AUSTRALIA: Catholic Archbishop Claims “Yes” Didn’t Win Majority Since 20% Didn’t Vote In Marriage Survey

The Daily Telegraph reports:

It’s good enough for the people and good enough for the government — but that’s not good enough for the Catholic church.

While the Yes vote for gay marriage was a convincing 61.6 per cent, the country’s most influential Catholic cleric Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher reckons that is not a majority. Because about 20 per cent of eligible Australians “abstained altogether”, Bishop Fisher claims actual support for same-sex marriage is really only about 49 per cent.

But the Archbishop’s comments were discounted by marriage equality campaigners, who said under his logic, only 30.5 per cent of Australians voted No. “It is disappointing that Bishop Fisher is the only No case leader ungraciously refusing to accept the result,” Equality Campaign spokesman Clint McGilvray said.

SBS reports:

The Senate is expected next week to pass laws to allow same-sex marriage, but the citizenship crisis won’t be off the agenda. With Malcolm Turnbull scrapping the House of Representatives sitting which was scheduled to start on Monday, the upper house will be left on its own to deal with a private senator’s bill introduced by Liberal Dean Smith to change marriage laws.

It follows a national survey which returned a 61.6 per cent “yes” vote. The bill is expected to pass with coalition, Labor and crossbench senators having a free vote. If the same-sex marriage laws are passed before Wednesday night, it is possible the Senate could return to its regular program, including private senator’s business, on Thursday morning.

RELATED: The BBC explains the “citizenship crisis.”

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    What a gaping a-hole.

  • Sam_Handwich

    nice bling, mary

    • GayOldLady

      Her lips are a bit pursed too. The thought of gay men getting married is upsetting because it shrinks her field of possibilities I suppose.

      • FAEN

        He’s a Catholic priest-I have a feeling by the time they’re teens they’re too old for him.

        • Chucktech

          By the time they’re teens they start to tattle.

      • KCMC

        Saw thirsty glory hole mouth.

    • Joe in PA

      LOL, thanks for making me go back and see that ridiculous shiny shit hanging around his neck. 🙂

    • Chucktech

      Careful with that red wine blood o’ jesus….

  • Treant

    Then they didn’t care how the vote went. Count them as “Meh” in the Yes-Meh-No scale and Yes still wins by a mile.

    Also, I’m sure you stole that cross off a famous rapper. Please return it.

  • vorpal

    I guess they don’t teach statistics in the semenary. (Misspelling intentional.)

    • Treant

      It’s the same reason I love submarines.

      • Stogiebear

        I heard all Marines were subs.

        • Mike_in_the_Tundra

          Oh good, there’s another fantasy to turn me on.

        • FAEN

          You would be incorrect 😉

          • clay

            They’re just “comfortable in their masculinity”?

          • FAEN

            You could say that.

          • FAEN

            I love a man in uniform-specially when he’s partially out of it 😉

          • (((GC)))

            “‘specially when he’s partially out of it.”

            I like it that way too.

          • FAEN

            He gets there eventually 😊

        • (((GC)))

          Tangentially related:

          At rehearsal in an LGBTQ* community choir, the director was reviewing a section where the basses are split among three parts, so the usual Bass 1 / Bass 2 designations don’t help. He elicited much laughter with “Raise your hand if you’re a bottom.”

          Somewhat related to that: some guys are “sides”, not tops, not bottoms, not versatile:
          https://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-kort-phd/guys-on-the-side-looking-beyond-gay-tops-and-bottoms_b_3082484.html
          https://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-rohrer/coming-out-as-a-side-guilt-free_b_3192179.html

        • Joseph Miceli

          I do love a man who can take orders.

      • Steverino

        Long, hard, and full of seamen.

        • Treant

          Exactly.

    • Joseph Miceli

      GOOD KITTY!

  • bkmn

    I wonder how many boys have been under that frock.

    • Treant

      Been? (Pats frock) Oh, sorry, he’s just a glutton. Fortunately, it’s not like their book says anything about that.

  • Bluto
    • FAEN

      LOL-morning pal

      • Bluto
        • FAEN

          LOL

        • jerry

          He needed help with his twerking lessons…

        • nocadrummer

          At least the horses had tails to cover their b-ttholes.
          That jockey doesn’t have enough fur back there to cover even Trump’s dick!

        • Cattleya1

          I think that is precisely why they invented Jockey Shorts.

          • Bluto

            You win!
            Collect your toaster in the Gay Lobby, prize division.

          • Cattleya1

            I need a new toaster. Besides, I need to get my latest update on the Gay Agenda.

    • ColdCountry

      Burrrrrrnnnnnn….

    • Tomcat

      Truer words have never been spoken.

    • iLoveEggplant
    • As an adult I often notice religious people when talking about their faith, especially when it’s being challenged, revert into what can only be described as baby-talk. It’s bizarre to watch otherwise intelligent people begin to use vocabulary and speech patters they moved beyond on any other topic when they were five years old.

  • SoCalGal20

    I’m shit at math and even I know that doesn’t make any sense.

    • Chucktech

      You just don’t understand Glorious Mystery Math.

      • SoCalGal20

        Is that some super secret Catholic math?

        • iambu

          Matholic.

          Sorry…

          • SoCalGal20

            Ha!

  • FAEN

    What a ridiculous Trumpian talking point. 🙄

  • Natty Enquirer

    Sorry, forgot to care about what these supercilious vestment queens have to say.

    • FAEN

      LOL @ vestment queens!

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      We always refer to that as ecumenical drag.

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        …on your knees..my son.

  • Tomcat

    Sorry guy but if one chooses not to vote that means they don’t count one way or the other. Therefore YES did take the majority.

    • lymis

      Actually, it means that they agree to go with the will of the majority, and should count as honorary yes votes.

  • HZ81

    Maybe if it were explained using children instead of actual numbers, he’d understand how things work?

    • Stogiebear

      “If a priest had 1000 children…” At which point he orgasmed and fainted dead away.

  • Tomcat

    Can’t help it 20% wrote in Bernie.

    • HZ81

      You’ve summoned at least 2 Joe My Trolls to this thread to shame you for not blowing Bernie. You’re in for it. 😉

  • Stogiebear

    With 100% of the readers of JMG seeing that photo of him with his lips pursed so tightly together that he could make angel hair pasta, I declare that the OP behind his name stands for Order of Paedophiles.

    • Steverino

      I suspect he keeps those lips pursed to keep the purses from falling out should he part them.

      • Stogiebear

        Can’t you just imagine the slap fight when he and Marcus Bachmann show up at the same glory hole on boys’ night out?

    • Cattleya1

      I didn’t scroll down far enough – you win the comment Stogiebear.

  • gaycuckhubby

    😂😂😂😂😂

  • ColdCountry

    Don’t matter, Dude. It’s the votes that count. (Rules subject to the country of origin.) But really, if ever anyone pulled “facts” out of their ass….

