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Madden: "Mardi Gras recruitsgays"

The Christian Democrat Party’s Sydney candidate Peter Madden (pictured) has made his most shocking anti-gay statement yet – suggesting that Mardi Gras is a “recruitment time” to attract new young teens into homosexuality.

On 2GB Radio at the weekend, he told host Glenn Wheeler his views about homosexuality, which he admitted were influenced by his experience of being sexually abused when he was nine years old.

“I don’t think it’s a genetic thing – there’s no science to prove that,” he said of being gay.

“Normally it’s a lifestyle choice, because of what happens in our youth. And that’s why we’ve got to protect our youth.”

Wheeler, who told his listeners about his gay brother and said he was keen to challenge Madden on his controversial views, probed the wannabe MP about his ‘War on Mardi Gras’ statements.

“I’m concerned about the lewd behaviour, and that it’s a recruitment time for the younger generation,” the Christian Democrat said. “There is this mindset [in the gay community] – we’ve got to recruit.

“And on this particular night [Mardi Gras], there’s a major drug problem.”

Madden, who previously said he wanted the Mardi Gras Parade stopped completely, now suggests a compromise. Move the Mardi Gras Parade and Party to a stadium, gated with sniffer dogs at the entrance.

A recording of Madden’s full 2GB interview can be heard here.

UPDATE: Peter Madden’s next media appointment is a debate with Australian Marriage Equality’s Alex Greenwich on channel 9’s Kerri-Anne show. It was scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, but developing Christchurch earthquake coverage means it has now been postponed.

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nickdisco

nickdisco said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

Well he is right about the drugs..

That doesn't take away from how loco this guy is though.

laser

laser said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

What about Big Day Out, Good Vibrations or any other music festival when it comes to drugs? More people are arrested at these events for drug possesion than MG.

TheOldie

TheOldie said on the 22nd Feb, 2011



What about Sydney on any weekend night ?

Troll is so not going to win the Election.

Pity his poor gay brother having that as a relative.

nickdisco

nickdisco said on the 22nd Feb, 2011



You're absolutely right, because MG doesn't have the most amount of drugs we should just let it happen. :rolleyes:

nickdisco

nickdisco said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

What about Sydney on any weekend night ?

Troll is so not going to win the Election.

Pity his poor gay brother having that as a relative.

I think you're right, I would love to hear his brothers take on what he says.

Travis de Jonk

Travis de Jonk said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

Finally a reason to watch Kerrie Anne! I'll be watching. Kick butt Alex!

Matt Akersten

Matt Akersten said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

@Nickdisco - it was the radio host's brother who has a gay brother, not Madden.

crazzymikey

crazzymikey said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

he back tracks a lot doesnt he. The more he talks the more ridiculous he sounds.
sounds to me that madden is the one with a bisexual and confused nature. He is publicly sorting out his abuse and sexuality issues on the general public dictating his severe issues.

sste1594

sste1594 said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

Peter Madden is totally right. Mardi Gra is the time of year when our recruitment conversion rate is at its peak. We need the new recruits to fight his "spiritual war" that is "raging around us".
Surely we're allowed to "mobilise" as well?

trina2004

trina2004 said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

I would recruit teenagers but then I'd be a paedophile. Can I recruit confused 20+ somethings?

TheOldie

TheOldie said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

he back tracks a lot doesnt he. The more he talks the more ridiculous he sounds.
sounds to me that madden is the one with a bisexual and confused nature. He is publicly sorting out his abuse and sexuality issues on the general public dictating his severe issues.

been thinking along the same lines.

And he was the only one hanging around outside Mardi Gras Launch ? why not hang around with all his supporters ?

Or maybe he wanted to go in and say " Hi, my name is Peter and I am a ? "

TheOldie

TheOldie said on the 22nd Feb, 2011



with you there :) only I will recruit the males OK ?

crazzymikey

crazzymikey said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

golden quote: "people don't get gay pride because they have never experienced gay shame"

Tjay82

Tjay82 said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

Honestly!!!!! for a grown man who is aparently educated. He really has no idea about the real world. I feel sorry for him imagine growing up with such nievity.

ammonite

ammonite said on the 22nd Feb, 2011



that's ephebophilia not paedophilia

ammonite

ammonite said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

i love kerri anne
except for all the ads
it would be ok if they still did them live like in the old days
graham kennedy was brilliant at it
but seeing exactly the same commercial everyday is really annoying

Matt Akersten

Matt Akersten said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

UPDATE: Kerry-Anne show debate is postponed due to an extended Today Show covering the Christchurch earthquake tomorrow... it will be rescheduled very soon

blaah

blaah said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

Peter Madden is just another wowser conservative trying to drum up votes. He can't stand on his party's record (nothing but hate) so he's trying to build up a " bogey man" to scare people into supporting him.
The truth is but that most Sydney siders either love Mardi Gras or don't give a shit, It'll be interesting to see just how few votes he gets/

peter888

peter888 said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

I'm looking for straight guys. Are there any left in Sydney?

