AUSTRALIA: Robocalls From US Wingnuts Warn That Marriage Equality Leads To “Radical Gay Sex Education”

The Guardian reports:

A robocall asking Australians their opinion about the same-sex marriage postal survey has suggested that marriage equality may lead to “radical gay sex education” and threats to freedom of speech and religion. The poll, which was first reported by social media users on Tuesday night, stated that it was conducted by the Republican-linked American pollster WPA Intelligence. On Wednesday the Australian Market and Social Research Society said the call – which did not contain an authorisation disclosing who commissioned it – “appears to be push-polling”.

“Legalizing same-sex marriage may lead to negative consequences such as radical gay sex education being taught in school, threats to freedom of speech and freedom of religion.” 

So…how are you going to vote?

From the about page for WPA Intelligence:

Since 1998, WPAi has been a leading provider of political intelligence for campaigns from President to Governor and U.S. Senate to Mayor and City Council in all 50 states and several foreign countries. In the 2015-2016 election cycle, 87% of WPAi clients won. WPAi clients’ win ratio has exceeded the standard by double digits for four straight political cycles. WPAi has been nationally recognized for providing cutting edge intelligence to help our clients win.

  • Jonathan Smith

    and are robo calls LEGAL in Australia?

  • bkmn

    I guess they think no Australians ever talk to people from other countries that have marriage equality.

    • David Walker

      Perhaps they should try to make the point that marriage equality was OKd in the US in 2015 and 45 was elected in 2016. That is more calamitous than the sky falling.

      • (((GC)))

        But would 45* have won the Republican primary and the subsequent electoral vote by even HIGHER margins if we hadn’t had nationwide marriage equality?

  • another_steve

    I remember, with considerable nostalgia and affection, radical gay sex.

    A while ago, though, now.

    • Todd20036

      Dude, it was last weekend.
      You were in a blackout.
      Again.

      • another_steve

        Last weekend I was anguishing over the pain in my right heel that was making it virtually impossible for me to walk. I was convinced it was a tumor and that by now the foot would be amputated and I’d be relying on the kindness of strangers (and my husband) to bring me food and the TV remote.

        Fortunately, the pain went away.

        • Butch

          I’d milk it for a while anyway. (In best weak, quavering voice, “honey, can you……”)

          • another_steve

            Babe, we’ve been together for 43 years.

            He knows all my bullshit.

          • FAEN

            He can probably tell when you’re going to pull your bull shit before you do 😉. Such are relationships.

        • greenmanTN
          • another_steve

            Lol. Love that.

            Truth be told, I’m a hypochondriac novice compared to my husband. I spend quite a bit of time saying to him stuff like, “No, dear… You just swallowed the mashed potatoes the wrong way. There’s no permanent obstruction in your throat that one day will require me to feed you through a tube in your belly.”

          • David Walker

            You are clearly a master at consoling.

          • jerry

            Growing up, I always had to laugh at one of my grandmothers…she was still extremely active until she died in 2003 at age 96, but was at times quite a hypochondriac. She would say the word “diarrhea” like it was cancer. But later I had to take into account that in the early 20th century, when she was young, people did often die of seemingly minor ailments–a minor cut that became infected, diarrhea was a symptom of dysentery, no antibiotics, etc.

          • another_steve

            Very true, jerry.

            My dad was born in 1918 and almost died as an infant from what was then known as the Spanish Flu. That pandemic did in fact kill millions and millions of people worldwide.

            Right up to the day he died, my dad became anxiety-ridden whenever he or my mother came down with a cold or the flu.

            Some things stay with you for your entire life.

      • TheManicMechanic

        Was he mumbling “Jared…” again? 😉

    • BudClark

      My favorite quote from my then-boyfriend, standing at the entrance to the Orgy Room at 4th Ave. Baths in San Diego:

      “Grease my ass and hold my glasses; I’m goin’ IN!”

      • another_steve

        LMAO. I spit up martini reading that, BC.

