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Australian Christian politician says PinkNews writer belongs to ‘Technicolour’ Taliban

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  1. Jock S. Trap 30 Jul 2013, 3:42pm

    The 78-year-old evangelical Christian believes….. Zzzzzzzzzzz

    Oops sorry what a bore!!

    Next original bigot please…. nope… think we ran out of those when the dinosaurs died out…clearly not all of ‘em died out!!

    1. We can only hope that he follows suit soon?

  2. A ‘Technicolour Taliban’, well that is a new one

    Technicolour is fabulous, being taliban is not, nor do we resort to violence to try to achieve the rights he takes for granted.

    May I suggest that this god bothering idiot looks at what is happening in Russia and also the recent hatred in France, all fueled by religion and then try to justify why his way is the right way. I can bet you that he couldn’t.

    With a bit of luck (and I hate saying stuff like this) he may not have long left on this world.

  3. It gives me great satisfaction to know that in a few years I’ll be happily married and “Rev” Nile will be, um, how do I put this…DEAD!

    1. Exactly, 78? Time for his dirt nap.

    2. So fight his homophobia with ageism?

      Right.

  4. The thing is… “Technicolour Taliban” sounds kind of cool. I’d add it to the site logo.

    Technicolour Taliban and proud, me.

  5. How ironic that a man who is trying to force people, through intimidation, bullying and theocratic law, to follow his narrow-minded, fundamentalist religious dogma is calling those who object, “TALIBAN”!

  6. Nick Davis 30 Jul 2013, 3:57pm

    I thought he was dead !!
    I remember one Mardi Gras we carried a effigy of his head down Oxford St.
    He has always been a wanker.

  7. What a disgusting comment from somebody who has more in common with the Taliban than he realises. Hypocrisy doesn’t even register with these people.

    Under Australia’s disgusting new law they’ll be sending asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea, a sovereign state. even LGBT asylum seekers fleeing persecution. I’m boycotting Russian and Jamaican goods, perhaps I should boycott Australian goods as well, Foster’s shouldn’t be too difficult, it’s pissy beer. Or is boycotting a predominantly white, English-speaking country out of order of me?

    1. Good there’s one less whinging Pom we have to put up with over here. Maybe good old Fred is secretly doing us a favour. It’s only you lot that worry about what he says, we treat him as the irrelevant joke that he is.

      1. Yawn. I’m not whinging I’m just pointing out the injustices that the Australian government are guilty of, as far as I’m concerned dumping desperate people in another country is despicable, which is what they’re planning on doing in Papua New Guinea. I can take criticism of the UK so why do you think your country should be above it? Besides I am in a way criticising the UK, we’re the country which stole the Aborigine’s land after all, destroying many native languages and separate cultures in the process.

        No country has a clean record on human rights or should be above criticism, not even yours.

        1. Did you know Australia was founded because it was used as a place to dump a bunch of unwanted english prisoners? Pretty bizarre way to birth a country.

          1. Britain didn’t bother to ask the locals whether they wanted those prisoners did they? I find it funny that some people in Britain moan about our “native population ” being taken over when White British make up 86% of the population. Compare that to 2% for the Australian Aborigines.

            Some people even say “our culture and language are under threat”. Erm no it’s not, English is spoken by at least 750 million people (and growing) worldwide and is THE global language. British culture and the English language are doing quite well thank you very much.

          2. Sandgroper 31 Jul 2013, 7:50am

            True, but you do realise that many of the criminals were only criminals due to terrible social injustice. A huge number stole because they were starving and had no way of supporting themselves. There was corruption and classism among much of the British judiciary. The British just pretended the aborigines didn’t exist, hardly a moral highpoint. No country is above criticism for parts of their history so it is best not to get into a competition of nationalistic good or bad deeds.

            Fred Nile is considered a nut job here, much like your Lord Dear.

        2. Sandgroper 31 Jul 2013, 8:15am

          Chris, not every Australian agrees with the political parties position on refugees. The refugee laws are speaking about are Federal laws and Fred Nile is a NSW State politician.

          As for Fosters beer, hardly anyone drinks Fosters beer in Australia. Beer brand popularity is very state based in Australia.