  • Boreal

    They abstained and it was their choice so obviously they weren’t too fucking concerned.

    http://godlessmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Screen-Shot-2016-02-17-at-9.52.28-AM.png

  • iLoveEggplant
    • DaddyRay

      I am sad to say this lesson needs to be learned by some democrats who fail to show up for off year elections

      • FAEN

        But her emails 🙄!

        Bernie Bro’s aren’t Dems but I get your point. All those morons who protest voted or didn’t vote because she was ‘untrustworthy’ or she wore pant suits…they can all fuck off for what they have done to this country.

        • I think that most of the Bernie Bros online were Russian bots, not actual registered US voters.

          • FAEN

            That could very well be true but there were Bernie Bro’s who protest voted.

          • NMNative

            Very interesting article in the NYT today dealing with how Americans are spending too much time blaming, and giving too much credit to, Putin’s interference in the election, simply because we can’t bring ourselves to admit that trump was elected fairly.
            The article points out that there is little doubt there was Russian hanky panky going on, but, are we, perhaps, placing more blame on Putin then we should, because it’s more comforting to think that he could not have been elected if there had been no outside interference, and, that, again perhaps, that is not the case.
            The article also talks about how giving putin this much credit has greatly improved his standing among Russians by making him appear powerful enough to rig an American presidential race.
            Thought provoking read.

          • northern_neighbour

            Let’s just try to remember that the American electoral system is pure Bullshit. Thus “trump was NOT elected fairly.”

            Sorry to say so, but it is true, and the US system is totally rigged, and rigged at so many different levels that it is ludicrous to call it “democracy”.

            Ironically, the heartland of Nazi Fascism, Germany today, despite their coalition difficulties from time to time, is way more democratic than the US, by a whole order of magnitude. The IRONY is staggering.

          • JackFknTwist

            As i have pointed out many times the US Constitution and Congress lack a coherent method of amending the Constitution;
            lack a system of voting ‘no confidence’ in the President;
            lack a ‘referendum’ system of direct democracy;
            have a constitution designed for thirteen states;
            have a colonial system of neglect for their territories, Puerto Rico, StJohn, St. Thmsas + St Croix……which stil have not got power restored and are all destitute while the rest of the USA eats oven roasted turkey cooked with power and electricity.

          • Priya Lynn

            If Trump was elected fairly he wouldn’t have gotten 3 million fewer votes than Hillary.

          • NMNative

            OK Priya and northern neighbor, let me clarify for you, Trump won the electoral college, thus winning the election. I did not say he won the popular vote. I didn’t say I like the current system, I did say that like it or not, that’s how our system works, and, like it or not, as far as the existing system itself goes, the election was fair.
            Personally, I don’t doubt for a minute the Russians interfered with and helped trump win. But, currently, as it sits, until proven otherwise, the election was as fair as the system allows.
            Besides, that wasn’t even my point, I was simply informing you of an interesting article.
            You might read it for yourself and draw your own conclusions.

          • Priya Lynn

            “the election was as fair as the system allows.”.

            In other words, not fair at all.

            Once again, if the system were fair Trump wouldn’t have gotten 3 million fewer votes than Hillary.

          • No, it wasn’t. The number of people wrongly purged from voting roles in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, etc. was greater than Trump margin of victory. It wasn’t a fair election. We have to deal with the results but mostly we need people to turn out in huge numbers next year and take back the state legislatures and governor’s mansions so this shit doesn’t keep happening.

          • northern_neighbour

            I don’t in the slightest believe that trump won fair and square.

            All you are doing is CLARIFYING that the system is NOT fair, IS rigged, HAS BEEN FURTHER CORRUPTED to an extreme degree. And what is so wrong with this outcome is that the populace would accept a President who is BY FAR NOT the popular vote winner. But of course the majority of Americans do not really accept this outcome. They just don’t know exactly how to nullify it, and are hoping that Mueller has a partial pathway to rectify a small part of this. Maybe.

            But can’t at the same time remove Pence or a gerrymandered Congress that also was the national popular vote loser.

            So I agree totally with what JackFknTwist says about the state of the Constitution and the paralysis of the Nation to remedy itself.

            This “PREZ” … read mental Pretzel … is the most illegitimate Prez … EVER, and by far, but just reflects the reality that Amerika is now a plutocracy, oligarchy, kakistocracy, you name it, anything but a REAL democracy. In Other Words. A FAKE DEMOCRACY if you like … is that OK? … is that fair enough to say?

          • NMNative

            Shit dude, calm down. You don’t even live here. And, by the way, I’m not fucking clarifying anything. I pointed out an interesting article from the NYT. And, pointed out, that one way or the other, it’s been, so far, up till now, a fair election, as far as the the system goes.
            So, just calm fucking down.

          • northern_neighbour

            I’m absolutely calm, and there’s nothing personal here against you as a person.

            I am sure that New Mexico is a very beautiful place and a lot more progressive than Texas or Arizona. Just needed to point out that when the SYSTEM is not fair, then nothing is fair about the result. It is a major problem for Americans, and where I live we can see the anguish among our closest neighbours on this planet.

            The thing is, what’s happened to you guys is also a problem for us Canucks as well, and also for the rest of the world.

            It’s true, our national experience is very different from that of the U.S. for various historical, constitutional and developmental reasons. Also we were a British colony until just after your Civil War, and we gained country status within the Commonwealth in 1867 without war being fought to achieve that status. And we had not had a long history of slavery, since England had abandoned that by 1833.

            So yes we have been very fortunate and have not been cursed by those1st and 2nd amendment poison pills up here.

            Instead we have a Charter of Rights which gives us fundamentally greater overall freedom than Americans have, while providing certain restrictions vs. hate speech etc. And very few Canadians want the right to bear arms let along semi-automatic weapons, nor are we allowed to have weapons except by very regulated gun controls. Yes we do have hunters and farmers who are licenced to have ordinary weapons to use against coyotes, foxes or in season game hunting.

            And we are safer and freer because of those restrictions. Justice is more just here, elections are more fair here, and health care is accessible to all without crippling financial ruin preventing good care.

            HOWEVER, we live next door to a vast society where freedom is visibly going down the tubes with the government which you say was fairly elected according to the existing SYSTEM.

            What Canadians want for the neighbour on our southern border is for it to progress toward a vibrant and flourishing TRUE democracy that would be a TRUE beacon for the world and that has not been happening lately.

            Instead we see a world being threatened with massive environmental degradation and escalating nuclear one up man-ship that could result in widespread devastation because of your reckless Man-child in the White House.

            I guess we are hoping for a magic moment when Americans will see the need to take to the streets in the tens of millions and bring the current regime to an end, by paralysis and work stoppage.

