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Cory Bernardi: The Liberal Party Poster Boy of Hate and Division

January 6, 2014

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  • “Pro choice = pro death” says Cory Bernardi
  • Calls abortion “the death industry”
  • Comments supported by George Brandis

Liberal Party backbencher Cory Bernardi has lashed out at what he calls “political correctness” in a new book which calls for a return to “traditional values.”

In his book “The Conservative Revolution,” Bernardi said it was “horrendous and unacceptable” that the abortion “death industry despatches 80,000 to 100,000 unborn children [in Australia] every year”.

The Abbott Government backbencher also denounced non-traditional families, surrogacy and euthanasia, laying out five pillars for a “conservative revolution” in which he calls for the restoration of the traditional family model over all others.

“Given the increasing number of ‘non-traditional’ families, there is a temptation to equate all family structures as being equal or relative,” he writes.

“Why then the levels of criminality among boys and promiscuity among girls who are brought up in single-parent families, more often than not headed by a single mother?”

“What is missing in the push for human cloning, in vitro fertilisation and surrogacy, for example, is the understanding that children come into families as gifts, not commodities.”

In a call to arms to fellow conservatives, Bernardi writes that Australia has lost its direction in part due to the absence of religion in politics and says the greatest threats to Christianity are the “green agenda” and Islam, which he believes to be incompatible with Western beliefs.

“I believe that by stripping God and religious principles from our culture (and our politics) we have become a nation which does not know which port it is sailing to,” he writes.

Senator Bernardi, a key member of the Liberal party’s right wing also advocates a return to individual workplace agreements despite Prime Minister Tony Abbott acknowledging that the former Howard government’s WorkChoices policy was “dead, buried and cremated”.

Senator Bernardi defended his figures on abortion, saying they are based on evidence given by previous health ministers and Senate estimates.

“It’s a lot and I don’t know anyone in this country that wants to see more abortions in fact I think most people would like to see less abortions,” Senator Bernardi said.

“I think we need to start to investigate measures and ways in which we can assist in that regard.”

Senator Bernardi says the discussion about abortion being a woman’s right has been shut down and it needs to be re-opened.

“The question is for everyone in this debate, is where does life begin?” he said.

“For me it’s at conception, for other people it is 24 week of gestation, others say it’s not until the child is born and a sentient being, some weeks after birth.

“I haven’t said we should outlaw or prohibit abortion, I have said there is a right to life issue we should be exploring.”

The controversial senator previously suggested that legalising same-sex marriage could lead to demands to legalise bestiality and polygamy.

Last year Bernardi said that the campaign for same-sex marriage was “another tear in the fabric of our social mores.”

“Time and time again the same characters seek to tear down our institutions that have been built and have sustained our civilisation for thousands of years. The time has come to ask: when will it end?” he said.

“What is the next step?

“The next step, quite frankly, is having three people or four people that love each other being able to enter into a permanent union endorsed by society or any other type of relationship.”

“There are even some creepy people out there and I say ‘creepy’ deliberately who are unfortunately afforded a great deal more respect than I believe they deserve,” he said.

“These creepy people say it is okay to have consensual sexual relations between humans and animals. Will that be a future step?

“In the future will we say, ‘These two creatures love each other and maybe they should be able to be joined in a union’.”

Senator Bernardi said the “harsh reality” is that there will “never be equality in society”.

“There are always going to be people who feel that they have got a raw deal or have been discriminated against or do not have the same access to opportunities or advantages as others do, and to pretend any differently is really to deny reality,” he said.

 

 

 

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77 Comments leave one →
  1. Jherek Jagged permalink
    January 6, 2014 9:50 am

    “Given the increasing number of ‘non-traditional’ families, there is a temptation to equate all family structures as being equal or relative,”

    Will Tim Wilson stand up for these ‘unequal’ families?

    “Why then the levels of criminality among boys and promiscuity among girls who are brought up in single-parent families, more often than not headed by a single mother?”

    I wonder if he had any hard data for that, or did he just ‘pull an egg’

  2. January 6, 2014 9:52 am

    “I believe that by stripping God and religious principles from our culture (and our politics) we have become a nation which does not know which port it is sailing to”

    Where is this port and why haven’t I read about it on Tripadvisor?

  3. Jherek Jagged permalink
    January 6, 2014 10:02 am

    why haven’t I read about it on Tripadvisor?

