Bernard Gaynor says the decision by Katter’s Australian Party not to terminate his membership today is positive and an acknowledgment that the party’s earlier decision to suspend his membership was a mistake.
“I am glad that Katter’s Australian Party has not terminated my membership, which Queensland leader, Ray Hopper, indicated was a strong possibility yesterday,” Mr Gaynor said.
“After I explained my case that the party should support parents and their right to object to homosexual teachers, the Management Committee decided not to terminate my membership today.”
“In fact, the party has confirmed that my actions and statements did not undermine its core values.”
“The backlash against me from radical progressives was driven from their desire to indoctrinate children, regardless of parents’ wishes.”
“That is why they are pushing so strongly to remove the rights of Christian schools to hire Christian teachers.”
“Teachers have no right to give the impression that a homosexual lifestyle is moral.”
“Indeed, it would be a perverted country if homosexual teachers had more rights than parents to form a child’s understanding of morality.”
“Parents right across Australia should be very uncomfortable about this disgusting notion and they should understand, given recent events, that it is a real possibility.”
“The decision by Katter’s Australian Party not to terminate my membership is clear proof now that the Management Committee is embarrassed about its knee-jerk reaction to suspend my membership in the face of criticism from the flouncing blouse set on the left.”
“I thank the party leadership for belatedly growing a backbone and deciding not to cave in, despite the pressure it will face.”
However, Mr Gaynor says the party still has issues with its direction and says there is no room in a party opposed to gay marriage for candidates who support the radical change.
“The party’s candidates either support its values or they don’t. If they don’t, then necessarily the candidates must go or the values will change.”
“It was a stupid decision to endorse a pro-gay marriage candidate in the first place, given that he had made it clear at the party’s National Conference last year that he did not support the values of Katter’s Australian Party.”
“It is perpetually stupid to keep walking down the aisle with him towards an election.”