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Watch: Anti-Gay Aussie Pol Says Marriage Bill Shouldn't Pass Until Fatal Crocodile Attacks End

Monday Nov 20, 2017
Australian Politician Bob Katter of Queensland
Australian Politician Bob Katter of Queensland  

In an astounding act of "stalling for time," an anti-gay Australian lawmaker said during an interview last week that the country shouldn't move forward with enacting a law legalizing same-sex marriage until the non-existent epidemic of fatal crocodile attacks ends.

Bob Katter, a Christian fundamentalist who last August lamented that homosexuals stole the word "gay," which used to be "the most beautiful word in the English language," must not be happy about last week's historic postal vote which saw 62 percent of Australians in support of marriage equality. And although Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is hoping to fast track the bill through parliament before the end of the year, Katter feels the crocodile attack epidemic is a more pressing matter for lawmakers.

In an press conference, Katter said of the marriage bill:

"But I ain't spending any time on it because in the meantime, every three months, a person is torn to pieces by a crocodile in north Queensland."

All of this proved too much for the pundits in the studio who couldn't stop laughing.

Australia's Department of Environment and Heritage Protection compiles data on crocodile attacks in Queensland. There have been 11 fatal attacks in 1985.


Katter's comments were in synch with Aussie tennis legend Margaret Court, who claimed that marriage equality will end all major holidays, including Christmas.

'There will be no Mother's Day, there will be no Father's Day, there will be no Easter, there will be no Christmas,' the 75-year-old said.


H/T The Friendly Atheist


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