Right said Fred!
Bumbling git and religious nutjob, the so-called “Reverend” Fred Nile is set to hold the balance of power in the New South Wales Government in the aftermath of the recent State election.
Reverend Nile’s vote is crucial to the re-elected Liberal Government, and in the weeks since the election he has already met with Premier Mike Baird to pray at him.
Moderates are concerned that the 80 year old will use his new found power to prosecute his hate-filled agenda.
Fred is no stranger to controversy and is outspoken on his views regarding homosexuality which he calls a “mental disorder.” He is vehemently opposed to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, which he describes as a “public parade of immorality and blasphemy”.
Each year, he holds a prayer vigil, asking god to literally “rain on the parade.” It has rained once in the last 20 years.
In 2005, Nile called for the repealing of New South Wales anti-vilification law, claiming that the law was “discriminatory” and was being abused to gag free speech and prevent public discussion about homosexuality and their perverse ways.
When Penny Wong announced in 2011 that her same-sex partner was pregnant, Nile publicly denounced Wong’s actions, saying “I’m totally against a baby being brought up by two mothers,” and “She needn’t have made it public. It just promotes their lesbian lifestyle and trying to make it natural where it’s unnatural.”
Nile is also a frequent critic of the Australian Greens, claiming that they have “exploited genuine concern for the environment” in order to garner political influence to “push their agenda of social engineering” (whatever that is).
Nile has criticised the Greens party for what he calls “duplicite political expediency,” citing their push to legalise and fund “illicit drug habits for addicts” such as heroin and cannabis.
He also labelled the Greens as being “anti-family,” “anti-Christian,” and “pagan,” citing what he believes to be pro-pornography and pro-sex industry policies and their opposition to the current practice of opening parliament with daily prayers.
Nile is also opposed to Muslim immigration and in 2010 attempted to introduced a bill to Parliament to ban the burqa and niqab.
He believes that “Halal certification” is imposing Sharia Law on all Australians.
Last year, Nile attended the controversial “World Congress of Families” event in Melbourne as guest speaker and supported the debunked theory that abortion causes breast cancer.
The Australian Medical Association, Cancer Australia and many other health and medical authorities have rejected the link between abortion and breast cancer.
However Mr Nile believes that proponents of the theory are being censored. He lashed out at protesters and journalists from the mainstream media waiting outside the event as “evil” and “speaking the words of the devil.”
His supporters within the Abbott Government include Senator Eric Abetz, Corey Bernardi and Kevin Andrews.