    Maybe you only have the Old Testament of Tripadvisor?

  4. Jherek Jagged permalink
    January 6, 2014 10:05 am

    there will “never be equality in society”.

    Well, if he gets his way, that’s for sure.

    And considering his way appears to be Tony Abbots way…. I can see a large swathe of society being ‘liberated’ from this equality he so fears.

    The Holden workers were just the first step.

  5. phil permalink
    January 6, 2014 10:10 am

    We laugh and take the piss out of the ramblings of Cory Bernardi, but this man is down right dangerous. Of course the real kicker is, what type of moron votes for this tea party poster boy? That there are possibly hundreds of people like this squeezer, defies imagination.

    The mind boggles.

  6. January 6, 2014 10:14 am

    She was much maligned at the time, but Julia Gillard’s prediction that abortion would become the plaything of the men in blue ties seems to have come to fruition.

  7. Jherek Jagged permalink
    January 6, 2014 10:21 am

    Many of her predictions came true, even as the throng laughed and mocked her. And yet the throng is still claiming they were right all along. Go figure

  8. January 6, 2014 10:54 am

    ‘I believe that stripping God from our culture and our religious principles…ad nauseaum’
    Where this prick been? Hasn’t he ever heard of the separation of powers and that Australia is a secular nation?
    Bernadi – the best case for retrospective abortion your vote can buy!

  9. Walrus permalink
    January 6, 2014 11:22 am

    “Hasn’t he ever heard of the separation of powers and that Australia is a secular nation?”

    Well he could also ask where have you been because you clearly have not a clue what you are talking about hence your bizarre reference to it.

    The separation of powers refers to the division of the institutions of government into three parts they being legislative, executive and judicial. The legislature creates the laws then the executive put the laws into operation and finally the judiciary interprets the laws.

    Exactly where did he make mention of that ?

  10. January 6, 2014 11:43 am

    You’re quite right Walnut, what I should have written was separation of Church and State.
    🙂

  11. TB Queensland permalink
    January 6, 2014 11:56 am

    “There are always going to be people who feel that they have got a raw deal or have been discriminated against or do not have the same access to opportunities or advantages as others do, and to pretend any differently is really to deny reality,” he said.

    Is this Bernardi self criticising or is this just more catlik hypocrisy?

    Just askin’

  12. Jherek Jagged permalink
    January 6, 2014 11:59 am

    hypocrisy TB

    Od course, if actually HAVE got a raw deal, or been discriminated against, you just need to HTFU, and stay down where you belong. Why SHOULD they have the same access to opportunities or advantages as others do

    It is bad enough that bernie believes this stuff, but even worst, our new Human Rights Commissar is of the same ilk.

  13. Walrus permalink
    January 6, 2014 12:15 pm

    “I should have written was separation of Church and State. ”

    That’s better.

    Which is also why strict adherence to Islam is not compatible to our model as it requires religious oversight of the workings of the State. Just look at the Iranian model for a good reference point.

  14. Jherek Jagged permalink
    January 6, 2014 12:25 pm

    Which is also why strict adherence to Islam is not compatible to our model as it requires religious oversight of the workings of the State

    Yet, with the ‘private’ schools receiving such a large proportion of public money to indoctrinate teach our kids, is this not simply applying ‘strict adherence’ to religion by stealth with public money?

    Separation not.

  15. Walrus permalink
    January 6, 2014 1:05 pm

    Last time I looked private schools were not overseeing the mechanics of government so yours is a very poor analogy. Plus there are quite a few non denominational private schools anyway.

    Using your analogy we should also dispense with government donations of aid to

    The Red Cross ( Leftwing Lunatic objection to “Cross” linkage to crucifixion cross)
    And

    World Vision (Leftwing Lunatic objection to Tim Costello having religious affiliation not to mention his blood ties to unsatisfactory person with ties to Liberal Party) to Third World Nations.

    Try harder next time

  16. Jherek Jagged permalink
    January 6, 2014 1:33 pm

    The last time I saw Walrus, the Red Cross or World Vision were not pushing a religious message with their charities.

    And, you have my point the wrong way around. The mechanics of Government is overseeing the pushing of religious dogma onto students. Religion should be absent from this kind of funding, the funding is an arm of the Government.

  17. egg permalink
    January 6, 2014 1:50 pm

    JJ it comes back to economies of scale, its cheaper for the state to allow people freedom of choice, moderately subsidised, than to absorbed them all into the state system.

