Leave it to Aussie MP, Bob Katter to share his opinion with a good old fashioned irrelevant yarn.
The member for Kennedy has accused the gay community of stealing “the most beautiful word in the English language”.
Speaking on Sky News Australia, Katter told host Andrew Bolt:
“I have a very clear idea of what is going on here: the homosexuals in Australia, they took the word gay. It has a particular meaning to me because I got 84 per cent in English, in matriculation, which was a very, very high mark indeed.”
Katter then explained that he once did a paper on Alexander Pope’s poem, The Rape of the Lock which has the line “then Belinda smiled and all the world was gay”.
“It just conjured up a beautiful image, it was the most beautiful word in the English language,” he said.
Katter went on to talk about other things that gay people had taken. “‘They’ve got this thing called marriage, we will take that, too.’” Well, what else are they going to take? Are they going to take our freedom to say we don’t approve of what you are doing?”