What about gay Kiwis Bakshi? Does your strong tradition of human rights extend to them?

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi has come out against Richard Prosser’s “Wogistan” comments on Facebook:

“Mr Prosser’s uninformed and offensive comments have the potential to seriously damage New Zealand’s international reputation, and our standing as a fair and tolerant nation,” Mr Bakshi said.

“New Zealand prides itself on being an inclusive society, and we have a very strong tradition of human rights. However, from time to time we are reminded that closed-mindedness still exists in our community.

“As a Sikh, and member of a minority community, I understand how hurtful comments like this can be. 

That’s nice Bakshi. I get that…I really do.

I wonder though, I take it your new found opposition to closed-mindedness that still exists in our community shows that you will now support marriage equality? Surely you can understand how hurtful your previous comments about the LGBT community could have been?


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  • LionKing

    NZ First is a complete cluster fuck

  • Bunswalla

    I thought his question (not comment) was a legitimate one. Whenever I see a lesban couple I can’t resist idly speculating on which one’s the “man” in the relationship. Often it’s obvious e.g. Ellen de Generes but not always. Good times, good times.

    • thor42

      Nice one! :)

  • Zephyr Cobalt

    The silence from Tim Groser (converted Muslim) and John Key (so called Leader) is deafening.

    Some say that Groser and Key are holding their comment until a crazy Muslim calls for a fatwa on Prosser and he (Prosser) is bombed/beheaded/shot in Waimakariri.

    Then we may ask … “Was Prosser right after all?”

    • James Stephenson

      Groser’s a Muslim? With the amount he allegedly drinks?!

      • Zephyr Cobalt

        During his tenure in Indonesia, Groser converted to Islam after marrying his second wife, an Indonesia citizen (Wikipedia). His ex and family live in NZ.

  • thor42

    “…our standing as a fair and tolerant nation.”

    “Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.”
    – Thomas Mann.

    • Random66

      I like that quote. I always wonder what people must be thinking when they spout the words ‘unconditional love is tolerance’. Rubbish. If your teenager is lazy and unmotivated, you show your love by not allowing this behaviour to take root because ultimately if you love them you know it will only have a negative impact on both themselves and others, so you don’t tolerate it nor do you encourage it. Same can be said for drugs, gambling or any other number of behavioural choices that you know will impact either them or others negatively. If you truely love someone you should want to have no part in enabling them to cause harm to themselves – not be tolerant of it.

  • Andrei

    This is what you get when you celebrate diversity in a multcultural paradise – Contradictions.

  • Jman

    I’m getting sick of the “comments have the potential to seriously damage New Zealand’s international reputation” bullshit thats parroted out every time a public figure in NZ says something that isn’t politically correct.

    No-one in the rest of the world gives a crap what some list MP in a minor party has to say. It’s just a way to try and stifle debate, and there is a legitimate debate to be had about how much we should tolerate having Muslims come here. There’s plenty of evidence in Europe and other parts of the world to show that allowing large numbers of Muslims into your country creates problems that are incredibly hard to fix once you’ve done it. But oh no, we better not even bring the subject up lest we “damage our international relation”.

    • thor42

      Spot-on, Jman. Agreed.

  • Bark Blue

    Good call Sir!

  • Patrick

    “seriously damage New Zealand’s international reputation, and our standing as a fair and tolerant nation”
    Horseshit to that one – NZ is a two bit commies paradise at the bottom end of the world. The rest of the world couldn’t give a flying toss if we disappeared overnight.
    Get over yourself Bakshi

  • Mr_Blobby

    Who cares what barks up wrong tree thinks.