AUSTRALIA: “Regular Moms” Of Anti-Gay Marriage Ad Exposed As Liars, Crackpots, Ex-Gay Torture Advocates

The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

A Melbourne principal has disputed a mother’s claim – aired in an anti same-sex marriage TV ad – that her son was told he could wear a dress to school. Cella White, who has previously appeared in videos attacking the Safe Schools program and whose claims have been heavily promoted by the Australian Christian Lobby, is one of three mothers featured in the Coalition for Marriage’s debut TV ad which aired on Tuesday night.

“The school told my son that he could wear a dress to school next year if he wanted,” Ms White says in the 30-second commercial. But the principal of the school in question, Frankston High, said Ms White’s claim had no substance. “We checked with all the teachers; it never happened,” John Albiston said. “I have never had any complaints that we advised the boys they could wear dresses. We didn’t offer them that option.”

More from News Corp:

One of the women who appears in the controversial ‘vote no’ television advertisement campaign against same-sex marriage has been calling on the Chinese-Australian community to oppose same-sex marriage for months — spreading misleading information about gay people, and even promoting conversion therapy.

Dr Pansy Lai is the second woman who appears in the Coalition for Marriage advertisement, after Cella White, who claims her son’s school would permit him to wear a dress. Ms Lai then goes on to claim that “when same-sex marriage passes as law overseas, this type of program becomes compulsory”.

Dr Lai is the founder of the Australian Chinese for Families Association, a group which claims to “bring together the Chinese community throughout Australia who hold traditional family values” and give a voice to our collective concerns clearly and respectfully.”

Their newsletter said there is no evidence that people are born gay, and promoted treatment therapies for people who wished to change their sexual orientation as “resulting in lasting change for more than 50 per cent of people studied, with no increases in harm or distress.”

And from Pink News:

The third woman who appears in the ad is Heidi McIvor, who claims: “Kids in year 7 are being asked to roleplay being in a same-sex relationship”. It later emerged that McIvor is a pastor at extreme anti-LGBT church Sale City Builders Church, and a persistent fundamentalist activist with an active role in the anti-gay marriage and anti-abortion movements.

Meanwhile a parody of the original ad has gone viral.

  • bkmn

    Lots of women giving these false and ‘scary’ warnings. Who are the men behind them – where is the money coming from? Any word if the RCC-Australia is helping?

  • Todd Allis

    There is a storm gathering…

    • Todd20036

      I’d say it’s here.

    • Uncle Mark

      ….A big GAY storm !! Here is the Colbert classic lampoon of that ad (It begins at 3:31):
      http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ippmoa/the-colbert-report-the-colbert-coalition-s-anti-gay-marriage-ad

      • Uncle Mark

        “With rough winds blowing from the East and rougher winds blowing from the West….and soon they’ll be blowing each other”

      • Todd Allis

        I had somehow missed that one! Beautiful.

      • Bj Lincoln

        Thanks for sharing. That was fun.

    • kelven

      Ima feered and Ima ginit…

    • MonochromeMouse

      I couldn’t find a version without the subtitles
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy-UKF1xpf4

    • Raising_Rlyeh
      • David Walker

        It will be choreographed. It will be good.

        • Lizard

          It will be fabulous.

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      • Gerry Fisher

        “I also have an issue with their hot lunch program.”

      • Mark McGovern

        very funny

  • Tawreos

    Nothing like professional Liars for Jesus

  • Joseph Miceli

    Lying for Jesus. Because if you are going to be a lying whore, do it for the Lord.

    • MonochromeMouse

      Just be careful you don’t get caught lying for Jesus, because then you end up naked and jacking it on a San Diego sidewalk.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Southpark?

        • MonochromeMouse

          Jason Russell.

          …but yes, also South Park.

    • kareemachan

      But, but, but…. they always say that Jeebus forgives them. He doesn’t?

      • Joseph Miceli

        I don’t know . Let’s get out the Ouija board and ask him .

  • Todd20036

    So the anti gay forces are lying? I do declare!!

    And this is why I’m ok with violence against our opponents. There is no talking with them.

    They are out to get us.

    So we need to defend ourselves.

    • MonochromeMouse

      YES! You can only reason with reasonable people with reasonable opinions. Unreasonable people with unreasonable opinions only understand force, it has to be made perfectly and unambiguously clear that society will not tolerate their opinions.

      • Strepsi

        I like the force of the law, and hitting them HARD in the wallet.
        They understand that too.

        • MonochromeMouse

          When it works, sure. But sometimes you just gotta punch a nazi to get your point across.

