Gay activist’s blog complaint against Newcastle cabbie

10 Feb, 2011 04:00 AM
CONTROVERSIAL activist Gary Burns has lodged a police complaint claiming a Newcastle taxi driver is attempting to intimidate him over the internet.The Newcastle Herald reported last month that Mr Burns had lodged complaints against John Christopher Sunol with the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board. 

Mr Burns alleges that Mr Sunol incited violence towards homosexuals in several posts on Mr Sunol’s blog.

Yesterday, Mr Burns walked in Paddington police station and said in a statement that: “I feel that John Christopher Sunol is attempting to intimidate me as a result of the complaints I have lodged”.

Mr Burns also lodged a third complaint with the board yesterday which stated that: “I feel [Sunol] is intimidating and stalking me”.

The most recent complaints relate to comments left by Mr Sunol on Mr Burns’s website.

“This man is very evil,” Mr Sunol wrote on the Mr Burns’s site on Tuesday.

“The Mardi Gras is a very wrong event and it is run by child paedophiles and criminals who sell pornography.

“We do not incite violence, instead we ask for the Australian Federal Government to close it down as a national security risk.”

When contacted yesterday, Mr Sunol said he would stop posting on Mr Burns’s site.

He claimed he initially posted in response to articles posted by Mr Burns about him.

“All I’ve done is write a couple of things on his website denying that I vilify gays,” Mr Sunol said.

“I only put comments on his page because he was writing about me.

“I think he’s out to cause trouble. ”

Both Mr Burns and Mr Sunol said they wanted to fight the vilification case, and it appears mediation with the Anti-Discrimination Board is unlikely.

If mediation fails, the matter will go to the Administrative Decisions Tribunal.

Drugs and Proper Usage Guide Paid by Australian Taxpayers?

January 22, 2011 12:15 PM EST – by Larry Seely

Former AIDS Council of New South Wales, known now as ACON, has published a four page guide on how to correctly snort cocaine and other party drugs. The publication is in part a guide to prevent the spread of AIDS.

In the publication it teaches users how to use common house utensils for snorting cocaine. Other tips in the pamphlet include: rinse nostrils after snorting, chop powdered drugs finely before use, and don’t mix your utensils with other users.

The pamphlet is available at health offices and the internet and is paid for with $8 million thatACON receives from the State Government of NSW.

Nicholas Parkhill serves as the chief executive of ACON and has said that the booklet is a reproduction of a previous pamphlet and that it has been checked by drug and alcohol experts. Parkhill was quoted “This is not a ‘how to use drugs guide’ but a ‘how to reduce the harms associated with drug use guide’.

This surprise here is that another country other than the United States has developed such garbage on the taxpayer dollar.




Sydney equal rights campaigner GARY BURNS has issued a warning over a Hitler-style rant by Christian Democrats spokesperson PETER MADDEN, who has declared war on the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Mr Burns is concerned that a video posted by Madden, a spokesperson for NSW MP the REV FRED NILE, could inciite violence against homosexuals at this year’s Mardi Gras.

In the anti-Mardi Gras clip, posted on YouTube, Madden declares: “We must realize that we are at war. There is a spiritual battle raging around us, that we will lose unless we mobilise and do something about it.”

In a six minute rant, Madden asks questions such as: “Are you happy that the gay Mardi Gras will draw hundreds of thousands of drunken youth to Sydney’s streets to incite in them all manner of lust and filth?

“Do you want youth aged from 13, 14, 15, 16 engaging in sexual filth?

“Are you happy that the Greens, a Paganistic, anti-Christian front for the homosexual lobby, will hold the balance of power in the Senate, over the whole nation?”

In clip, which features stylized military graphics, Madden calls on supporters to rally in Martin Place on Mardi Gras Parade night (Saturday, March 5) to “raise up and shut down he gate” on the “depraved” Mardi Gras – a cause of significant concern, according to Mr Burns.

“The video crosses the line of reasonableness because it states that homosexuality is a depravity and dangerous to everyday people,” said Burns.

“A pernicious rant like this could draw dangerous individuals, such as Swastika-wearing Hitler supporters intent on wreaking havoc on the parade and its participants and viewers. I fear this kind of rant could leave to violence.

“I am therefore seeking legal advice as to whether this YouTube clip is unlawful and breaches the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 and will lodge a complaint with the President of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board (ADB).”

Burns said the complain would be against Mr Madden but would co-join Christian Democrat leader Fred Nile, who he alleged was “aiding and abetting homosexual vilification”.

Burns, who strongly rejected Madden’s claim that gay people posed a risk to children, also called on the NSW Police to intercede.

“I am calling for this group to be denied a permit by the NSW constabulary to gather in a public place on Mardi Gras night, because this could impinge on the safety of Mardi Gras revelers and the homosexual community of Sydney,” he concluded.