            That will probably never happen though, and the GOP/Billionaire Complex that have control will continue to dismantle all the good protections provided heretofore by the U.S. Federal government as well as civil rights for black, asian, latino, minorities as well as for women, sexual and religious minorities, as well as the destruction of free inquiry and academic freedom in the nations institutions and scientific communities.

            We do wish you guys well, because the last thing we Canadians need is to be living next door to an utterly broken America.

            We want America to succeed, not to
            fall apart as did the Roman Empire from rampant corruption and prolonged Imperial dictatorship and plutocracy … Rome fell just over 1600 years ago, and Americans need to revisit what went wrong in that hugely successful Republic that then went utterly to the dogs after the Empire became filthy rich but did not share that prosperity with its population, who then had no work and very little personal income … even the soldiers did not get paid anymore. Of course the slaves worked for free, having no choice, but they still had to be fed …. When the Vandels, Goths and Visigoths descended on Rome there was no one left capable of defending. And then came the Dark Ages….

            When Fascism triumphs in the USA, if it does, and you are getting close …. There will come a very dark time for all of us, Canucks included, and many other regions as well.

          • JackFknTwist

            And a shocking indictment of the electorate.

          • Thank you for reminding me why I stopped reading the NY Times years ago. What a load of crap. Trump won a few swing states by very few votes. So yeah, Putin’s interference mattered greatly. As did voter suppression in those states. Drop the Times and read the Washington Post. The Times also just did a puff piece on a white supremacist. WTF. The only thing worth paying for at the Times is the crossword puzzle.

          • John Caruso

            Sounds like crap to me. Maybe we should wait to see what Bob Mueller finds before we five Vlad a pass. Based on what we already know, I believe the election is illegitimate.

          • unsavedheathen

            I suspect the same regarding some of last year’s more vehement Clinton supporters. Alienation of Sanders supporters seemed to be their goal. It was the only explanation for some of the language and syntax used, let alone tone.

          • cleos_mom

            Some of them; but don’t put too much faith in the bots. The American left has a long and dishonorable history of snatching defeat from the very jaws of victory.

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        • unsavedheathen

          It’s sad and tired that at every opportunity you feel compelled to throw shade and blame for Clinton’s loss. You and yours are going to beat this dead horse until you have alienated every Democrat left of Atilla. When you nominate a candidate that 40% of the electorate roundly and rabidly hates, one would think that you might feel some degree of responsibility for the outcome and feel some reticence to incessantly bitch about the outcome.

          I voted for Sanders in the primaries and Clinton in the general like the vast majority of Sanders supporters.

          • Keith D Plane

            agree and so tired it. Move the fuck on people. I’m actually gotten tired of HRC lately, she keeps saying she is done with her career YET she is still out there “campaigning”.

          • FAEN

            God forbid she show herself in public and speak.

          • cleos_mom

            She should be home baking those chocolate chip cookies.
            And what was she doing, running for POTUS dressed like that?

            But let us all join in a hearty chorus of “bless your hoofwankin’ little hearts.”

          • FAEN

            Baking cookies and never speak again!

          • Keith D Plane

            For what? What she does now isn’t helping?

          • Ninja0980

            Bernie undercutting the Democratic party and suggesting anyone who doesn’t kiss his butt isn’t helping either.

          • BWL

            I must have missed the whole undercutting part. I did notice Bernie was out campaigning for HRC after she won the DNC nomination. I also noticed the Winner Take All attitude from the HRC campaign and complete alienation of Bernie supporters. (How did that work out for you? Let me help: it didn’t. She lost). If the DNC expects to win in 2018/2020, they better learn to build some bridges quickly.

          • jonfromcalifornia

            When (not if) Bernie decides to run again, I doubt the Bernie bros will vote for anyone but Bernie no matter what. Sanders and his wife will then be cut to pieces by the Republicans for being “millionaire socialists” and their financial “scandals” will also come to light. But the Bernie bros will stick with him. So we’ll see another 4 years of Trump and the Republican congress will continue to destroy the country for generations, if not, for good. We’re doomed.

          • I think most of the hardcore online “Bernie Bots” were in fact Russian trolls. I know that there were some Bernie supporters who stayed home or voted for Stein, but I have never met or even talked to anyone who did that. I do, however, know a number of Republicans who voted Libertarian for the first time.

          • Man_in_the_mists

            Every day and damn near every thread. One of them farts in Sanders’ direction (regardless of the thread topic) and the whole group stampedes in and tubgirls at Sanders as hard as they can.

            It’s especially hilarious when they also say that Trump should stop taking shots at Clinton because the election is over.

          • eddie beskeddie

            Why is that funny? I think it is so pointless to keep taking shots at clinton or anyone eles. All those people are out of the picture now. But taking shots at others only means that he has no idea of how to handle a situation or solve a problem. That is what the people voted for – a problem solver – at least i think they voted for that. But the only thing he seems to accomplish is the shots. Should have voted for a bitchy drag queen. Even they can do better bitching tjat will make everyone laugh.

          • unsavedheathen

            It’s funny because of the seeming total lack of self-awareness that allows someone to call out Trump for continuing to stir the Hillary pot over a year after the election and with their next breath, berate Sanders and anyone who dared believe him to have been the better candidate in 2016.

          • Eddie Besketti

            thanks for your reply Unsavedheathen. Still not really sure I understand your point. Sorry. I’m going to guess you are talking about the irony of it. My point is that it is stupid for Trump saying this or that about Clinton when he can do (or at least attempt to do) anything he wants. So instead of actually doing something for the good of the country, he’ll blame Clinton (or others). I believe Sanders or Clinton would have been better than what we have now and for Clinton supporters or Sanders supporters to be pointing fingers at each other , well…. that’s just dumb. Luckily I haven’t read or heard of that kind of thing going on.

          • eddie beskeddie

            That was how i voted. Sanders kept bringing up Denmark and after living here in DK for 27 years, having a way better life in DK than in USA, I just had to vote for him and hope that he could do some of the wonderful things for the US that DK does for it’s citizens. But i guess most Americans just could not imagine a better world for everyone. Instead they voted for an egoist with egoist ideals while imagining his money lining their pockets. Amoung many things, ego got in the way of voting responsibly.

        • (((GC)))

          Let’s remember that that “untrustworthiness” was manufactured out of whole cloth. Many people got the desired vague distrust of her without being able to name anything specific she may have done wrong.

          • FAEN

            Absolutely.

        • Lawerence Collins

          Bernie bro’s. The brainchild of the Billary campaign. Just like Obama boys in 2008! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8efaf88686786f79c2197a7b1fb54a833a8988157533d21924b6692544d120ea.png

          You must’ve blocked out the 08. race. I remember it very well. It appeared that everyone was on the anti Hillary band wagon. Back then I was a avid supporter of hers.

