For all their talk of diversity, the LGBTI agenda sure doesn’t practice what they preach.
Earlier this month, the Coalition for Marriage held a Family Festival in Sydney, with an incredible turnout of over 10,000 people supporting the “No” vote. Notably, this was nearly 10 times the number of “Yes” voters who made their appearance at a pro-“yes” rally not long before. Quite the contrast.
True to form, the ‘yes’ campaigners turned to personal attacks on those daring to say ‘no.’ They flooded the Coalition for Marriage Facebook page, poking fun of one particular picture of a large group of elderly Australians. According to the Daily Mail:
Opponents of gay marriage have been mocked by campaigners in favour of same-sex unions because of a photograph showing elderly people gathered at the front of a rally.
Supporters of the 'Yes' campaign to legalise same sex weddings in Australia posted caustic comments online about photographs taken at the weekend rally of opponents of the idea.
'Do all the nonnas know why they're even there? There must have been cake,' one man wrote.
One man suggested the elderly people were angry, even though it was politicians from their era who discriminalised homosexuality across Australia.
'It is a sea of old and bitter,' he said.
People were quick to pick up on the hypocrisy, noting that for a campaign that preached tolerance, there was nothing accepting in their attitude towards the elderly.
The Coalition for Marriage spokeswoman said the criticism of the elderly people in the photograph was a reflection on their critics.
'To be frank, criticism of an image showing the diversity of Australians in terms of age and ethnicity is just plain offensive,' she said.
'It's extraordinary but somewhat unsurprising that those who purport to champion diversity would make such criticisms.'
Of course, this is just one of many times that the “Yes” campaign has been caught in the act of contradicting their own teachings. ABC News Australia recently released a study, saying that “Yes” voters were overlooking multiple ethnicities in their attempts to rally voters to their side:
Politicians, advertising and large rallies have made up a big part of the same-sex marriage campaign to date, but certain community groups flying under the radar may also have an impact on the postal survey.
ABC spoke to three of these groups, specifically the Korean community, the Maronite Christians, and the Muslims, all of whom have been running “No” vote campaigns under the radar. The common theme with all the groups is that although they are uninterested in aligning themselves directly with the main “No” campaign groups, they are supporting the cause in their own way. According to one Maronite:
"A lot of people don't even know anything about the no side, when you have Westfields, Coca Cola and all these multi-million dollar corporations funding the Yes campaign, which is fine they're allowed to," he said.
"But I think it's the grassroots campaigns that are more effective because they're more personal."
Large ethnic groups are not the only ones who have been disregarded by the “Yes” campaign –minorities such as the Aboriginal people have been entirely left out of the debate:
The establishment has glibly dismissed what is probably the majority indigenous viewpoint as Christian-influenced bigotry — a claim that, in the words of indigenous former senator Joanna Lindgren, is “both ignorant and patronising”.
The reality is that the denizens of the Left, usually so quick to celebrate and defend indigenous cultural norms, have bastardised their perspectives on the issue into a media narrative palatable for an inner-city audience.
Despite taking a stand as “defenders of minorities and the underprivileged”, the LGBTI agenda has sorely missed the mark. In their world, they are the only group that deserves the respect – an unmistakable trait of the “Yes” campaign.
Isn’t it interesting how the “No” vote is starting to look like more of a champion for minority rights than the “Yes” vote? While the “Yes” campaign ironically continues to ignore all other minorities in Australia, it is the “No” campaign that is being supported by groups of all ethnicities, races, and backgrounds. It is under the “No” campaign’s banner that you will see real diversity.
It is the “No” campaign that is truly uniting all Australians.