‘Pack of d***heads’: Liberal MP slaps down left-wing group over Mardi Gras ban
Liberal MP Tim Wilson has slapped down a left-wing group calling for some Liberal Party members to be banned from walking in Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade.
Pride in Protest, the group behind the ban, also want police barred from the march.
The group’s spokesperson Holly Brooke has pointed her finger at the Coalition’s policies, including the 2017 same-sex marriage postal survey.
She says the vote harmed the LGBTQI community.
“A Liberal float in Mardi Gras sends the message that this organisation can actively fight against our rights but can capitalise on our community spirit when it’s useful for them,” she said.
Liberal MP Tim Wilson, who is openly gay, has called the group a “pack of dickheads”.
“They’re doing this because they want to draw attention to themselves and because their view is that everything should be their way or the highway,” Mr Wilson tells Ben Fordham.
“They’re full of themselves and they’re only interested in their far-left radical agenda.
“They’re narrow, they’re not interested in trying to bring people together. They’re just interested in dividing the community.”
The Member for Goldstein says the whole point of Mardi Gras was to “protest against people being isolated”.
“Having the Liberal Party, the police… being on your side is exactly the type of message you want to send; an inclusive Australia where everyone’s respected.”
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Chris Smith has slammed the group for being “divisive”.
“Here I was thinking the LGBTQI community was supposed to be inclusive. They’ve been demanding inclusion for themselves for decades but it doesn’t work both ways obviously.
“There are obviously terms and conditions on inclusion.
“If you’re a gay or transgender or bi-sexual you deserve the same rights as everyone else unless, of course, you lean to the right politically, then you’re evil.”
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