        • Tim Patterson

          I happen to be a Bernie supporter who voted for Hillary so please stop acting like you can speak for entire groups of people

          • FAEN

            I am not speaking for an entire group-just the ones that protest voted.

      • Tomcat

        Not JUST off years.

        • DaddyRay

          True – every elections including primaries.

          • (((GC)))

            I live in an overwhelmingly Democratic city, so whoever wins primaries for mayor, council, etc. usually wins the office. No such guarantee for governor, judges (including a state supreme court vacancy this time), etc.

            But even if (almost) all of your general elections are competitive, primaries matter!

      • Ninja0980

        A lesson that still likely won’t be learned for next year.

    • Xaca

      Tell it to the anti-independence Catalans.

    • (((GC)))

      On very rare occasions, not voting can be a legitimate tactic.

      Slovakia’s marriage-ban referendum in 2015, supported by Pope Francis, Brian Brown’s CitizenGo, and other conservative groups, required a turnout of 50% of registered voters to be legally binding, so LGBT groups in the country advised opponents to stay home and keep the turnout low. The referendum failed, because although the vote was 95% in favor of the marriage ban, turnout was only 21%.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovak_same-sex_marriage_referendum,_2015

    • Lawerence Collins
  • iLoveEggplant

    People tend to forget that NOT VOTING is VOTING..

    • FAEN

      Preach!!

    • (((GC)))

      Slovakia’s marriage-ban referendum in 2015 (supported by the “kinder, gentler” Pope Francis among others), would have been legally binding only if a majority of registered voters turned out. Most opponents of the ban didn’t vote, and the turnout was only 21%. There, not voting was a valid and effective “vote” that actually took control away from the haters!

      Our elections don’t work like that.

      • Librarykid

        The Roman Catholic Church is not legally allowed to make the rules of civil government. They don’t know that, but it is the truth.
        What does PO stand for besides out of print?

        • (((GC)))

          The first thing that came to my mind: per os (by mouth, orally, as in prescription shorthand).

        • ChrisMorley

          In the UK and Ireland, PO is Post Office.

        • Cattleya1

          On the pic at the top, he has ‘OP’ after his name – I just assumed it meant Order of Pedophiles.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Thank you Joe! I needes to laugh today!

  • AlternativeQuacks

    There have been several Australians not happy with how the vote turned out, it seems.

    https://twitter.com/MyMarrickville/status/934407151568613376

    • Boreal

      Closeted lesbian angry that others will live their lives happily.

    • FAEN

      Is that Margret Court’s closet girlfriend?

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      She would make a great drag king.

    • JT

      Fuck ’em!

    • Joe in PA

      I looked up “a face only a mother could love”. I found this.

      • TuuxKabin

        A blind dependent mutt as well. Poor mutt.

    • greenmanTN

      Abe Vigoda in a bad wig says what?

      • Robincho

        Extra Barney Miller points to you, sir…

        • cleos_mom

          Tell Mike it was just business. I always liked him.

    • PeedeResistance

      Notice that she refused to respond when asked if she made homophobic comments to the neighbor. How very Rethug.

  • Tomcat

    It is not our fault the Catholic church has brainwashed them into ABSTAINING.

  • Jefe5084

    What would you expect from a catholic archbishop…but fiction and hate.?

    • Reality.Bites

      Child rape

      • FAEN

        In Jesus’ name of course.

  • Joe in PA

    Bishop Fisher is the only No case leader ungraciously refusing to accept the result…

    And this surprises anyone???

  • Harveyrabbit
    • AlternativeQuacks

      Most reviewed, on Yelp. But he’s only got 1 star.

    • JohnJay

      Can he please be demoted to Least Reverend?

      • cleos_mom

        Maybe you know; I’ve always wondered:

        Is there such a thing as a Left Reverend? Or an Ambidextrous Reverend?

  • SoCalGal20

    If any of you are NPR donors, you might want to rethink giving your money to an org that thinks is A-ok to profile Mike Cernovich, to have factual inaccuracies (lies?) in said story, and then to be pissy about it when a correction is politely requested. Also, Steve Inskeep is a douchebag and The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz is either a flat out liar (goes out of his way to say Cernovich didn’t name the pizza place in Pizzagate – he did) or doesn’t have all the facts he thinks he does. Check out the twitter thread in the first link and the second link is the Cernovich puff piece.

    https://twitter.com/vicbergeriv/status/934097325768822784

    https://www.npr.org/2017/11/24/566326431/who-is-mike-cernovich

    • Gustav2

      Bothsiderism run amok.

      • AlternativeQuacks

        “Fine people”

      • SoCalGal20

        It’s not even that. It’s running inaccurate puff pieces on a fucking Nazi rape apologist conspiracy theorist who doxxes his “enemies” and orders attacks by his followers. Yes, Buzzfeed published a story based on information that Cernovich passed to them. Why the fuck is NPR then doing a stupid puff piece profile on the guy and using inaccuracies (I’m being generous here and not flat out calling them lies) to do so? Who thought this was a necessary and worthwhile story?

        • AlternativeQuacks

          There seems to be a pattern going on here, what with the NY Times fawning article about Ben Shapiro.

          • SoCalGal20

            Yes, what IS that ridiculous article about? I kind of expect some crap like that from NYT these days, unfortunately.

        • billbear1961

          It’s goddamned EVIL is what it is, and NPR should be held ACCOUNTABLE.

        • Gustav2

          They consider Trumpians as the other side now, so they must be represented on NPR

          • cleos_mom

            But it’s all good because Carefully Modulated Vocal Tones.

    • TuuxKabin

      You mean National Petroleum Radio? Fuck ’em. Only give to the local affiliate here. NPR, as the rest of them, are like the RCA dog, listening to their masters’ voice. Conglomerates. Thanks for the useful tip.

      • cleos_mom

        I’ve taken to calling NPR National Pablum Radio but your version works just as well.

        • TuuxKabin

          Mutual, sure.

  • JohnJay

    Sorry… same as any election: Those that didn’t vote are basically saying “I don’t care”.

  • JT

    Is that the mathematics used to deny the church’s boy bothering scandal?

    • Treant

      Only one in a hundred complains, so 99% must love it.

    • David Gervais

      And the same math they use to hide all the money in the rare case of a conviction.

  • Floyd

    I guess this guy never heard of the 9th commandment about bearing false witness. Lying scumbag.

  • fuow

    What’s the problem, Archbishop? The little boys not willing to be raped anymore?
    Something has to explain the sourgrapes on her twisted puss.
    What a mother-fucking asswipe, even by the low standards we must apply to The Holy Roman Church of Child Rape….

  • Joe in PA

    Wow, he didn’t use the “illegal-aliens-voted-yes” excuse. Now THAT surprises me.

  • BearEyes

    I would have expected them to make excuses and try to move the goal post sooner than this. They’re slipping a bit if this is all they could come up with.

