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Calm down, say Gay Eaters for Jesus

Tue 7 Dec 2004 In: New Zealand Daily News

Fire and brimstone lobbying from the pulpit, a deluge of e-mails, the sending of a castration kit to Labour MP Tim Barnett, and fundie MP Paul Adams fast are all part of this week's episode of the Civil Union Bill saga. Gay Eaters for Jesus, set up in response to evangelical calls for fasting to stop the Civil Union Bill, thinks opponents need to calm down. “All this talk about paganism, the homosexual agenda, sodomy and neo-fascism really does remind us of children throwing their toys from the cot when they realise they're not going to get their way,” says Xavier Goldie, the group's national facilitator. Tantrums were a sure sign that someone just needed a bit of a snack and a snooze, Goldie added, before praising the “good behaviour” of MP Paul Adams. Adams said earlier today that the "homosexual lifestyle" should not be portrayed as normal to children, he said. "It is not genetic, it is a choice. We were born male and female as far as I am concerned. We are one or the other." Adams lobbied against the Human Rights Act in 1993, because he believed it would lead to men in dresses teaching his kids at school. He also thought at the time that AIDS patients should be quarantined.    

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First published: Tuesday, 7th December 2004 - 12:00pm

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