John Sunol fined $11,000 for gay hate

A Newcastle cabbie who vilified homosexuals Gay hater – John Sunol on an internet blog has been ordered to pay gay rights activist Gary Burns $11,000 and make a second public apology in six years.

John Christopher Sunol wrote on his blog that the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was a ‘‘child molesters and pedophiles event’’ and described an activist who lodged a previous complaint, and who has since died, as a ‘‘dirty filthy poof’’.

Mr Sunol also wrote that Mr Burns ‘‘and his poofy followers are Lui [sic] the fly and I will be the Mortein that cleans the world of this disease’’.

The Administrative Decisions Tribunal found that these statements and several others had the capacity to incite hatred or serious contempt against homosexuals.

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Sydney’s Gay & Lesbian Mardi-Gras Event has been de-gayed

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Sydney‘s Gay & Lesbian Mardi-Gras Event has been de-gayed 


Gary Burns,a Sydney independent gay rights activist and original 78 er is outraged that the Mardi-Gras board has decided to de gay the famous event.An event that’s not only important to him as one of a number of pioneering gay rights activists of the 70’s era but to all rank and file members of the homosexuality community.
Mardi Gras Chair Mr Peter Urmson says the re-branding it as the Sydney Mardi Gras is necessary to be more inclusive.
“We’re also recognising a world that is gradually becoming more inclusive,where huge members of people volunteering for us,marching in the parade and cheering us on come from a much broader spectrum and in which younger people are much less keen to be labelled,”he said.
Gary Burns said,”No it’s not. The pre-dominant purpose of the Mardi Gras board doing this is so they could get their hands on wads of public money from the NSW state government. These “dance bunnies” have effectively sold out this event and the gay and lesbian community for three pieces of tarnished silver.
Mr Urmson should consider the many countries around the world where gays and lesbians are still beaten and killed for being homosexual.
Our safe and legal Mardi-Gras celebration here in Australia needs to relate it’s message to these injustices against gay and lesbian people around the world.
This has nothing to to with people being labelled.
Mr Urmson may be able to go out in his leather jock strap holding his partners hand safely in Australia but in Iran he will get a bullet in the head for doing so.
Sydney’s GAY INC representatives and those from Mardi-Gras are hypocrites and cowards because they only think of themselves.
Sen Raj,from the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby formerly hails from Sri-Lanka.
In Sri-Lanka Gays and Lesbians live a covert existence because homosexuality is outlawed.
Mr Raj is a hypocrite because he’s turned his back on his own gay and lesbian community in Sri-Lanka so he could come to Australia and live a safe and comfortable lifestyle”.
Mr Burns believes the gay and lesbian Mardi-Gras serves a very important purpose via it’s message to the general populous not only here in Australia but around the world and that message is that homosexual people are part of the world’s family and that they do belong here and the unnecessary discrimination and vilification at the hands of intolerance and hatred against them will be curtailed.
The gay and lesbian Mardi Gras parade sends out this message in the “public interest” ,a message that discrimination and unlawful vilification against homosexual people is not acceptable and won’t be tolerated any more.
” With the event now being de-gayed this message will be put back in the closet” said Mr Burns.
Mr Burns believes the whole make over has been done to make Mardi-Gras more acceptable to mainstream corporates and mainstream tourism.
Two years ago the same board blundered when they decided to split the parade and party to different weekends.
“I suppose NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Mrs O’Farrell will lead next years parade holding up a placard saying “We’re Liberal and we’re heterosexual ,yippee “,because his Liberal government has been the major donor of public money to the event”,Burns concluded.

Taxi Driver’s Stoopid Facebook Anti-Gay Mardis Gras Post Has Gary Burns’ Nostrils Flaring

From – http://www.queerty.com

Must we pay attention to what John Christopher Sunol, a taxi driver in New Castle, Australia, writes on his Facebook wall? Sure, if “most hated activist” Gary Burns is trying to get him to pay $40k for writing the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is ‘‘a perverted piece of living garbage’’ that’s “run by drug dealers and paedophiles.” Hey now! We’re not pedophiles.

