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Gay-hate truck gets colourfulmakeover

This morning in Lismore, Christian activist Peter Madden woke to find his gay-hating truck has been “loved and enhanced” by a group of queer spray-painters overnight.

And this morning, blockade of the truck has begun as a growing number of protestors gather to ensure the vehicle’s libellous and false message – that marriage equality would somehow harm children – does not roll out.

“If we have our way, this truck won’t be going anywhere fast,” one of the protestors tells Same Same this morning.

Over forty people have now assembled outside the truck, which is located over the road from Lismore’s Hungry Jacks food outlet. The police have arrived, and this photo shows Madden at the scene:

The planned Queensland Election Prayer Rally Tour was set to visit Byron Bay, Gold Coast and then the Sunshine Coast before arriving in Brisbane on Thursday. Aiming to show “the dark side of same-sex marriage”, the truckstop schedule includes a prayer rally taking place at King George Square on the 22nd of March just ahead of the state’s election on March 24.

When the truck’s imagery was revealed last week (shown above before the protest action), LGBT activists were understandably upset. Queensland equal rights advocate Phil Browne slammed the Prayer Rally Tour as “vilification” and “derogatory and offensive to most Queenslanders.” The wording and photography “denigrate gays by promoting a skewed and inaccurate message,” he added.

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Ranggatang

Ranggatang said on the 17th Mar, 2012

I am so proud of the Lismoreites today. As an ex resident of Lismore, and an active member of the queer community when a resident, I am not surprised by this action. I LOVE YOU GUYS!

Rexxie5000

Rexxie5000 said on the 17th Mar, 2012

Well done locals. As a former country boy, it warms my heart, and goes to show, just because your are local - don't mean your a yokel.

Marc

Marc said on the 17th Mar, 2012

This will get top billing on ACA or Today Tonight, with Madden belly aching about religious bullying!

BalOO

BalOO said on the 17th Mar, 2012

Great that you have managed to stop the truck..... this BIGOTED, misinformed, lying tosser... has to be stopped from sprouting his bullshit

mark_

mark_ said on the 17th Mar, 2012


He is taking a stand while his opponents aren't showing their faces. They're making guerilla warfare in the dead of night.

TheOldie

TheOldie said on the 17th Mar, 2012

at the next stop can they paint it pink ? maybe some glitter as well

Irene

Irene said on the 17th Mar, 2012

I thought a rainbow would look nice.

Marc

Marc said on the 17th Mar, 2012

how do I actually put a picture in the post rather than attaching it? anyway this is a poignant cartoon

mark_

mark_ said on the 17th Mar, 2012

^
I like that cartoon. I wouldn't be surprised if the churches lose their tax-exemption status in the next few decades

Nathan Sydney

Nathan Sydney said on the 17th Mar, 2012

GOLD - great work people.

RustyRobbins

RustyRobbins said on the 18th Mar, 2012

I'm straight and joined your site today to add my support after seeing this story.
Well done to the Community in Lismore who are blocking that ridiculous truck (although it looks better now). Good Luck!!

TheOldie

TheOldie said on the 18th Mar, 2012



yes a big rainbow down each side !

but that may take time so a quick slap on with pink would do as well.

Dsquare

Dsquare said on the 18th Mar, 2012

Well yes, it may seem like a win for us, but do we really want to be associated with people who willingly and flagrantly break the law and..........ahhhhh fuck it, nice one Lismore.

MrAsh

MrAsh said on the 18th Mar, 2012

yes a big rainbow down each side !

but that may take time so a quick slap on with pink would do as well.

I think Oldies channelling Priscilla! Didn't the bus get painted pink after it was vandalised?

ashvin05

ashvin05 said on the 18th Mar, 2012

Love you guys:)
Go Lismore xxxx

ammonite

ammonite said on the 18th Mar, 2012

I think Oldies channelling Priscilla! Didn't the bus get painted pink after it was vandalised?

http://www.dvdverdict.com/images/reviewpics/priscilla1.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dub8fBuXK_w

Rob_smith

Rob_smith said on the 18th Mar, 2012

Well I'm not proud of me, I lost the plot at this hate filled maggot. He was to scared to be near his truck and walked a block away, I was heading home on foot and turned he corner straight into my street and gave he a mouth full. While I really don't care what I said, after all I'm a gay dad, I was more shamed that I had no shoes on my PJ ( bonds single) top was inside out and back to front and I hadn't brushed my teeth and I was on camera. I cannot believe the police are powerless to stop this even after Peter Madded admitted on tape that his wife told him it had a peadophile insinuation. And all this from a reformed self confessed sex addict. (I though that was something your partner says when their not in the mood). Any way I love Lismore, I love my community, I'm great full for the police and their advice on how to stop this shit from happening. So everyone write a letter email your local member demand this and other religious vilification be banned from all public roads footpaths, parks.

tank102012

tank102012 said on the 19th Mar, 2012

i left lismore a long time ago but my heart still belongs there.so proud i come from a place that isnt scared to voice their opinions.

johannmal

johannmal said on the 21st Mar, 2012

nice work kids... well done...

Marko

Marko said on the 21st Mar, 2012

^
I like that cartoon. I wouldn't be surprised if the churches lose their tax-exemption status in the next few decades

I wouldn't be surprised either, they're already talking about it in Italy, not the Vatican because of it's seperate status, but in Italy in general. I wouldn't complain.

Marko

Marko said on the 21st Mar, 2012

Also well done those folks in Lismore! Job well done, you make me proud to be a country boy. :]

Jack Scott

Jack Scott said on the 21st Mar, 2012

Direct action at it's queerest best.

Blossom

Blossom said on the 21st Mar, 2012

Get used to it. It will happen on your watch

mark_

mark_ said on the 21st Mar, 2012

^ What do you mean, Blossom? Who's watch?


What are you planning next, Jack?

Is it secret? Will it be another guerilla action in the dead of night?

Robinzz3

Robinzz3 said on the 22nd Mar, 2012

Used to live in Kyogle, go Lismore........

coolhotguy

coolhotguy said on the 27th Mar, 2012

Religious rednecks always ruin the road, but when they say "hop", you say "Toad!"
Hes going nowhere fast. Well done guys. Reember what happened to one of our gay boys last time somebody owned a truck? They got pulled up, dragged behind and died.
Lets here it for the gays of lismore!!! Your actions have potentially saved another murder. With all the suicides on the tv I think its time for gays to take a stand today!