Brigadier Jim Wallace, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby is apparently a good Christian. You’d think he’d have to be a good one to head the organisation which purports to represent the interests of Christians to the Australian Federal Government.
Good Christians don’t like gays or Muslims, so the Brigadier felt obligated, on Anzac Day, to tweet:
“Just hope that as we remember servicemen and women today we remember the Australia they fought for – wasn’t gay marriage and Islamic!”
Wallace was nearly immediately called to account by numerous news ops. Shameless Jim apologised for making such statements on Anzac Day, a celebration of the service of Australian war veterans where politicisation is considered to be in gravely poor taste, but in no way apologised for his offensive remarks.
After about 10,000 Twitterers let the Brigadier have it with both barrels over his homo- and islamophobia, he deleted the tweet, which is preserved here for posterity. Of course, the internet never forgets. It certainly didn’t forget when Wallace insinuated that being gay causes priests to rape children.
On the day after Anzac Day, Wallace appeared on Sunrise on 7 to clarify how he had been ‘misinterpreted’ by ‘a few Twitter activists’:
Wallace isn’t just into distorting and prevaricating, he also digs an outright lie. In the Sunrise bit, Jimbo begs off with the excuse, “If you just accept that I’ve been on Twitter seriously for one week.”
In fact, Wallace’s first tweet was on 3 February 2010. 1 year, 2 months and 23 days ago.
Mind, a 447 day week would come in handy for Jim as it might be useful in explaining how Methuselah came to live 900 years.
But don’t mind me, I’m one of those ‘Twitter activists’ who ‘manipulate media‘ and Jim’s lies are usually our fault.
What’s really frightening is the level of privileged access this lying con artist has in the Australian Federal government.
If Jim Wallace is a good Christian, I don’t want to meet the bad ones.
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