Peter Madden Should Apologise......

In 2010 Peter Madden, from the Christian Democratic Party has made false statements, accusations and  misreprsentations about gay and lesbian people, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) community as a whole.

After getting only 500 only votes Peter disappeared for a while. He has recently surfaced again with a campaign against marriage equality.

These statements are not only irresponsible and insensitive, they are highly offensive to LGBTI people and to  their friends and family as well.

If you feel that an apology for these statements made by Mr Madden is necessary then vote YES below. If you leave comments please state if  you are gay, straight, friend, family member, minister or religious person

Below are Peter Madden’s statements from YouTube videos (compilation here) media appearances and releases. My comments are in (brackets)

Heal our Land – A Stand for Righteous Video
  • 100.000’s of drunken youth will come to Sydney streets and be incited to all kinds of lust, filth and moral depravity
  • Mardi Gras is Sydney’s high day of sexual immorality
  • Hyde Park will be strewn with bodies of drunken teenagers 13,14 and 15 year old children celebrating, watching and participating in forms of sex they can’t understand
  • There will be beatings, drugs, alcohol, violence and debauchery
  • This is not an attack on bruised and confused individuals (from the video this is obvious he is speaking about LGBTI people but is now protesting this was not intended. You come to your own conclusion if this is back-tracking or an outright lie)
  • Mardi Gras is a flagrant and militant promotion of sexual immorality
Response Video to Comments on Heal our Land – A Stand for Righteous
  • I am not homophobic, I don’t hate homosexuals, I love homosexuals (then apologise for your false statements)
  • We see anarchy on the streets of Sydney on Mardi Gras night
  • Mardi Gras encourages sexual promiscuity
  • Mardi Gras is a parade of live porn
  • I haven’t seen the data but people tell me...... (this is not good enough for someone making the outrageous comments you’ve made)
  • There is no evidence that homosexuality is biological (you’ve obviously been reading anti-gay Christian books and websites. Genuine scientific research however tells us there are many biological and hormonal influences on sexual orientation)
  • I don’t have any friends who are homosexual (this is why you have such a false perception of who LGBTI people really are)
  • Being a homosexual particularly for a male is a very very dangerous thing. (Really?) In Denmark and Norway the life expectancy of a male homosexual is 20 -25 years less than heterosexual male. That is the statistic. (No Peter, this is an urban myth that is constantly perpetrated in Christian books and websites by quoting the ‘research’ of the totally discredited Dr Paul Cameron. For a detailed description of how these figures are falsified then click here for the Boxed Turtle appraisal or click here for a brief description by Professor Warren Throckmorton )
 Website Media Release
"The Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is live pornography. It is a brash display of a lifestyle and corrupt social morals that many Australians do not agree with. At the same time there is evidence that indicates that more drugs are sold and distributed on Mardi Gras night than any other night of the is a night on which Hyde Park is strewn with the bodies of drunken teenagers...when there is violence in the streets. In short, it is anarchy right here in the centre of our city, and the Mardi Gras organisers and militant homosexual lobby would have us believe that this behaviour is ‘acceptable."

To read how incorrect the statement above is read this. Peter Madden’s own words on 2DayFM's Kyle & Jackie O Show. I have to admit I haven't actually seen the parade last year. I have been out of Sydney for a lot of years, I have only recently returned.

If you feel that an apology for the statements above is necessary then vote YES and leave comments such as are you gay, straight, friend or family member, minister or religious person.

Thank you for your support and promotion of this cause

Anthony Venn-Brown

Founder and Director of Ammbassadors and Bridge Builders International.
Author of  A Life of Unlearning: a journey to find the truth 
An ambassador for the LGBT Community