Saturday, 24 September 2016

LNP Use Nelson Mandela to sell their homophobia

Grubby LNP characters are targeting parents and schools with their homophobic claptrap and also using the respected memory of of Nelson Mandela to do it. Is this the start of the 'mature and cordial' debate on same sex marriage that Turnbull is talking about? No surprise that colourful LNP members are behind it all and this is just the start of it. Pity they shave to drag kids and families into it ( refer their propaganda below)

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has voiced its disapproval over the use of the anti-apartheid leader's image to oppose same-sex marriage, after his face was included in leaflets distributed by Liberal Party members.

They included an image of the anti-apartheid leader and a quote from him that said children were "our greatest treasure" and "our future".

The Nelson Mandela Foundation said it had become aware his image and words had been used to infer he opposed same-sex marriage.

"The Nelson Mandela Foundation would like to correct this misrepresentation," it said in a statement.

"As South Africa's first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela signed into law a constitution that stood for the rights of all."
It said that included introducing legislation which said the state could not unfairly discriminate against someone on the basis of their sexual orientation.

"We object to the misuse of the legacy of someone who worked precisely for the recognition of such rights," it said.

Federal Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman told AM those who distributed the pamphlets did so as private citizens and were not acting on behalf of the Liberal Party.

He said he found the use of Mandela's image concerning.

"I do think it's disappointing that material, which is quite self-evidently factually incorrect, is being used, and quite bizarre that a great and inclusive leader like Nelson Mandela would be associated with a campaign of this type," Mr Zimmerman said.

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