        I remember the bathhouses. My buddies did them but I was a bit of a prude and went elsewhere for my nookie.

        Jeez… I’ve even always been pee-shy.

        Can you imagine what an impediment that was in early-70s NYC? 😉

  • olandp

    If it weren’t for lies, they would have nothing to say.

    • Todd20036

      Wouldn’t stop them from saying it thought.

      • FAEN

        Because there will always be a group, no matter how outrageous or easily debunked the lie is, that will believe it.

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  • Todd20036

    RWNJs sure do hate education. But then, there is no such thing as an educated RWNJ, now is there?

    • another_steve

      “I love the uneducated!”

      ~ Donald Trump

    • (((GC)))

      How many people get educated and hold on to RWNJ beliefs? Probably not many….

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    WTF are they meddling in Aus for ?!
    These are the same people who bitch about Canadians who point out that our president is a giant Construction Cone ?

    • jerry

      That’s what they do…when the same shit no longer carries any traction here, they go to foreign countries to try to do what they can no longer get away with at home. And, of course, it’s part of their grift.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Yeah, the countries should say GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!!

  • LovesIrony

    Radical gays should be sexually educated.

    • David Walker

      Should be? We are , Blanche, we are . Who do you think wrote the textbook?

  • Steverino

    I have never had sex with a square root, so haven’t the foggiest notion of how to educate anybody on how to do it. Is it related to having sex without a conundrum?

  • Huh? But I got my radical gay sex education decades before I got gay married.

  • vorpal 😼

    I prefer my gay education to be awesome, tubular, and gnarly rather than just plain old radical, but to each their own.

  • Thorn Spike

    Radical gay sex education? Please, tell me more!

    • Rambie

      Ted Cruz is researching on Twitter

    • zhera

      Pssh, everybody knows that the only good gay sex is
      radical gay sex.

  • barrixines

    Aren’t the Trumpanzee evangelicals meant to follow the word of their God Emperor and turn their backs on that evil globalism? Can’t they keep that shit on their own doorsteps?

  • Tawreos

    I wish there was gay sex education, radical or not. It would have made my younger years a lot less awkward

    • FAEN

      Yes! ^This^

    • jerry

      Yeah, there were no youtube how-to videos on anal sex and douching…it was “hands-on learning”. Hell, I was almost 30 before there was wide-spread dial-up internet. Porn was ordered through the mail. (Edit: or from certain bookstores).

      • jerry

        And, by the time I got to age 30, and had been through around 400 men, I think I got the hang of it.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        I kinda miss those days.

  • crewman

    Extremist, right-wing operatives from one country are interfering in elections of another country? Why does that sound familiar?

    • Tawreos

      They are not going to let the lessons they learned from the Russians go to waste.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    The RoboCalls are coming from inside the White House!

  • Paula

    I hate religion.

    • FAEN

      Me too.

    • another_steve

      With some notable exceptions, I hate organized religion because it’s basically a power-accumulating and money-making scam. There are some notable exceptions to that, however.

      I don’t hate religious people who are of good will and intention and who mean no harm or evil to anyone. I’m sure there are people like that reading here, right now.

      • FAEN

        They should speak out more often IMO.

    • Todd20036

      What about Priapism?

      • Bad Tom

        There are some good cults.

      • Paula

        That’s of the devil!! If it lasts more than 4 hours, please see a physician.
        Lesbians never practice Priapism. 🙂 It skeers me! ;-P

        • Paula, you always bring a smile to my face. If we ever run into each other in RL/Meatspace/whatever you want to call it, I owe you a beverage of your choice.

  • MBear

    Physics will now be replace by Fisting 101
    Language classes will now be Buttsex
    PE will remain the same but with more wrestling

  • vorpal 😼

    I tried to watch the video, but damn… that was one boring robocall. About two minutes of it was all I could handle.

    Can the anti-LGBT right do anything without it being completely devoid of fun or joy?

    • FAEN

      No. Joy is like acid to them.

      • vorpal 😼

        Good morning, FAEN! Hope you are having a happy day thus far!

