Christian Activist Smashes Pie Into Face Of Qantas CEO Over Support For Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

CNN Money reports:

The CEO of Australian airline Qantas says he’ll continue to publicly support same-sex marriage after he was attacked with a pie over the issue. “My opinion on this has not changed,” Alan Joyce said in a statement Wednesday. “We’ll continue to speak about important social issues including indigenous reconciliation, gender diversity and marriage equality, because it’s the right thing to do.”

A man rubbed a pie in Joyce’s face at a business event on Tuesday morning just as the CEO began delivering a speech. The assailant, Tony Overheu, has since spoken to Australian media, saying he wanted to make a statement about Joyce’s support for same-sex marriage. “There’s some really crude stuff going on here, and Joyce has been very much leading the issue,” Overheu told 7News.

More from the Guardian:

The man who shoved a lemon meringue pie into Alan Joyce’s face thinks the Qantas chief executive is part of a network of corporate figures trying to impose gay marriage on Australians. Despite Tony Overheu emailing Joyce an unreserved apology for Tuesday’s stunt, the multi-millionaire isn’t turning the other cheek.

“The police are continuing their investigation and my intention is to send a message that this type of behaviour isn’t acceptable and that I will have every intention of pressing charges,” Joyce told reporters on Wednesday. Overheu, 67, is a devout Christian and senior member of the Church of Christ and Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International.

Besides being arrested and attracting international attention, Overheu is also in trouble at home. He says his wife was furious for actions that were not consistent with Christianity, while one of his daughters posted a message on social media supporting same-sex marriage but saying: “I love my idiot dad.”

Joyce is openly gay.

  • DaddyRay

    How in the world did that guy get so close to the COE with a pie in his hand

    • it’s an interesting question.

    • Tawreos

      There is always someone that doesn’t like the boss

  • jefe5084

    Now that is the face of a true white christian. Looks like most rethuglican, white guys in Congress.

  • ceeenbee

    Now, that’s the ugly face of a guy who hasn’t had sex in a very, very, very long time.

    • jefe5084

      with a human, anyway.

      • Todd20036

        or even a sober animal.

        • Derrick Johns

          Yes, some barn animals see a hard way to go. They have no protection by law.

      • I hope he hasn’t violated any poor robots. Seriously.

        • jefe5084

          Oh damn! My mind hadn’t even gone there…but you’re right. AAAAARRRGGGHHHHHHHH! The HUMANITY! I mean The Beastiality. no, no….the CYBORGIALITY (?) or even–the vegetables. THINK OF THE VEGETABLES–watermelons or is that a fruit…it never ends. The depravity.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    What’s with the Herman Munster jawline? And good on his wife for condemning his actions. I wonder if a reporter will contact his church to see if they have a comment on their parishioner’s actions.

    • TheManicMechanic

      He was kicked in the face by several unwilling kangaroos.

  • Butch

    And then ran away going “nyuck, nyuck, nyuck.” What a mature way to make a statement. (And sorry about the archaic reference to the Three Stooges.)

    • Cackalaquiano

      To be fair, our side has certainly done that. Recall Anita Bryant?

      • Butch

        Yeah, I guess you’re right. I didn’t think about that. My bad.

        • Cackalaquiano

          I don’t think I’m saying we should never pie the worst haters. I’m all for publicly humiliating those assholes. We should probably look for other methods that won’t get us brought up on assault charges though.

          • Christopher

            Or waste good pies!

          • Butch

            Especially that.

          • Butch

            Maybe if we use really little pies?

      • olandp

        I believe that was the turning point on Anita, probably because of her reaction.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Lemmon meringue. Yummy.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    WWJP – Who Would Jesus Pie

  • Looks like another hypocrite. “BLARGH CHRISTIANITY! CHRISTIANITY FOR YOU, AND YOU, AND YOU, AND YOU! (except when it means I have to not act like an asshole, in which case quietly ignore it)”

  • Cackalaquiano

    Delivering souls to Jesus, one pie at a time.

  • skyweaver

    Man, look at that guy. That is the face of unhappiness that only adherence to religion can bring.

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      Just wait till you see his wife’s face. Cunnilingus is sodomy, too.

