A bill to stop school children being discriminated against has brought out a curious response from the increasingly social media savvy Christian Democrat Reverend Fred Nile, picturing independent MP Alex Greenwich hanging around a school gate in a less than flattering pose.
In responding to a report on SameSame.com.au, Fred nile tweeted “@AlexGreenwich‘s law would force the Gay Lobby into Christian classrooms”, with a quick response from the Sydney MP returning fire with “@frednile I love talking to school groups, I get a lot of questions about you”.
— Fred Nile (@frednile) November 8, 2013
Then tone of the image raised concerns with Twitter users, with what was interpreted as Mr Greenwich being falsely represented in such a way that he looked predatory, with one supporter suggesting his picture be replaced by a picture of a priest attending the Royal Commission. James Young tweeted “what a joke, shouldn’t the sign have a priest pictured? Or are they all attending the royal commission?”
Greenwich spoke to the Star Observer about Mr Nile’s meme and said “private schools, christian or otherwise play an important role in the education sector. What this bill simply aims to do is protect vulnerable kids in those schools. Nothing more. Nothing less”.
Greenwich also quoted one of the comments from his Facebook page with a laugh mocking that that there is a gay lobby. He said someone wrote words to the effect that the only gay lobby is in a hotel with a great design.
A representative from the Christian Democrat party was not immediately available for comment, however Mr Greenwich believes he has done “something right” by sparking his opponents into action.
— Alex Greenwich MP (@AlexGreenwich) November 8, 2013