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Peter Madden's week of fails

He stunned us by launching his Sydney election campaign with a dim-witted War on Mardi Gras video, but this week in the life of the Christian Democrat Party’s Peter Madden has produced several more cringe-worthy scenes.

After sparring with marriage equality advocate Alex Greenwich on morning television, the crusading Christian’s own brother turned against him, agreeing with us that Madden’s statements against Mardi Gras and gay people were “unfair and ignorant” – and even joining us to march in the Parade.

Earlier on Parade night, Madden’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it rally against Mardi Gras – held in the rain in Martin Place – attracted only a few dozen timid attendees. This was a somewhat smaller turn-out than the self-confessed former sex-addict had anticipated – he wanted “10,000 warriors.”

MEET THE CANDIDATES – AND ME!

Last night Madden was one of the special guest speakers who stood up at a Meet the Candidates Forum organised by the Central newspaper. After Lord Mayor/independent Sydney MP Clover Moore, the Liberals’ Adrian Bartels, The Greens’ De Brierley Newtown and Labor’s Sacha Blumen took submitted questions, Madden and Andrew Patterson of the Sex Party briefly addressed the 100-or-so attendees.

“I have a loud voice,” assured Madden, when the MC was concerned his microphone wouldn’t work. The Christian Democrat used his four-minute speech as a call for a return Sydney’s “moral foundation” and “family values.”

“We must protect our morals for the next generation,” he thundered, his rhetoric contrasting with all the other speakers, who each addressed the region’s real hot-button topics – public transport, sustainable energy, school class sizes, health, and alcohol-related violence.

The other candidates had received polite applause after their speeches, with very few heckles. But Madden’s appearance riled up several in the audience. There was hissing, and his assurance that he was “the only Christian choice this election,” was met with a loud cry of “bullshit!” Once his four minutes were up, another audience member shouted “go back to the Western suburbs!”

KILLJOY – GET OFF OUR STREET!

Following last night’s meeting, Madden was up early this morning campaigning around Darlinghurst. But he may regret parking up alongside Mardi Gras’ offices on Oxford Street.

The party-planning crew still had some left-over Say Something sticky speech bubbles so handily employed them on the Madden-mobile, as the pictures at right show. Let’s hope Sydney sends him a similar message at the polls on March 26.

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Nathan Sydney

Nathan Sydney said on the 10th Mar, 2011

You have to laugh at the guy - we need something to laugh about and he is a total joke!

crazzymikey

crazzymikey said on the 10th Mar, 2011

I am so sick of seeing his ugly face :eek:

Phazz

Phazz said on the 10th Mar, 2011

Let's hope Fred Nile's party gets destroyed. Then he can research the sex party all he likes from his own home (or church computer)

JayTee

JayTee said on the 10th Mar, 2011

it's actually quite interesting how both Labor and Libs have publicly declared they will not direct preferences to Pauline Hanson but are quite silent on religious nutbags like these ones.

seems some bigotry is more acceptable than others.

oh that's right Keneally is a theologian and O'Farrell is a member of the Liberal party... how stupid of me....

Phazz

Phazz said on the 10th Mar, 2011

KK and B'OF both supported the same sex adoption law. But she's vote buying and he's a Liberal.

JayTee

JayTee said on the 10th Mar, 2011



the leaders may have - but it was a conscience vote.

My local member, (the minister for fair trade and the arts no less), voted against it.

Now imagine they allowed a conscience vote for women to get the vote? or for asian migration to be cut?

there'd be riots in the streets!

if they can't make their minds up as a party about difficult issues, then why should i vote for a party and not an independent who can then vote any which way on ALL issues, not just the contescious ones.

Phazz

Phazz said on the 10th Mar, 2011

Oh i agree. I wonder how long bazza will be leader for.

TheOldie

TheOldie said on the 10th Mar, 2011

They way both parties change leaders prob less than 12 months.

Should dump the whole lot on the street and start again.

Love what NMG did with his truck and the heckling the toad got.

themarvelboy

themarvelboy said on the 10th Mar, 2011

Kinda reminds me of that storyline from queer as folk american version.

ammonite

ammonite said on the 10th Mar, 2011

Following last night’s meeting, Madden was up early this morning campaigning around Darlinghurst. But he may regret parking up alongside Mardi Gras’ offices on Oxford Street.

The party-planning crew still had some left-over Say Something sticky speech bubbles so handily employed them on the Madden-mobile, as the pictures at right show.they vandalised his truck? well that's mature.
ffs

blueterrace

blueterrace said on the 10th Mar, 2011

So sick of christians ....

Spooky

Spooky said on the 11th Mar, 2011

We have to come up with a new word that accurately describes people like Madden; “hypocrite” just doesn’t do it these days. The Bible is a very thick book with countless bloody sins in it but the only two we seem to hear about are homosexuality and abortion. It’s as if people like Madden are just homophobic sociopaths parading as Christians and their Christianity is just a smoke screen.

coast_boy_21

coast_boy_21 said on the 13th Mar, 2011

I don't know about some of you guys and girls, but Im more concerned about some of the homophobe Liberals who are likely to get into power after the March 26th election that actually hold worse anti-gay views than Peter Madden. The really only difference between them and Madden is that they don't speak out publicly against us like he does. I suggest that GLBT people in NSW take a good look at the Liberal party rather than only looking at Madden.

datkindagal

datkindagal said on the 13th Mar, 2011

good point

it's actually quite interesting how both Labor and Libs have publicly declared they will not direct preferences to Pauline Hanson but are quite silent on religious nutbags like these ones.

seems some bigotry is more acceptable than others.

oh that's right Keneally is a theologian and O'Farrell is a member of the Liberal party... how stupid of me....