This blog is dedicated to the Deputy Chief of the Australian Army, Major General Angus Campbell. Angus is an avid reader of the blog and is the only person who has taken the time to actually put pen to paper and write to me about its contents.
Thank you Angus.
On 2 March, 2013, the proud Australian Army took time out to participate in a political rally to support gay marriage and other initiatives of the alphabet soup known as the LBGTI community.
Here are just some of the other organisations the Australian Army paraded with on its trend-setting journey down Oxford Street, Sydney:
Body Electric Inc.
Body Electric Inc. advertises courses for men to explore ‘erotic massage skills, self-pleasuring and other intimate body awareness’, ‘explore full-body orgasm without ejaculation’ and ‘spanking, bondage & flogging’.
Perth Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
The Perth Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are a group of men who like dressing up as nuns and bishops while campaigning for sexual licentiousness. They also like mocking Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.
Miss Gay & Miss Transsexual Australia
Miss Gay & Miss Transsexual Australia conducts beauty pageants for gay men, cross-dressers, drag queens and transsexuals.
Girlthing consisted of a group of girls whose thing was to take their tops off and expose their breasts in public. Remember they, just like the Australian Army, paraded in front of children who had been brought along for the show.
Sydney Leather Pride Assoc. Inc
Sydney Leather Pride Assoc. Inc. promotes ‘fetish or esoteric sexual practices’ and runs courses and interactive workshops in sexual bondage with leather, chains and ropes. Its own Mardi Gras description helpfully informed the public that it was an organisation for ‘perverts’.
Harbour City Bears
Harbour City Bears is a community group for hairy, gay men and their supporters. It is proud to advertise parties in which hairy, gay men start with nothing on but their undies.
Save Assange Wikileaks Coalition
Save Assange Wikileaks Coalition is campaigning politically for Julian Assange. You might remember that he is the bloke who has published hundreds of thousands of classified documents relating to military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, potentially endangering the lives of Australian soldiers.
Australian Marriage Equality
A political group lobbying for gay marriage. No doubt the Australian Army gave them a great photo opportunity for future political activity.
I’ll leave it to you to decide the value derived from having the apolitical and taxpayer funded Australian Defence Force partake in activities with such groups.
In the interests of decency, I have not included any images or links to the above groups – I have made the value judgment that they do not deserve a place on this webpage.
All I can say, Angus, is that I hope you can hold your head up high. You have supported something that no other Deputy Chief of Army has. Well done.