Hope his Dad doesn’t read the Herald!

February 1st, 2013 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

Isaac Davidson at NZ Herald reports:

David Do, who is New Zealand-born and of Chinese-Vietnamese descent, told a parliamentary select committee it was widely – and falsely – assumed that European New Zealanders supported gay marriage while Asian and Pacific communities opposed it.

He said there were many people within immigrant families who wanted to support gay marriage but could not speak out.

“My perspective here is as a young, gay, Asian man,” he told the committee.

“I still cannot be fully honest with who I am with my family. I still have not told my Dad, who I love very much, that I am gay. I do not want to break his heart.”

Unless his Dad doesn’t read the Herald and has no friends who read the Herald, then I suspect that problem may now have been solved!

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24 Responses to “Hope his Dad doesn’t read the Herald!”

  1. thedavincimode (6,890 comments) says:

    Hope his Dad doesn’t read the Herald!

    Perhaps he reads Kiwiblog instead.

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  2. Kea (13,571 comments) says:

    These good folk make Red look like a hand wringing liberal. The loss of face is more of a concern than the “rights” of an indivdual. There is far greater social cohesion in Asian societies. Mr Do will not be impressed and will probably try & set him up with some lovely Asain lady. Lucky little poofter :)

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  3. Andrei (2,653 comments) says:

    More silly leftist agitprop theatre as another over privildged, self absorbed, self pitying, silver spooner has a whine about how hard he is done by and how overturning the meaning of a venerable institution will make life easier for him.

    Why are we taking this nonsense seriously?

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  4. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    As he is someone who has made an effort to contribute in person to the making of our laws, somehow I doubt Mr Do the younger is silly…

    …and if his Dad was born there and now moves in Chinese circles in Auckland, then it’s entirely possible that no, the old man might not read the Herald.

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  5. iMP (2,457 comments) says:

    This of course throws up just one of the wide ranging impacts such a law change (if we go there) would have on various cultures. Asians are not the only ones, Samoans, Tongans all trace lineage back thru various ancestral gender lines, and whakapapa is very precious to these cultures. Modern homosexuality in its political version, is a direct challenge to many of these cultural traditions.

    In respecting gay rights, we also need to respect various other cultural rights and sensitivities. Messing with heritage and inherent social institutions is like dismantling a very expensive intricate clock.

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  6. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    Andrei –

    Do we exist to serve marriage, or does marriage exist to serve us?

    (No invisible sky fairies, please. Real life here on earth thanks.)

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  7. anonymouse (705 comments) says:

    Why is that the media seem to love giving coverage to submitters at select committees whose views are either already well known publicly, or who are current or past members of groups that have very well established positions on the issue in question.

    The week we have had Mr Selywn Pellet giving a submission to the Opposition inquiry into manufacturing (or is it an enquiry into the exchange rate, I forgot)

    And now we have Mr Do, who is a well known young labour activist, and former Chair of the princes street branch…..

    I really do wish papers would try to tell us things we do not already know….

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  8. Andrei (2,653 comments) says:

    No invisible sky fairies, please. Real life here on earth thanks

    There you go thinking that you are being profound and clever and people such as myself as dinosaurs from a long forgotten past

    But it is you that are in fantasy land

    The fundamental economic activity we undertake as a people is the raising of our successors, without whom there is no future.

    The very best way of doing this as millenia of human experience has shown is to have this vital task done by the mother and father of those children. Not only is this cheaper for society as a whole but children so raised a far more likely to be well adjusted to and socialised the society in which they will live and work.

    This is why marriage has developed, this is why it is an important social institution, a fundamental one.

    And this is why rewriting it so that upper middle class twits can marry partners of the same sex is off the wall insane

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  9. Colville (2,318 comments) says:

    Why are we taking this nonsense seriously?

    I dont take any of your sky fairy nonsence seriously Andrei :-)

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  10. Scott Chris (6,178 comments) says:

    Q – Do you, David Do, declare this man to be your lawfully wedded husband?

    A – I Do

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  11. Urban Redneck (234 comments) says:

    In the UK “marriage equality” is still “inequality” as the draft bill recently published by the Government will legislate that adultery laws, and adultery as grounds for a divorce or annulment will only apply to heterosexual couples ! . . gee I wonder why ?

