FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Administrative Decisions Tribunal (ADT) is about to hand down its decision in a homosexual vilification complaint against Channel Nine
‘s Footy Show
Gary Burns, a prominent Sydney
gay rights activist, lodged the complaint against Channel Nine’s Footy Show
alleging its skit ‘My Three Sons
‘ aired on 7 May 2009 vilified him on the grounds of his homosexuality. He was offended as a member of the group. The skits’ message suggested his homosexuality was “faulty and unfortunate”.
In the skit, the homosexual male child’s father who was played by Nine’s Footy Show producer (whose name is, bizarrely, also Gary Burns) said in the skit: “I want to return this” (i.e. the camp male child dressed in women’s clothes). “It’s faulty.”
“Nine’s Footy Show producer Gary Burns’ support for a gay jihad was pernicious and hateful,” said gay activist Gary Burns.
“I have a picture of Bette Davis
on my mantlepiece at home because she’s my favourite Hollywood Goddess. But I reckon the other Gary Burns would have a picture of former One Nation founder Pauline Hanson
on his mantlepiece because she too got her kicks from xenophobia by raising fear and loathing in everyday Australians against other Australians because of their differences. After all Hanson did describe homosexuality as ‘unnatural’. My homosexuality is part of the essence of my character and personality,” said Mr Burns.
Mr Burns believes the dropping of the human pronoun entirely in regards to the homosexual child in this insidious skit was vilification.
The skit promoted the message that homosexual males should not be treated in society with any legitimacy but as faulty and unfortunate.
This decision will be handed down on Wednesday 10 November at 10 a.m.
at THE ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS TRIBUNAL.
LEVEL 15/111 ELIZABETH STREET, SYDNEY. NSW. 2000.
Gary Burns said: “If this complaint is not substantiated what’s the point of having any anti-vilification provisions in the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act (1977)? If this complaint is not upheld it sends the wrong message because it will endorse as acceptable that male homosexuality is ‘faulty’ and males with those characteristics should suffer a lesser legitimacy in society because of it. It will also legitimise a view it’s okay to refer to other minority Australians like Jews as dogs, Muslims as terrorists, and Aborigines as coons,and Asians as chinks,etc.
“Where do we draw the line in the sand on what’s acceptable public conduct toward minority Australians if my case against The Nine Network is dismissed?”
Mr Burns believes this case is in the “public interest” and the judicial members need to reflect this in their judgement. The purpose of The Act is to promote tolerance and understanding for minority Australians,including homosexual Australians. Mr Burns is confident his complaint will be substantiated.
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