  18. Jherek Jagged permalink
    January 6, 2014 2:03 pm

    its cheaper for the state to allow people freedom of choice

    Actually, no its not, as all it is doing is setting up publicly sponsored competition for it’s own fully funded public system to try and compete against. The same for the absolute waste of funds on private health.

    Adding public funds to these private institutions simply means that the private organizations now have more money to spend on what are perpetually limited resources, driving the cost for these limited resources up, which the now under funded fully public system has to try and match in order to compete. It creates a viscous cycle the public system can never win against as long as this discrepancy remains.

    And if that is not bad enough, it means that these private/public systems end up with the best resources, which means, if I want my kids to get a better education, more than likely they will receive religious education with that, all thanks to the distribution of funds from the Government.

    Which is why I do not support public funds being handed out like they are to private institutions. I want my kids to have a religious free education, except in the context of history and humanities.

  19. TB Queensland permalink
    January 6, 2014 2:11 pm

    Which is also why strict adherence to Islam is not compatible to our model as it requires religious oversight of the workings of the State.

    … thank goodness them krisp ones stay out of politics then!*********

  20. January 6, 2014 2:25 pm

    Bernardi is spouting the tired old Teabag chestnut that shows`em up as the miserable bastards they are. Retarded teabags oppose actions that prevent misery, (abortion-and-euthanasia) and do all they can to inflict unnecessary suffering, as `suffering` links-in to their dog-bothering delusions.

    Teabags have `excessive` resources for the saving of 4-fertilized cells, but zero resources for those `cells` beyond 9-months.

  21. January 6, 2014 2:31 pm

    A great background piece….

    “If You Like Sarah Palin, You’ll Absolutely Love Cory Bernardi”

    http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/if-you-like-sarah-palin-youll-absolutely-love-cory-bernardi/390/

  22. Jherek Jagged permalink
    January 6, 2014 2:55 pm

    I recall much laughter here about this piece. Any one going to reflect on that apart from reb

    JULIA Gillard has reopened the gender wars as she fights off speculation about her leadership, declaring that the election of Tony Abbott would make abortion “the political plaything of men who think they know better”.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/julia-gillard-fires-abortion-salvo-in-gender-war/story-fn59niix-1226662153495

    Would be interesting to revisit that particular thread, wherever it may be.

  23. January 6, 2014 2:58 pm

    reb, Seccombe describes Mr-Talkbull as,
    ”””’for he is genuinely progressive on gay issues.”””

    Did Mr-Talkbull walk the talk, and vote for gay-marriage when he had the chance.?

    l only ask coz, Mr-Talkbull is meant to be genuinely knowledgeable on Telco issues, but has sold-out and lost his cred with the tech-nerds.

  24. January 6, 2014 3:25 pm

    ”””””Just look at the Iranian model”””””””
    Yes walnut, but keep in mind this type of ruling was wide-spread in the other dog-bothering models too, until their own populations rose-up and removed/diminished them.

  25. January 6, 2014 3:28 pm

    ‘That’s better!’ Thank you Walnut, I’m sure that if I ever come in the house without wiping my feet, you’ll be the boy to tell me.

  26. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 6, 2014 3:40 pm

    Perhaps Cory should read Freakonomics on the relationship between abortion and major city crime rates, some of the argument is bon this link.

    http://freakonomics.com/2005/05/15/abortion-and-crime-who-should-you-believe/
    ———————————-
    Although I also have to point out that I’m uncomfortable with abortion being seen as just another type of contraception.
    ————————————
    Turnbull understands the commercialisation of technology, that’s why he is rich. “Techno nerds” don’t get commercialisation, so losing credibility with them is not anything to particularly be concerned about.
    I’d like a “techno nerd” to nominate a figure that they believe NBN would be too expensive. When I’ve asked this question they obfuscate, saying that “it’s an investment’ or it’s critical infrastructure”…but at some point anything becomes too expensive.

  27. Jherek Jagged permalink
    January 6, 2014 3:53 pm

    I’d like a “techno nerd” to nominate a figure that they believe NBN would be too expensive.

    Isn’t that akin to asking for the length of a piece of string.

    The final number would be dependent upon the number associated with the resell price of the ‘investment’.

