Article Title:Bennett continues homophobic tirade
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:17th October 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2057
Text:Outraged at complaints from the gay and lesbian community over a homophobic speech he gave on nationwide radio Wednesday, Radio Pacific afternoon talk host Mark Bennett continued his tirade on Thursday, repeating his comments that a LGBT police liaison officer recently appointed in the Waikato should be joined by a liaison officer for homophobics and necrophiliacs. "Cops are there to look after Mr and Mrs Joe Average in suburbia," said Bennett. "This type of law you would only see under this Labour government, this gay and lesbian-friendly Labour government. It's a government that almost makes it, it makes it worthwhile you being a gay or lesbian because there are all sorts of advantages under this Labour government in becoming gay or lesbian, there are all sorts of advantages, this is just another one." Bennett, who did not quantify exactly how being gay or lesbian is an advantage, also slammed for covering the story, calling the coverage “extremely critical”, “hardly factual” and “a load of crap”.    
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