    • Reality.Bites

      No one cares what the archbishop thinks. It’s a He, not a they

  • Kevin Andrews

    Too bad for the damned Catholic Missionary of Hate. Let the scum go say 100 hail Mary’s and Our Father’s and pound salt. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4a96cd70cb44eafdb94707b42536c27d13d040992c15fabf5432b028bcdf8b7c.png

    • agcons

      Fixed me right up several decades ago.

  • GayOldLady

    If you pull that hood all the way over you’ll get this http://americanhistory.si.edu/brown/history/1-segregated/images/kkk-robe-l.jpg

    • Boreal

      He should show us on the doll where marriage equality violated his celibacy rights.

  • Dramphooey

    There’s every reason to believe the apathetic are breaking for us.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    80% voted?! That’s amazing!

    • lymis

      And UnAmerican!

      (I know, I know!)

  • PickyPecker
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Does he know what his outfit makes him look like ?

    • Chucktech

      Some people just throw on the most ridiculous shit, look in the mirror, and say, “Yeah. That works…”

      • stuckinthewoods

        That is what we call the Warhol moment. In his autobiography he said he ponders the moment when someone wearing some awful outfit looked in the mirror and said, “This looks great. I’ll take it.”

  • iLoveEggplant
    • CB

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    • cleos_mom

      Of course, sometimes the kid in question knows better than to depend on the mortal adults in his/her life.

    • Puck

      This is how you control sheep, I mean people. Stupid gullible people who were taught to follow one person, reverend, priest, imam don’t ask questions and vote based on what they were told. Intelligent people who were taught to be free thinkers and ask question know how to find the answer and make informed descisions.

      • (((GC)))

        … people who were taught to … vote based on what they were told.

        I’ve written about this before:

        Hidden in the Republican tax bill (HR1) is a provision, Sec. 5201, that would effectively repeal the Johnson Amendment and allow pastors and churches to directly endorse or oppose candidates.

        Every church in America could become a political weapon. Every church could be vulnerable to a major donor pressuring the pastor to preach against Jane Smith for Senate because she’s in favor of abortion, or not anti-gay enough, or for whatever reason.

        Many pastors want the Johnson Amendment to remain strong and effective (and, doubtless, want the IRS to actually enforce it), so they won’t get dragged into partisan politics.

        CALL YOUR SENATORS!
        202-224-3121 – Capitol switchboard
        Or find specific phone numbers and websites at congress.gov or govtrack.us (which has an option “I’m at home” and uses your location to find your congresscritters).

  • Dramphooey

    CollegeHumor’s BernieMath becomes BernieCath. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHS-K7OuLAc

  • Boreal
  • billbear1961

    From the article explaining the “citizenship crisis”:

    . . . even with vacancies to fill in the upper chamber and two pending lower house by-elections, there is more than enough support in Australia’s parliament to ensure the Marriage Act is changed to allow all couples to legally marry.

    The legislation has already been tabled and, although there will be feisty debates over its final and finer details, we can expect same-sex marriage to become law sometime in December. Indeed, the government says parliament will sit until the legislation passes.

    One way the Christmas pledge could be delayed is if suddenly more MPs are drawn into the dual citizen debacle and it becomes such an issue that it hijacks the parliamentary agenda and ramps up calls for a general election.

    Another way is if conservative MPs attempt to stall the legislation in some way, such as by adding divisive amendments.

    Even so, the same-sex marriage legislation could only be stalled, not stopped, and most experts believe it is very likely to pass by Christmas.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfMZfhKNwGc&feature=youtu.be&t=4s

    http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/66245308.jpg

  • CB

    Like their benighted religion, it’s fiction in the service of dogma, ego and grift. Go away, you have no power here.

  • 2patricius2

    Well there is an old Latin legal saying: “qui tacet consentire” which means “silence gives consent.” So by that logic, the 20% who didn’t vote, gave their consent. After all, in a direct election for candidates, only the votes that have been cast are considered, not the presumed votes of those who did not vote.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • safari

      My lazy-ass cousin-in-law wants to be a traveling preacher.

  • Henry Auvil

    Says the man wearing an over-sized Peter Pan collar and Jesus bling.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Much like the pussygate tapes the Roy Moore allegations came too early. Now it’s being jumbled up with the Gov giving women cover to vote for him, Al Franken, Trumps endorsement, Gloria Steinems involvement and people freaking out over somevof his other (creepy) legal behavior. People are retreating to their safe political corners.
    Moore will win by 6… now its up to Senate Republicans to decide to expell him or not.

    https://twitter.com/amjoyshow/status/934442930730950656

    • SoCalGal20

      That survey was taken Nov 20 and has a +/- 2. Really? Anyway, within the margin of error, so we shall see…

      • Chucktech

        Yeah. What we’ll see is Senator Roy Moore.

        • billbear1961

          “Preach us a sermon, PREDATOR!” and “Stay AWAY from our children, MONSTER!” should drown him out wherever he goes.

          He should get NO PEACE until he retires from political life and disappears from public view.

          That vile POS can have NO legitimate authority in a DECENT society.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Yeah. Not just going by this poll. Just my gut. I’d by happy as fuck if I were wrong.

      • Priya Lynn

        I have no doubt a lot of the people being polled are ashamed to admit they’re voting for Moore and lie about it. So I figure Jones needs a 5 or 6% lead in the polls to realistcally have a chance of winning.

    • MichaelJ

      I think you’re right. Governor Ivey’s publicly stated reason for her voting for Moore — yes he’s a immoral creep but voting for him will prevent a Democrat from taking office and endangering Republicans’ right-wing agenda — is the most logical, honest,,and convincing argument for why any conservative person should vote for Moore, even he or she believe he’s a disgusting man who did all the things he’s accused of.

      • Gregory B

        Governor Ivey is just as revolting and morally bankrupt as the party she leads.

    • cleos_mom

      They’ll find a way to live with it, I’m sure.

      Especially the “moderate” Republicans, who will make all the correct noises and that will be IT.

  • Robincho

    He needs to blow it out his apse…

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      He can go shit in his mitre.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    “Think of the children” … says a spokesperson for an organization that has a long and fetid history of child abuse.

  • Captain Jack

    Says another man in a dress..

  • TuuxKabin

    Well, he looks flummoxed.

    • Stubenville

      His panties are all wadded up.

      • TuuxKabin

        Around her neck.

    • Treant

      He’ll try to duck the issues by coming out as a man who isn’t gay.

      • TuuxKabin

        Duck, or squirrel?

        • Treant

          Is there a significant difference in the end? 🙂

          • TuuxKabin

            The tail?

    • clay

      It starts with that outfit.

      • TuuxKabin

        Then a layer of bling.

        • edrex

          wasn’t it lady astor who advised always removing one item before leaving the house?

