Australia: Free speech means you have a right to express your opinion…
No matter how stupid and bigoted it is.
A CANDIDATE for Bob Katter’s Australian Party has backed discrimination against homosexuals, warning they should be afforded the same access to work in kindergartens as pedophiles.
Tess Corbett yesterday refused to back away from inflammatory comments on the issue, arguing that free speech meant she should be able to articulate her opinion.
SMH has more details.
And I agree with her completely: much better to get lunacy like this out in the open where we can laugh at it. But I don’t think Ms Corbett is going to win her election, somehow.
Update: Ms Corbett has withdrawn her candidacy.