The Marriage Alliance, a group which describes itself as “a grassroots movement that educates and empowers Australians to understand the effects of same sex marriage on our rights & freedoms,” tweeted an image yesterday of a woman in a rainbow noose about to be hanged by the “pc bullying” that comes with gay marriage, according to the group.
Mental health and suicide prevention groups are understandably pissed:
@MarriageAll Hi admin, you may not have thought about it, but you may want to consider the harm that depicting someone in a noose may cause.
— Beyond Blue (@beyondblue) February 3, 2016
And Australian MP Tim Watts was less than impressed. Watts noted that Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to have a completely unnecessary public referendum on same-sex marriage is going to amp up the ugly rhetoric seen in the rainbow noose ad.
“While the Australian Marriage Alliance claims to speak for mainstream Australia and the silent majority, it will not disclose who funds it, or who who is a member of it. This is a group that regularly quotes data opposing marriage equality but refuses to disclose the sources for this data…”
Sound familiar, NOM?
Watch Watts tear it to shreds:
As well as other Twitter users:
@MarriageAll halfway thru photoshopping a noose onto a stock photo of a tired lady you MUST've thought wtf am I doin pic.twitter.com/5jadHLajPw
— Tom Cashman (@_tomcashman) February 3, 2016