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megimoo
11-28-2008, 09:30 AM
Australian government embroiled in homophobia row .

"They Need a Queer Dude in There for 'Ballance !"

The Australian government has been forced into an embarrassing u-turn after it emerged that two men it had appointed to promote men's health to the public had co-authored a book that labeled homosexuality as a "pathology".

Barry Williams, president of the Lone Fathers Association, and Warwick Marsh, Fatherhood Foundation president, were among six men named earlier this week as role models for Australian males.

The men were supposed to spearhead a health campaign to encourage Australian men to seek regular check ups for prostate cancer.

However, both were later found to have been listed as co-authors and contributors to a newsletter that called homosexuality a mental illness and blamed "radical feminist-led attempts to enforce social androgyny" for harming boys and young men.

"Gender disorientation pathology is a symptom of family dysfunction, personality disorder, father absence, health malfunction or sexual abuse," the document, published by the Fatherhood Foundation, said.

The publication, 21 Reasons Why Gender Matters, also states that while most homosexuals do not abuse children and most are not paedophiles, a significant number do and are.

Health Minister Nicola Roxon, who announced the appointments of the men two days earlier, said the comments were "unacceptable and repugnant".

Mr Williams has distanced himself from the opinions expressed in the document, and has said he has never discriminated against homosexuals.

Mr Marsh, however, refused to repudiate the newsletter and said he was being vilified because he believed every child was better off with a mother and a father.

"There's a harm caused when you go outside the natural order," he told the Australian newspaper. He has now been sacked and Ms Roxon has admitted she should have been more diligent about background checks for the men.

The appointments angered openly gay Australian Greens leader and senator Bob Brown and members of gay rights and women's groups.

Eva Cox, from the Women's Electoral Lobby, said the government had "stuffed it".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/3530867/Australian-government-embroiled-in-homophobia-row.html

Odysseus
11-28-2008, 11:28 AM
"They Need a Queer Dude in There for 'Ballance !"
The men were supposed to spearhead a health campaign to encourage Australian men to seek regular check ups for prostate cancer.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/3530867/Australian-government-embroiled-in-homophobia-row.html

Don't gay men check each others' prostates regularly? :D

M21
11-28-2008, 11:37 AM
Sounds like they selected the right guys. No U turn required and rather than sacking them they should have supported them.

FlaGator
11-28-2008, 01:00 PM
Don't gay men check each others' prostates regularly? :D

and share a cigarette afterwards.

megimoo
11-28-2008, 01:18 PM
Don't gay men check each others' prostates regularly? :DA few on DU find it a life style !

Odysseus
11-29-2008, 10:16 PM
and share a cigarette afterwards.
See, now that's an argument against the gay lifestyle. It can lead to smoking! :eek:

A few on DU find it a life style !
Jerry and George in unison: "Not that there's anything wrong with that!"