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Anti-gay MP says killer crocodiles a more urgent issue than same-sex marriage in Australia

Anti-gay MP says killer crocodiles a more urgent issue than same-sex marriage in Australia

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Bob Katter is a notorious figure in Australian politics, with his latest reaction to Australia’s ‘yes’ vote to marriage equality going viral.

The north Queensland-based Katter was speaking a press conference when asked for his thoughts on the issue.

‘I mean, y’know, people are entitled to their sexual proclivities. Let there be a thousand blossoms bloom, as far as I’m concerned,’ he responded in a light hearted way.

Then suddenly his face changed into one of disgust and he urged Australians to think of bigger issues at hand.

‘But I ain’t spendin’ any time on it, because in the mean time, every three months, a person is torn to pieces by a crocodile in North Queensland,’ he angrily declared.

Watch Katter’s response here:

Won’t someone think of the crocodiles

Katter did not believe there were any gay people in Australia, even famously saying once  he would walk ‘backwards from Bourke to Brisbane’ (1000kms) if there were any gays in his electorate.

During the country’s postal survey on marriage equality, he wanted to reclaim the word ‘gay’ which he said had been appropriated by the LGBTI community.

‘I have a very clear idea of what is going on here: the homosexuals in Australia, they took the word gay,’ he said at the time.

‘It was the most beautiful word in the English language, and (homosexuals) said, “oh God we will take that word and we will have it as ours”.’

Following its airing on Sunday morning political chat show, Insiders, the clip has take on a life on its own. It’s gone viral on social media and trended on Australian Twitter.

 

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