Kevin Rudd Same Sex Marriage Comments On ABC’s ‘Q&A’ Go Viral
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has given a passionate speech on gay marriage, saying opposing it is similar to supporting slavery.
When confronted by a Christian radio announcer, who quoted the Bible as stating it was clearly wrong in the eyes of God, he said “People don’t choose their sexuality, they are born that way.”
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has faced off with a Christian radio announcer during an appearance on ABC TV programme ‘Q&A’ over his support for marriage equality. Rudd has pledged a vote on the issue within 100 days if he wins re-election on September 7. He said…
“If you accept that it is natural and normal for someone to be gay because that’s the way they are… I don’t think that it is right to say that if these two folks here who are in love with each other and are of the same gender should be denied the opportunity for legal recognition of the duration of their relationship by having marriage equality.”
When asked why he didn’t accept that the Bible dictates marriage should only between a man and a woman, Rudd responded…
“Well, mate, if I was gonna have that view, the Bible also says that slavery is a natural condition [applause] because St. Paul said in the new testament ‘slaves be obedient to your masters,’ and therefore we should all have fought for the confederacy in the U.S. civil war.
I mean, for goodness sake, the human condition and social conditions change. What is the fundamental principle of the New Testament? It is one of universal love, loving your fellow man.”
You can watch Kevin Rudd’s comments in full here…
Added on September 3, 2013 rukkle Kevin Rudd , Marriage , Same Sex