Won’t somebody please think of the children

Someone should put Pauline Hanson back in jail.

Pauline Hanson has clashed with 2Day FM hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O over the issue of gay marriage in her first interview since announcing her return to politics.

The former One Nation leader, who plans to stand in this year’s federal election, invoked the Diggers in her argument against same-sex marriage and urged listeners to “think of the children”.

She also warned that “someone [will] pay the price” if gay marriage becomes legal.

“The fact is I don’t agree with gay marriages, or gays adopting children or [having] in vitro fertilisation,” she told the hosts, adding that she has “a lot” of gay friends who support her stance.

When Jackie O criticised her views as “old-fashioned”, Ms Hanson replied: “It’s wonderful that people have opinions and views on these things but the hard fact is, at the end of the day, someone’s got to pay the price for all this. People have to understand what happened in the past to discover this land; the Diggers that fought for us.”

Sandilands then asked her, “Didn’t they fight for us to be free – so that we can all have gay sex?”

“It’s not for me, Kyle,” Ms Hanson replied.

“It’s not for me either,” Sandilands said, “[but it’s] treating people like second class citizens; if they want to get married, let them get married.”

When Ms Hanson warned that gay marriage could result in homosexual couples having the “right to adopt children”, it led to the following exchange:

Jackie O: “But they should be able to have children, Pauline.”

Ms Hanson: “But then you look at the child. Have they been asked? You have a man, and then you have a woman that’s what it’s all about. You think of the children as well.”

Jackie O: “Your old fashioned views … your generation won’t be around in 20 to 30 years’ time …”

Ms Hanson: “And I’ll be quite happy about that too because I don’t like the way the world is going.”

Fuck knows why anyone even bothers with that tired old bigot. Perhaps she should just shuffle off since the world doesn’t suit her anymore.


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  • Someone dares to publicly express an opposing opinion on marriage redefinition and you say they should be jailed??

    This is why I find myself increasingly opposed to this idea. It seems like those pushing it, who portray themselves as wonderful examples of tolerance and understanding, are in reality a bunch of control freak fascists.

    • Mike

      +1. A tiny minority trying to force their beliefs on the vast majority.

      • And using all the power of big “progressive” government they can to do it.

    • Agent BallSack

      LOL at increasingly. Pretty sure you have been dead against from the start. As is your right. Myself not so much but to tell the truth, I am heartily sick of the subject.

      • Mr_V4

        Precisely, and Nigel Farage sums up the issue with the so-called right-of-centre parties:

  • lofty

    Exactly Red, we are all allowed an opinion… provided it meets the approval of the Homo du jour crowd.

  • Gulag

    No freedom of speech now Whaleoil, isn’t that a bit bigoted?

  • Agent BallSack

    The press are as much to blame. Most people don’t give a fuck, but what happens is the MSM drag out people who are going to polarise the subject, its got to be good for ratings. The incessant belabouring of the subject is having an opposite effect. Fine! Get married! But for fucks sake it’s now infecting our right to think individually. The cause du jour is cold but the waiting staff are to stupid to realise it.

  • Dave

    Pauline Hanson is as perfectly suited to Australian politics, as Annette King is suited to NZ Politics. Pauline ran her own successful Fish and Chip shop for many years, talked a lot to Aussie battlers and speaks her mind……. Annette on the other hand, well, almost the same.

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  • Jack The Ladd

    You wouldn’t fucking believe it, Saturday morning and I’m out of fucking popcorn. May as well go do the lawns it’s gonna be just as inspiring.