From the Brisbane Times:
A Queensland MP railing against same-sex civil unions has accused gay people of attacking his cultural values and demanded they “explain their heterophobia”.
Independent MP Rob Messenger said today gay people should stop causing him distress, insisting he respected them but they should also respect his belief “that marriage is a divine gift exclusively to a man and a woman”.
Mr Messenger argued he would feel discriminated against if gay people tried to “interfere” with his values, in a letter emailed to media outlets headlined: “Homophobic or Heterophobic about Civil Union?”
I am surprised that he did not seek to use the “but I have gay friends!” excuse. Really pathetic rhetoric from a man who has absolutely no place in modern political discourse— we need to out these people for who they are and what they believe in.