Hon Jarrod Bleijie MP
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
Email: [email protected]
Dear Mr Bleijie
RE: PROSECUTION OF QUEENSLAND RESIDENTS BY NEW SOUTH WALES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION BOARD
I would like to bring to your attention the fact that the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board is investigating me for homosexual vilification for actions that I undertook in Queensland.
Queensland has its own Anti Discrimination Commission. As such, it is inappropriate for the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board to extend its operations into this state.
Furthermore, I would like you to know the kind of conduct that the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board, via the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal, has made illegal in Queensland and every other state in Australia. A Christian political candidate in Victoria, Mrs Tess Corbett, was recently found guilty of homosexual vilification in New South Wales because she said that:
- homosexuality and paedophilia were moral issues.
- she did not want paedophiles to gain the same rights as homosexuals,
- she was concerned that paedophiles would use anti-discrimination laws to gain rights, just as homosexuals had, and
- she did not want gays, lesbians or paedophiles to teach at her pre-school.
Mrs Corbett made these comments while campaigning and in response to questions from her local newspaper about proposed changes to Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws in January 2013. Her statements were brought before the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal due to the complaints of a self-confessed homosexual activist, Mr *******. This man has been responsible for instigating 11 of the 14 complaints of homosexual vilification brought before the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
It should be abundantly clear that this process has been abused and presents a threat democracy in this nation. A homosexual activist should not be able to use anti-vilification laws as a weapon to criminalise political candidates that he disagrees with.
It is one thing for the state of New South Wales to allow its entire apparatus of vilification law to become the plaything of a single activist. It is another thing altogether for the state of Queensland to allow this abuse to extend across its border. I hope that you, as the Queensland Attorney-General, will not allow a homosexual activist in New South Wales to undermine free speech, democracy and public debate in Queensland.
Most people would agree that sexual activity is an area of moral debate. Most people would not want paedophiles to gain the same rights as homosexuals. Furthermore, anti-discrimination laws allow Christian schools and organisations to refuse employment to homosexuals on the basis of their sexuality. Are political candidates now to be made into criminals for expressing views that are enshrined in law? Do we live in a society where it is legal for Christian organisations to actually refuse employment to homosexuals, but it is vilification to state that you support those laws?
I am also being investigated by the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Tribunal at the behest of Mr *******. My crime is to publish my Catholic opinion on my personal webpage. I objected strongly to adult homosexuals exposing themselves to children at the Toronto Gay Pride Parade and to the pressure placed on the Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich, by homosexuals in the United States of America. He was eventually forced to resign after the United States Internal Revenue Service unlawfully released the details of his $1000 donation to a political campaign to preserve laws on marriage. I enclose these blog posts with this letter.
In a nutshell, the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Tribunal is investigating a Queensland resident for writing about events in North America. The situation would be comical if was not such a serious threat to free speech and the free practice of religion. And there is also a more sinister side.
Tess Corbett expressed her concern 18 months ago that anti-discrimination laws would be used to protect paedophiles. She was punished in the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal for those views. Now I am forced to defend myself because the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board believes my statements opposing adults who brazenly expose themselves to children are evidence of vilification. You do not need to be Einstein to work out which direction these events are taking us.
Given the precedent set in the Tess Corbett case, there can be no confidence that the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal will not also find me guilty. It is likely that I will be forced to apologise to a man who thinks that it is acceptable for homosexuals to expose themselves to children.
I will not do so.
As a result, it is more than possible that at some stage in the future an arrest warrant will be issued in New South Wales because I expressed my opinion in Queensland objecting to this lewd conduct.
I look forward to response.