Colin Craig: Gay isn't 'normal'
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:35a.m.
By 3 News online staff
Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has waded into the gay marriage debate, saying it is "not intelligent to pretend that homosexual relationships are normal".
Mr Craig, made the comments on his Twitter account this morning. It is his first post on the micro-blogging service since early June.
Mr Craig – a Christian – has previously called gay marriage "social engineering".
“It is important that marriage remains between a man and a woman,” says Mr Craig.
“This is not an issue of rights; it’s an issue of respect. Respect for the many stakeholders in what marriage means.
"A tiny minority want to change the rules of the game to suit themselves, and that isn’t right,” he says.
Despite his opposition to gay marriage, Mr Craig says he supports a referendum on the issue.
"New Zealanders are not essentially liberals, and if there was a referendum on this issue I am confident we would see the people vote to stop this bill becoming law," says Mr Craig.
In May, Mr Craig said the Government should stay "out of the bedrooms of the country".
"The marriage institution being a relationship between a man and a woman predates government," he said. "It is not the job of government to start re-defining marriage."
"New Zealand has had enough social engineering; it's time to bring government back to core services."
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10/09/2012 1:31:24 p.m.
wow, where do people like you come crawling out from under???
First , you did NOT choose to be attracked to women. If you say that you are a liar, do you really think people believe your ridiculousness??? and would like to see your credentials as a doctor of anything except HATE,, I want to see your formal education and thesis filed in journals where you had the authority through clinical controlled environments the right to claim sexuality is a choice??? or any of your Hot AIR claims. Sexuality is known by individuals at very young ages, thats a FACT, you are CREATED to be who you are, nothing to do with Liberal / Republican or whatever it DOES have something to do with NOT being ignorant prejudice ridiculous idiots in the 21st century, for GOD's sake, there are bigger issues in the world than to waste all YOUR time telling ME I"M wrong, I am who I was created to be, nothing else. and if YOUR have a problem with that,, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF. EVERYONE DESERVES RESPECT AND EQUALITY. My GOD doesnt make mistakes and I was created this way like it or not,,
25/08/2012 6:38:20 p.m.
"New Zealanders are not essentially liberals"? :-( Really? We aren't? If we aren't who is?
4/08/2012 5:07:00 p.m.
Disgrace!!! Our parents raised 2 great gay guys. No bible needed. Love, care. How dare this weasel talk about us this way!!! Look at pedo Graham???
3/08/2012 4:08:05 p.m.
Craig Young wrote:
I am getting rather tired of inane cliches like 'political correctness' or 'social engineering' being wheeled out whenever something happens that ignorant militant fundamentalists don't like.Same-sex parenting and marriage equality are supported by mainstream pediatrics and developmental psychology. If the Christian Right are too ignorant to listen to scientific, medical or other evidence-based rebuttals of their rhetoric, then they should educate themselves.
3/08/2012 2:02:19 p.m.
Unfortunately, Mantis, infanticide was quite common in New Zealand last century- ever heard of Minnie Dean? And she wasn't the only woman ever convicted of infanticide under New Zealand law, just the only one executed. Moreover, there's a class of female serial killer known as 'black widows' who do kill their husbands after nuptials have occurred. And there are no equivalents to husband or wife roles. Lesbian and gay relationships don't rely on rigid gender roles.
29/07/2012 2:06:52 p.m.
1. How do the married terms of "husband" and "wife" operate in gay couples?
2. If people are going to compare human relationships with those in the animal kingdom, how about animals that kill their young? Or those that kill their partners after copulation? Mind you, the way things are going in NZ these days it's all too common... but at least it's not legal... yet.
29/07/2012 12:41:18 p.m.
Won't be voting for this man again.
29/07/2012 8:46:13 a.m.
There is plenty of research supporting the proposition that you don't have a choice about being Gay. Colin though, doesn't need any more information on the subject and this makes him (thus far) a bigot.
29/07/2012 3:40:13 a.m.
What's with that wrote:
Colin Craig is correct
28/07/2012 9:44:36 p.m.
If your so arrogant to think you can vote to decide the happiness of others, good luck to you. This is Little Rock all over again.
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