          As for clichés, I think you are guilty of using them in your own posts. Just saying. ;-)

          1. When did I say that all Australians agree with what is happening with the refugees? Not once. Not all Russians agree with homophobia yet we are criticising Russia, why should Australia above this? If you read my post you’ll see that I said that no country is above criticism and you’ve repeated my point and twisted it to suit your own argument, I’m not singling out Australia. I am however, saying that Australia has its own history of human rights abuses and if you read my posts carefully you’ll see that I’m blaming Britain for this. I think I’m perfectly within my right to mention the injustices of Australian history and society, I do it with other countries so why not Australia? I can hold my hands up and admit that my country has done wrong in the past, why not you?

            I wasn’t trying to gain the moral high ground as a British person, I was talking about British and European colonialism in general, which Australia is a product of.

          2. When did I say that all Australians agree with what is happening with the refugees? Not once. Not all Russians agree with homophobia yet we are criticising Russia, why should Australia above this? If you read my post you’ll see that I said that no country is above criticism and you’ve repeated my point and twisted it to suit your own argument, I’m not singling out Australia. I am however, saying that Australia has its own history of human rights abuses and if you read my posts carefully you’ll see that I’m blaming Britain for this. I think I’m perfectly within my right to mention the injustices of Australian history and society, I do it with other countries so why not Australia? I can hold my hands up and admit that my country has done wrong in the past, why can’t you?

            I wasn’t trying to gain the moral high ground as a British person, I was talking about British and European colonialism in general, which Australia is a product of.

      2. “Whinging pom”. Enough of the clichés, they’re really boring.

  8. Just got to sleep ‘permanently’ on the backbench, Fred! SO many of us are waiting for that! Poor Elaine would be turning in her grave now that you have the young filly in tow!

  9. “Despite holding such homophobic views, Reverend Nile seems to be a regular follower of PinkNews”

    Ooh, there’s a surprise! Not.

    Another insecure person obsessing about LGBT people because it distracts them from their own issues. Why are they all so fixated?

    1. You do have to wonder how many “straight” people would even bother to visit Pink News once, let alone several times a day/week.

      I’m as gay as the day is long and even I get bored of this site after a while (no offense PN love ya mwah)

      Mr. Pink

      1. Adele Magee 30 Jul 2013, 9:25pm

        there are some straight people with gay family members who look at PN to learn about the issues their loved ones face. Don’t confuse those with the idiot trolls.

        1. Yes of course, I’m not so nieve to think no straight people come here but how many straight people do you honestly think would visit this site several times a day/week? I’d consider once a day as more than what I’d expect a straight person to visit. If I was straight I’d most certainly be interested in equal rights for all minorities but wouldn’t image I’d visit an LGBT news site more than once a day.

    2. If you feel inadequate you can always target somebody else, it’s an outlet for these people. After a while it becomes a fixation and an unhealthy obsession.

      It’s a toxic cycle.

    3. Why, it’s just research into what the “enemy” is doing and saying so they can launch counter-measures. It’s why Porno Pete likes to haunt leather functions… all in the name of research.

  10. I know it’s wrong to judge people purely on looks – but you only have to look at this man to know all you need to know about his intelligence and common sense.

    I’m sick of seeing people accuse LGBT people of being extremist or violent or aggressive. We ALL KNOW gay people are big fuzzy teddy bears who wouldn’t hurt a fly. A Technicolour Taliban! Who do they think they’re fooling?

    Mr. Pink

  11. godric godricson 30 Jul 2013, 5:13pm

    Compared to the right wing “Turnip Taliban” of rural Norfolk( UK) the “Technicolour Taliban” sounds fun and something I want to join.

  12. I think he might be that ‘Keith’ that posts insane comments on pinknews.

    1. GulliverUK 30 Jul 2013, 5:56pm

      Oh yes, good point. Both nutters, if they are separate individuals perhaps they are twins :)

      Still, I’d really rather Pinknews became registration-only for comments, it would make posting easier, possibly allow individuals to send messages to each other, perhaps even a raft of new possibilities. It would also allow PN to ban individuals who purposely come here to spread homophobia. And it could give PN a new mailing list. Also, where have the emoticons gone :(

      I mean, I’d really like 5 minutes alone with some of these posters, and we’d sort it out the old fashioned way, but my parole officer said not to ( :D just joking!). I don’t see why we should have our flow interrupted and have to waste time with these idiots. They come here specifically to bait and harass, and unless I’ve misunderstood the law, that ‘could’ be a criminal offence here in the UK.