    In the case of the NBN, this was something like within 9% from memory, which made it nonviable for most private investments (who operate from my understanding around the 15% mark), but sustainable for a Government backed entity, especially when you take into consideration an almost impossible measure of ‘critical infrastructure’

    Personally though, I’m not in support of reselling the NBN, Or wasn’t, couldn’t give a care now, especially since no one is going to want to buy the dilapidated piece of junk.

  28. January 6, 2014 4:02 pm

    ”””but at some point anything becomes too expensive.”””’
    in some instances l agree, qantas, holden and John-W howards brother.
    .
    ”””but at some point anything becomes too expensive.””
    in some disagree, telecom, electricity, water, nbn, national-health,
    there are just some things that a `mantra` only damages people/nation not help.

  29. January 6, 2014 4:09 pm

    This thread suggests to me that you lot could benefit from watching this clip:

  30. January 6, 2014 4:09 pm

    lf `Google` decided it was missing-out on business in Australia, and cut a `deal` with the Aust. Govt. to install an `nbn` system in Aust. as they did in California, and provided fiber-to-user, with Google paying for, and owning the Aust. nbn, at no cost to the taxpayer/govt.

    Would that have teabag support yomm.?

  31. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 6, 2014 4:38 pm

    I just happened to be looking at the Royal Commission into the Westgate Bridge Collapse in 1971, and came across this…

    THE LABOUR UNIONS.

    Throughout the construction and erection of the steel spans there was an extraordinary amount of industrial trouble, including strikes caused by demarcation disputes between unions and for other reasons. There were also numerous stop-work meetings and much absenteeism.

    These matters are fully discussed in Section 9. 1 . 2. It is sufficient in this section to observe that the great amount of time lost caused extreme distruption of the programme of WSC and later of JHC. As a result the work of constructing the bridge was gravely delayed. If the work of erecting span 10-11 had been proceeding at anything like a reasonable rate, the whole of the longitudinal splice in the top flange would have been completed except for a short length adjacent to the buckle in box 4-5 prior to 15th October, 1970. In bad weather, the men could have worked in box 8 assembling the necessary strengthening required inside it. Men would also have been available to fit the guards required on the access ladders to the two gantries beneath the span. This would have taken only a day or two and should have been given high priority. The whole length of the longitudinal splice in the bottom flange would then have been completed, thus considerably increasing the strength of the span and its resistance to failure under any circumstances.

    For their behaviour on the contract, which inevitably led to the quite unnecessary weakness of the span at the relevant time, the unions and men must bear their share of responsibility for the tragedy that ensued.

    Interesting

    http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1971-72No2.pdf

  32. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 6, 2014 4:40 pm

    “Perhaps Cory should read Freakonomics on the relationship between abortion and major city crime rates”

    Presumably if Cory did read Freakonomics he would not swallow every proposition hook, line and sinker as some appear to have done.

    Freakonomics has a lot of challenging ideas, but it is not exactly holy writ. In particular, the abortion/lower crime rate connection is hotly contested.

  33. January 6, 2014 4:45 pm

    “l agree, qantas”

    Ouch, Teabag just owned ToM… 😉

  34. January 6, 2014 5:02 pm

    ”””Ouch, Teabag just owned ToM””’
    and so early in the `new` year too 😆

  35. January 6, 2014 5:08 pm
  36. January 6, 2014 5:24 pm

    Reb what is the source for your quotes here and what part of the text is by you?

  37. TB Queensland permalink
    January 6, 2014 5:34 pm

    Its like a fkn spider … 🙄

  38. TB Queensland permalink
    January 6, 2014 5:41 pm

    I just happened to be looking at the Royal Commission into the Westgate Bridge Collapse in 1971, and came across this…

    😯

    40 years ago and an out of context grab from a 143 page government report, on a thread discussing the 1850 mindset of Cory Bernardi …

    If we didn’t know better we might think you agreed with Bernardi and you were doing the first and whopping great “look over there” of the year!

    So how many union members were indicted?

    How many engineers were indicted?

    How many CEO’s were indicted?

    Astounding …

  39. January 6, 2014 5:55 pm

    Cory be nutty

  40. January 6, 2014 5:56 pm

    “Its like a fkn spider …”

    Very close TB..

    I think of Inane as more like a fly caught on a strip of flypaper

    An “angry raisin” in some outback Queensland kitchen…desperately seeking attention, but no one gives a rat’s arse.

  41. January 6, 2014 5:58 pm

    Oh fuck start talking about nut cases and out they come..woodwork sqweeks and out come the freaks.