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    • Todd20036

      Probably a closeted gay man who was taught early and often that God would hate him if he loved.
      So he hated… to the point that he hated himself and everyone else.
      And his face sure reflects that

    • Clive Johnson

      He’s Bible bitter.

    • Dk6

      he just looks extremely unhinged to me

    • JCF

      Bad, despicable homophobic religion. [No, that’s NOT redundant.]

  • Boreal

    “Overheu, 67, is a d̶e̶v̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶C̶h̶r̶i̶s̶t̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶s̶e̶n̶i̶o̶r̶ ̶m̶e̶m̶b̶e̶r̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶C̶h̶u̶r̶c̶h̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶C̶h̶r̶i̶s̶t̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶F̶u̶l̶l̶ ̶G̶o̶s̶p̶e̶l̶ ̶B̶u̶s̶i̶n̶e̶s̶s̶ ̶M̶e̶n̶’̶s̶ ̶F̶e̶l̶l̶o̶w̶s̶h̶i̶p̶ ̶I̶n̶t̶e̶r̶n̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶a̶l̶ fucking narrow minded bigot.”

    • Todd20036

      I think you can cross out “fucking”.
      That man hasn’t fucked anything except his hand in decades.

      • Boreal

        I’ll bet the sheep that live nearby would tell you a different story if they could speak.

        • Tawreos

          I always heard that sheep were liars

          • Boreal


        • Christopher

          This is where the term “Silence of the Lambs” actually got its start.

      • JCF

        I seriously doubt he’s fucked his hand. Although seeing people in PAIN may have made him come.

    • orion dumptee

      full gospel?” Christ…,that explains can’t belong to that ‘club’ UNLESS you speak in tongues…more utter relig RUBBISH…

  • Michael

    Where did Jesus command us to hit people in the face with a pie? No where? That’s what I thought.

    • Joe in PA

      Please…as granny used to say ‘no hill for a climber’. Religionists could fine something in the bible to justify that righteous pie-throwing. You just have to look harder. 😉

    • carrot festival

      Book of Rombauer. 14:32 And Jesus so loved pastries, he made pies.

  • Bill

    The pie thrower isn’t a man, he’s a puppet that allows an imaginary figure to control his strings.

    Which is, of course, why the religious always fall in the end.

  • The Milkman

    I think about the Anita Bryant pie incident (which lives on in blessed memory), and wonder why I’m feeling differently about this one. Perhaps the difference is the fact that the Bryant incident was carried out by someone who was powerless and seeking to put a spotlight on the need for equal rights, while this one was carried out by a straight man whose motivations were to deny rights to others. This is a good example of how the motivation behind an action determines its effect.

    Also, please note the very different responses between Bryant and Joyce immediately post-pieing, which speaks volumes.

    • Gene

      a difference. Public polling shows that when that pie was thrown at Anita Bryant, public opinion (sadly) WAS on her side.

      In Australia, public opinion FAVORS marriage equality, and this mans action is not one of a powerless man….but of a man who is bitter about LOSING the cultural power of majority opinion….

      totally different thing, so, feel free (INHO) to feel differently about them

    • liondon#iamnotatraitor

      These fake Christians hiding behind their buy-bull but truly fearing the other… real Christians would be advocating for healthcare and jobs. I agree with what others are stating: deep closet case. Therapy would help that but ..heh… more insurance. Ain’t that a kick in the nuts?

      • David L. Caster

        This is Australia we are writing about here. They have universal healthcare.

        • liondon#iamnotatraitor

          I guess therapy didn’t work.

          • David L. Caster

            One has to seek therapy first.

  • zhera

    Bond villains: Now also anti-gay activists. Whodathunkit!

  • Boreal
    • The_Wretched

      I’ve always thought a real god would be damn easier to see and have rather irrefutable proof piled up. The mere fact they have a list of apologetic for their hidden gods shows they are not real.

    • Dejerrity Mycron

      And he shouldn’t need to be worshiped, unless your God has self-esteem issues.

      • PeterC

        Do you mean that He is a lot like Trump???

        • narutomania

          You beat me to it. I was gonna write, “He and Drumpf have an awful lot in common. Heavy on the ‘awful’.”

