Queensland Independent MP, Bob Katter has been called out by his own flesh and blood over comments he made at an anti-same-sex marriage rally in the Great Hall of Parliament last Tuesday.
Carl Katter, Bob Katter’s gay younger half brother spoke to Channel Ten’s George Negus about what he said was the homophobia coming from the anti-same-sex marriage camp in Australia in recent times, which was something he had to speak out against when he was so fond of this country.
Carl said whenever he saw his brother on the news he turned him off, but the comments he had made were “hurtfull.”
“It’s dangerous, it’s damaging and it’s really inappropriate,” Carl said, “[He] doesn’t give any support to his argument by perpetuating hate.”
“He doesn’t seem to represent the whole of his community and he denies the fact that there are a lot of gay people in his community.”
“People may assume that we’ve made some leaps and bounds in terms of equality really but we haven’t.”
“I don’t know how he can target a minority and persecute them in the way he has.”
“His gross generalisations are just inappropriate in today’s society. I can’t believe that I’m actually here in 2011 talking about this.”
When asked by Negus if he planned to get married one day himself, Carl said, “Pretty much like everyone, if the right person comes along and I want to spend the rest of my life with them, I would definitely like to marry them.”
Asked if he would invite Bob to the wedding, he said, “I don’t think he’d come and I have a lot more important people and valuable people in my life that I’d want to involve.”