        • FAEN

          Hiya Vorpal! Not a bad day so far. How about you?

          • vorpal 😼

            Went to bed later than I should have due to fascinating conversations on JMG last night but managed to sleep in to compensate for it, so feeling pretty good.

            I’m shaking off the grogginess, contending with a black cat who is desperate for cuddles, and getting ready to head out to the pool in a short bit!

          • FAEN

            That sounds wonderful! Take pics.

          • vorpal 😼
          • FAEN

            Look at that face!

      • Bad Tom

        And not the fun kind of acid, either.

        • FAEN

          Definitely not. More like the “get away from her you bitch” type of acid.

    • greenmanTN
    • DonnaLee

      And fashion sense, don’t forgot those press conferences lately.

  • barrixines

    The Trumpanzee half (quarter, eighth whatever it is) of your country is a global scourge completely determined to make the rest of the world as shitty as they are making the US. I fucking hate them and I really feel for the rest of you having to share your country with them.

    • Reality.Bites

      We ALL share our country with them in greater or lesser numbers regardless of where we live.

  • TexasBoy

    As opposed to Radical Straight Sex Education?

  • netxtown

    WPAi – you mean – they have their very own hate factory?

  • Have these callers invoked the Russians, yet?

  • thom

    Anyone else feel like America is getting used to a Trump presidency?
    Not any of us, but the country as a whole

    • Treant

      Not really. My mom changed parties. She’s actually politically involved–and never was before. So are several of her friends.

      Most of us are too well-mannered (and have other things to do) to shout it in the streets constantly, but this guy is not popular, not acceptable, and we know he’s not normal.

      • thom

        Good to hear. And I hope you’re right!

  • WNY

    This one of the proposed textbooks in the radical gay sex education curriculum

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/58b16fcfb0541d62ba8792992dc279fba6bcb7f95fb4a8e3ab97563564c4de7d.jpg

  • kelven

    Yes, love without the shackles of religion is a radical idea.

  • Tatonka

    Man, what wouldn’t I give for some of that radical gay sex education. I’m going through kind of a dry spell.

  • Tatonka

    Those wingnuts really missed the boat by failing to warn about the government’s jackbooted thugs interfering with peoples rights not to bake radical gay wedding cakes.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Danger! Danger! Nosy wing nuts from murica is Putining Aussies election.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0dd5c6ee03c5892358c309f0c507d53658226edc169c9b2f4f00ee1284ae1e91.gif

  • TimCA

    “Legalizing same-sex marriage may lead to negative consequences such as the mass buggery of little boys, Christians being run down by hordes of motorcycle riding bull dykes and divine retribution leaving the entire nation a lifeless, burned out cinder field.”

    “Now thinking again about the plebiscite taking place about same-sex marriage, do you support or oppose changing the law to legalize same-sex marriage?”

    • Bad Tom

      Can gay leather-clad motorcycle riders join with the bull dykes?

  • Ken M
  • Hue-Man

    O/T Canada Census 2016 release today – Gay and Lesbian Couples’ Income. Couple includes both married and common-law relationships. No data on singles because sexual orientation is not a Census question. 1 Canadian $ = USD 0.82

    Median incomes were higher in same-sex couples than in opposite-sex couples [$87,605], in part because a greater proportion of same-sex couples are in their prime working years. Female same-sex couples had a median total income of $92,857 in 2015, while male same-sex couples had a median income of $100,707—the highest among all couple types.

    http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170913/dq170913a-eng.htm

  • WitlessProtection

    Yeah because all those things happened in the US 🙄

  • The_Wretched

    What exactly do they hope to say that’d be curtailed by marriage for LGBTQ people?

  • Tomcat

    This shows what party wants interference of other countries in elections.

  • kaydenpat

    Exporting hate. No surprise that this company has Republican ties.

  • Pip

    Can you imagine if Australia had gotten involved in and started calling citizens here in favor of gay marriage?

  • safari

    Last I checked there weren’t any exclusively gay sexual practices.

