Former Australian PM Tony Abbott To Again Keynote For Viciously Anti-LGBT US-Based Christian Hate Group

HuffPo Australia reports:

Former Prime Minister and current backbencher Tony Abbott will once again address a controversial American Christian organisation which has been deemed a “hate group” and supports the criminalisation of homosexuality.

The Australian Financial Review revealed on Thursday that Abbott, the member for Warringah, will travel to the United States later this month to deliver a speech to the Alliance Defending Freedom. The ADF has been a vocal opponent of advancing rights for LGBTQ people, including staunch opposition to same-sex marriage. The ADF has also advocated for homosexuality to be relisted as a criminal offence.

Quotes from ADF members posted on the SPLC’s website claim that homosexuality is a “dangerous temptation”, that it is linked to “deviant sexual practices”, and is “intrinsically linked” to paedophilia. The SPLC also details numerous occasions where the ADF has supported various campaigns worldwide to criminalise homosexuality and gay sex.

A spokesperson for Abbott told the AFR that “Mr Abbott is honoured to have been invited by the ADF to reiterate his well-known position that advocates for same sex marriage must demonstrate how – in their brave new world – freedom of speech, freedom of religion and parental choice will be protected.”

As most of you surely know, Alliance Defending Freedom will represent the anti-gay Colorado baker before the US Supreme Court.

  • matrem

    Somebody’s a little TOO obsessed. Tap tap tap.

    • Snarkaholic

      Even the Rockettes (all current ones and ALL former ones) couldn’t keep up with that much tapping!

  • Will Parkinson

    Disgusting piglet.

  • Tawreos

    The only ones that want to curb freedom of speech are the types of groups he is addressing. Not many people have a problem with freedom of religion, but what you want is the freedom to use religion to harass others. I have no idea what is meant by parental choice. The only ones that want to harm anyone’s freedoms are you and your buddies Tony.

  • bkmn

    I wonder if he will drop in and fluff Hair Furor.

    • JAKvirginia

      Truly! They are KINGS of ass kissing.

  • bambinoitaliano

    So someone found a hate market in Australia.

    • Tawreos

      There is no shortage of hate markets on this planet

      • Ken M

        As long as “We are Everywhere” there will be hate markets there as well.

      • bambinoitaliano

        He regretted not moving to the US. It’s flourishing here.

  • bambinoitaliano

    O/T Yes there are cute but just not on my fingers.
    https://twitter.com/ziyatong/status/920805438454558722

    • Rebecca Gardner

      They are cute! I’d love to have them on my fingers.

    • Rambie

      What do the adult ones looks like ?

      • Lizard
        • fuzzybits

          I’ve only seen a couple in the yard this summer.

        • Tatonka

          This must be a horrifying place for smaller creatures. On that scale, the world is filled an endless parade of living nightmares.

          • Lizard

            To their credit, mantises manage to be their own kind of nightmare. Ever read about their mating habits?

          • fuzzybits

            They are very beneficial to yards though.

          • Rambie

            Yes, the female rips the head off the male

          • Tatonka

            [To be read in Werner Hertzog’s voice]: As in the bug world, so too in the human. Inside of his dwelling place, the suburban male tentatively approaches the female and gently strokes her flank, with the hope of satisfying a biological urge so long suppressed that it can scarcely be identified. The urge to mate is bound up in fear. The male knows that any false step will result in humiliation and emotional emasculation. Rejected, he must return to the fleeting, hidden comforts of a Buck Angel video.

            Outside, the trees are in misery.

          • Rambie

            We have the green ones here, we call them “Praying Mantis”

          • Statistics Palin

            They have been known to eat the brains of hummingbirds.

        • Rambie

          My fingers didn’t follow my brain. Intended to write, “Yeah, but what do the adults ones look like?”

          • bambinoitaliano

            The cuteness gone away and it turn into a savage beast.

      • greenmanTN

        Like Kellyanne Conway, only cuter.

        • Rambie

          That’s a low bar

    • Lazycrockett

      Does it still cut off the head of its partner after mating?? cause then NOT so cute.

    • YeOldePickyPeckereth

      With cooler night temps rolling in, I find several standard mantis taking shelter in the greenhouse every morning. Biggest one so far this year has been about 7″ long. I usually gently remove them and put them back outside. Interesting insects!

    • JCF

      Yikes! Looks like something out an alien movie…

  • Mark

    His sister is a lesbian. Man, can you imagine THOSE family dinners? His daughter also came out in support of equal marriage. Tony is a mess.

    • Tawreos

      Someone is spending a lot of money to get him to fly all the way to the US to hear him spread his hate, he knows better than to bite the hands that feed him.

    • JCF

      “His sister is a lesbian. Man, can you imagine THOSE family dinners?”

