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UPDATE 12:20pm Wednesday 19 September:

Following widespread condemnation of last night’s comments detailed below, Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has just resigned as Tony Abbott’s Parliamentary Secretary, which Abbott has accepted.

At a media conference this morning, Abbott described Bernardi’s behaviour as “ill-disciplined.”

“Clearly he’s been guilty of lack of judgement,” he added.

For Abbott, whose sister is an a same-sex relationship, the issue is close to home.

“There are a range of views, but we have got to discuss these things in a respectful way,” the opposition leader realises.

Bernardi will continue as a Senator, but will now no longer be in the position of Shadow Parliamentary Secretary.


A Liberal Senator slipped to new lows during the debate on marriage equality yesterday, suggesting legalising same-sex marriage could lead to polygamy… and even bestiality.

Cory Bernardi (pictured), from Adelaide and representing South Australia, told the Senate last night that he did not support the push for changing the Marriage Act as he warned Australians of what he thought the consequences would be.

“It is another chip in the fabric of our social mores,’’ he announced. “Time and time again the same characters seek to tear down our institutions that have been built and have sustained our civilisation for thousands of years. The time has come to ask, when will it end? If we are prepared to redefine marriage, what is the next step?

“The next step, quite frankly, is having three people or four people that love each other being able to enter into a permanent union endorsed by society.”

He added: “There are even some creepy people out there – and I say ‘creepy’ deliberately – who are unfortunately afforded a great deal more respect than I believe they deserve. These creepy people say it is okay to have consensual sexual relations between humans and animals.

“In the future will we say, ‘These two creatures love each other and maybe they should be able to be joined in a union’.”

A wave of criticism followed Bernardi’s comments, by fellow Liberal, Labor and other Senators alike, as politicians rushed to condemn his insensitivity.

Liberal front bencher Joe Hockey reminded Senators talking about the issue: “This needs to be a measured and sensitive debate. People do have strong views, they’re entitled to strong views… but this doesn’t help.”

Other Senators were harsh, including the Greens’ Sarah Hanson-Young, who tweeted: “Bigotry shouldn’t be tolerated by the leadership of any party. Abbott should sack Senator Bernardi.”

The marriage equality bill is expected to be voted on today.

Meanwhile, New South Wales is the latest state to announce the introduction of its own marriage equality bill soon.

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Matt Akersten

Matt Akersten said on the 19th Sep, 2012

BREAKING: Bernardi has offered his resignation this morning, which Tony Abbott has accepted.

mark_

mark_ said on the 19th Sep, 2012

He's a Catholic. And he's a passionate Catholic.

He believes that parliament is the place to discuss issues.

I'd rather have passionate Catholic compared to a dozen mealy-mouthed, nodding, PC schlemeils who spend their days in the back rooms with lobbyists and decide policy along party lines and according to the latest polls.


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Barrin

Barrin said on the 19th Sep, 2012

He's only resigned as Parliamentary Secretary, not his Senate seat, so it doesn't change the numbers.

MrAsh

MrAsh said on the 19th Sep, 2012

He should resign as a Senator as well. We don't need unscrupulous characters like him in parliament.

Ibby

Ibby said on the 19th Sep, 2012

It's a shame, the bird on my back patio has been giving me sly looks. I think it wants me

TheOldie

TheOldie said on the 19th Sep, 2012



yaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy

goodbye fuckwit

sneakos

sneakos said on the 19th Sep, 2012



bahahahahahahaha

i lol'd :D

local_warming

local_warming said on the 19th Sep, 2012



Well your vote clearly didnt put him there - its not up to you to decide how other peoples vote should be cast

Jarus

Jarus said on the 19th Sep, 2012

Why shouldn't 3 or 4 people be able to enter a permanent union too? No good reason to disallow that either. And if there are creepy Liberal senators out there who venture down different paths ... who cares :P

mark_

mark_ said on the 19th Sep, 2012



What other people do is none of my business except when we taxpayers are asked to pay for it.

We're embracing and assisting those forms of unions with Centrelink acting on our behalf. Centrelink is our biggest care-giver and they are doing their best to help and protect each and every one of us.

