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Monday, 09 August 2010 11:05

Aussie political candidate hoped to delete homophobic comment

Written by Nick Farell
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Technology was not her friend
An Aussie Senate candidate for Family First Wendy Francis has been forced to stand by her comments that legitimising gay marriage was "legalising child abuse". Francis made the comments on Twitter and hoped that she would be able to delete them fast enough before anyone noticed.

She has been doing her best lately to suggest that she is not a Right Wing loony and comments like this on Twitter did not really seem to help her case much. So, after deleting the comments she was a little stunned to discover that most of Australia's press were chasing her for a quiet word.

The comments were "Children in homosexual relationships are subject to emotional abuse. Legitimising gay marriage is like legalising child abuse." She denied that she has deleted the comments because they made her look bad, but rather because she had a really small number of people helping me and we were just getting overwhelmed" by the number of responses to it.

She said she was not homophobic. “"It is one thing to be homosexual; it's another thing altogether to then impose that on children.” Francis said that it was not in the best interests of the children to be bought up by gay parents. She said that was “emotional child abuse”.

Asked why she stood by her statements even though she deleted them, she said that the last thing that she wanted to do was "be unkind to people". She said it is every child's right is to have a mother and a father.

Nick Farell

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-14 #1 JAB Creations 2010-08-10 02:55
Homophobia is not unnatural, grown men sodomizing each other is. Just another communist agenda to destroy civilized society. Wendy has my support!
 
 
+8 #2 Greg4422 2010-08-10 04:21
I really could care less what 2 adults do in the privacy of their bedroom. As far as gay people raising children, so long as the kids are loved and well provided for, educated, and not abused I think they'll grow up to be just fine.
 
 
-2 #3 Morse 2010-08-10 16:26
I say each to their own, but bringing children int othe equation totally changes things.
Just sit and think how a child might be affected by beign raised by homosexual parents, children absorb so much of their behaviour from parents do you not think this would have a negative affect on children? Bottom line is the majority of the human population is heterosexual, so it is more likely that a child adopted would of course be heterosexual. Yet you would give them homosexual parents as rolemodels?????? Doesnt make sense to me, (to call it child abuse is too far) but it surely would not be good for the children. Put yourself in an adopted childs situation.
 

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