Gay-hate truck gets colourful makeover

Matt Akersten  Matt Akersten

Sun 18th Mar, 2012 in Local News

This morning in Lismore, Christian activist Peter Madden woke to find his gay-hating truck has been “loved and enhanced” by a group of queer spray-painters overnight.


Activists 2

And this morning, blockade of the truck has begun as a growing number of protesters gather to ensure the vehicle’s libellous and false message – that marriage equality would somehow harm children – does not roll out.


“If we have our way, this truck won’t be going anywhere fast,” one of the protesters tells Same Same this morning.

Over forty people have now assembled outside the truck, which is located over the road from Lismore’s Hungry Jacks food outlet. The police have arrived, and this photo shows Madden at the scene:

Peter Madden

The planned Queensland Election Prayer Rally Tour was set to visit Byron Bay, Gold Coast and then the Sunshine Coast before arriving in Brisbane on Thursday. Aiming to show “the dark side of same-sex marriage”, the truckstop schedule includes a prayer rally taking place at King George Square on the 22nd of March just ahead of the state’s election on March 24.

Libel truck

When the truck’s imagery was revealed last week (shown above before the protest action), LGBT activists were understandably upset. Queensland equal rights advocate Phil Browne slammed the Prayer Rally Tour as “vilification” and “derogatory and offensive to most Queenslanders.” The wording and photography “denigrate gays by promoting a skewed and inaccurate message,” he added.


11 thoughts on “Gay-hate truck gets colourful makeover

  1. Good to see there’s some anti-homophobia crusaders around. This story made me smile quite a bit 😀

    Peter Madden, what a loser.

    • Wow, first intelligent comment you’ve made White Man. You’re right, you do not have a place in society with your racist and bigoted views. (Perhaps you should proof read before you post. You would of learnt that in grade 5. Did you make it that far?)

  2. So, development is proposed for an existing forest.
    Some wishing to save it from being desecrated for the gain for a few.
    Are the developers saying they hate Greenies etc?
    Are the protestors inconsiderate scum for attempting to voice what on their decision to object!

    Trying to protect the meaning, the true meaning of marriage. Then you better look out!

    Why is it always poor us, your picking on us, when the politically correct deal with homosexual issues!

    Homosexuality is a recreational thing, marriage is a hetro thing.

    Keep it real.

    • Yes Steve, marriage is a hetro thing, but it won’t be for much longer.

      Why is it always poor us, you’re stealing our word when the Christian lobby can’t keep up with the pace of social change in a secular country?

    • Wait, homosexuality is a “recreational thing”-you’re saying being gay is a hobby?

      not a biological determined sexuality, no, that’s silly. To steve, homosexuality is pretty much the same thing as stamp collecting.

  3. Is homophobia associated with homosexual arousal?
    Adams HE, Wright LW Jr, Lohr BA.
    Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602-3013, USA.

    The authors investigated the role of homosexual arousal in exclusively heterosexual men who admitted negative affect toward homosexual individuals. Participants consisted of a group of homophobic men (n = 35) and a group of nonhomophobic men (n = 29); they were assigned to groups on the basis of their scores on the Index of Homophobia (W. W. Hudson & W. A. Ricketts, 1980). The men were exposed to sexually explicit erotic stimuli consisting of heterosexual, male homosexual, and lesbian videotapes, and changes in penile circumference were monitored. They also completed an Aggression Questionnaire (A. H. Buss & M. Perry, 1992). Both groups exhibited increases in penile circumference to the heterosexual and female homosexual videos. Only the homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli. The groups did not differ in aggression. Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.

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