          • TuuxKabin

            That would have been her . . . hat, which she’d put on her horse?

          • coram nobis

            Maybe it was her husband?

          • TuuxKabin

            John?

      • JeauxFan

        LOL

  • Stubenville

    [eyeroll] New math.

  • Adam Stevens

    He only prefers breeder-marriage because it replenishes his boy-supply.

  • alguien

    he & margaret court can get sloshed together and moan about the “good old days” when homos knew their place.

    • Stogiebear

      And then bump pussies.

      • alguien

        i think in the case of those two, “bump uglies” is probably more appropriate.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    The Catholic Church has never been an institution interested in democracy or the will of the people.

    • clay

      The RCC’s official policy is to support freedom of/from religion ONLY in those nations where they are in the minority.

    • CottonBlimp

      They were officially against democracy until the 1960s.

  • Richard B

    So says the sad archbishop, the leader of a known group of repressed self loathing homosexuals. You hear about Catholic priests having gay sex all the time. This story is as old as mankind, In recent years, thousands of priests have been caught doing the naughty. Just a few months ago, the newspapers reported there was a Catholic cardinal who was caught hosting an big gay orgy in the Vatican no less! Historians have documented as part of the Catholic Church’s history, that there were many gay popes, as many as a dozen, and some with harems of young men around them ! So lets stop the hypocrisy and move on . Some people are born gay and it is a normal part of the human condition. This is about Australian gay people who love and care for each other, and simply want to get married. Why does the Catholic hierarchy have to keep demonizing people like this? Jesus had a simple message “love” and their was simply no evidence he was antigay. As a matter of fact, he was unmarried, ran around the countryside preaching love with a group of men, who left their wives, and he said he loved them. The first Catholic, Saul of Rome (St. Paul) pissed off the Romans so much, upsetting them with his sexually repressed ideas, they ended up cutting his head off.
    The Catholic Church has no moral authority on this topic and the fact is they are a bunch of hypocrites when they talk about it.

    • BRAVO!!!

    • Reality.Bites

      No moral authority on any subject. Basically a criminal organization

      • Bambino

        I think the bathhouse was inspired by the Vatican. They just got pissed they can’t copyright it.

    • Wesinoregon

      I wonder what they have hidden in their library that they don’t want anyone to see?

    • JeauxFan

      Hear, hear!

    • killreligion

      I’m in Italy at the moment and have been thinking what you are saying all week. The roman sculpture idiolizes make musculature (as do many of the renaissance works) – clearly the artists liked men. The medieval works are all allegorical with zero body reallness or sexuality except for a lot of creepy man/boy imagery- it’s odd how a 13th c work is so much more naive in artistic ability and realistic rendering than one a thousand years older.

      All the young priests walking around in their dresses mostly looking flamingly gay. Today in Venice an eastern priest was in his dress at a museum with his obvious boyfriend.

      The church signage for artworks is really funny, talking about the imagery in a work as if the miracle depicted is matter of fact obviously true. The Vatican explained the early Ronan saints as having come from paganism to know the ONE TRUE GOD, while a secular museum would describe it as just another god

      So much to observe reading between the lines-the church comes off looking very simplistic and stunted intellectually and it is clear they have always and still do try to keep people under their thumb so they can behave as they wish

      • Gregory B

        Slightly o/t but holy cow, Rome is chock-a-block-full of young good looking priests…

        • Richard B

          I agree bro

        • FAEN

          Desperately needing hot menz.

      • (((GC)))

        So many religious groups are overjoyed to help you abandon your belief in your false gods, and accept their true gods. 🙂

  • KnownDonorDad

    Even Brian Brown didn’t employ that level of BS. Impressive.

  • Not voting is an abstention. Not voting voices an opinion of “I don’t care either way.”

  • jayjonson

    According to the Archbishop’s logic, less than 30% of Australians are opposed to same-sex marriage. Maybe even fewer since those who are too young to register to vote are probably overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality.

    • Treant

      You’re thinking again. Don’t forget to subtract all the Yes votes because God didn’t like that, and add billions to the No votes to reflect the voting of all the souls in Heaven.

      • clay

        (you’re forgetting all the unborn babies)

  • TexasBoy
  • edrex

    could a man purse his lips any tighter?

    • Treant

      He’s attempting to make a diamond. Out of the… but that joke is tasteless, so I’ll stop there.

    • TuuxKabin

      Or purse his snatch?

      • edrex

        officer! that man pursed my snatch!

        • TuuxKabin

          Figured I could count on you. Je, je. Thanks. You know Coco? Not the movie, which I am still under restraint order to see until tomorrow when all the kids are, or should be, back in school, not the movie, but Coco Peru?

          Personally? I love Bronx accents, unfortunately the man I married lost his, but he’s from there, so that’s okay. But Coco . . . hope you find a laugh out of her.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOWli-i5g_g

          • edrex

            first acquainted with her in “girls wills be girls.” a fan ever since. thanks.

  • HomerTh

    Pearl clutcher.

    • TuuxKabin

      should learn to swallow.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Reality: we lost.

    Catholic reality: we didn’t lose. we alt-won.

  • JWC

    and why didn’t they vote

  • AdamTh

    I’d be willing to bet a higher % of the religious nut-jobs (No!s) voted than regular folks. IOW, he would not get 1/2 of that 20%, maybe a 1/4 at best. Bottomline: his No’s lose by a wider margin.

  • DaveMiller135

    History is made by those who show up.
    — Quite possibly said by British PM Benjamin Disraeli.

    A truism we Americans have had reason, of late, to regret.

  • Lazycrockett
  • carrot festival
    • Treant

      Strangely, I’m going to assume that Edna either designed Syndrome’s costume (intentionally killing him in what she knew was going to be an inevitable accident), or Syndrome was inspired by earlier costumes–making Edna indirectly responsible for his death. 🙂

  • teedofftaxpayer

    It gets me as to how much the spin things when it doesn’t go their way. They can’t accept it that gays are having some rights that they have repressed for so many years through their garbage they call sermons.

    • Opinion Sousaphones

      What alarms them most is that they are now irrelevant, which indicates even greater losses of income in the future. The 20% who did not vote did not give a damn, one way or the other, despite the appeals from the various churches. On top of that, 61% outright rejected the view of the churches. This means that , for 81% of the population, the church is irrelevant, at best.

      • Opinion Sousaphones

        … um, my math is a bit messed up. If the yes was 61% of the 80% who voted, I think that means, 48.8% outright rejected the churches and 20% did not give a damn about the churches one way or the other. Still, that means 68.8% consider the churches irrelevant. That’s a good start.

  • Hryflex

    Moving the goalposts.

  • safari
  • Keith D Plane

    is this what they mean when they claim “false equivalency”?

