Politician warns gay people will create a new country with Same Love as national anthem
An ultra-conservative politician in Australia has got a bit confused after hearing the term ‘gay anthem’.
Australia was enveloped in a row last month after leading politicians tried to censor a Macklemore performance of the track Same Love, which includes lyrics supporting gay equality.
The performance went ahead unhindered on Sunday, though a number of radio stations obediently cut the live feed and censored the song.
But discussions in the media referring to the track as a ‘gay anthem’ have got anti-LGBT politician Fred Nile all confused.
Nile, who heads the Christian Democratic Party and sits on the Legislative Council of New South Wales, was very worried to hear that gays have adopted their own anthem.
In a release, he warned: “The homosexual lobby has its own Olympics, its own award ceremonies in the cultural arena, its own flag, and now we are told they will have their own ‘anthem’.
“What next? Are they going to start handing out their own separate homosexual citizenships? Who is doing the dividing here?”
He added: “The poison of identity politics is ripping our society apart. And this poison is being peddled by the ‘Yes’ extremists who are hell bent on putting Australian against Australian.
“This is not acceptable, whatever your opinion might be.”
Of course, it might have helped Nile to Google the term ‘anthem’ before sending out his terrified press release.
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