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New Zealand pastor accused of trying to rig equal marriage poll

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  1. Sky daddy gets angry when you are a lying swine….

    That said, like we can expect reasonable behaviour and rational thought from someone who makes a living believing in an invisible friend, and trying to get others to do it to.

  2. Garry Cassell 17 Jan 2013, 1:01pm

    Another fine example of the honest fun Jesus loving Christian…Who would or should trust any clergy or even come within talking distance of them? Evil to the core…Clergy are far worst than politicians and that’s saying something!!!

  3. bobbleobble 17 Jan 2013, 1:12pm

    It seems there are no depths to which these so called ‘Christians’ will sink in order to demonstrate their hatred for us. Perhaps Mr Mortlock should reflect on the fact that bearing false witness is in the top ten of bad things whereas the prohibition on gay sex – assuming one actually exists – is tucked away.

    Or is it OK to be dishonest if it’s to be nasty to gay people? I suspect your God wouldn’t think so Mr Mortlock

    1. Great point about the top ten no-no’s!
      I should have read your comment properly before posting mine, you said it much better than I could.

  4. That just set me off in peals of laughter: if you can’t win a poll due to your numbers, then go and cheat. So funny.
    And this guy thinks he’s a Christian? What’s this thing about ‘bearing false witness’ again?
    I was wondering if he’ll protest that he didn’t mean “check back” as: go and vote again, but then I re-read the bit where he says: “Since we are able to vote as many times as we like…” and: yep, that’s definitely what he means.
    Trying to rig a poll that is supposed to be representative: if you can’t discriminate against your fellow-human beings ‘honestly’ then you need to do it dishonestly? Is that it?
    Good lord, now we’ve heard it all.

  5. Jock S. Trap 17 Jan 2013, 2:19pm

    Ah yes, the respected religious…. bigot…. Not.

    Ah yes.. the religious is about peace and love…. Not.

    Ah yes… the honest religious who never tell lies or manipulate … Not… it’s all they do… clearly!!

  6. And this is why online self-selecting polls are entirely useless. You have no idea which kinds of people are likely to respond, and no realistic way of stopping them from answering multiple times (or even writing a script to do it for them). If a large web community gets hold of one, it can easily skew the results in whichever direction it wants (like the vote to determine the name of a new Mountain Dew drink – which was being won by 4chan’s favoured name, “Hitler did nothing wrong”, when it was taken down).

    It’s the cabinet minister at fault here – he should have commissioned a real poll if he wanted meaningful results.

  7. Nick Weeks 17 Jan 2013, 2:57pm

    See Matthew Chapter 7:
    “16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

    17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

    18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.”

    Rigging polls is pretty universally seen as evil – which says a fair bit about the particular brand of evangelical christianity this idiot is promoting.

  8. At least New Zealand is light years ahead of us in Australia. Who cares about an stupid old pastor and his silly old views!

    I hope one day Australia will join in the rest of the modern western world and allow SSMs!

    1. The views of a man who is only heard by himself is no threat, but a man who is heard by many can set the same tone in their minds and the focus of his hostility is then under a larger threat.
      It does matter.

  9. Steve from London 17 Jan 2013, 3:20pm

    The reason why Australia still does no allow SSM in 2013 is because politicians from both sides (Labor and Liberal) is because they are old, stupid, outdated in there thinking, too busy obsessed with power and money!

    The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL for short) controls politicians and influences there decisions practically all the time!

    Australia is the land of god and former English Convicts who still think that aboriginals are animals and that gays are former criminals!

    Australia is the proud home of the racists and bigots!

    I was born in Australia, I studied here and as soon as I got a boyfriend (his name is John) we both moved to the UK to live, work and study before starting a small business.

    I left Australia 4 years ago because of how bigoted and racist Australia has truly become over the years – and mind you it is getting much worse!

  10. Because cheating for Jesus is perfectly OK. Never mind that Jesus never said a word about homosexuality.

  11. Ooo! Naughty! Doesn’t your rule book say something about ‘bearing false witness’? Or have you selectively ignored that one … as you’ve done with so many others … and concentrated your self-hatred on gay people?

  12. No faith in God, eh, Pastor?

  13. More examples of righteous christian behavior. Make up the rules as you go along,all can be justified in the end. What would their leader think of their behavior. I suspect if he were to return tomorrow the last thing he would claim to be is a Christian.Reminds me of the scene in Monty Python`s life of Brian. When the crowd follows him into the hills of Judea. His final words to them are $/ck $ff .

  14. Well; what a surprise! – god botherering Con Artist for 2000 year old scam found out to be lying and cheating and encouraging others to do the same ! Certainly not the mores I would like my children inculcated with

  15. The fat fundie in question, Peter Mortlock, was also behind a failed fundie political organisation, the Family Party, down here.

  16. True Christians understand that getting in the way of people loving each other, especially by cheating and lying is not the right path.

    That is why marriage equality will be law in New Zealand by 2014.

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