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Saw this just last night on “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell”–thoughtful, brilliant reply. I loved also the audience’s response to Rudd’s words.
The Prime Minister is spot on the mark which is what is driving the religious extremists nuts! More and more Christian people are getting it right when they say that Gay is HOW one is born, not a chosen trait. When one interprets the Bible’s misinterpretations correctly, people begin to see the common ground of Christ’s love, not God’s hatred!
Advance! Australia Fair..
I watched this video yesterday afternoon and HAD to post a link to it on my Facebook page because this politician, who is a Christian, has encapsulated the argument FOR marriage equality like NO OTHER before.
I hope this video becomes viral.
I think that it is high time for Christians to reclaim their
religion from the freaks who had taken over. I hope
that they can do it. I would love to be proven wrong about them.
Oh– and that “Pastor” looks like the biggest glory hole faggot in town.
The tongue thrusting by the pastor in the audience was very telling. In body language, when one thrusts their tongue out, it means what was heard is quite distasteful to them, much like an infant who pushes bitter or sour food out of it’s mouth. Then seeing the auto loop of this at the end was especially pleasing. Kevin Rudd was so articulate. Mighty.
In America we Must stop calling these absolutely demonic repugnant vile disgusting hypocritical ignorant arrogant frauds Christians! They’re not what so ever, they’re soulless zombie Rethuglican sheeple! They don’t love Jesus Christ, they seek to defame, destroy the image of Christ and turn people away from love, equality, family and peace! Just look at what these putrid frauds have done and how people have turned away from Jesus because of them. Soulless zombie sheeple exist in other countries as well, they’re easily spotted by their hatred and selfishness!
I thought he was going to cry. What a crushing embarrassment to be captured on TV, especially when he thought he was going to put the PM on the defensive. Pastor got owned. The defeat was so massive it stuns me still.
Kevin Rudd is not a devout Catholic. He was raised Catholic, played around in the Evangelical Union at university, and has attended Anglican services since his marriage in that church in 1981. He has been accused of playing up his Catholic past when it has been politically expedient – in other words, he’s a Catholic when its to his benefit.
The same holds true of gay marriage. In 2007, Kevin Rudd is quoted as saying “I have a pretty basic view on this, as reflected in the position adopted by our party, and that is, that marriage is between a man and a woman”. His change in perspective now is also seen as politically expedient, as gay marriage is largely supported by Australians and he hopes it will shore up his falling popularity. It helped him take the leadership of the Labor party back earlier this year as Gillard’s opposition was out of line with the public view and aligned with the opponent Coalition Party. He hopes it will make a difference on election day as well. In other words – he’s pro-”Gay Marriage” when its to his benefit.
While I appreciate the value of the speech and his sentiments, and I hope it has longer term implications, it would have been nicer if it had come from a man of substance who actually believed what he was saying. His party’s other policies are a disaster for Australia and it has been suggested that they may suffer a massive loss of seats in Friday’s election. While his opponent Tony Abbott is opposed to gay marriage, the previous leader of the Coalition (Turnbull) does support it, and the Deputy Leader (Bishop) has said she will break ranks with the party if it ever comes up for a vote. Hopefully one of them can lead in the near future (without mimicking the vicious backstabbing that allowed Julia Gillard to rip leadership from Rudd back in 2010). Hopefully gay marriage will become a reality, as supported by the majority of Australians.
Yeah, he lied about what the Bible said. He has lied about everything he has done in his incumbency. Don’t say he’s a great guy cause he is an arrogant narcissist who doesn’t care about anyone else. It’s all about what’s politically correct and the fad at the time. He will lose on Saturday, and thank Christ for it. Wasted going on 400 billion of taxpayers’ dollars
That pastor looked like the dude at the end sequence of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Motherfucker wasn’t prepared for unmitigated truth.
@Triple S: As long as he wins, people can say anything they want and HOPE somebody listens… which I doubt will happen!
I love all these religious bigots coming in claiming “Oh, he just supports gay marriage because it’s popular”
My response…so what? Better than him being against it because it’s popular.
People are gullible lol. His change on equal marriage was an election winning strategy (which didn’t work anyway lol.
1).He would have allowed his ruling party members a conscious vote (each politican decides to vote yes or no). In Australia, politicians vote according to party lines (except for conscious votes ).
2) the opposition government (now the government in power lol) has stated it does not support equal marriage, so the legislation would never pass, irrespective of who is in government. Don’t be fooled !!! Australia will remain a back water hick town for the foreseeable future.
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