Monday, October 20, 2003

NZFirst: homophobic as well as racist

Thanks to DPF for reminding me of this. I read the story in the Dominion-Post last week, and was absolutely flabbergasted. NZFirst deputy Peter ("Enoch") Brown asked in Parliament "is it acceptable to have two homosexuals in charge of censorship in this country?, then claimed that the censors were letting "smut" through because they were gay.

I'm just stunned that anyone could think that a person's ability to do their job depended on their sexuality. NZFirst ought to be ashamed to harbour such a neanderthal. Unfortunately, I haven't seen any apology from Brown, or from Winston - they seem more than happy to paint themselves as a party of hateful homophobic racists.