Christian moron: put crocodile problem ahead of gay marriage

Christian moron: put crocodile problem ahead of gay marriage November 21, 2017

Back in 2011, an Australian independent MP, Bob Katter above, was slammed by his gay half-brother for saying that the idea of same-sex marriage deserved to be ridiculed.
The Christian fundamentalist told an anti-gay rally at Parliament House in Canberra:

Truly this proposition deserves to be laughed at and ridiculed. It doesn’t serve any serious treatment.

His half-brother Carl Katter immediately hit back, saying such a view was:

Hurtful, its dangerous, it’s damaging, and it’s really inappropriate.

Well, today, Katter is is the one who is being laughed at and ridiculed because of his insistence at a press conference last week that Australia should be concentrating on more pressing issues than marriage equality – like an epidemic of crocodile attacks.
According to this report, Katter was asked for his view on Australia’s historic vote in favour of marriage equality – and his response took more than one unexpected turn.
He anwered brightly, chuckling as he spoke:

I mean, y’know, people are entitled to their sexual proclivities. Let there be a thousand blossoms bloom, as far as I’m concerned.

But in an instant, face changed, his tone suddenly furious, and he spat:

But I ain’t spendin’ any time on it, because in the meantime, every three months, a person is torn to pieces by a crocodile in North Queensland.

Writing for The Friendly Atheist, David G McAfee said:

If this allegation about crocodiles were true, it would certainly be alarming (though still not a reason to vote against gay marriage). But it’s not true, because there have only been 11 fatal crocodile attacks in Queensland since 1985, according to data provided by the Australian Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
The crocodile epidemic might not be real, but Katter didn’t just pull the idea out of nowhere. He has campaigned for a crocodile cull in northern Queensland for years and criticised politicians whom he says ‘don’t understand’ the problem.
In one instance, he attacked other politicians’ ignorance on the matter …  while using a photo of a crocodile only found in Africa.

In August this year, Katter complained in a badly written blog that Queensland’s government was set on eradicating:

Christian moral teachings from schoolyards …

Secularist attacks upon Christianity inundate – Nativity scenes gone. Star removed from Christmas trees.

Katter insisted that Judeo-Christian (sic) was the motivating force of some of the most prominent names in our history books.

Pasteur, Newton, Einstein, Galileo, Mandell and Faraday all practiced Judeo-Christianity and the three great men of European history: Alfred the Great, Constantine and Charlemagne were all fathers of European Christianity.

He added that  Christian churches were being ridiculed and he was sick of sitting back and “copping it” from the humanists and the Darwinians.

Let’s face our enemy squarely; the humanists and the Darwinians. We will stand as Christians on our record. Islam from Arabia executed 23,000 Christians in Aleppo while the Turkish Islam came back a century later and murdered 33,000 Christians. Arguably, the only time the Middle East knew peace was under the Crusaders.
We make no apologies. We serve notice that we will not continue to cop persecution until they annihilate us.

Or maybe, Bob, atheist crocs may get to you first.

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  • Broga

    I’m pro crocodile. Dump Katter – preferably close to a crocodile.

  • AgentCormac

    Katter clearly knows as much about history as he does about crocodiles – the crusaders were a bunch of murdering fanatics responsible for (the often horrific) deaths of tens if not hundreds of thousands of people.

  • Daz

    “the three great men of European history: Alfred the Great, Constantine and Charlemagne”

    “The” three great men…? Okay, I vote, with just as much—and just as little—reason, for Johannes Kepler, Antoine Lavoisier and Otto von Bismarck. With Aristotle held in reserve. (I really wanted Euclid, but he seems to have been North African not European.)

  • barriejohn

    Daz: I’m with David Brent!

  • L.Long

    Even the ones he named don’t count for shit, as if they were NOT xtian at their times in history they would have been persecuted and possibly killed as heretics. So yes they were xtian but most likely because of brainwashing by parents & churches or for self-defense! NONE of them did anything great because of their BS religion!

  • Angela_K

    “Christian moron” isn’t that a tautology?
    Great men of European history, really? The same Alfred the Great who converted various kingdoms of the UK to christian-insanity by the sword.

  • L.Long

    Angela!!!! It is insulting to morons every where to be lowered even further by using the word xtian with the word moron!! After all most morons are smarter than most xtians!

  • sowa

    That part about “Judeo-Christian” being motivating force really made me chuckle. Science and free thought developed DESPITE religion, not thanks to it but fools like Katter never waste opportunity to plug their absurd views anywhere they can like dog pissing on every tree it passes. Except dogs are great.
    Also notice how confrontational those pricks are: “Let’s face our enemies squarely”. Old habits die hard, I suppose.

  • RussellW

    As an Australian I’m extremely embarrassed by the Mad Katter and that he is actually an elected MP. Queensland is a different country and the far north of the state is even more different.
    I have no idea as to the cause of Katter’s animus towards our cute and cuddly crocodiles. However, some people are lobbying to remove the ban on croc hunting and allow disgustingly rich hunters to shoot them, for a fee of course. Just a coincidence. Most victims of fatal attacks are either drunk, stupid or extremely unlucky, some people manage to combine all three conditions.

  • 1859

    Looks to me in the photo that Mr. Katter has the smile of a crocodile…or perhaps his balls are just twisted.

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