28/09/2012 by Basia Rose
Generally, in Australia we pride ourselves in our attitudes towards homosexuality. We’re not leading the world in gay rights by any means (though there’re some parts of the country that keep trying and trying to legalise gay marriage and other equal rights), but we’re doing better than many places.
So I was completely shocked today to come across a city news magazine with this letter to the editor (I’m showing some of the offensive parts – not all of it, because it’s too long!).
‘Disservice’ to gays
Moore pontificates about same-sex marriage but skirts over the serious health dangers of homosexuality practices. In contrast, Wallace quoted studies that showed that homosexuality threatens lifespans…
…Indeed, Moore may have done a disservice to gays by covering up the truth about the dangers of homosexuality practices when he should have known, as a long-ago health minister, of those dangers.
(The letter was written by Greg O’Regan – yes, he deserves to be named and shamed!)
So basically, Mr O’Regan believes that “homosexuality practices” – and what the hell does that mean? The Catholic way of saying sex?! – can literally kill you. A man and a woman have sex – anal sex, oral sex, anything – and they’re fine? But if two men do exactly the same thing, they’ll die?
This blog post has no point other than that I didn’t realise we had Mitt Romneys in Australia. Apparently we do.