Phazz

Phazz said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

He should go back to the crack den he crawled out of.

Nathan Sydney

Nathan Sydney said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

Lets keep the conversation open with this idiot. He looks more stupid every time he opens his mouth.

Marc

Marc said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

As much as this broadcast was verbose on the interviewers and Peters perspective, what AVB was allowed to say was bloody well worth hearing. I know where Peters confusion comes from, and his inability to distinguish and discern what the real issues are and its a pity he has singled out the Mardi Gras and the gay community to express his concern.

Marc

Marc said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

Still think Peter is an idiot though!

NIMBR

NIMBR said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

I can see how some people like he would get the impression that the Mardi Gra is a recruting ground for gay people.

One of the objectives of the parade is to get shy gays to come out of the closet. And by that you create more 'openly gay people'.

So in that sense it does create more gay people. Although the people where always gay to begin with.

Husky-D

Husky-D said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

Geez him again? I'm so sick of his face already. Why doesn't he go doing something more meaningful, like read a book by the bonfire? He obviously needs more education.

LordoftheAvenue

LordoftheAvenue said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

I've certainly recruited my fair share of teens at Mardi Gras. Everybody does it right? Yay for Mardi Gras Recruitment Spirit!!! /sarcasm.

Phazz

Phazz said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

All you need to do is look at what party he is from. Maybe they should name it what it really is, Gestapo.

crooner

crooner said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

It's religious bigots like this f'wit that need to be locked up so they don't try to recruit young minds into the vile and twisted thinking that these false Christians preach. The predatory practices of these cults should be stopped.

datkindagal

datkindagal said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

he's become entertaining

Grumpy

Grumpy said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

He's just a Fred Nile wunnabee.

rudeboy86

rudeboy86 said on the 22nd Feb, 2011



Sounds like something Eurolad would say...

Phazz

Phazz said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

^^ he uses the term wicked more than he uses the term vile.

rudeboy86

rudeboy86 said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

This guy is really giving me the shits...his face looks so kickable...I think he needs a behaviour readjustment courtesy of a few heavy looking Queer fellas.

Spooky

Spooky said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

He's only back because he likes the attention; much like Fred Phelps and his clan.

Sep77

Sep77 said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

Peter Madden, I have been involved in LGBT activism and many facets of the community for more than a decade, and I have never at all encountered - in New Zealand, Australia, Spain or Germany - any evidence of a need for us to "recruit". As an expert on this field, unlike you, I feel it necessary to inform you to cease with this statement in order to retain any credibility you may still have.

coast_boy_21

coast_boy_21 said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

Peter Madden knows that 2GB is a social consertive radio station, and as its election year in NSW he is quite happy to go on 2GB and tell the consertive radio station listeners what they want to hear.

Unknown_101

Unknown_101 said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

no he has it all wrong we send them to get there gay card at Mardi Gras the recruitment happens in school... stupid religious gits should get there facts straight (hehe)

on the other hand what about that global Christian youth thing we had a bit back THAT WE PAYED FOR, if that's not recurrentment I don't know what is...

mimili

mimili said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

is the word 'philosophy' thoughtless on these forums?

mimili

mimili said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

or elsewhere which is even scarier

local_warming

local_warming said on the 22nd Feb, 2011



have you seen mr maddens face, rudeboy?? i think someone has already beaten you to it a few times

Iratei

Iratei said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

What a fucking stupid bigoted outdated piece of shit fuckwit.

Spooky

Spooky said on the 22nd Feb, 2011

It is genetic us Queers are saving planet Earth from over population;
Hip hip hooray for oral sodomy!!!!

Phazz

Phazz said on the 22nd Feb, 2011



I prefer the use of turd to describe him.

alanz

alanz said on the 23rd Feb, 2011

Recruit? No never. Being gay is more like a huge club. I think poor dear sad old Pete is a closet member. You know the type, he sits in the dark quietly masturbating over pictures of John Howard and Winston Churchill. EEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWW

Phazz

Phazz said on the 23rd Feb, 2011

^^ You mean Alan Jones?

ArcadianRaider

ArcadianRaider said on the 25th Feb, 2011

I always vote below the line so I can put the christian democrats last. Also, my favourite thing to ask idiots like those is "so when did you choose to be straight?"

datkindagal

datkindagal said on the 25th Feb, 2011

that guy, he is so maddening

chad_74

chad_74 said on the 6th Mar, 2011

If Mardi-Gras recruits gays them we are not doing so good, ive hardly seen a spike in gay numbers.