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Katter candidates called homophobic

Posted by: 2UE | 24 January, 2013 - 8:09 AM
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Two candidates of Bob Katter's party are standing by homophobic comments, amid angry calls for them to be dis-endorsed. Victoria hopeful Tess Corbett claims homosexuals shouldn't be allowed to teach in kindergartens in the same way paedophiles can't.

While Queensland Australian Party candidate Bernard Gaynor says he wouldn't want his children being taught by a gay or lesbian teacher. Mr Gaynor tells Dicko and Sarah the candidates have the support of their electorates.

 


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Gay and lesbian groups are outraged over comments made from members of Bob Katter's political party, likening homosexuals to paedophiles. National President of Katter's Australian Party is also angered by the comments and tells Paul Murray that is not what the party's policy actually is, and the candidates are out of line.

 

Bob Katter Australia Party candidates are under fire for linking pedophiles to homosexuals. The Queensland senate candidate for Katter's Australian Party, Bernard Gaynor, says he doesn't want homosexuals teaching his children.

Maurie Mulheron of the NSW Teachers Federation tells Paul Murray we don’t need this kind of ignorance in public life.

 

Two candidates for Katter's Australian Party have been suspended after making homophobic slurs.

Bernard Gaynor, who was standing as a Senate candidate, has been suspended after using Twitter to claim he wouldn't want a gay person to teach his children.

Victorian candidate Tess Corbett has also resigned from the party, after likening paedophilia to gay and lesbian rights.

Justin Koonin from the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby says the pair are out of step with the rest of the country.

 

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Everyones a phobic unless they agree with the Greens ??
    What if a Homosexual doesn`t want a christian teaching in their adopted kids kindy, are they called a moralphobic ??

    Jo Monday 28 January, 2013 - 12:06 PM
  • Calling someone 'homophobic' may become an ationable offense?

    Liberator Friday 25 January, 2013 - 9:34 AM
  • I don't want minority groups in any of our what 7 damned parliaments at all. That includes homosexuals, lesbains, transvestites et al. These people are seriously liabilities in every way. They do not fit in with main stream Australia. Why don't they all simply band together and piss off to some remote Asian island. I have had enough to these morons.

    Samuel Thursday 24 January, 2013 - 8:27 PM
  • POLITICAL CANDIDATES OR THE MAN IN THE STREET - SHOULD NOT BE LABELLED "PHOBIC" FOR HOLDING A DIFFERING MORAL FEW ON HUMAN SEXUALITY (OR ANYTHING ELSE). IT IS SIMPLY A NAME CALLING; BULLYING PLOY TO STIFLE FREE SPEECH & BELIEFS... DANGEROUS!

    Des Thursday 24 January, 2013 - 8:23 PM
  • But, when some gay bars openly ban heterosexuals thatâ??s perceived as â??tolerantâ??? Sounds like a case of selective outrage.

    Ben Thursday 24 January, 2013 - 3:33 PM
  • Arh Yes, the truth hurts doesn't it? If somebody prefers a person for whatever reason not to have contact with their children, isn't that their right? Seems as though the minority groups want to run everybodies lives at the expence of common sense.

    Peter Thursday 24 January, 2013 - 12:58 PM

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