  42. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 6, 2014 6:11 pm

    “Oh fuck start talking about nut cases and out they come..woodwork sqweeks and out come the freaks.”

    Yeah, I thought you’d show up!

  43. January 6, 2014 6:18 pm

    Bernardi`s dishonest teabag arguments shit me to death.

    Quite frankly, the gay community should drag the stupid Bernardi fcuker into `defamation` court for continually claiming gays are the same as `swingers`, `animal-shaggers`, `child-molesters` and all the other `hate-speech` directed at the gay community. l normally don`t agree with `defamation` generally, but there are arse-holes out there that need the lesson.

  44. January 6, 2014 6:30 pm

    lt looks like my `google-nbn` scenario has #pwned yomm too.

    Yomm coughed-up a 1971 Bridge reply. Fascinating.
    Yomm needs to go back nearly half a century to `deflect` (43-years) and find a totally irrelevant reply. #YayTeabags

  45. January 6, 2014 6:38 pm

    “l normally don`t agree with `defamation` generally, but there are arse-holes out there that need the lesson.

    I’m hearin’ you Reheated, but it takes a huge amount of personal effort (and expense) to take these matters (often successfully) to court.

    Gary Burns is one such crusader against bigotry and homophobia but he’s growing tired of the emotional toll the battle is taking.

    The truly disturbing thing, is that most reasonable people will stand idly by while the hate mongers have free reign to promote their hate filled rhetoric.

  46. January 6, 2014 6:41 pm

    Breeders like Inane Hall seem to think that as long as there’s a cunt and a cock in the equation then therein lies the form of the perfect family.

    He’s living proof.

  47. January 6, 2014 6:47 pm

    Yes Reb like Be Nutty, Inane is living proof that abortion should be retrospective. If the cap fits Splatterbum…

  48. January 6, 2014 6:47 pm

    Yes Reb like Be Nutty, Inane is living proof that abortion should be retrospective. If the cap fits Splatterbum…

  49. TB Queensland permalink
    January 6, 2014 6:54 pm

    He’s living proof.

    Which one is he? Oh, I get it! Think plural …

    Gold! Gold! Gold!

    Fk that reminded me we’ve got that “keep the plebs” entertained shite this year too …

    Aw I work really hard to be a sportsman/woman its take a lot out of me … WTF do they think other people do for a (much less income) living! GMAFB … they are no longer “amateurs” and the Aussie taxpayer is STILL paying up for the AIS … other “unis” have HECS … and these fkn millionaires give back nothing …

  50. TB Queensland permalink
    January 6, 2014 6:59 pm

    BTW, RP, double comments don’t help yer cause but I get the sentiment!* 😆

    *ya don’t last long around here if ya can’t laff at yersel’ … even the rightwhingers can (mostly) …

    … tho’ they do have trouble with humour, sarcasm, irony, satire and self immolation* … life is serious shit! Dog said so (via Abraham et al) …

    *usually indicates sarc

  51. January 6, 2014 7:02 pm

    ”””reasonable people will stand idly by while the hate mongers””’

    While l agree in part reb, l also think folks that don`t have any knowledge of the `group` being `bullied` are more like stunned rabbits in the cars headlights, they may realize they need to jump, but can`t see where they should jump to.

    l find the embedded-media denying the public truth and facts to ALL issues and contributing to `hate-speech` and Lies a total disgrace to the whole industry. The public continually suffers from being blasted non-stop with bad information, which keeps them badly, or in some instances falsely (boat-people) informed.

  52. January 6, 2014 7:10 pm

    Agreed Reheated Teabag.

  53. January 6, 2014 7:41 pm

    New windows Tablet..transformer TB..so its double good. I cant find any info on what this fuckwit actually did? My guess is the way he is whipping his willy around without a skerick of fact or evidential proof to back up his ridiculous claptrap (not unlike Inane) He is drilling for a career as a lobbyist. I notice he don’t wanna close down the AIS where rower boys hand round in lycra shorts with their junk hanging out.

  54. paul permalink
    January 6, 2014 8:05 pm

    This from the PM’s office

    The prime minister’s office issued a short statement that said: “Senator Bernardi is a backbencher and his views do not represent the position of the government.”

    If they do not represent the views of the government, then the abbott should ask the red neck to leave the party, but he cannot because the abbott has the same views, as they are both idiot rednecks.