    Any apparent similarity between gay relationships and heterosexual couples disappears once it becomes clear what “monogamy” means in the gay paradigm. A 2010 study from England entitled, “Gay Monogamy: I Love You But I Can’t Have Sex With Only You”, found that none of the gay couples in the study defined monogamy as sexual exclusivity. In fact, they all engaged in sex with outside partners, even though they professed to be in a monogamous relationship.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2268689/Concept-adultery-abolished-law-grounds-divorce-wake-Government-s-plans-gay-marriage.html
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00918360903445962
    HT: Terry @ The Conservative Blog

    Ever get the feeling you’ve been led down a rabbit hole ?

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  12. Keeping Stock (9,381 comments) says:

    @ Anonymouse – David Do is also president of the NZ University Students Association. With credentials like that, not to mention his sexuality, he is a cinch for a high place on Labour’s list at some upcoming election. He’s served almost the perfect Labour apprenticeship :D

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  13. PaulL (5,449 comments) says:

    Andrei, I think you agree that it’s unlikely that a homosexual couple will reproduce, other than in a way that involves adoption. On that basis, I’m not clear why you think a homosexual marriage will have any material impact on the upbringing of children, or the future of our species.

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  14. scrubone (3,097 comments) says:

    I dont take any of your sky fairy nonsence seriously Andrei

    Andrei’s a christian. It’s atheists who are most likely to believe in fairies.

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  15. chiz (1,174 comments) says:

    It’s atheists who are most likely to believe in fairies.

    How so?

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  16. thedavincimode (6,890 comments) says:

    who is a well known young labour activist, and former Chair of the princes street branch

    David Do is also president of the NZ University Students Association

    Given Mr Do’s political pedigree then, it might be fair to assume that Mr Do Snr knows rather more about the sexual preferences of Mr Do Jnr than Mr Do Jnr has lead the committee to believe.

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  17. pq (728 comments) says:

    Not so fast da vinci, what it is that about sincerity and honesty and hope that has left your heart

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  18. wat dabney (3,849 comments) says:

    Colin Craig is rich. Why doesn’t he simply offer $100 to every young person, when they hit puberty, to choose being straight rather than choosing to be gay?

    A free market solution like that should appeal to him.

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  19. Andrei (2,653 comments) says:

    In all this talk about “rights” the rights of children to grow up in homes with their mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters gets completely ignored.

    We cannot accomplish this ideal for all children but we can put in place social structures that will lead to this happy outcome for the vast majority.

    But no – pandering to the whims shallow little twerps like the character in this post is far more important to the Government than the welfare of our children.

    God help us all

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  20. wat dabney (3,849 comments) says:

    Andrei,

    Don’t you think that making divorce illegal is a bit extreme?

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  21. PaulL (5,449 comments) says:

    I’m lost. If gay couples have children it’s because they adopted, used a surrogate, or used artificial insemination (if lesbians). In that case, there is no chance whatsoever that those children will grow up with their natural mother and father. If that’s what your problem is, then outlaw adoption, surrogates and artificial insemination. That has nothing to do with marriage.

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  22. Jimmy Smits (246 comments) says:

    Andrei (1,734) Says:
    February 1st, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    In all this talk about “rights” the rights of children to grow up in homes with their mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters gets completely ignored.

    We cannot accomplish this ideal for all children but we can put in place social structures that will lead to this happy outcome for the vast majority.

    But no – pandering to the whims shallow little twerps like the character in this post is far more important to the Government than the welfare of our children.

    God help us all

    LOL, look at this angry old guy who thinks God is going to help him because gay marriage is going to pass which is supposedly going to be the destruction of the world.

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  23. Johnboy (17,051 comments) says:

    David Do should just do whatever he want’s to do with whoever he want’s to do it with and then tell dad to do whatever he likes to get over him doing what he does do with whoever he damn well want’s to do it with! :)

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  24. Danny-boy (102 comments) says:

    The fundamental economic activity we undertake as a people is the raising of our successors, without whom there is no future.

    Wrong on many levels (“fundamental economic activity”?), but if true, so what? Imagine for a moment an absurd scenario where 95% of the human race becomes gay thanks to this legislation (because the “protection” of marriage is the only thing preventing this, right?), and we simply stop progenating. So what? You’ll be long gone and it won’t make any difference to you.

    Unless of course you believe you’ll be sitting on your cloud, plucking your harp, observing all this, and muttering “I told you so”.

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