Burns, who is already going after Aussie newscaster Ron Wilson for calling the parade and its participants “disgusting,” wants blood from Sunol too.

The blog comments, posted hours before Saturday’s Mardi Gras parade, were added to an Anti-Discrimination Board complaint that Mr Sunol vilified homosexuals over the internet. Activist Gary Burns, who lodged the extra complaint yesterday, is seeking $40,000 and a published apology from Mr Sunol. He has also asked the board to refer the latest statements to the NSW Attorney-General. ‘‘When Mr Sunol is finally dealt with by me he will be laying spreadeagled on the pavement battered and bruised, figuratively-speaking, because I am no nancy boy,’’ Mr Burns said.

Mr Sunol repeated denials yesterday that he had vilified homosexuals. ‘‘What I’m saying is, the Mardi Gras is run by drug dealers and paedophiles, not all homosexuals [are drug dealers and paedophiles],’’ he said. ‘‘I’ve seen men with no pants on marching down Oxford Street in Sydney, which is repugnant. ‘‘If they’d done that in Iran, if they’d done that in Iraq, they’d be murdered. I’m speaking out against it because the homo-nazis and femi-nazis are taking away our right to speak against them.’’

Oh good. Now we’re Nazis now too.

Read more: http://www.queerty.com/taxi-drivers-stoopid-facebook-anti-gay-mardis-gras-post-has-gary-burns-nostrils-flaring-20110308/#ixzz1G3o1kths

Gay-rights activist to lodge complaint against Ten Network newsreader Ron Wilson

  • AAP
  • March 07, 2011 11:40PM
  • GAY-RIGHTS activist Gary Burns is planning to lodge an anti-discrimination complaint against Ten Network newsreader Ron Wilson for his comments on the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade.

    During an interview with Mardi Gras co-chair Pete Urmson, Wilson said some of the spectacles in Saturday’s parade were almost “an exploitation” of a sexual image and that “there’s a difference between colourful and disgusting”.

    Mr Burns tonight night said he would lodge a complaint with the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board.

    “Ron Wilson referring to homosexual people as ‘disgusting’ via a public act (in this case, television) breaches the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act,” he said in a media release.

    “The Mardi Gras may not be everyone’s cup of tea but surely diversity on a night like this is acceptable.”

    Cabbie feels heat over gay remarks

    BY BEN SMEE
    08 Mar, 2011 04:00 AM
    Newcastle taxi driver and blogger John Christopher Sunol is in hot water over claims the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is ‘‘a perverted piece of living garbage’’ run by paedophiles and drug dealers.

    The blog comments, posted hours before Saturday’s Mardi Gras parade, were added to an Anti-Discrimination Board complaint that Mr Sunol vilified homosexuals over the internet.

    Activist Gary Burns, who lodged the extra complaint yesterday, is seeking $40,000 and a published apology from Mr Sunol.

    He has also asked the board to refer the latest statements to the NSW Attorney-General.

    ‘‘When Mr Sunol is finally dealt with by me he will be laying spreadeagled on the pavement battered and bruised, figuratively-speaking, because I am no nancy boy,’’ Mr Burns said.

    Mr Sunol repeated denials yesterday that he had vilified homosexuals.

    ‘‘What I’m saying is, the Mardi Gras is run by drug dealers and paedophiles, not all homosexuals [are drug dealers and paedophiles],’’ he said.

    ‘‘I’ve seen men with no pants on marching down Oxford Street in Sydney, which is repugnant.

    ‘‘If they’d done that in Iran, if they’d done that in Iraq, they’d be murdered. I’m speaking out against it because the homo-nazis and femi-nazis are taking away our right to speak against them.’’

    The case could be delayed because Mr Sunol is appealing to the NSW Supreme Court to have a 2006 Administrative Decisions Tribunal finding that he vilified homosexuals overturned.

    Mr Burns said that the Supreme Court appeal was a stalling tactic.