  • Todd20036

    Copy cat. He copied a stunt done by a gay man

    • DaddyRay

      Typical Republican – can’t come up with there own ideas

  • John Ruff

    “I love my idiot dad.” Finally, something made me smile.

    • skyweaver

      I actually had a smidge of “aww”, because I also love two very nutty people in my own family that watch Fox News and believe every word.

      • John Ruff

        I got a gaggle of em. Worse, they’re Floridians. Fucking Florida.

  • Superman

    Who baked that pie?

  • david fairfield

    Was it a fruit pie?

    • John Ruff

      Lol. Stop, Anita!

    • Todd20036

      It was floor pie….

      • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

        Mmmmm…floor pie…

    • MB

      Well, it WAS a lemon meringue pie.

      * Tasty.

    • kareemachan

      Pie flavored!

  • djcoastermark

    Somebody needs a pie, thrown into their computer. flagged

    • Todd20036

      One with lots of chips in it.

  • John Ruff

    You all realize, of course, that the perpetrator and others like him are mentally ill. Right? I’d say clinical depression with a dollop of parnoid schizophrenia.

  • popebuck1

    And here I thought Christians were supposed to be the loving, tolerant ones! When will these activists learn that they’re only hurting their own cause by protesting in such a violent, DISRESPECTFUL manner?

  • Todd20036

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    And $8752 in 4 weeks comes down to $2200 per week. Not exactly 1% territory.

  • barrixines

    And now Mr Joyce has eaten far more pie than you have over the past fifty years, you scrotum faced shitbag.

  • eep. i’m of two minds on this one. it’s really rude, no doubt about that. and this xtian is an asshole for thinking equality is hurting him in some way. at the same time, it’s the sort of thing i’d like to do to drumpf and some of his gang. yes, he’s going to have to at least pay a fine if not do some time. but i respect people willing to do that, in support of their cause. it’s a peaceful way of drawing attention to an issue. again, way rude, and deserving of punishment. still. it’s a shame he’s got all that gumption for such a shitty cause, instead of something that is good.

  • Rex

    Remember when the circus came to town, and you were frightened by a clown?

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Moderate Liberal

    Mental disease on display for all the world to see.

  • olandp

    Flagged, reported, deal with that bitch!

  • Boreal
  • John Ruff

    This is a GOOD thing. More publicity for thier cause.

  • j.martindale

    God, what I wouldn’t give to push a pie in the face of every asshole that opposed marriage equality. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time…or the pies.

  • Karl Dubhe

    I did wonder about the why, when I heard this story yesterday.

    At first I thought it was a publicity stunt for Quantas, as I’ve not heard about the pie in the face thing for years.

    It’s assault, I hope the guy is ready for the consequences of his actions.

    • Bad Tom

      Assault and battery.

      • Karl Dubhe

        Up here it’s just assault. If it was considered a weapon, then the charge would be assault with a weapon. 🙂 If the weapon was a firearm then more charges would be filed, and a few years behind the wrong kind of bars.

        • Bad Tom

          True. How the law is written will dictate the charge.

  • olandp

    I hope that was a store bought pie. I’d never waste a good homemade pie that way.

  • Ninja0980

    Man, the guy with the pie looks like an angry bitter POS doesn’t he?

  • Tiger Quinn

    Are we really so lost as a minority that we’re saying it’s okay because “we” did it to Anita Bryant? I miss the ’90s when gays had a fucking spine.

  • bambinoitaliano

    My condolences to the wife for marrying a lousy fuck. His act is a manifestation of his sexual insecurity and inadequacy.

  • vorpal 😼

    Who knew that the “cure” for supporting equal rights for LGBT people was lemon meringue?

    • Uncle Mark

      The “straight man” went with meringue? Sounds a little suspicious to me….not that there’s anything wrong with that

  • goofy_joe

    Yup…so full of love those Christians.

  • BobSF_94117

    If you look at videos of people smashing pies into the faces of politicians and others, you can see a bit of capriciousness, some silliness, little traces of anarchic delight. The look on this man’s face is hatred.

  • Hank
    • Halou

      The 30 Years War, a political-religious affair when the so-called Holy Roman Emperor, a Catholic, desired the suppression of some of his stronger vassals, the ones who happened to be Protestant. Essentially, religion was used to convince the people to fight to the death for the interests of the elite. A major consequence of this war was that between a quarter and a third of Germany’s entire population at the time was wiped out.

