Family First and the Sex Party

July 29th, 2010 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

Oh a wonderful story from news.com.au:

CONSERVATIVE “family values” party Family First has approached the Australian Sex Party – which advocates gay marriage, prostitution and abortion – for a preference deal in the federal election.

A match made in heaven.

Launching the Australian Sex Party’s South Australian campaign in Adelaide yesterday, president Fiona Patten said she was stunned when an adviser to Family First’s leader, Senator Steve Fielding, phoned her and made the proposal.

Ms Patten said her party was not interested in dealing with Family First, which she said represented the worst aspects of conservative .

Founded by South Australian Pentecostal minister Andrew Evans, Family First touts itself as a pro-family party.

It is opposed to gay marriage and gay civil unions as well as abortion, prostitution and pornography.

It also supported the Government’s controversial internet-filtering policy.

The Australian Sex Party is at the other end of the political spectrum, supporting gay marriage, euthanasia and abortion. It also wants to remove religion from Australian politics.

It will be interesting to see which party gets more votes!
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12 Responses to “Family First and the Sex Party”

  1. RRM (9,762 comments) says:

    I love how these kinds of parties sugar-coat their hate speech, perhaps because even they seem uncomfortable with the plain text version. So “We don’t think gays should have the same rights as normal people” becomes “We are pro-family”.

    Disown your gay daughter for the good of your family!

    (/thread-jack)

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  2. dave (987 comments) says:

    Yeah, saw that…. the money quote:

    “We were talking with them (the Australian Sex Party) about the election … and we came to an arrangement not to do an arrangement with them,” the spokesman said.

    That’s a bit like a vegetarian going to a butchers shop and coming to an arrangement with the butcher not to buy meat.

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  3. davidp (3,571 comments) says:

    They’re probably both pro-spanking. Just for different reasons.

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  4. MikeNZ (3,234 comments) says:

    Yeah
    like their hate speech is no different from your hate thoughts to wards them. RRM

    Personally think their compromised their message just a little bit.

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  5. kowtow (8,114 comments) says:

    Kinda strange,a “conservative” political blog making fun of a conservative political party……

    [DPF: For someone who has made 390 comments, you don't seem to have comprehended much about my politics]

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  6. jaba (2,118 comments) says:

    ahhhh an opportunity for Chris Cater to further his political career

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  7. Rich Prick (1,648 comments) says:

    I thought a sex party was something else.

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  8. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    That’s a bit like a vegetarian going to a butchers shop and coming to an arrangement with the butcher not to buy meat.

    Bang!

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  9. Roflcopter (452 comments) says:

    Both parties like ab-staining, but not in the same way

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  10. grumpyoldhori (2,416 comments) says:

    Kowtow, David is a deep cover Labour operative giving us all the gist about real important details such as which male Nat MPs wear women’s underwear.

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  11. dave (987 comments) says:

    DPF, further developments in this story:
    An email from adviser David Libshutz to Ms Patten on July 19 says: “It seems the campaign has finally started.
    “Are you able to send me the contact details of the people in the party who I should get in touch with regarding preferences?”
    Mr Libshutz goes on to ask Ms Patten for a coffee meeting.
    Family First chairman Mr Day said the staffer was acting outside of his authority and there was no preference proposition put to the Australian Sex Party.

    “He won’t be disciplined, but he will be counselled about Family First values,” he said.

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  12. Jonathan Ah Kit (3 comments) says:

    David, even dave’s update link smells like it could have come from The Onion (if somehow Americanised, anyway) or The Kumara, if that were still around.

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