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New Zealand Minister Delivers Stirring, Hilarious Marriage Equality Speech [Video]

New Zealand Minister Delivers Stirring, Hilarious Marriage Equality Speech 11

We reported earlier on how New Zealand has become the 13th country to legalize same-sex marriage but felt this speech by Kiwi MP Maurice Williamson deserved a post of its own.

With the new Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill already passed, Williamson opens by attacking opponents of marriage equality. Referring to the words of a local priest who suggested the “gay onslaught will start the day after this bill is passed,” the MP quips:

“We are struggling to know what the gay onslaught will look like. We don’t know if it will come down the Pakuranga highway as a series of troops, or whether it will be a gas that flows in over the electorate and blocks us all in. I also had a Catholic priest tell me that I was supporting an unnatural act. I found that quite interesting coming from someone who’s taken an oath of celibacy for his whole life.”

Williamson follows this with a witty takedown of a letter he received asserting he would “burn in the fires of eternity.” To much laughter in Parliament, he says:

“That was a bad mistake, because I’ve got a degree in physics. Using thermodynamic laws, I put in my body weight and my humidity and so on, I assumed the furnace to be at 5,000 degrees and I will last for just 2.1 seconds. It’s hardly eternity.”

There’s also a stirring section where Williamson expresses confusion over people’s anger with the decision to let two adults who love each other marry:

“We are not declaring nuclear war on a foreign state. We are not bringing a virus in that could wipe out our agricultural sector forever. We are allowing two people who love each other to have that recognized, and I can’t see what’s wrong with that for love nor money.”

“I give a promise to those people who are opposed to this bill right now. I give you a watertight guaranteed promise; the sun will still rise tomorrow, your teenage daughter will still argue back with you as if she knows everything, your mortgage will not grow, you will not have skin diseases or rashes or toads in your bed. The world will just carry on.”

The MP wrapped up his speech by revealing how another letter he received said the marriage equality bill had caused a recent drought in the Auckland suburb of Pakuranga. Williamson, who represents Pakuranga, noted:

“In the Pakuranga electorate this morning it was pouring with rain. We had the most enormous, big gay rainbow across my electorate. It has to be a sign!”

You can watch Maurice Williamson’s superb speech in full below:

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2 Responses to “New Zealand Minister Delivers Stirring, Hilarious Marriage Equality Speech [Video]”

  1. Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui

    Same-sex marriage disregards the natural order of procreatory responsibility, not only confusing the natural disposition of parental authority; but undermining the legal principle that children have a right to a relationship with their biological parents, depriving a child access to their biological parent’s genetic, cultural and social heritage, not for extraordinary circumstances, but as a matter of routine. Same-sex marriage amounts to institutionalized adultery through a hostile takeover of civil society by the State. Children will no longer be entitled to their biological parents, as the transitory wants of same-sex adults will have taken precedence over a child’s best interest.

    Children are not pets one purchases from rescue shelters(adoption clinics) and puppy mills(insemination and surrogacy). Children are human beings endowed with a natural desire to be procreated from an engendered act of love between a husband and a wife. Same-sex marriage is adulterous by nature and thereby destructive to not only children, but to our civilization.

    Here are two truths regarding marriage: (1) A man creating a family with another man is not equal to creating a family with a woman, and (2) denying children parents of both genders at home is an objective evil. Kids need and yearn for both.

    Same-sex marriage proponents demand “Marriage Equality”, yet, in return, they offer less-than-equal protection of the child’s happiness than can be afforded through the presence of both biological parents.

    Same-sex proponents profess that it is love which gives the right to join the institution of marriage, yet, in doing so, they selfishly violate the principle loving objective of this noble institution; to protect a child’s Natural Right to be raised by both biological parents.

    Same-sex marriage is not justice in the eyes of a child. Same-sex marriage is an abuse of power, a tyrannical subversion of the fundamental principles of marriage and the duties which it enjoins; contrary to the nature and state of man, same-sex marriage is merely the unwarranted whims of an ignorant and selfish generation whose conduct is nothing less that an embarrassment to the dignity of mankind.

    In fine, same-sex marriage is an unnatural extravagance which the supporters most ignorantly claim to be a “right”.

    “No one has a right to do that which, if everybody did it, would destroy society.” —Immanuel Kant.

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