Someone in Australia has been a very silly boy. A young politician, 19-year-old Peter Watson, has been expelled from the Aussie Labour Party there for homophobic rants – including linking homosexuality with paedophilia – on the Internet.
This is how ABC News, linked to above, quotes this naïve chappie:
“I said that homosexuality and paedophilia were linked because there’s been some research done … and it’s been published by the Catholic Church, that suggests that 30 per cent of male paedophiles are homosexual.” (Which means that 70 per cent are heterosexual, presumably. And published by the Catholic Church, no less! Right, bound to be bang on, then.)
“I made the comments, so I do agree with it.” (But of course you would.)
“These comments I made about homosexuals were made when I was like 14, 15 years old, so we’re talking about four, five years ago.” (Oh, are you now backing away from the comments, then?)
“[But] I do agree in some sense.” (Ah, just some sense now. Which sense would that be, then? Not common sense on your part, that's for sure.)
He’s been talking to ABC Radio’s AM programme, in which he says, among other things, that homosexuality devalues society, and you can hear the interview here and read a transcript.