Australia Post seizes 38,000 gay hate election flyers

  • metta

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    Aug 20, 2013 7:50 AM GMT
    Australia Post seizes 38,000 gay hate election flyers


    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/australia-post-seizes-38000-gay-hate-election-flyers200813
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    Aug 20, 2013 11:58 AM GMT
    Im sure Putin will buy dem flyers.
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    Aug 20, 2013 1:36 PM GMT
    As much as I despise the message in the flyers, it troubles me that it's becoming increasingly acceptable to censor opinions we don't agree with. It's working great for us in the current social climate, but think how it will feel when it's us who are being censored.
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    Aug 20, 2013 2:18 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidAs much as I despise the message in the flyers, it troubles me that it's becoming increasingly acceptable to censor opinions we don't agree with. It's working great for us in the current social climate, but think how it will feel when it's us who are being censored.


    Do you not agree with the seizures here?
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    Aug 21, 2013 8:11 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidAs much as I despise the message in the flyers, it troubles me that it's becoming increasingly acceptable to censor opinions we don't agree with. It's working great for us in the current social climate, but think how it will feel when it's us who are being censored.


    I do see your point, one major difference is that in Australia we dont exactly have the same freedom of speech stuff you guys do in the US. Its more about it being against the law to spread hate through the post
  • outbackdude

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    Aug 21, 2013 9:20 AM GMT
    boorangOz said
    Scruffypup saidAs much as I despise the message in the flyers, it troubles me that it's becoming increasingly acceptable to censor opinions we don't agree with. It's working great for us in the current social climate, but think how it will feel when it's us who are being censored.


    I do see your point, one major difference is that in Australia we dont exactly have the same freedom of speech stuff you guys do in the US. Its more about it being against the law to spread hate through the post


    We are not exactly Canada either.
  • Amelorn

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    Aug 21, 2013 12:25 PM GMT
    Being what I am (American, queer) in Australia, I am conflicted.

    On the one hand, it's great that this won't circulate.

    On the other, I am very nervous with government entities censoring opinions and designating what is and isn't "hate."
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    Aug 21, 2013 3:36 PM GMT


    Is this OK, then?

    "Allowing Chinese or Negro marriage would cause a roller coaster of acceptance in [them] adopting babies, toddlers and young children,'

    ‘These children will grow up witnessing Negro or Chinese sex partners and all the other things associated with this type of perverse lifestyle. Furthermore the chances that they would not be sexually abused by their “parents” and social associates are extremely slim.'

    ‘These are the people that use drugs and other measures to engage in abhorrent behaviour. It does not stop there, allowing Chinese or Negro marriage opens up a Pandora’s Box to all other perversions including bestiality … People advocating Negro or Chinese marriage have a tendency to be compulsive liars to promote their cause whatever the cost and deliberately ignore the facts."

    Roberts then claims that there is an international conspiracy to normalize Chinese and Negros with subconscious messages delivered by ‘randomly placed footage scenes,’ cut into television broadcasts and in documentaries.