‘Gay hate’ truck stopped in its tracks

‘Gay hate’ truck stopped in its tracks

Lismore’s gay and lesbian community has grounded a truck displaying signage with anti-gay messages which warn of the dangers of same-sex marriage to children.

Locals staged a protest throughout the night and this morning, blockading the truck by parking another vehicle in front it while around 10 – 15 protesters sat behind it to demand the signage be taken down.

Overnight, slogans featuring the words ‘equal love’ and ‘love not hate’ were graffitied over the truck’s signage and the vehicle was covered with coloured streamers and glitter.

A local demonstrator, who requested not to be named, said the protest was not formally planned but was a, “groundswell community response.”

“There were a lot of families there who were distressed and offended by the message,” she told the Star Observer.

“This truck has been travelling the state and no-one is doing anything about it.”

Two locals also chained themselves to the vehicle, but were later cut off and one of the truck’s tyres had been let down.

Failed NSW Christian Democratic Party candidate Peter Madden arrived at the scene this morning and a heated exchange reportedly took place between Madden and protesters.

Lismore Police Sergeant Brett Lloyd said the truck has now been impounded and police will conduct further investigations into the graffiti and issues of public disturbance.

Local resident Dave Willis told the Star Observer protesters had been peaceful.

“I can’t believe it’s allowed on the road,” Willis said.

“If there was a truck with racist or sexist slogans, people would be up in arms.

“Why is it I have to wake up on a Sunday morning and see hate parked outside my door?”

The truck was stationed in Lismore overnight on its way to target ALP electorates in Queensland with its anti-gay message.

Embarking on a ‘Queensland Election Prayer Rally Tour’, the truck’s billboard claims young children will be subjected to ‘homosexual sex-ed’ that it says is already happening in Europe and the US.

The truck is set to travel to the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, on its way to a major prayer rally at King George Square in the Brisbane CBD on March 22, two nights before the state election.

Amateur images of the truck went viral on social media platforms this week when the truck was first spotted in Gosford with users overwhelmingly expressing disgust and outrage.

The truck’s signage directs readers to the Stand4Marriage.org.au website which is registered to Australian Heart Ministries and Warwick Marsh – the founder of the The Fatherhood Foundation.

Marsh was dumped as one of the Federal Government’s men’s health ambassadors in 2008 by then Health Minister Nicola Roxon over his anti-gay views.

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22 responses to “‘Gay hate’ truck stopped in its tracks”

  1. Dear Robin Evans,
    Brilliant ! I just LOVE that kind of research !!
    So we could pretty much interpret those outcomes to indicate that the hate truck is just one big pulsating shaggin wagon of lust freewheelin around the countryside stimulating wild penile enlargement amongst it’s rednecked fellow latents…damn I think I’ll join a church tomorrow….save me heaps on dirty dvd’s….I’ll just taildate…I mean ‘gate…that there homophobemobile…

  2. Is homophobia associated with homosexual arousal?
    Adams HE, Wright LW Jr, Lohr BA.
    Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602-3013, USA.

    The authors investigated the role of homosexual arousal in exclusively heterosexual men who admitted negative affect toward homosexual individuals. Participants consisted of a group of homophobic men (n = 35) and a group of nonhomophobic men (n = 29); they were assigned to groups on the basis of their scores on the Index of Homophobia (W. W. Hudson & W. A. Ricketts, 1980). The men were exposed to sexually explicit erotic stimuli consisting of heterosexual, male homosexual, and lesbian videotapes, and changes in penile circumference were monitored. They also completed an Aggression Questionnaire (A. H. Buss & M. Perry, 1992). Both groups exhibited increases in penile circumference to the heterosexual and female homosexual videos. Only the homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli. The groups did not differ in aggression. Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.


