This is a dynamic and complex issue. I am committed to truth in love.
21 March 2012: Sorry residents of Lithgow. It was Lismore where Peter Madden's truck was vandalised and an entree of what is to come was given. My knowledge of NSW locales is clearly not good. Correction made today.
18 March 2012: The truck driven to Queensland has a wake-up message for the nation. My first impression when I saw it was, "Wow! Clear message. Well done." I thought the father and son picture said it well and the wording was good; a wording I know Peter was careful with so that a homosexual-pedophilic link was not inferred. The image (with a protective arm around the lad's shoulder) and the words "Not my children, not on my watch " spoke clearly to the urgent need for parents to protect their children, to exercise parental responsibility as well as political muscle. The message seemed clear to me. Nevertheless, the homosexual activists have slurred the truck as a homophobic hate message that vilifies homosexuals as pedophiles. Both Peter and I stand 100% united in the assertion that this is not the case, nor is there a definitive danger to children who are in the care of homosexuals. Whether this is a ploy to demonise Peter and I as haters, or is a bruise of sensitivity for homsexual activists when a boy and a man are pictured together, I do not know. Nevertheless, this is typical to their normal tactics. These being:
1) Attack people,
2) Distract from significant issues, and
3) Make yourself a victim".
Whatever the reason, we ask Australians not to fall for it, and if they hear others speaking it, to clarify the issue. We clarify without apologising for the image or the message. There are few things as healthy, normal or needed, as the loving, tender, affirming, non-sexual embrace of a father for his children (especially in our hypersexualised and emasculating culture). As stated, this is a clarification, not an apology!
18 March 2012: "James" part 1 and 2 is Gay Short film and used to be shown alongside the "I Think I Might Be Gay" article. This film won numerous awards within its circles and was published on YouTube by Queerflix. After more than 349,917 views, it appears to have been withdrawn. Perhaps, it really was as clear cut as a copyright withdrawal, yet I wonder also could it have been because being posted here, the truth and complexity it portrayed really was not something they wanted seen outside of gay viewing circles. I am not motivated by hate; all I seek is an openness and truth that does not drive these kids in only one direction. Also, sadly, this trailer really rips the heart out of the issue. Before, you could see the kids hurt, influencing factors and personal journey so much more clearly. Now it is far less informed. I am not motivated by hate; all I seek is an openness and truth that does not drive these kids in only one direction.