      Alan McFarlane, author. ‘The Savage Wars of Peace: England, Japan and the Malthusian Trap’ (2003): He estimates that the population of Germany went from 21 million people to 13.5 million.

      For comparison, the USSR lost 13.7% of it’s population during World War 2. And we all know how savage and merciless the Eastern Front was.

      • Jerry

        It started as a religious war, but became a larger conflict with Catholic France entering the war on the side of the Protestant states. As the Holy Roman Empire purposely put their armies in the field without provisions, much of Germany became like a desert for 100 years afterwards…and eventually lost close to 2/3 of the population due to the war, starvation, and out migration.
        I have quite a few German ancestors, and all the various branches came to the US from the northern Palatinate states in the century following the war.

        • Halou

          Yeesh. It’s a lot worse than I thought then.

    • JCF


    • Essy

      Religion….killing in its name since it was invented.

  • madknits

    Straight people are so unoriginal. We start a fashion and they copy it.
    We pioneer a new hair style and they copy it.
    We get all chi-chi and metrosexual and they copy it.
    We discover our nipples and they copy it.
    We smash someone in the face with a pie, and they copy it.
    Never, never, never anything original that we didn’t do first.
    Straight people: Quelle boring.

    • Ben in Oakland

      The worst, we trim our pubic hair, and suddenly every 70 year old very overweight guy in Germany is doing it.

      True story.

      • madknits


        • Ben in Oakland

          Trust me, it is not attractive.

      • RidingTheLine

        Gay guys have a lot of cultural influence of other guys and always have. “Manscaping” is just one of the latest areas of influence. Most of the self-grooming vlogs on YouTube talk about it.

  • BobSF_94117

    I hope they don’t follow up and prosecute the guy for “terrorism” or something. Pie-in-the-face is a long-standing outlet for political frustration.

    • Bad Tom

      Assault and battery will do.

  • TheManicMechanic

    That is the look of pure Christian hate.

    • JCF

      -ist. Christianist.

  • edrex

    he pied for your sins.

  • Halou

    Whoa! Such a convincing argument he made, I’m certainly going to renounce my sexual orientation after that.


    • Ben in Oakland

      Better to renounce pie.– if you dare.

    • Uncle Mark

      FUCK !! When i was a good Catholic another lifetime ago, all we had were pancake breakfasts. You mean I could have had PIE if I came out instead back then ?!!

  • OdieDenCO

    overheu has got a serious troll look going on in the posts first image.

  • Harshan

    There are no weddings in the Bible with the possible exception of 1 Samuel 18:1-5. That passage contains all the elements of a wedding, but it’s two guys.

    None of the ecumenical councils debated marriage.

    The Nicene Creed, the Athanasian Creed, and the Apostles Creed say absolutely nothing about marriage.

    Calvin and Luther said, in different ways, that marriage is a civil institution.

    Luther said that marriage is not a sacrament.

    Where did this marriage cult come from? It has no Christian roots. When did marriage or discrimination or hate crimes become such important Christian values? The cultists call their vices virtues and blame it on Christianity. They might as well sell anti-freeze and call it wine. “The devil made me do it” is a joke. “Jesus made me do it” deserves ridicule. What a shame Jesus didn’t register “Christian” as a trademark.

  • kareemachan

    ‘Overheu, 67, is a devout Christian and senior member of the Church of
    Christ and Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International.’


    ETA: Ye elder gods, he’s an ugly sumbitch.

    • Dejerrity Mycron

      His “furious” wife should hold her own press conference, tearfully explaining what a tiny dick her husband has.

  • David in Palm Springs

    “There’s some really crude stuff going on here, and Joyce has been very much leading the issue,” Overheu told 7News.

    Coming from someone who clearly wants to impose their chosen religious beliefs on everyone else, he’s got a lot of chutzpah.

    • Ben in Oakland

      But not a lot of empathy, compassion or ability to see himself.

  • penpal

    He feels “disempowered” because he’s losing his right to discriminate against others. Boo fucking hoo. Christian supremacy needs to die, and the faster the better.

