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Anti-Gay British Pundit: Gay People Live 'Deathstyle', Have 20,000 Partners In 'Short, Miserable Lives'

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Anti-gay bigot Lord Christopher Monckton has taken to birther wingnut rag WorldNetDaily to defend an Australian politician who last week attempted to place a ban on the “promotion” of homosexuality, reports Right Wing Watch.

10374510_10152725157610279_5630085284282987900_nRight-wing Rise Up Australia counsellor Rosalie Crestani had called for the City of Casey near Melbourne to stop all diversity training and to put a ban on media releases related to sexual orientation. She also called for the removal of pro-gay signs on council premises and for pro-LGBT messages to be banned for discriminating against straight people.

Monckton, a member of British racist and anti-gay, anti-immigration, anti-EU party UKIP, argued that Crestani discovered during a consultation with “an expert in non-heterosexual lifestyles” that gay people have “an average of 500-1,000 partners in their sexually active lifetime, and that some had as many as 20,000.”

Continuing the tone of absolute hatred, he added that gay people lead “short, miserable lives” as part of their “deathstyle.”

Praising Crestani for her “Christian” beliefs and for being “so nice” to gay people, while promulgating the notion that being gay is a choice, he added:

“Councillor Crestani was so shocked by the official mortality figures for homosexuals that she proposes to circulate a memorandum to all councillors and staff giving them detailed statistics for promiscuity, prevalence of HIV and many other sexually transmitted diseases, and for the consequently short, miserable lives and high death rate of homosexuals.

“As the experts she has consulted have pointed out, the QWERTYs [Monckton’s term for LGBT activists] – who represent about 0.5 percent of the population – have brilliantly promoted themselves by carefully shifting the debate away from what homosexuals actually do to each other (just ask any proctologist: all of them are heartily sick of trying to repair the gross damage caused by deviant sexual practices) and on to “celebrating” what is misleadingly presented as a “valid alternative lifestyle.” Deathstyle, more like.

“And why have homosexuals – most of whose partners last as little as a few hours – been so keen to promote the lifetime promises of so-called “gay” so-called “marriage”? The reason, of course, is that they cannot produce children, so they want to adopt them. Is this fair to the children? The answer is no.

“What makes Councillor Crestani so deadly to the QWERTYs’ cause is that she is so relentlessly nice to them. She is a Christian, so she is well used to the ancient theology that draws a clear distinction between hating the sin and loving the sinner. The key point she makes over and over again is that educating potential homosexuals in the medical dangers of their deathstyle will benefit the homosexual community first and foremost. For it is they that are most at risk, and we do them no favors by being over-delicate in refusing to educate them in the dire risks they run.”


Lesbian Couple Banned from High School Formal in Australia

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Here's a Constance McMillen deja vu for you.

Hannah Williams and Savannah Supski, a lesbian student couple at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School outside of Melbourne, Australia, were banned from the school formal, the Sydney Morning Herald reports:

A few weeks earlier a teacher had told the year 11 student she couldn't attend the dance with her 15-year-old girlfriend, Savannah Supski. She was asked to bring a male instead. ''It made me very upset. I thought it was unfair so I didn't go,'' she said.

''I put a lot of effort into trying to fix things. I had meetings with principals; looked through the Equal Opportunity Act; all my friends put posters up around the school and the teachers ripped them down. There was an easy solution; they just needed to let me go with my girlfriend.''

Hannah's father, Peter Williams, lodged a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Commission, alleging the school - Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar in Melbourne - had discriminated against his daughter because of her sexual orientation.

Savannah and Hannah are moving to a new school, where same-sex couples are welcomed at the school formal.

Hannah appeared on an Australian radio show, and gave a great interview about the discrimination.

Listen to her interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Watch: Kylie Joins Scissor Sisters at Melbourne Concert

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Kylie Minogue joined the Scissor Sisters for their concert last night at Festival Hall in Melbourne. Here are some shots from Kevin Tachman.

Watch part of the performance, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Sportrait: North Melbourne Kangaroos Football Team

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This is what an Australian footballer muscle recovery session looks like in the refurbished fitness complex belonging to the North Melbourne Kangaroos.

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Thousands Rally for Marriage Equality Across Australia

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Cities across Australia saw demonstrations on Saturday after a government panel rejected a proposed marriage equality bill. The rejection occurred the same week the Australian Capital Territory approved civil unions. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has said he will overturn them.

The Courier Mail reports: Equallove "Australian Marriage Equality spokesman Alex Greenwich said strong attendances by more than 2000 people at rallies in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, ACT, Adelaide and Lismore today to launch a national year of action showed positive community support.' I think the bill's rejection has re-energised people's commitment to marriage equality,' he said. He said same-sex marriage could become a key issue in the lead-up to the next federal election. 'The inquiry put on the official record thousands of personal stories about the way marriage discrimination hurts, harms and hinders same-sex couples, their families and the nation - stories we will continue to bring to the attention of politicians and the public,' Mr Greenwich said."

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Australian Student Attacked by School Superviser Over Gay Marriage

A student in Australia has been attacked by a school superviser for promoting a rally in support of gay rights.

Glenwaverley Same Same reports: "The student, Jimmy Y from Glen Waverly Secondary College had been putting up posters all week for the upcoming Equal Love Rally , a gay protest for equal rights in Victoria on November 28. According to Jimmy the posters kept getting ripped down. The culprit was finally caught in the school library, and found to be a teacher. When confronted about posters, the teacher (whose real name is ironically Mr Right) turned around and shouted at the student, 'Faggot Kid! You don’t know what real marriage is!' The confrontation took place in front of other staff and students all of whom began to gather around in support of the student, with some stepping in to diffuse the situation...The National Union of Students (NSU) have been quick to weigh in on the situation, issuing an immediate press release denouncing the actions of the teacher...Same Same also spoke directly with the principal of Glen Waverly Secondary School, Mr Gerry Schiller about the incident. According to Mr Schiller the abusive individual was not actually a teacher at the school, but a former teacher who was present on a temporary and volunteer basis to supervise certain school activities, including assisting the schools chess club."


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