Cory’s going to be a loud voice on the backbench
It was his time to shine.
Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has always been outspoken on the issues of gay marriage and multiculturalism. So what a week to go out: Gay marriage bills facing both houses of Parliament, Muslim riots on the streets and terror raids in Melbourne.
Mr Bernardi resigned from his post as parliamentary secretary to the Leader of the Opposition yesterday following ridiculous comments connecting gay marriage to bestiality.
On the Senate floor the previous night, Bernardi had said: “There are even some creepy people out there . . . who say that it is OK to have consensual sexual relations between humans and animals . . . will that be a future step”.
Bernardi’s remarks were unsurprising. It’s not like he hasn’t put forward ideas from the lunar right before.
Here’s Bernardi on the education system, for instance.
Our education system is being corrupted by politically correct government funded propaganda…. Am i the only one to wonder why the government will happily spend millions of dollars to assist the proselytising of Islam but insist that Bible stories have no place in our school system?
Ridiculous. More than 60 per cent of Australians are Christians. There are more than 2000 Catholic schools in Australia. The Bible’s not going anyway in schools - for people who want it.
Meanwhile, only 2.2 per cent of the population are Islamic. I don’t see any reason for Bernardi to panic.
Christians in the parliament are repeatedly told to check their moral values at the doors of Parliament House so they aren’t determining important decisions on the things that really matter – decisions about life or death. Interestingly, few atheists, agnostics, the one Muslim or Members of Parliament with other beliefs have the same demands made of them.
Who would tell Cory Bernardi to check his values at the door? The man is all “values”.
He brought into the country Geert Wilders, who has compared the Koran to Mein Kampf
And as an answer to Earth Hour, Bernardi set up “Human Achievement Hour”. A celebration of human progress where the lights will be kept on. Funny joke, briefly - but a measure of his policy seriousness.
It’s quite likely the party kept him around in such a significant position because of his relations with the extreme right.
He was, after all, influential in setting up an “infrastructure” for the country’s right-wing grassroots. He started “CanDO”, a GetUp! of the like for conservatives; the Menzies House website and the Conservative Leadership Foundation for youth.
Moving to the backbench means he’s got that much more scope to be vocal on what he believes in. Interesting times ahead. Makes you wonder who else in his party is subscribing to his more out-there views.
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