Reap what you sow
OUR local MP, George Christensen, is whinging about the consequences of the postal survey on same-sex marriage, a survey that his party, the LNP, forced on the Australian public.
What did Mr Christensen expect?
If he and his political mates would have just done their job, a parliamentary vote, they would have saved us $122 million and the unnecessary consequences he complains about.
Instead, they have deliberately manufactured this nasty debate.
Speaking of consequences, Mr Christensen noted that there have been a few regrettable incidences faced by the no voters (and yes voters) over the past month.
I agree that this type of behaviour is totally unacceptable.
But he ignores the fact that the LGTB community has faced this type of behaviour, and far worse, for decades, everything from verbal abuse and bullying to physical bashings and even murder.
Where was Mr Christensen’s concern then?
Mr Christensen has declared he will vote no on same- sex marriage, irrespective of the outcome of the postal survey.
This is bullying of the worst kind.
He is bullying the people of Australia by ignoring their will.
In most countries, this is called dictatorship.
— Tony Fontes, Airlie Beach