- Gay Marriage Australia – Fathers' Day TV Ad Pulled: Too 'Political' To Praise Dads
- By Andrew Bolt
- Posted Sat 09/02/2017 by PA Pundits - International
- Contributed by: Daveyone ( 77 articles in 2017 )
Unlike most places in the World, Fathers’ Day here in Australia is celebrated on the first Sunday in September, and that day is tomorrow. The Group which brought out the TV ad featured below is an Australian group called Dads4Kids, and for many years now they have been bringing out TV ads of a similar nature to this one, all of which have never encountered any problems at all on previous occasions. In celebration of Fathers’ Day this year, this same group brought out the new TV ad featured below, a message straight from the heart. However, in the lead up to the Gay Marriage vote here in Australia, this TV ad had suddenly been deemed to be too political in its nature, and has not gained approval from the FreeTV Association of Australia to be broadcast on free to air TV. How anyone at all can see a political message in this one minute TV is beyond me. Have we all gone absolutely insane. This is political correctness gone overboard...TonyfromOz.
Here’s the militant new world forced on us by activists against the traditional definition of marriage – where even the word “dad” is a political statement.
More will come, of course, as traditional marriage is deemed by law to be oppressively restrictive:
The same-sex marriage lobby keeps accusing opponents of using “red herrings” and “scare tactics” in warning that the plebiscite is not just about allowing gays to marry but about the freedom to speak and to dissent.
By their actions, again and again, they have demonstrated that the campaign to change the law is pushed by those who believe in the use of state power to crush dissent by word and deed.
Their own actions make this poll exactly what they claim it is not: a vote for free speech and against bullying.
Simply dismissing such concerns as irrelevant is as dishonest as it is futile. The yes campaign doesn’t get to decide for the rest of us which issues may be discussed and which not.
Freedom is the issue. Let them say how they intend to protect it.
So why don’t they? It is because the bullying is actually the cause. The power over others is the goal. The vilification is the fun.
Not for all activists, I accept that. But for the rest, they are creating exactly the fears they so airily dismiss.
If anything will lose the yes case the plebiscite it is the yes campaigners.