July 26, 2015
This isn’t so much “Soviet” as it is “Jewish.”
Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Tribunal has found a man who distributed pamphlets suggesting gay people died younger than heterosexuals contravened the Anti-Discrimination Act and must apologise.
Pamphlets outlining “homosexuality statistics” were distributed around the Hobart suburb of Sandy Bay in 2013 under the name Threewisemonkeys.
The pamphlets, published by James Durston, said homosexuality should not be tolerated, and listed statistics suggesting gay people were more likely to die of disease, and in traffic accidents, than heterosexual people.
Some pamphlets said scripture rejected homosexuality as abominable, and that gay people died on average aged in their 40s.
Other claims in the pamphlets included lesbians being 435 times more likely to be the victims of murders, 932 times more likely to die from suicide and 466 times more likely to die in traffic accidents.
Obviously, gays do have a significantly lower life expectancy, and the claims in the pamphlet were all sourced.
But it doesn’t matter if it’s true. What matters is if it could potentially hurt someone’s feelings.