The following article mentions of the requests for polyamourous religious ceremonies happening every week. This man says a proper marriage is the decent way to honour and respect our women: it's a compliment to the original partner [to] go into it again.

http://www.smh.com.au/ffxImage/urlpicture_id_1036308313972_2002/11/05/nat_islamicleader.jpg

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/why-should-polygamy-be-a-crime-20091002-gfdg.html

This article says Centrelink —acting on our behalf— is investigating up to 20 cases of multiple relationships, including polygamy, in the past two years.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/growing-number-of-muslim-men-and-multiple-wives-exploiting-loophoole-for-taxpayer-handouts/story-e6frf7jo-1225837150560

And here's the tabloid TV version with Henk Jongen talking on our behalf at 7.12 in the clip—
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqcwmBbCsR8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HwAVIpz-Ko
http://www.sbs.com.au/insight/episod...w/479/Polygamy
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1...olygamist-says

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flounder

flounder said on the 19th Sep, 2012

Fuck anyone got any hints on how to remove an engagement ring from a hoof? *shifty* :eek:

TheOldie

TheOldie said on the 19th Sep, 2012




what happened to the sheep ? that sound like it was going well ?

and if you tell me you made her into a roast !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

flounder

flounder said on the 19th Sep, 2012

what happened to the sheep ? that sound like it was going well ?

and if you tell me you made her into a roast !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think that Ewe and I both know the answer to that? :D:D

DavoJimbo

DavoJimbo said on the 19th Sep, 2012

flounder hasn't settled down yet - he is still sowing his oats - and he needs to - without oats he would have no love life :-)

ithinkitmightb

ithinkitmightb said on the 19th Sep, 2012

What a bloody asshole seriously wtf, if you're going to offer an argument against at least make it an informed argument.

Marko

Marko said on the 19th Sep, 2012

Pity to see that people still think this way. But everyone is entitled to their own views I suppose. Personally, if Bernadi were to ever be divorced from his wife, I'd send him a blow up sheep to keep him company. :]

coast_boy_21

coast_boy_21 said on the 19th Sep, 2012

He's a Catholic. And he's a passionate Catholic.

He believes that parliament is the place to discuss issues.

I'd rather have passionate Catholic compared to a dozen mealy-mouthed, nodding, PC schlemeils who spend their days in the back rooms with lobbyists and decide policy along party lines and according to the latest polls.


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Mark your choosing to forget all the Catholics who support marriage equality. Also you do realize your defending a guy who claims that you will fuck a cow if gay marriage is legalized? You obviously don't have high expectations of MPs and senators. Oh and one more thing, everybody is politicaly correct to a degree.

TheOldie

TheOldie said on the 19th Sep, 2012

What a shame they cant add the question to the next vote we have to do and leave it up to the public and not these bunch of bigots.

Wonder how many voted no just to curry favour for something else they want passed through ?

I just watched that cunt on the news and got the feeling has some very deep issues. He should resign from being a Senator as well and seek
counselling.

andycol

andycol said on the 19th Sep, 2012

Bernadi ... what a limp DICK!

JayTee

JayTee said on the 19th Sep, 2012

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/251398_418270824904005_948540447_n.jpg

JayTee

JayTee said on the 19th Sep, 2012

What a shame they cant add the question to the next vote we have to do and leave it up to the public and not these bunch of bigots.


you think that dickhead politicians aren't representative of the population?

Who was it that said "You get the government you deserve"??

What we really should be doing is concentrating on educating the general public and slanting the whole issue that way.

Religious organisations know that democracy is a numbers game - that's why they don't like birth control. they want their followers to have as many children as possible so that their "flock" multiply and thus have more votes and say in government.

we are better off lobbying to have the baby bonus and such child support schemes limited to 1 child per parent - too many fundamentalists are having babies that our taxes are paying for.

homophobia in parliament is just the tip of the iceberg. the rest of it is in our community, schools, churches, neighbourhoods and workplaces.

ernesto_1

ernesto_1 said on the 19th Sep, 2012

jaytees always says the best answers. He should really use his debating skills .. let's meet up jaytee !

