Christian Democratic Party candidate Peter Madden, has made outrageous. sensationalist and fear-mongering statements about gay and lesbian people and one of Sydney's popular annual events; the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
As honorable as your efforts are to try and accomplish some kind of apology from Peter and the Christian Democratic party are, I think you need to let it go.You clearly have public support, Australians flocked in droves to the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this year, myself included, where as Peter Maddens Martin Place Protest accumulated only a handful of religious sorts.I understand the appeal of an apology at this stage, but seriously expecting one is a foolish venture. As much as I do not support the man and his political views, let alone his religious views. His mind is made up on his own moral code and no comments, videos, protests or letters no matter how polite will ever change that, or ever get him to stand down. In the same way that the Christian democratic party failed to make the gay and lesbian community stand down.Crazy religious types such as Peter Madden will always exist. To give them attention is to merely publicize their agendas.Let it be. The vast majority of Australia is on your side. And as generation Y becomes more powerful in the political world, your wishes for gay marriage and total equality will come true. This is the natural order of things.Let silly religious men be silly religious men.At the end of the day, nobody really cares what they think.Straight. Family Member. Non religious person
Totally agree, Sean. Let's not give this mad dog any more publicity. Let's tap into that great Aussie apathy and just ignore him. I'm a straight guy. married with three kids and was at school with this moron. Eventually he might get sick of getting no reaction and move back to the US where he was trained in loony preacher ways. Over there, he might be able to find enough stupid rednecks to follow him.
Peter is a throw back from the past and a member of a dying breed.
Please ensure your comments are helpful and rational. There are enough angry and abusive posts on Peters Youtubes. If you tell Peter why it is so important to apologise in a honest but respectful way it will get a better response than getting down to the low level of name calling. Remember the enemy is ignorance.If you do leave comments it would be helpful to state if you are gay, straight, friend, family member, minister or religious person