      Just imagine the Gingrich family.

  • fuzzybits

    Hate is what makes the world go round.

    • bambinoitaliano

      I think human has a self sabotage psyche. When we are having it too good, we tend to behave recklessly. Not until we are hit with wars and natural disasters only we see the compassion and comraderies came forth.

  • Bluto
  • Lazycrockett
  • JAKvirginia

    As I said to a relation once, “Why are you getting your panties in a twist over something that has absolutely nothing to do with you”?
    Her reply? “Well, it just irks me.”

    True story.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Maybe there are actual panties that will twist every time one spout hate. A new kink of pleasure to be had.

      • JAKvirginia

        Hmmm… there’s a million dollar idea! PantyTwists.

    • fuzzybits

      Well as far as religious organisations,it’s part of their bread and butter. They always have to have a boogey man.

  • fuzzybits

    Just heard that donnie refers to pence as his,”sycophant in chief.”

    • bambinoitaliano

      Maybe he meant “psychopath in chief”

    • Lizard

      Wow. I’m impressed. “Sycophant” has three syllables.

    • YeOldePickyPeckereth

      Mother is not going to like that.

      • fuzzybits

        Did you change your name legally?😛

        • YeOldePickyPeckereth

          Trying it out. Just temporary as It goes with the Elizabethan costume I’m floating for Halloween.

  • Ken M

    Is his defense so weak that he make it stick in his own country? Those 5 million votes aren’t here Tony. He needs to admit his “other” reasons for his trip to the US. I doubt that Trump would let him travel all this way without having him stop by to say hi.

  • JWC

    Sick misinformed bigots

  • Max_1
    • RepublicansRNotConservative

      W was a terrible president but not nearly as bad as “NPD”.

    • JCF

      “Bigotry… in any form, is blasphemy against the American creed”

      So, to fight anti-gay bigotry, you denounced the effort to Constitutionally ban same-sex marriage, right George? Right???

      http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2012/11/face-slap.gif

      [Yes, yes, I otherwise approved of his speech.]

  • Lazycrockett
    • Ninja0980

      Of course it affected the vote there, that was the whole point.

    • JCF

      “The head of elections in Milwaukee told me Wisconsin voter ID law
      “changed the outcome of the presidential election in Wisconsin.”

      That was the law’s feature, not a bug.

  • fuzzybits

    I sure hope he gets to pray with and have some hog jowls with Kim Davis.

    • William

      Isn’t that cannibalism?

  • William

    From Australian actor Ryan Johnson’s Twitter

    Ryan Johnson (@ryanjohnsonofoz) October 3, 2017

  • zhera

    When does the ‘vote’ end, again? Abbott is a moron who doubles down on his bigotry when faced with reality. His own daughter is working for the other side. Instead of trying to understand others and widen his horizon, he’s building walls.

  • Hank

    homosexuality……is linked to “deviant sexual practices” And the problem is????

    • Treant

      Exactly. Personally, if I weren’t having lots and lots of deviant sex, I’d be utterly boring.

      • Hank

        Care to come over and show me how deviant WE can be???

        • Treant

          Sure! I’ll bring my husband and the cheering section.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    “in their brave new world”

    It’s not a fucking “brave new world.” Marriage equality has been recognized in different countries for almost two decades now. Civil unions are even older. This isn’t some unknown that you can compare to a world where the government controls and conditions people with drugs and negative stimuli.

  • JT
  • narutomania

    So many people don’t want to welcome in Syrian refugees or others who are in dire need of refuge, but we will continue allow this hateful windbag into the country?

  • greenmanTN

    This asshole looks like he was made at the Build A Villain kiosk in the mall.

  • northern_neighbour

    Invisible WHITEY privilege just DRIPPING from every UNCTUOUS smarmy hateful pore. The hateful FUCK that he is … his own daughter is on the Yes Side.

    But he is carving out a career from being a SpokesBIGOT. Think of the money, the travel the perks. !!! Tony PerKKKin style perks. Yeah, A big PUKE on this monstrous POS.

    Gillard put him in his place for male chauvinism/misogyny way back when she was PM, but unfortunately she had her own hang up about M/F only marriage, so Australia never got equality back then when it could have.

    Fingers crossed that it is coming now, even if comes “ugly” via a vote on whether citizens can have equal rights, equal dignity, and an equal shot at happiness, that others assume is theirs without question.

    FUCK this asshole … history will record his UNCHRISTIAN bigotry.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • JCF

      Who are “Ken & Lance”? Just a random Adam&Steve, or something specifically Aussie? [Just trying to keep up]

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Friends of ours in Sydney…I figured why not?

  • Nic Peterson

    Gurl gotta eat?

  • EdmondWherever

    Lol, “homosexuality is a “dangerous temptation””.

    You know they want it.