ADC concerned abut One Nation candidate
The Anti-Defamation Commission has expressed its deep concern about statements made by One Nation candidate Michelle Meyers that the LGBTI community is employing Nazi style tactics in their campaign for marriage equality.
The ADC’s president Dr. Dvir Abramovich, said: “I am increasingly concerned about the growing demonisation of the LGBTI community, and the outrageous claims by Michelle Meyers are profoundly insensitive and inappropriate.
No matter how strongly one opposes gay marriage, invoking Nazi terminology and analogies to demean those who advocate for its legalisation has no place in civil discourse.
I would remind Ms Meyers that gay and lesbian people were targeted and brutally murdered by Hitler’s evil regime, as part of its plan to systematically exterminate the Jewish people and others.
Her statements do a great disservice to the historical truth, trivialize the Holocaust and are an insult to the memory of the victims and the survivors. We hope Ms Meyers will reconsider her words in the future and will stop invoking such comparisons so as to make her case.”