    • Jonathan Smith

      no. it’s what they mean by pulling arguments out of your ass.

      • Keith D Plane

        sarcasm is lost on you?

        • Jonathan Smith

          never. U?

  • Jonathan Smith

    god’s i WISH this argument would work.
    how many American’s did NOT vote
    and we got dRump

  • Lazycrockett
  • Jonathan Smith

    so….the conversation has moved to “we lost the vote”
    FAKE NEWS! FAKE VOTES! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9e44f65b70c54c8150d534aea5a96964dd75fdcdb16a6320cfec70f2375f25db.gif
    and had it gone your way, it would have been “god’s will”, right?

    • Gregory B

      Who *is* the hot ginger?

      • greenmanTN

        Chris Pratt 🤤

  • Zeldacat

    What an asshole.

  • boobert

    O/T: Prince Harry may be getting engaged to an american ! I’m crushed. And I thought Boobert, Duchess of Sussex had such a nice ring to it ! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e54daa2e6f86e30f96b35dfbd8d1a9334c8c4dccaf1ff54513e0a324b3287fce.jpg

    • Jonathan Smith
    • Lazycrockett

      and a divorcee.

      • Gregory B

        Modern life is catching up to the House of Windsor…

    • Bambino

      To an American? I thought He is close to engage with a Canadian from the city of Toronto? Unless you meant American as in continent 🙂

      • boobert

        Meghan Markle was born in California, but is working in Toronto.

        • Bambino

          Ha! I just realized I watched her on the series Suits and cannot recognize her when she is with Harry.

    • Gregory B

      Lots of time yet Boobert, right up until poncy archbishop asks during the nuptial mass if anyone has any objection to the proceedings. That’s when you make your move, run up the centre aisle, scream “I DO!!” twice (once to object to the marriage, the other to stake your claim on Bonny Prince Harry), grab the prince and drag him out the south door of Westminster Abbey. It’s all here in my *free* online guide “How to Stop Bonny Prince Harry From Making the Worst Mistake of His Life!”

    • stuckinthewoods

      Settle for nothing less than a carat larger than Diana’s sapphire, Boobert.
      You’re worth it.

      • boobert

        Oh, I was thinking of a fat carrot with a red hot bush ! lol

    • The New Paige Turner™

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb7f281b16b90ced707447fac5fef4ce5d5152ccd1e9bfbb3494859c3a98ab79.jpg The Royals have struggled with the idea of marriage to Americans ever since Wallace Simpson stole “David” (Edward) from them

  • SilasMarner

    Hey, Archbishop Anthony Fisher, STFU and sit down already, you lose.

  • Gregory B

    Pathetic, absolutely pathetic. Bishop, it’s time you realize the the church has lost any right to be a moral arbiter in the modern world. You simply have no right to tell anyone how to live their life let alone who they can and cannot marry.

  • Paula

    If the remaining 20% voted, wouldn’t it most likely follow the trends of those that did vote? So, yes would still win. Lying, hateful, foul, pedophile priest.

    • Jonathan Smith

      why no. in his (admittedly) small world, EVERY single one of those people who could NOT find a mailbox voted “nO”

  • Bambino

    Poor Catholic churches, their diddling of children are being expose, they are competing with other pedos from the conservative politicians. Legalizing gay marriage and granting civil rights to the gays will certainly reduced their supply to minimum. That’s why they are keeping their strong hold on those third world and impoverish countries. For that part of the world have yet to realize their children are becoming the most sought after delicacy by the evil institution.

  • Crystal Lynn Barcklay

    wrong wrong wrong wrong. most people abstain from a vote because they take the position of one side or the other. They abstain because they don’t give a crap one way or the other and rather give that vote to those who do care about that issue. So as that 61.6 % of the people who cared about the issue voted for same sex marriage. 20% of voters who abstained did not care about the issue and let the 61.6 % to be allowed to determine if same sex marriage would pass or not.
    So Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher YOU ARE COMPLETELY WRONG. Because if that 20% really cared about the issue they would have voted now wouldn’t have they. So just shut your mouth and take the will of the majority of the people who cared about the issue. Or slit those who abstained fairly in half and you would still have the same outcome. Or you can go by splitting the 20% by how the other 80% voted if the majority of the other 80% voted for same sex marriage then it goes to figure the majority of the 20% who abstained would have voted for same sex marriage. Any way you go by treating or dividing abstainer logically and fairly and not according to your own emotional religious and personally beliefs and biases YOU STILL LOOSE!

  • ClevelandJim

    Richard Chamberlain played it better.

  • Jeffg166

    Oh, he’s not a cock sucker. Gaydar going ding, ding, ding.

    • jmax

      Marcus Bachmann’s “less gay” younger brother, Tony.

    • greenmanTN

      Is that what that is? I thought a garbage truck was backing up!

  • Friday’s_cat

    Thank Heaven,
    Oh, thank Heaven for Altar Boys,
    for without them,
    what would Catholic Priests do?

    • (((GC)))

      Change the rules?

      Have adult girlfriends, boyfriends, wives, husbands?
      Many other denominations and religions have no problem with their ministers in relationships and marriages! (I read someplace that it’s considered a good thing for rabbis to be married and have kids.)

  • agcons

    Yes, that’s right, Fisher, they automatically count as “no” votes just because that’s what you want. You’re a tool, and a useless one at that.

  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

    I don’t know how they do it there, but here in the Up Over we count the total votes cast.

    • (((GC)))

      Usually. The US presidential election is a glaring exception.

      People’s votes are distorted through the lens of an Electoral College system that was designed to give slaveholding states greater power so they’d stay in the Union. (Yes, the 3/5ths rule: slaves were counted to increase their white male masters’ political influence, also giving those states a powerful disincentive from abolishing slavery.) Thus it takes four Floridians to equal one Alaskan, 2 1/2 Californians to equal one Wyomingite.

      The “National Popular Vote” interstate compact would work around this without needing to amend the Constitution.
      http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/

      • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

        With that exception, yes…

  • Bad Tom

    Your objection, Archbishop, is called “Moving the goalposts.”

    It’s what dishonest people do when they don’t get what they want.

  • MBear

    Lying liar fronting a lying liars pedophilia, child porn, and oppressively vile organisation says whut?

  • ColdCountry

    No vote, no voice.

  • coram nobis

    Diverting attention, are we? How are the criminal proceedings going this month for Cardinal Pell, your reverendship?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Pell#Accusations_and_charges_regarding_sexual_abuse

    • EdA

      I think that Australian Catholic archbishops get called “your grace.” American ones are called “your excellency” or “your unindicted co-conspiratorship.”

    • Gregory B

      Strangely enough, there hasn’t been much in the news about the Cardinal’s criminal proceedings. I pray that he goes to jail for the rest of his unnatural life. Maybe I’ll go to Christmas Mass and light a candle for just that.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Did he finally return to Australia? I thought he was still in hiding at the Vatican pretending to be sick.

