Friday, October 08, 2004

Family First: 'lunatic Right': "Police confirmed they were investigating an incident in which supporters of Family First allegedly hurled eggs at Greens party members after screaming obscenities at them and declaring that lesbians were 'witches who should be burned at the stake'.

"Mr Joyce said he was deeply disturbed by a leaflet published by a Family First Victorian Senate candidate, Danny Nalliah, of the Catch the Fire Ministries. 'Spot Satan's strongholds in the areas you are living - brothels, gambling places, bottleshops, mosque, temples - Freemasons/Buddhist/Hindu etc, witchcraft,' the leaflet says. 'If you are ready to pray against it, do so. If not, bring it to your church and ask your intercessors, through the pastor, to pull these strongholds down.'

"Mr Joyce said he believed no party should be swapping preferences with Family First. 'This is the lunatic Right, this is crazy, ill-informed stuff,' he said. 'They seem to be saying we should be tearing down mosques and tearing down bottleshops."

"Greens Queensland Senate candidate Drew Hutton said the "ugly" incident demonstrated why John Howard should not be swapping preferences with Family First. "These really are thuggish, intolerant people," Mr Hutton said."

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