    • Hmm. Frotting and tribbing, maybe? But bi people can participate, too…

      • Silver Badger

        I can’t positively say that I know what those things are. I AM pretty sure that I don’t want to, so please don’t tell me.

        • Actually, they’re quite vanilla.

          They’re terms for genital-genital rubbing. Two men rubbing their penises together are frotting. Two women rubbing their labias together are tribbing.

          Frankly, they’re vanilla even compared to straight generic PiV “missionary” sex; no penetration involved, no risk of pregnancy, less risk of transmitting diseases, etc (though not non-existent).

          • Silver Badger

            So you told me anyway. I should have known. 🙂

          • That’s the internet for you. Call attention to something, and you invite discussion.

          • Silver Badger

            No problem. Notice the smiley emoticon at the end of my post.

    • jerry

      Docking?

  • JohnMyroro

    This polling outfit is tied to Ted Cruz. Enough said?

  • “radical gay sex education” – this is opposed to ‘traditional gay sex education”, which you can still receive at parks and beaches

    • Leo Tallant

      I think it’s only considered to be “radical” if it involves a sling…..

  • andrew

    This may backfire on the wingnuts. Lots of Australians may not like the idea of foreigners trying to influence their politics.

  • coram nobis

    Just as an example of what gay marriage leads to, here’s Kevin Fisher-Paulson’s weekly column, SF Chronicle, today:

    We’ve been married twice, both times on Sept. 19, once illegally, by a priest who got defrocked for it, and once legally, long after the children were born. A reader asked why I wrote about gay marriage, and I told him it’s because I’ve never been married to a straight man. But the truth of the matter is that 389 months of gay matrimony is no prettier and no uglier than any other matrimony.

    When I cook, I throw a dish towel over my left shoulder. There’s no logic. I don’t wear an apron and I’m too lazy to find the paper towels. So whether I’m chopping or sauteing, or even throwing a frozen pizza in the oven, I grab for the towel, to wipe my hands off before I get to the next task. Most nights, it lays on my shoulder as I sit down to the kitchen table, say grace, toast the best boys in the world and eat dinner. Brian gets up before me, stacks plates in the dishwasher and puts the one leftover smothered pork chop in the Tupperware. And inevitably, he asks, “Where’s the damn towel?” He knows. Still on my shoulder.

    http://www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/article/How-gem-of-a-friend-led-to-a-true-pearl-12192103.php

    It’s a weekly column, BTW, about his husband and kids’ antics.

  • JWC

    Are/should robo calls be legal or restricted U have never heard good

  • StraightGrandmother

    Figures, I only wonder which anti gay American is paying for this.

  • Radical gay sex education like the radical notion that sex and relationship requires the consent of all parties involved.

  • metrored

    “radical gay sex education”
    Is that like teaching regular sex education but instead of being taught about orgasm, you’re taught sex ends with throwing a molotov cocktail through a bank window?

    • Reality.Bites

      Amateur. Real sex STARTS with that.

      • metrored

        See! This is what I missed out on because gay marriage wasn’t legal when I was in school.

  • DaveMiller135

    “radical gay sex education”

    Man, I could have used some of that in school. I had to figure it all out on my own. OK, a certain amount of fun was involved.

  • Karl Dubhe

    How nice. I wonder if the Russians are paying for this entirely, or they’re going halfers with the scumvangellicals?

  • MDixon34

    “Radical Gay Sex Education?” Sign me up!!

  • Halou

    And America would never tolerate foreign agents interfering in their elections!

  • Todd Isaac

    I am gay and near 50 and yet to have had radical gay sex. Gay sexy sure. Kinky hot and dirty, yes. But yet to have had radical gay sex. What is it. Do i have to have sex during a protest march with 20 others using the constitution to wipe ourselves clean? I guess I could try that.

  • Friday

    International Christianist liars a la Putin, of course interfering in other countries’ elections with ….Bullshit.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Damn, if I only knew about radical gay sex when I was in school, I likely would’ve come out sooner.

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