Parents, friends and relatives of gay and lesbian people are being encouraged to register their disgust with Tony Abbott’s office over comments made on 60 Minutes that he and most Australians “feel confronted” by gay people.
National PFLAG spokeswoman Shelley Argent condemned the comments saying the sentiment was based on myth.
“Tony Abbott is typical of people who choose to believe the myths and outdated beliefs,” she said.
“As a hopeful leader of this country he should be promoting understanding and accepting not feeding the fear mongers who oppress this minority group by continuing the belied that our sons and daughters are second rate and to be feared.
“In reality our gay sons and lesbian daughters have more to fear from the heterosexual community either by gay bashing, verbal abuse and ignorance, such as this, that continues in this country.”
info: Tony Abbott can be contacted at PO Box 6022. House of Representatives. Parliament House. Canberra ACT 2600. Or email Tony.Abbott.MP@aph.gov.au.