A disgraceful speech from Sue Bradford
Green MP Sue Bradford has made a disgraceful speech to MAP- Movement for Alternatives to Prison about her take on peoples' views of the repeal of section 59 of the Crimes Act.
In it she claims:
Christans who submit to the select committee have said that opponents of her bill condone " brutalising" of small children.
She has had threats of defamation. (In fact she has had only one informal threat and that wasn't for anything that was defamatory).
There is a connection between sexual perversion and the "beating" of children. In fact she said that there was a "legacy of hidden sexual violence practised on children and young people under a mantle of so-called discipline" accentuated by groups such as Carey College and Tyndale Park Christian Schools.
Parents who smack their children feel guilty for doing so, and that is why they want the law left as it is.
These sorts of insinuations are just as bad as Reform Church pastor Garnet Milne's allegation that those who promote repeal are under the control of the devil and are seeds of Satan. If this is the best that Bradford can do to promote her bill it is a pretty poor effort.