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Legitimacy questions raised over SSM poster

If anything could unify a lackluster conservative/ Middle Australia against gay marriage, it would likely be the bullying, the fake news, and the bigotry frequently espoused by pro- gay marriage advocates.

20, 15, or perhaps even 10 years ago, I’d have accepted the overwhelming proponents of hatred regarding the subject of homosexuality, originating from bible- thumping, shock therapy promoting, intolerant segments of the hard Christian Right.

But now, these illogical, bigoted figures are virtually gone, along with genuinely progressive, forward- thinking members of the Left.

Subsequently, the same side who sought from day 1 to deny traditional Australians a say on marriage, are now perpetuating falsehoods to demonize their opposition.

So much for tolerance, rainbow flags and ‘love is love’.

stop the fags

Sky News, August 28, 2017:

Concerns have been raised over the legitimacy of a controversial poster supposedly photographed in a Melbourne laneway.

An offensive ‘Stop the Fags’ poster went viral on social media and subsequently in mainstream media, prompting the leaders of both major political parties coming out to condemn the print over recent days.

The legitimacy of the posters has come into question, with only one single image of the poster being found on social media, and media outlets unable to verify the original photographer.

Melbourne City council has confirmed it has seen no evidence of the posters despite some media outlets reporting the posters had been ‘plastered all over town’.

News Corp columnist and host of Sky News’ The Bolt Report, Andrew Bolt, reported the poster controversy as ‘a con’ in the Herald Sun.

‘Media outlets like Channel 9 and news.com.au agreed there were more such posters around Melbourne. As the Australian Women’s Weekly put it: ‘Melbourne streets plastered with disgustingly homophobic posters ahead of plebiscite.’

‘But Channel 10 had a problem: it could not find even one.

‘That should have been a big warning, but the station still claimed there were posters all around the city, and to demonstrate, it showed a picture of a bus stop with a huge advertising billboard featuring the ‘Stop the Fags’ poster.’

For potentially laughable, yet abhorrent debating tactics used by the pro- gay marriage camp, see the ABC’s extraordinarily foolish, simple argument offered below:

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