Reap what you sow

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

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

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