JayTee

JayTee said on the 19th Sep, 2012

What am I debating u about?

local_warming

local_warming said on the 19th Sep, 2012



Dont ask difficult questions

Marc

Marc said on the 19th Sep, 2012

I was asked at a debate a few weeks ago about the perceived differences between straight and gay relationships....I concluded my teams debate with a 10 second closing....The ONLY difference between straight and gay marriage.......I couldn't possibly conceive".....even the Christians laughed!
Seriously though, Cory Bernardi has a website where he clearly states he supports a Judeo-Christian stance on family and society. I'm sure his constituents knew who they were getting into the senate.
As for his stupidity, he fails to comprehend that straight married men have been fucking around far more than the gays, and sheep shagging in New Zealand has been de rigeur for two centuries. I do wonder though if his notion on poly-amory was a consequence of reading his old testament account of the wives of Solomon, or Abraham shagging his house keeper because his wife was barren? Funnily enough the Bible never tells us how many husbands King david had...mind you he did lust after Jonathan, and have his best soldier killed so he could fuck his widow. I should note too that Cory Bernardi must look up his scripture about that slut sister in law; her husband was inconsiderate enough to die before she bore a child, so was required to spread her legs for each of her brothers in law till she fell preggers. I wonder if the family goat got an end in too?
Cory Bernardi may have been thought a fecking idiot, this time though he opened his mouth and proved it.

chad_74

chad_74 said on the 19th Sep, 2012

All these politicians that voted against gay marriage have failed every Australian.
If you are a catholic fine but if your elected into parliament you are elected to protect all Australians NOT further your churches agenda.
There is a frightening pattern emerging in Australian politics and quite frankly their is no difference between our government and the Taliban as both crush the rights of the individual.
This is a sad day indeed for australia.

ernesto_1

ernesto_1 said on the 19th Sep, 2012

Jaytee let's do a mass debate

JayTee

JayTee said on the 19th Sep, 2012



I'll invite these guys along. You'll feel right at home. They are all bottoms too.

http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2012/09/15/1226474/814278-in-prayer.jpg

Asherbella

Asherbella said on the 19th Sep, 2012

Bernardi is not a very enlightened individual is he?

I'm glad he resigned. He's clumsy and awkward and looks lost. I feel sorry for him.

JayTee

JayTee said on the 20th Sep, 2012

He's only resigned as parliamentary secretary He's still earning a nice little wage courtesy of the tax payer (and will be for life once he retires). There is no reason whatsoever to feel sorry for him.

badamj2000

badamj2000 said on the 20th Sep, 2012

He's a Catholic. And he's a passionate Catholic.

He believes that parliament is the place to discuss issues.

I'd rather have passionate Catholic compared to a dozen mealy-mouthed, nodding, PC schlemeils who spend their days in the back rooms with lobbyists and decide policy along party lines and according to the latest polls.


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What if we had fundamentalist Mogans running parliament? Would we all get stoned ( like with hard rocks)?

mark_

mark_ said on the 20th Sep, 2012

I am an anarchist like Rudeboy :)

badamj2000

badamj2000 said on the 20th Sep, 2012

Frankly, I dont miss RudeBoy's rantings

mark_

mark_ said on the 20th Sep, 2012

I noticed he disappeared at the same time as those construction union blokes rioting in Melbourne

Light-Bearer

Light-Bearer said on the 20th Sep, 2012

He's a Catholic. And he's a passionate Catholic.

He believes that parliament is the place to discuss issues.

I'd rather have passionate Catholic compared to a dozen mealy-mouthed, nodding, PC schlemeils who spend their days in the back rooms with lobbyists and decide policy along party lines and according to the latest polls.


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Even if they were Lebanese Catholics

badamj2000

badamj2000 said on the 20th Sep, 2012

OMG the world is going mad I tell you . I blame THEM!!!!

Wonderland

Wonderland said on the 20th Sep, 2012

I think one needs a VERY dirty mind to automatically go from gay sex to bestiality.

badamj2000

badamj2000 said on the 21st Sep, 2012

Anyway the nasty man crashed and burned and went away. I wonder what the true story was behind the scenes?
Rest assured , Abbott is the spawn of Satan etc so forth

rudeboy86

rudeboy86 said on the 10th Dec, 2012



Nah mate I'm still around...just been busy with more important things than SameSame to be perfectly honest that and I'm heading back to uni next year too.