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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:24 AM
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Australian Christian Lobby head sorry for attack on gay marriage, Muslims
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)

UPDATE 3.31pm: THE head of the Australian Christian Lobby has apologised "unreservedly" for saying Australian soldiers did not fight and die for gay marriage and Muslims.

Former SAS Brigadier and Christian Lobby managing director Jim Wallace wrote on Twitter: "Just hope that as we remember Servicemen and women today we remember the Australia they fought for - wasn't gay marriage and Islamic!"

He later apologised on Twitter, posting: "Ok you are right my apologies this was the wrong context to raise these issues. ANZACs mean to (sic) much to me to demean this day, not intended."

When contacted by the Herald Sun Mr Wallace said he was sorry to have posted the comments today.


Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/make-big-mat...
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:43 AM
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1. Some apology. "This was the wrong context to raise these issues"
He was sorry to have posted the comments today.
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:14 AM
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4. I know. He's not sorry for making such bigoted comments...
Just that he made them on Anzac Day...
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:47 AM
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2. Atheists were called scum for zombie jesus jokes, what will this guy be called? nt
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:12 AM
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3. Who are you talking about? I know what I'll call this guy...
It's going to begin with something along the lines of 'fucking wanker'...
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:34 AM
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5. Atheist are scum are desrve no respect...
at least that is what it seems like in America & polling supports its. SAD!
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:15 AM
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10. I imagine we'll find out when he posts in GD...
"what will this guy be called?"

I imagine we'll find out when he posts in GD... :shrug:
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:40 AM
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6. What happened... did someone shove a WWJD bracelet in his face?
:shrug:
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:47 AM
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7. Wallace is a Voice of the Faith Community
This is a consistent message from them the world over. He has a position of authority, he was selected by his fellow 'christians' to be their Leader. He speaks for thousands of them.
And he did not apologize at all.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:15 AM
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8. the Australia they fought for - wasn't gay marriage and Islamic!
Was it the penal colony then?

Is all of Australia in "danger" of becoming gay? If so.... I'm there! G'day mate!



Can anything be gay and Islamic at the same time?
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:12 AM
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9. Another non-apology apology
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:17 AM
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11. 99% of Christian denominations are homophobic, so I'm
not sure an apology is necessary, since that's what I've come to expect of them anyway.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:33 AM
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12. I hope people don't confuse him with Jim Wallis of Sojourners.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Wallis

A different guy with a very different religious viewpoint.
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