  55. TB Queensland permalink
    January 6, 2014 8:14 pm

    And the ALP statement is?

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  56. January 6, 2014 8:44 pm

    Precisely TB http://youtu.be/K8E_zMLCRNg

  57. January 6, 2014 9:00 pm

    Over at Coffee-2
    ””””””’Yet again the ABC are demonstrating their determination to make the Coalition look silly. Their latest trick is to give Cory Bernadi’s ideas publicity.””””””
    http://theaimn.com/2014/01/06/lets-hear-a-cheer-for-cory-bernardi-and-the-established-order/

    Of course. lt`s all my ABC`s fault. 🙂

  58. January 7, 2014 12:14 am

    Not my Senator…

  59. January 7, 2014 12:44 am

    GO ENGLAND ….ummm, errrrr, go home England? …. aussiemitch is still a fuckstick

  60. Jherek Jagged permalink
    January 7, 2014 8:19 am

    And the ALP statement is?

    Largely ignored by most papers, as has been the case for quite a time now.

    Just because it isn’t reported, does not mean it is not reportable. I also heard that Albanese was on ABC24 remarking on the Cory Bernardi statements yesterday, but cannot find it anywhere.

    Of course, Tony Abbott only has a comment from his office, not sure if he has said anything personally yet?

    /large

  61. TB Queensland permalink
    January 7, 2014 5:16 pm

    Pretty wimpy ALP statement …

  62. January 7, 2014 7:05 pm

    “Cory Bernardi, it’s not abortion campaigners who are pro-death. It’s you…”

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/06/cory-bernardi-abortion-pro-death?CMP=fb_gu

  63. January 7, 2014 11:50 pm

    #Funny
    ””””””””””””’OKLAHOMA CITY – A satanic group unveiled designs Monday for a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan it wants to put at the Oklahoma state Capitol, where a Ten Commandments monument was placed in 2012.

    The New York-based Satanic Temple formally submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds, including an artist’s rendering that depicts Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard that’s often used as a symbol of the occult. In the rendering, Satan is sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him.”””””””””””’
    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/satanists-unveil-design-okla-capitol-monument
    .
    #dog-botherers
    l can already hear the cranks in Topeka wailing. LOL

  64. January 8, 2014 12:51 am

    Haha…I saw that…gotta love a good pseudo-Baphomet statue to get up the noses of the unimaginative biblethumpers who take their literalisms too seriously.

  65. January 8, 2014 12:53 am

    “Pretty wimpy ALP statement …”

    I 2nd that.

    Only way they could have done worse is by saying nothing for longer …or, maybe agreeing with the fuckwit to try & poach some rusted-on, conservative pantswetters (who they’ll never sway anyway).

  66. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 8, 2014 9:44 am

    Liberal MP Warren Entsch attacks Cory Bernardi on ‘gay obsession’

    Liberal MP Warren Entsch has launched an extraordinary attack on Cory Bernardi, saying he is worried by his colleague’s ”obsession” with gay people.
    Mr Entsch, a former parliamentary secretary and chief opposition whip, said he cringed when he heard the South Australian senator’s latest comments, in a new book and in a television interview on Monday, in which he accused some women of using abortion as ”an abhorrent form of birth control” and railed against ”non-traditional” family arrangements such as step-families, single-parent families and same-sex parent families.
    ”He’s obviously got an obsession with people that are gay,” Mr Entsch said. ”It worries me. You’ve really got to watch out for those that have these obsessions. He who protests the loudest …”

    Nice to see people speaking up.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/liberal-mp-warren-entsch-attacks-cory-bernardi-on-gay-obsession-20140107-30fhl.html#ixzz2pktT56Op

  67. Jherek Jagged permalink
    January 8, 2014 10:21 am

    Pretty wimpy ALP statement …

    What did you want him to do, get a pitch fork? I actually found what he said quite measured, without getting hysterical. And, pointing out that he himself is in a ‘non-traditional’ family just ads sting to the bite.

    Well, it would, if it got the airtime Bernadi’s initial views did anyway.

    “Cory Bernardi’s comments on what he regards as ‘non-traditional families’ are offensive,” Mr Shorten said.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-06/bill-shorten-offended-by-bernardi-comments-on-families/5186562

    Only way they could have done worse is by saying nothing for longer

    That statement was made the morning the story broke. As I said, Albanese also had words to say but I have not heard them.

