, lesbian and transgender communities, resorts to desperate bully tactics in its efforts to denigrate MPs who voted against sending the Civil Union Bill to the Justice & Electoral Committee,” says Society president Mike Petrus.
On its front page and smeared across the colour photos of MPs who opposed the Bill are the words “THE UGLY FACES OF HOMOPHOBIA”. These are 50 men and women, Mr Petrus says, “who in good conscience chose not to support the Bill and who are now denigrated and subjected to strictly ad hominem attack.
“The term ‘homophobia’ is clearly being used as a term of abuse to try and marginalise anyone who does not support the bill, which includes MPs from all parties with the exception of the Greens and the Alliance. It is ironic that those who assert they are so-marginalised and discriminated against by society should stoop to such gutter-level tactics in trying to marginalise those who hold views that differ from their own,” he says.
Express Magazine has indulged in a puerile attempt to try
and stigmatise MPs of the stature of the Hon. Winston
Peters, Hon. Maurice Williamson and Hon. Peter Dunne, who
wouldn’t for a moment accept the accusations levelled at
them. Despite the Prime-Minister’s assertions to the
contrary, these sorts of attacks from the 'gay' community
lend weight to the observation that ‘gay-rights’ activists
have high-jacked this Bill for their own benefit and agenda.
It is noteworthy too that the Prime-Minister has used
Express to vent her own distaste for the views of the Maxim
Institute which opposes the Civil Union Bill and tried to
marginalise this conservative research organisation whose
views on family values and marriage differ from her