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Anti-gay politician to ‘robocall’ over a million homes with same-sex marriage scare campaign

Anti-gay politician to ‘robocall’ over a million homes with same-sex marriage scare campaign

Cory Bernardi's website gets taken over by gay rights activists

Anti-gay Australian Conservative politician Cory Bernardi plans to ‘robocall’ about a million people to tell them to vote ‘No’ against marriage equality.

Bernardi will then warn Australians against legalizing same-sex marriage and opening the floodgates to ‘radical gay sex education.’

The move comes about after he slammed the ‘Yes’ campaign for sending out ‘unsolicited’ text messages over the weekend.

In the robocall, he says: ‘As a parent, I am deeply concerned about how changing the Marriage Act will affect families and children.’

Bernardi also says: ‘Changing the Marriage Act will limit the right of parents to object to radical gay sex education and gender ideology programs from being taught in schools,’ reports the Guardian.

Cory Bernardi: ‘I’m asking for their opinion’

But on the contradiction of arguing in favor of calls over texts, he believes it’s ‘not invasive.’

His calls are simply ‘market research,’ which are ‘stock-in-trade of politics,’ he said.

He continued: ‘I’m asking for their opinion.

‘[The calls are] not invasive like sending text messages to unlisted numbers or 12-year-olds telling them how to vote,’ he said.

The Equality Campaign’s executive director Tiernan Brady responded to move, calling it a ‘red herring.’

He believes Bernardi knows most Australians are in favor of same-sex marriage so will conflate every other issue as deliberate ‘misdirection.’

Taking the high road, Brady said: ‘The campaigners against marriage equality are perfectly entitled to campaign.

‘But the Australian people will see through it no matter how many calls [opponents] make,’ he continued.

Many took to Twitter to express their confusion and anger over how a call is ‘not invasive’ but a text message is.

Australia is in the midst of a divisive public postal vote on same-sex marriage.

Equality campaigners encourage Australians to get their ‘Yes’ ballots back in the post as soon as possible. They also warn against leaving it too long, otherwise you might forget to vote.