Many people have asked me over recent days about the stance of local government candidates contesting the Queensland local government elections on 19 March 2016.
I have sent a short survey to most councillors and some have responded.
If you are interested in seeing who opposes Islam, mosques, Sharia law and other such things, please click here.
You’ll also get an idea of just how many candidates do not seem to care, and those who actually want to see Islam grow in Australia.
I am not surprised at all that none of the Liberal, Labor or Green candidates for the Brisbane City Council have been prepared to express a view about mosque developments within Australia’s largest local government area.
I am also not surprised at all by the behaviour of Greens’ candidates.
Daniel Kwon is contesting Division 4 on the Gold Coast for the Greens. He initially wrote to me stating that he opposed mosques, Sharia law and funding for climate change programs. I asked him if he was serious. He stated that was his personal position. I then tweeted this to Greens Senator, Larissa Waters.
— Bernard Gaynor (@BernardGaynor) March 15, 2016
Within a few hours, I received this response from Daniel Kwon:
Hi again Bernie
Just saw your updates and what has been published. I wish not to confuse your supporters or mislead any of your followers.
I thought I should write again to make clear that I was joking in my initial responses.
I originally thought you were just asking as an individual what my position was on some issues, and hadn’t realised it was intended to be provided as information to others, so I thought I would play along for a bit and send some responses you wouldn’t expect, just as a joke.
Obviously as a Green, I strongly support action on climate change, a safe-passage for fellow human beings seeking asylum, and a non-discriminatory approach to all religions. In fact, these are among the main reasons why I joined the Greens in the first place.
Again, I honestly didn’t believe you would post my sarcastic answers, I was simply taking the piss.
With sincere apologies,
Thanks Daniel. You’ve perfectly demonstrated exactly how much credibility the Greens have.