      • coram nobis

        He seems to be in Melbourne now, and the proceedings are moving, albeit slowly.

  • MB

    Well, the homophobic Anglicans pumped $1 MILLION dollars in the vote NO campaign, in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney where they are financially in trouble. THAT worked out so well for them……………….D’OH ?????????

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/lanesainty/sydney-anglicans-give-one-million-to-no-campaign?utm_term=.yy5O9rQMd#.meYO9Lkd0

    • Macbill

      Isn’t it wonderful that the Church has solved all hunger and sheltering problems, and can spend big on things that solve no social ills!

  • Tor

    “Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?”

    • JAKvirginia

      [Hand in air] Me! Me!

  • cleos_mom

    Nope. Nope. Nope. Ya don’t vote, ya take the consequences.

    Ditto the people who “don’t feel energized” by a (at least halfway) decent candidate so they vote for his/her monstrous opponent by default.

  • Thorn Spike

    Parochial school math.

  • JAKvirginia

    Silence = consent.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Look, you freak, you should be thankful you have a voice (more like a screech) in a modern democracy. Let’s see how you’d like it if your right to celebrate your mass were put to a vote in a country where you’re not in the majority, like in Iran or Saudi Arabia?

  • Slippy_World
  • lymis

    Choosing not to vote when you are eligible to vote is effectively agreeing to go by the will of the majority of those who do.

    So, instead of adding the 20% in with the people who voted no, they should all be counted as de facto votes for the majority – which means that the YES percentage goes UP, not down.

  • popebuck1

    It occurs to me that the 20 percent of Australians who didn’t vote were effectively saying “Whatever – I don’t care what you do,” which should count as a Yes vote. Because if they cared about stopping gay marriage, obviously they would have said so by voting No. So really, 80 percent said Yes.

  • northern_neighbour

    Ohhhh! The moral indignation on those quivering lips!

    Drop Mike! Drop to your knees! “Oh, Hole-y night the stars were brightly shining!”

    Amazing and ludicrous how TONE DEAF these simpering idiots can be!

    (But hey, love the gown! … Dolce and Gabana? … Zegna? … Chanel? )

    • Robincho

      Douche & Baboona…

      • northern_neighbour

        Douché & TOUCHÉ !! A good riposte! Baboon humour ist sehr gut!

        • Robincho

          Bei mir ist immer alles sehr erfreut…

          • northern_neighbour

            Vielen Danke. Freut mich auch!

  • Sandra Oh

    So says the pedo priest with horrible math skills

  • JCF
  • Blackfork

    Says the closet case in a frock.

  • TKW

    Is it just me or does he look like a closeted pedophile?

  • Priya Lynn

    Its reasonable to assume that those that didn’t vote would support or oppose marriage equality in the same ratios as those that did vote.. I.E. 40% of those that didn’t vote oppose marriage and 60% of those that didn’t vote support marriage.

  • coram nobis

    Holy Costumed Villain, Batman! I thought the Joker and the Penguin were ridiculous, but this guy in the cape is really out there.

  • canoebum

    The look on his face screams “I lost one of my anal beads up there last night and I can’t get it out!”

  • nocadrummer

    He’s not good at math, is he? Even if the other 20% voted “NO”, it still would have been 55.9% “YES” to 44.1% “NO”. But then, math has never been a strong point of Biblical followers. (For example, the concept of π was beyond them, so they just used ‘3’.)

    1 Kings 7:23
    And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

  • Coprolite

    Sore losers.

  • IDavid

    That 20 percent were doing their hair that day. Some things are simply more important.

  • Joseph Miceli

    To the ‘Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP,
    Dear Baby Fucker,
    Shut up.
    Yours,
    Joseph A. Miceli

  • Gianni

    Why waste time on anything remotely believable? Go with the tried-and-true Donnie Trump method – deny any facts, call it fake news, pretend reality doesn’t exist, etc. Dear Bishop, GFY.

  • marshlc

    When I ran an after school daycare program, one of my jobs was helping friendless kids learn the social skills necessary for them to make friends.

    Often only children, or the youngest, cutest, kid in a family with older sisters who might let them get away with murder, don’t understand the basic rules of getting along with other people, and need to be specifically taught them. One of the most basic was this:

    If you change the rules to the game halfway in so that you win, nobody will want to play with you. Just sayin’, Archbishop.

  • Fisher seems to be having a serious wardrobe malfunction. Bishop or no, he is a Dominican friar, and the cappa and capuce he’s wearing are supposed to be black.

    “The habit of the Order comprises a white tunic, scapular and capuce,
    together with a black cappa and capuce, a leather belt and a rosary.” (Constitutions of the Order of Preachers, §50)

    This is no trivial matter — as Fisher well knows, the habit is believed to have been designed and given to St Dominic by the BVM herself, back in 1216. Still, if he can ignore Her wishes, it’s a small step to ignoring the wishes of the Australian people.

    Oh, I see. You’re not wearing the black cappa to emphasise that you’re an Archbishop. Sorry, mate — in that case your cappa is supposed to be purple. White is reserved exclusively to the Bishop of Rome.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f141fff8a9dfdbef0f834984e0646fb2fa4ccca2606dbb66b6187bdfe0749fd.jpg

    • rusty57

      “White is reserved exclusively to the Bishop of Rome.”
      Perhaps Archbishop Fisher has aspirations.

      • No doubt he does, but he’s not even a Cardinal yet.

  • The New Paige Turner™

    On the topic of the citizenship crisis:

    Australias dodgy constitution was very badly written by the English in 1900 and desperately needs a re-write unlike the US constitution which was written by Jesus. The problem is that a referendum is required to make changes which is expensive, slow and requires a 2/3 majority.

    For example: Our constitution includes New Zealand as a state of Australia not sovereign Nation amongst other things. The Queen is head of state and can dissolve parliament if she wants to. She last did this on 11/11/1975.

    West Australia has tried to secede twice and on both occasions, they were ignored due to the Brits not wanting to get involved.

    How any of this still works is beyond me

    We also don’t have a bill of rights here in Australia.

  • Terry

    He wouldn’t be making that case if it were a resounding NO…sit down and shut it on up!

  • houstonray
  • sword

    So will the Catholic Church in the US also declare that Trump didn’t win because 40% of eligible citizens did not vote?

  • Gerard

    On the other hand, this very same logic shows that only 30.5% of the eligible electorate voted No. How do ya like them apples?

  • bsinps

    The the lights not even on!

  • Jay Silversmith

    Archbishop….love yer cape and gown dahling, but yer jewelry is a bit over the top.

  • Puck

    NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY! Heheheheeh. He looks so sweet and innocent in his Easter frock

    • ECarpenter

      It’s not pure white, it’s semen-coloured.