Anti-gay materials with harmful,incorrect statistics and pro-violence imagery has surfaced in the growing debate over whether Australians should allow gay and lesbian marriage. One poster calls being gay a “curse of death” and depicts two men holding rainbow nooses with the message “Stop the Fags.” Another says that children of gay people are disproportionately abused, while another says that 40% of all child predators are gay. The leaflets appeared throughout Australia and came with both English and Mandarin information.
Just Equal Spokesman Rodney Croome said: “The hate displayed in these posters will shock and disgust the overwhelming majority of Australians. We call upon prime minister Malcolm Turnbull to condemn this vilification and set out the parameters for respectful debate.”’
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