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Lobby group infected with virus

Sat 15 May 2004 In: New Zealand Daily News

A press release from a Christian lobby group that blames the forthcoming Civil Union bill on Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution suggests there may be a mystery virus at work. The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards, a voluable organisation best known for their attacks on gay chief censor Bill Hastings and their campaign to have the rating of Mel Gibson's violent “Passion of the Christ” film lowered so minors could have access to it, last week released a lengthy document, largely written by their vice-president Graham Fox, arguing that all supporters of the Civil Union bill are godless. In the latest issue of the Fundy Post, in which the NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists make a weekly review of religious right outpouring, they suggest possible reasons for the Society's bizarre leaps of logic: “The Society for the Promotion of Christian Slasher Movies is notorious for the length of its documents, but usually they make some sort of sense. We suspect they have been infected with Loganella, the mystery virus (first diagnosed in Christchurch and Hillsborough) which is sweeping through the fundamentalist community. The obvious symptoms are a tendency to make vast rhetorical leaps beyond the known laws of logic, a propensity to draw strangely irrelevant conclusions from simple facts and an insatiable desire to sound clever."    

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First published: Saturday, 15th May 2004 - 12:00pm

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