  • Canadian Observer

    Count me as one willing to accept a certain number of pie-related assaults in exchange for comprehensive gun-control laws such as those in Australia.

  • No More GOP.

    That is the face of one very unhappy man. I can’t imagine there’s anything in this world of which he approves. Anyway, I bet he’s sort of unwelcome on Quantas flights from here out… not that he’s the sort to fly anywhere. He’ll have negative consequences from this and simply become more bitter and more certain he’s a virtuous victim and the rest of the world is evil. I know the type. I have several of them in my family.

    • Paula Key

      Best outcome the daughter comes out as gay or his wife.

  • Robert Adams

    Another “Christian” acting like anything but..

    • Ben in Oakland

      No, a Christian acting exactly like a Christian.

      I have found repeatedly that bad Christians call themselves capital C Christians. Good Christians identify themselves by their denominations. Not always, but more often than not

  • Robert Adams

    If only Jesus had had a pie at the last supper.

    • Tor

      I’m imagining holy communion consisting of pie and ice cream. mmmm. But it would still turn into body and blood. yuk.

  • greenmanTN

    The thing that separates this from the Anita Bryant event is the power differential. Anita was advocating for the removal of gay teachers from schools and continued withholding of basic rights. She was speaking from a place of mainstream acknowledgement and power.

    This guy is coming from a place of power, or at least of societal approval, wanting to deny rights to those who do not have them yet.

    The good news is that by doing this he probably converted more people to the opposition of his cause.

    • Priya Lynn

      Both Anita and this pie thrower were seeking to oppress innocent people so they were in the wrong. Both the person who hit Anita and this CEO were advocating for fairness so they were both in the right.

  • JWC

    not as good as the original YAY Anita

  • orion dumptee

    He looks jus’ like the alien controlled butler in Dr.Who “Pyramids of Mars”

  • Ben in Oakland

    It looks like an assault. Prosecute him.

  • Tom G

    Fucking cartoon character of a man. Perhaps a “70s” era form of protest makes him feel better.

  • Jim Maloney

    That’s no match for that fable where Jesus knocked tables over in the market.

  • Brian G

    They misspelled Terrorist in the headline.

  • Mike Knife

    I thought anti-gay Christians refused to cake gay people because it was against their religion.

  • Tread

    As ugly as they are stupid. And sorry, asshole, we did it better and for better reasons.

  • juanjo54

    Overhue is a total douche bag. Even his wife and daughter are pissed at him.

  • -M-
  • jeremyrain98

    “Who cannot appreciate the democratic process of being bullied”. Who’s the bully here, you homophobic zealot?

  • JDS

    Was Anita Bryant around?

  • Bryan

    Someone outta just circle the face and show it to him with the caption “Face of a Christian” and make him look at it every hour of every day. What an ugly bitter fucker. Hate might make you live forever but it ages you all the way to crone who wants to live forever when you have to live it looking like that.

  • Lane

    Yay! Pies are back!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Oh look, another dinosaur trying to stop the meteor of progress…how quaint and how utterly futile.

  • JCF

    “There’s some really crude stuff going on here”

    Yeah, just look in a mirror ASSHOLE.

  • Maggie 4NoH8

    But the real question here is how Brian S. Brown can spin this into a “donate now” click bait email?

  • Ogre Magi

    If someone were to design a bitter old bible thumper mask, they couldn’t do a better job than the way that guy naturally looks

  • Bert_Bauer

    Gawd, they don’t even have enough imagination to come up with their own protest action, they have to steal a 40 year-old one from us,

  • Fred L Anthony

    I have to laugh Christians insist they created marriage, despite the fat that marriage existed log before any of the Abrahamic religions were even started and try to force us to only man woman marriages yet are totally against marriage between two people of the same sex that LOVE each other and insist Homosexuals are forcing Gay marriages on others Who is really forcing their ideas of Marriage on people Simple solution for the Zealous anti SSM people if you do not want a SSM don’t get one No one is forcing you to marry someone of either sex but please stop trying t force everyne to conform to your ideals

  • SilasMarner

    The ugliness inside him is represented by the ugliness on his face.

  • James Glass

    Typical Christian hypocrite…. Any REAL Christian would (and should) be ashamed of that man…. he is mentally impaired.