        • Steverino

          They understand being hit hard in the wallet, over the law (which they disregard) and even over violence, which they glory in (as it would make them martyrs).

          Ruin them. That is the only way to neutralize them without getting blood on your hands. It’s the only tactic right-wingers understand, and fear. Works every time. Tom Metzger is a good example.

    • Stubenville

      Bad haircuts and Estee Lauder counter makeovers for every last one of them!

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        I think we’re late for that…

    • kareemachan

      Defense is one thing, overt non-defense violence is not good, IMO.

  • ben

    “PANSY LAI!?”

    • RNegron

      I need to change my drag name.

      • Philly Mike

        mine is “Tanga Rey” I drank gin when I was younger

    • ohh myy

      I know, right?

    • Paul_in_Dallas

      An anagram.

      Pansy Lai ~ I Spy Anal

      • Jonathan Smith
        • Lars Littlefield

          “Doctor? Can I play too?”

        • MT YVR

          JESUS CHRIST… how many times have I told you NO we’re not doing a group scene. Look, I think it’s time we talk. You were ok as an occasional roommate, I mean you have some super hot friends but… It’s time. For you to move on. Just because your last group of friends all were ok with you randomly walking in on them or even joining them… think about it. Where did that get you? They all stopped talking to you and blocked you on Thace-book. So, yeah, I think you need to move out.

    • Steverino

      I’d prefer a pansy lei.

  • kcken

    I’m shocked to learn they’re frauds! 🤡

  • ETownCanuck
  • Stubenville

    “Lying Christian” is rapidly becoming redundant.

    • Matt

      I think that ship actually sailed some time ago.

    • Strepsi

      Yeah it did so rapidly, in about 1 AD.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    So these women are like Australian Brian Browns. They make money by being anti-gay.

    • Steverino

      To paraphrase Karl Rove: it’s the grift that keeps on grifting.

    • Librarykid

      They make money by telling filthy lies that promote hatred in the name of God. They have sold their souls to the devil.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    “bring together the Chinese community throughout Australia who hold traditional family values”

    Umm, does she realize that “chinese traditional family values” are so foreign to what she holds to “traditional family values”?

    • Steverino

      Abort the female fetuses but let the male fetuses come to term?

    • Polygamy was the norm in pre-Revolution China, at least among those rich enough to afford it. Though with the twist that wives were classed as “principal” and “secondary” wives, the latter having to obey the former as well as their husband. One-man-one-woman marriage only became “traditional” when Mao decreed it to be so.

      • Librarykid

        And that was under a Communist government! Horrors!

  • Xuuths

    What specific countries that passed same-sex marriage have made anything about school dress codes “compulsory”? I claim they are liars.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    And look at that, comments have been disabled….so much for the “courage” of their convictions. Cucking Funts.

    • Steverino

      The late Allen Funt of “Candid Camera” was a cuck? Who would have knew?

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Pansy Lai.

    • CB

      I know. Right?

    • coram nobis

      Is that the former Wanda Lust?

      • Snarkaholic

        I think I know her brother: Phil A. Shio.

        • coram nobis

          Her brother’s stage name was Phil O’Dendron.

    • Steverino

      Pansy Lai, YOU LIE!

  • bambinoitaliano

    What else is new with the bigots and the religious nuts who will lie at all cost to have the rest of the world bend to their demand. The next time someone tell me all about their powerful god demands I will be citing Marvel or DC superhero characters to counter their points. Have to fight bullshit with bullshit.

  • andrew

    One of the things that you should never expect from ideologues is truth. Ideologues are interested in one thing and that is promoting their ideology, no matter the cost.

    • bayhuntr

      We need that on a few thousand billboards.

    • Steverino

      Indeed.

  • Michael

    “Thou Shall Not Lie.”

    “Thou Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor.”

    • jonfromcalifornia

      Doesn’t apply to Evangelicals, I guess.

  • Bj Lincoln

    Good for the good guys. Every one I have ever met from there, VR Poker is a nice place to meet folks, are all for equal marriage. I do hope love wins.

  • Lizard

    “The school told my son that he could wear a dress to school next year if he wanted,” Ms White says in the 30-second commercial.

    These people didn’t haven’t given me a solid reason why I should give a fuck if boys can wear dresses. Boys wear dresses, then society collapses?

    • But of course society will collapse if boys wear dresses.
      /snark!

      • bcarter3

        Yeah! It’s a well-known fact that it wasn’t Christianity that caused the fall of the Roman Empire, it was all those damn togas.