      1. I agree, PN please set up an account system and forum system. We could organize and mobalize and discuss topics of our own as well as the news. It would be a great educational tool as well as a place LGBT can come to discuss equal rights, activism, protests etc. and build a community who could actually do something to help the equal rights struggle like in Russia and elsewhere

        Mr. Pink

  13. That’s right, I have no respect for others. I fire people from their jobs, deny them medical care, torture them, imprison them, deny them visits to loved ones in hospital, break up two people who found each other against all odds and who love each other deeply, throw children out of school if I disagree with who their parents love, tell lies about people and call them such things as paedophiles and buggers, and I drive teenagers to suicide. I do all this purely because I do not like the way some people are born. Oops, I am confusing myself and the right reverend hypocrite.

    1. GulliverUK 30 Jul 2013, 6:28pm

      That’s a brilliant post.

  14. Ooo, now there is the face of a man who secretly loves to snort cocaine off erect penises while his wife and 2.4 kids wait for him at home for their daily bible reading.

  15. You know what I find indecent and obscene? Those bloody eyebrows. Seriously.

    1. It looks like he’s got four eyebrows. I wonder are they in some way to make up for lacking a brain and certain personality attributes.

  16. fred nile, typical plastic christian with buffet style convictions.

  17. Isn’t Fred Nile lucky that gay people don’t behave like the Taliban. If we were as fundamentalist in our struggle for equality as the Taliban have been in their quest for domination, Mr Nile would have thought twice about saying what he did as he’d have realised he’d be in danger for being homophobic.

    Fred Nile’s problem is that he’s had it too easy having dominance all his life. He’s enjoyed being in a position of power from which he can be intolerant and abusive of others. So, it is he who is more like the Taliban than the gay community could ever be.

    1. The only way we would ever be taken seriously is through terror

      The Civil Rights movements in the 60′s advanced a lot because white people started to actually /fear/ black people for the first time. Of course I’m not saying black people turned violent, but for the first time they were organized, militant, and refused to play the victim. They started bashing back.

      Gay people have always been seen as the easy target, even by other minorities and groups like the Black Panthers. This is because we play the victim, we don’t bash back. People might tolerate and even like us now, but they’ve never feared us. If an army of extremist Pink Panthers started blowing up places and assassinating prominant homophobes, we’d get to where we want to be much, much quicker. People would fear us for the first time.

      Luckily, we generally aren’t a violent bunch, but I’m suprised some people haven’t resorted to terrorism and extremism in response to the treatment of LGBT people over the years!

      1. I guess it goes to show the type of people we are, really. Everyone else resorts to terrorism and violence to get their point accross, to be taken seriously. We take it like champs, we don’t stoop to their level, we wait for them to come round.

        We’re arguably the minority that has been most brutally oppressed throughout history, but with the fewest examples of extremist or violent retaliations. That is something to be proud of I think, because when the time comes and true equality is a reality, we will be able to look back and be proud we didn’t resort to such measures to get people to like us. We took our cue from Quentin Crisp; we never changed to adapt to the world, we let the world adapt itself to us.

        Love Conquers Hate
        Mr. Pink

      2. Great posts, Mr Pink! I like the idea of the ‘Pink Panthers’, but with a non-terrorist agenda. We used to be good at angry protest marching, but gay rights marches have now become gay pride parades. I’d like to see us all publicly displaying some more anger in protest marches again – e.g. outside Russian/Saudi/Ugandan (etc. etc.) embassies and any place where/when the need arises, which would be very frequent. There are so many cases of injustice and homophobia still happening at home and abroad. Too many nations still behave like Nazis or the Taliban towards their LGBT citizens – that’s why Fred Nile’s description of the gay community as the Taliban is extremely offensive. It’s like calling Jews Nazis. An Australian ‘Pink Panther’ group should angrily and noisily protest at the New South Wales Legislative Council so that it gets the message very clearly that we will not tolerate such offensive bigotry. We should adopt militancy as a positive and assertive way to campaign.

  18. Sandgroper 31 Jul 2013, 6:22am

    This guy is a laughing stock in Australia and has about as much credibility as Lord Dear.

  19. This man is beyond belief. He is a hypocrite since he is about to marry a divorcee half his age in contradiction to 1 Cor 7:10, a verse he chooses to ignore. He has made a lot of money out of bigotry. Both major parties have appointed him as Chair of numerous committees for which he is paid extra, in return for his vote. He is most heinous politician in NSW history.

  20. Readers, please note that the Australian CDP has never successfully contested a seat in Federal Parliament, and have only 2 members in the NSW Parliament’s upper house. Fred is so irrelevant his comments don’t even provoke a yawn.

  21. Dying your hair a colour that doesn’t match your eyebrows is unnatural, Fred.

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