  3. Iam proud to say my son was one of the protesters!!! If I could have been there I would have been standing next to him. This Peter Madden Is a complete fool and is using the Bible and scare tactics Shame on him?? But in all honesty How stupid does he think people are?
    to think that people are going to believe His lies. The truth always comes out in the end

  4. I’m surprised this hate-mongering is even allowed to continue. There are many respectable and decent gay people in the Australian community and this is a public insult towards all of them. As for protecting the parenting of children and the institution of marriage, what is there left to protect? Far too many heterosexuals have done a great job of failing at both … quite miserably I might add. The church should tackle the heterosexual divorce rate, appaling standards of parenting and absence of discipline in schools before laying this hateful filth on the shoulders of gay people. Leave the gay people alone and start doing something to solve REAL problems. That’s why God gave the world the church.

  5. I would strongly encourage people to get along to King George square in Brisbane, not need to chant just wait until this creep starts to speak and start singing loudly. Suggested songs: I Can Sing a Rainbow, John Lennon’s Imagine, Kermit the frog’s Rainbow Connection. I sure there are plenty of others.

    I live a 9 hour drive from Brisbane and so won’t be able to be there, but if you were to send text messages etc. I’m sure you will get a lot of support.

  6. Young children? As far as I know, we didn’t learn about sex in school until the 7th grade, although most parents taught their kids earlier. What’s the difference? It’s all going to seem “gross” to a young kid anyway, no matter who is doing it. There’s no dark side to gay marriage. It’s just a legal contract at this point.

  7. “Liar liar, pants on fire” would suit these homophobic clowns just fine. Nowhere in the United States of America is ‘homosexual sex-education’ compulsory. I doubt it’s even being taught in the public schools in the Castro district in San Francisco…
    …and the people who are spreading those lies shall be cast unto the demons of hell, for being false prophets and liars. Let’s hope for that anyway.

  8. this is stupid that truck should be illegal on the road im with the protesters “love not hate”

  9. the truck’s billboard claims young children will be subjected to ‘homosexual sex-ed’ that it says is already happening in Europe and the US.

    In the US? Really? As uptight and out of whack as the tea party is making everything? Yeah! Not happening here. At least I know that these kind of lies are not just limited to us.

  10. The word is “bigoted”. the added letters were part of the reCaptcha system code. My oops.

  11. This is yet another story that proves if the God who exists in the minds of these hateful, bigoted so-called “Christians”, then that God has an I.Q. of 12.

  12. This is yet another story that proves if the God who exists in the minds of these hateful, bigotediaritt so-called “Christians”, then that God has an I.Q. of 12.

  13. I can assure you, we are not teaching Homosexual sex-ed in the US. We are fighting non-stop to get any gay rights here at all. The state I live in just passed a “don’t say gay” law where teachers, even guidance counselors, aren’t allowed to talk about homosexuality with children even if they are aksed about it. When will people learn that teaching hate to children is child abuse?

  14. I think what the protesters did was fair and square. The reason why there is Same Sex Education is because the last generation was too ignorant enough to teach it. Why must these so-called Christians be so adamant about trying to prove their heterosexual point of views? Nobody cares about what you have to say and nobody cares about how much you hate gay people. They are not using God’s word with good measure to begin with and continue to think that what they are doing is right. Its really annoying and I’m tired of these people. How about the children of the gay families? Have they considered how they will effect them? Nope, they have not..of course its always about them and always for their own selfish reasons. All the gay people all over the world need to get up, stop being lazy, and fight till the end.

  15. I am curious though . . . what are the dangers that they are warning of. I keep trying to find the down side of gay marriage. :)

  16. “Why is it I have to wake up on a Sunday morning and see hate parked outside my door?”

    Dave Willis hits the nail on the crucifix right there. Racial abuse is simply (rightly) not tolerated, but when things like this happens, we’re expected to just suck it up in the name of free speech.


  17. I feel like taking people to court for discrimination, we have that right.
    How can I help to stop this rubbish?
    Open your hearts and minds, if you want respect, you have to give respect.

  18. They should have just left the truck alone. These bigots have handed themselves all the rope that they need to hang themselves with by driving that nazi truck around. The more hate they spread, the more people turn against them. So let them drive this joke around town, everybody is laughing at them.