        /s

    • Of course Rome was destroyed by all those skirt-wearing barbarians.
      Oh, wait a minute, the barbarians wore trousers. It was the Romans who wore skirts.

    • Sporkfighter

      We have a male teacher who wore a dress last year . . . he lost a bet with a class. They did get 100% homework completion for a month. If a boy wanted to wear a dress, precedent has been established.

    • MonochromeMouse

      Conservatives seem to confuse “is allowed to” with “is required to”, it’s not limited to LGBT issues either.

    • Chris Baker

      Well, you know the collapse of society began when women started wearing pants. Cause you know, pants are men’s clothes.

      If I am not mistaken, Jesus wore a dress. In fact, everyone used to wear a dress.

  • coram nobis

    We’ll return to more of “Regular Moms” in just a moment, but first, this public service message.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXZdqKmINOk

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      I love this scene. I wonder what it is that holds my attention.

      • coram nobis

        Maybe the stage setting. Maybe it’s the camera angles or the Italian Realist influences. Maybe all those lusty men paying no attention to Jane Russell.

  • Halou

    Australian Christian Lobby closed the comments section of their video. SAD.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Awesome parody.

  • narutomania

    My question is this: why COULDN’T a boy wear a dress to school if he wanted? What the fuck would be really be wrong with that?

    It is just a dress.

    • Steverino

      Well, if girls can (and do) wear boy’s jeans, then…

      (When I was a freshman in high school in 1969, the school had a dress code forbidding girls from wearing “boy’s jeans,” i.e., Levi’s 501s)

      • kareemachan

        Same here. I was called to the principal’s office for wearing purple-striped overalls, and nearly was kicked out of a Seattle restaurant (as a 14-year old, FFS) for wearing a gaucho pants outfit I had proudly made. Clothes that were inspired by Seventeen Magazine…

    • Librarykid

      Seems like it would be more convenient to take a wizz.

  • Karl Dubhe

    I do believe that during a heat wave in the UK a group of boys did wear skirts to school. I don’t think the teachers really liked it though. 🙂

    https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jun/22/teenage-boys-wear-skirts-to-school-protest-no-shorts-uniform-policy

    It had nothing to do with sex though. They wanted to wear shorts, but the regs didn’t say they couldn’t wear skirts.

  • bayhuntr

    We’ve come a long way since we first heard these ads in California, they don’t work much anymore. Now when most people see them, they roll their eyes and think “What a liar!”
    Ironic, the people claiming higher moral authority are a bunch of liars. For them, condemning gay people is a higher calling than being a moral person.

    • Librarykid

      Hate makes funny bedfellows.

  • Willys41

    I can’t think of anything particularly serious to say about this so I’ll resort to blatant sexism, or talking “catty,” and point out that her hair doesn’t seem to match her eyebrows and her skin makes me wonder if she’s into some kind of vampire role playing game.

  • CottonBlimp

    It’s weird how every one of these lying ads doesn’t allow YouTube comments.

  • KnownDonorDad

    Strewth!

  • Cuberly
  • Sporkfighter

    This Monday I’m being gay-weddinged. They made me an offer I couldn’t refuse…they honored me with an invitation.

  • Tor

    Mrs. White. Sure. and Dr. Lai. Is that pronounced Lie?

    • Yes. Ironically, the name supposedly means “honest” or “trustworthy”, or at least its spelling in modern Chinese includes a character usually translated as that.

      • Tor

        Oh, that is ironic.

  • Paul

    Australia’s One Million (really One Thousand) Moms.

  • Reality.Bites

    Australians aren’t idiots and of course their relative geographical isolation means little when it comes to awareness of the rest of the world anymore, since information travels instantaneously. These ads won’t convince anyone of anything they don’t already believe. The only issue is registration and turnout, not public opinion.

    This was five years ago there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uHFtcVNaR4

  • Gianni

    I never suspected that Australia has the same kind of anti-gay nutjobs as the USA.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I’ll say this over and over again. If you have to blatantly lie for your cause it’s a shit cause. I’ll never get over how much they want to fucking enshrine the Ten Commandments while basically not following any of them, especially the continual false witness.

  • BillyDee4

    A few years ago I was told that icky gay marriage was going to be made compulsory. I of course was shocked by this. But I bit my lip and put in my request to be compulsory-gay-married to Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s been almost five years and I still have not heard from Jake. What’s up with that?

  • jonfromcalifornia

    So much lies from these Evangelicals is giving me a headache.

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  • Dean

    Pansy Lai??? Oh my sides!