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September 6, 2012

 

Julia Gillard cancels appearance at Australian Christian Lobby conference saying head Jim Wallace’s comments about smoking and gay marriage are ‘offensive… heartless and wrong’

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has cancelled her keynote speech at the Australian Christian Lobby conference after head Jim Wallace said yesterday that smoking is healthier than gay marriage.

‘I believe yesterday's comments by Jim Wallace were offensive,’ said the PM in a statement.

‘To compare the health effects of smoking cigarettes with the many struggles gay and lesbian Australians endure in contemporary society is heartless and wrong.’

September 6, 2012

Liberal party politician Warren Entsch says apology can't make up for 'disgusting' homophobic remarks by Australian Christian Lobby head

Liberal party politician Warren Entsch says an apology can't repair the damage done by Australian Christian Lobby head Jim Wallace after he claimed smoking was healthier than gay marriage.

Wallace made the comments at a debate on marriage equality at the University of Tasmania yesterday (5 September), prompting Prime Minister Julia Gillard to cancel her keynote speech at an ACL conference next month.

September 6, 2012

Liberal party politician Warren Entsch says apology can't make up for 'disgusting' homophobic remarks by Australian Christian Lobby head

Liberal party politician Warren Entsch says an apology can't repair the damage done by Australian Christian Lobby head Jim Wallace after he claimed smoking was healthier than gay marriage.

Wallace made the comments at a debate on marriage equality at the University of Tasmania yesterday (5 September), prompting Prime Minister Julia Gillard to cancel her keynote speech at an ACL conference next month.

September 5, 2012

Gay marriage campaigners call for head of Australian Christian Lobby, Jim Wallace, to apologize for homophobic comments

A Christian leader in Australia claims smoking is a healthier lifestyle than gay marriage.

Jim Wallace, head of the Australian Christian Lobby, told the audience at a debate on marriage equality today (5 September), that statistics showed gay people were less healthy than smokers.

September 5, 2012

Gay marriage campaigners call for head of Australian Christian Lobby, Jim Wallace, to apologize for homophobic comments

A Christian leader in Australia claims smoking is a healthier lifestyle than gay marriage.

Jim Wallace, head of the Australian Christian Lobby, told the audience at a debate on marriage equality today (5 September), that statistics showed gay people were less healthy than smokers.