    Like everything, it gets hidden, lost or ignored until things have moved on. And you cannot blame Shorten for that. He makes a statement, and it gets reported as it will. They have little control over that.

  68. January 8, 2014 11:39 am

    Cory Bernardi has engaged his lawyers over remarks reportedly made by his colleague Warren Entsch that he is “obsessed” with gay marriage….

    http://www.news.com.au/national/cory-bernardi-and-warren-entsch-in-public-spat-over-gay-slur/story-fncynjr2-1226797226356

  69. January 10, 2014 8:34 pm

    ”””””””””””’Mr Entsch indicated that Senator Bernardi might have been protesting too much on gay marriage, telling Fairfax Media: “It worries me. You’ve really got to watch out for those that have these obsessions. He who protests the loudest”””””””’
    http://www.news.com.au/national/cory-bernardi-and-warren-entsch-in-public-spat-over-gay-slur/story-fncynjr2-1226797226356

    #GoWarren 😆
    #CoryIsTooLoud #PossibleDenial #ComeOutCory

  70. January 19, 2014 10:46 am

    as we all know, according to cory, reb-a-roo is the biggest `sinner` around here,

    and dog has something to say about it,

  71. TB Queensland permalink
    January 19, 2014 11:58 am

    He makes a statement, and it gets reported as it will. They have little control over that.

    Yes they do … if they are doing what we pay them for and what they were (supposedly) voted into jobs for (government or opposition) Westminster is a system of government not a your turn, my turn slush fund … it needs a strong opposition not a wimpy one that thinks it can sit on its arse collect the $$$ and let the government fail over three years and then step in for its turn …

    Pollies at shadow minister level can arrange press conferences to be heard, or ask any current affairs program for a hearing and they will be reported … the ALP is lazy as an opposition just as it was obsessed with itself while in power …

    … twitter might be considered to be an upmarket social intervention medium but its still over rated … and surprisingly, in the land of voters, still has limited reach compared to TV and radio …

  72. January 25, 2014 3:37 pm

    In Chapter 2 ”The First Pillar: Faith” Bernardi presents a strong and considered study of the historical contribution Christianity has made to Australia’s national development and how this heritage is represented in the laws and moral codes of Australian society today. Bernardi proposes that faith is fundamental to a healthy and hopeful society and provides the ”common thread through which our laws, our instinct and our social fabric are entwined.”

    Faith provides us with a set of values, moral guidelines in which we can trust and a framework for decision-making.

    GUFFAW. Cory and the reheated zombies are totally fcuking clueless when it comes to `moral` on any topic.

    Bernardi goes on to discuss how he believes individuals develop faith. Some people develop their faith from the ”ethical principles of an organised religion” and others build their faith ”around personal integrity, kindness, hard work and the natural law.” Whether the path is religious or secular the ”common thread between these two different approaches is the importance of moral standards.” Fundamental to the individual’s development of moral standards is the transmission of the guiding principles and values from parents to children.

    http://nofibs.com.au/2014/01/19/corys-book-part-2-blow-blow-fact-check-series-adropex/

    YAY for fcuking zealots that have no understanding of their community outside their own immediate circle of interest.

  73. TB Queensland permalink
    January 25, 2014 3:56 pm

    And more fkd up fables in this demonstration of bible bastardry … written 1000 years BEFORE the bible …

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/a-4000yearold-tablet-from-ancient-mesopotamia-contains-the-specifications-for-an-ark-predating-the-story-of-noah/story-fnjwl1aw-1226810293590

    AS our guide in Egypt (an associate prof at Cairo Museum) kept telling us, as he read the hieroglyphs on temples and walls and interpreted the stories there, written long before the bible, (but included in the bible) … “you see? Nothing is new” …

    Believers in myth and themselves …

  74. January 25, 2014 4:20 pm

    When 19th-century British Museum scholars first learned from cuneiform tablets that the Babylonians had a flood myth, they were disturbed by its similarities to the story of Noah.

    haha, the Babylonian dog claimed to have an `ark`,
    which it seemed to copy off the Mesopotamian dog,
    so todays dog is copying 2 previous dogs.

    They don`t talk about that in Topeka.

  75. egg permalink
    January 25, 2014 4:35 pm

    The universal flood is no myth.

  76. January 25, 2014 5:19 pm

    The universal flood myth is quite universal.

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