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Video: Australian PM Tony Abbott tongue tied over gay marriage questions from high school students

  • Danny Norton

    “Let’s have a blokes question”. Wtf? Also, if you’re getting the clear picture you say you are, then pull your finger out

  • Jones

    As Abbott said himself the cheers told him everything he needed to know. But always keen to sweep the question under the carpet as soon as possible to get onto a different subject.

    • Not for me

      One can only guess the ‘leanings’ of the four comments so far.

  • Kiwi

    The students reactions to the questions being asked were priceless. Not just for the topic of queer people, but for the gender [including intersex] topics too. Well done aussie classes, we can only hope it makes your country a bigger and better country.

  • Clivejw

    How much simpler things were when Mr. Abbott himself was at school. Then he and “blokes” his age would no doubt beat up any boy they suspected of being gay and cruelly mock any “sheilas” suspected of being lesbian. Now schoolchildren support the right of gays to get married when they grow up. Abbott must know same-sex marriage is inevitable, but thinks he can just ignore it and it will go away. All he is doing is spoiling the happiness of a few more people until he is replaced and gay marriage is legalized, and Australia moves on.

  • Maris

    Abbott just stood there sinked in old discriminatory ideas…and the young showed what the world will be like in some years…and what the Abbott will look like – an evil man because he so easily degraded part of people…

  • Cal

    Shameless dodging. He patronised the questioner by not giving any explanation. “Definitional”? Is that the best he can do? “Now can we have a bloke’s question?” What a slime-ball. Good to hear the kids cheering for the right side.

  • Colin

    Look up Wikipedia and see why the man has his pathetic stance on equal marriage. Abbott does not represent the people who voted for him. He represents the church. How can his view override his electorates. Sad indeed. Electorate need to pressure MP’s to choose a leader who will listen to electorate.

    Great question and a wonderful insight to how easy it is for Aussi kids to talk and support on the subject. That’s Australia to me and my experience each time I’ve been there.

    Well done the younger generation….come to the fore and find a voice.

  • Thomas

    How can such a red-neck dullard be prime minister of such a great nation?

  • Thomas

    How can such a red-neck dullard be prime minister of such a great nation?

  • Pet

    Is it just me or this “Now can we have a bloke’s question?” sounds sexist? He bullyed the girls in a very macho-religious way: enough of silly girlish questions, now can we have a serious one from a BOY? I can’t beleive he got away with this.

  • Pet

    Is it just me or this “Now can we have a bloke’s question?” sounds sexist? He bullyed the girls in a very macho-religious way: enough of silly girlish questions, now can we have a serious one from a BOY? I can’t beleive he got away with this.

  • Moi

    That a 4 year old child is USED (ABused) by homosexials and their supporters to push their agenda tell very clearly what kind of evil people are on that side of the fence.

  • Moi

    That a 4 year old child is USED (ABused) by homosexials and their supporters to push their agenda tell very clearly what kind of evil people are on that side of the fence.

  • Moi

    That a 4 year old child is USED (ABused) by homosexials and their supporters to push their agenda tell very clearly what kind of evil people are on that side of the fence.

  • Jesus_Mohammed

    Abbott said he thinks a male Minister for Women is OK because of the human ability to empathise with people of a different kind yet Abbott clearly cannot empathise sufficiently with lesbian and gay Australians to grant them the right to marry!

    Abbott is a frightful right-wing fraud, but with bright open-minded youngsters like those in that video Australia DOES have a future!

  • Steven

    14 year old girls are they making there life chooses based on homosexual proper gander TV like, glee & modern families ,destined normalize homosexual activities,

  • John H

    Like eating disorder which is caused by a number of complex factors, and is an abnormal (sub disease) conditions of eating habits lead to detriment of physical and mental health. Homosexuality is the outcome of dis-harmony or distortion in a number of social dimensions. The fundamental issue with gay relationship is that gay activities are purely determined on sexual gratification, and lack of natural ability of producing offspring and paternal love hereby induced which is the fundamental for life of all kinds (not just human) to succeed.

  • John H

    Like eating disorder which is caused by a number of complex factors, and is an abnormal (sub disease) conditions of eating habits lead to detriment of physical and mental health. Homosexuality is the outcome of dis-harmony or distortion in a number of social dimensions. The fundamental issue with gay relationship is that gay activities are purely determined on sexual gratification, and lack of natural ability of producing offspring and paternal love hereby induced which is the fundamental for life of all kinds (not just human) to succeed.

  • Serkan M

    Im getting really bored of people using RELIGION as a requisite for EVERYTHING. If only I had an excuse for everything in my life.

    Secondly his own sister is gay, and if that doesn’t make him understand then he’s a very sad person inside.

    Thirdly, how on earth did this fool get elected? Really people of Australia? You chose him?

  • Jeremy W

    Gay marriage is the same as bestiality… it should not be legalised.

  • Jeremy W

    Gay marriage is the same as bestiality… it should not be legalised

  • JCF

    From the mouths of babes…

  • Steven Gregory

    The lesson learned today by these youths: Abbott is full of s-h-i-t.

  • Steven Gregory

    So, according to you: sexual gratification isn’t part of heterosexual relationships, and hetero couples who are infertile impede success of the human race?

  • Steven Gregory

    Been speaking English long?

  • Steven Gregory

    And then he didn’t answer the boy’s question, either.

  • JD

    Dumb Arse!

  • Truth

    ….. and Australians actually elected this bozo? He’s about as intellectually capable as a tortoise. Please, Auzzie cousins, you are doing yourselves no favours on the international stage by allowing third-rate politicians like this to take the helm. At least elect someone with a few functioning brain cells.

    • http://www.bloketoys.co.uk/ BlokeToys.co.uk

      I have a British friend who emigrated to Australia several years ago and she is mortified as are all of her liberal Australian friends.
      They did not choose this man, he is an embarrassment, and it’s shameful that he calls himself a liberal.

      Australia is becoming less free and less liberal. They recently passed a new law, in the middle of the night, making all protest illegal on the issue of a statement. All political protests can now be broken up at the behest of the authorities, and anyone refusing to comply with the order can be arrested and detained.

      Abbott is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

      • Truth

        As Colin says above, this man does not represent the electorate. He represents the church. You can see that from his Wikipedia profile. To me, that proves he is intellectually challenged and should not hold the premiership unless, of course, Australia wants to be seen on the world stage as going backwards instead of forwards…..?

  • Truth

    Religious bigotry is worse that Nazism and should be stopped. If you don’t like gay people, go live in Uganda.

  • Truth

    And religious belief is a mental disorder ….

  • Derek Northcote

    “Proper gander”

    What the F is that. A polite duck?

  • Derek Northcote

    You have clearly confused gay people with priests, imams and other such pervs.

  • funkinwolf

    You came onto a gay website, login and posted a hate comment? Desperate.

  • Andy Millan

    Oh good grief, are you for real?

  • Andy Millan

    You sir are an idiot.

  • http://www.bloketoys.co.uk/ BlokeToys.co.uk

    One good thing here, all those kids seem much more liberal, intelligent and passionate than he is. He says that they should consider perusing a career in politics, and perhaps one or two of them will. They could probably already do a better job than this bumbling idiot is doing.

    I hope that any next-generation politician elected to such a post will make one law their priority – the absolute separation of church and state.

  • http://DennisVelco.com/ Dennis Velco

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