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Does anyone care what the Australian Christian Lobby thinks about prostitution in the ACT? [Now with poll]

By johnboy - 12 May 2011 65

The ACL is thrilled that gullible buffoons in Canberra’s major media (WIN, ABC, CT) are taking them seriously when it comes to changes to prostitution law in the ACT.

In a city of 300,000 it would be a shock if the ACL could sway more than 1,000 votes.

Is presenting good talent for interview and controversial views all that is necessary to get oxygen?

(For the record the ACL wants buying the services of prostitutes a crime.)

Do you care what the Australian Christian Lobby thinks about prostitution?

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Does anyone care what the Australian Christian Lobby thinks about prostitution in the ACT? [Now with poll]
neanderthalsis 1:44 pm 12 May 11

johnboy said :

EvanJames said :

Well the ACL did manage to put a reasonably attractive young woman in front of the cameras for this, which might have a bit to do with the oxygen they received.

While not giving a hoot about what she says, I am interested in seeing said attractive young woman…

johnboy 1:28 pm 12 May 11

EvanJames said :

The poor things are probably feeling very frustrated.

After their tame puppet was toppled from the PM-ship (twice! Howard, and then Rudd), they don’t have the access they once did.

And I sometimes wonder if the ACL is in fact quite a small bunch of old men. Much like the Pedestrian Council, which is actually just one bloke (guess who that is).

Well the ACL did manage to put a reasonably attractive young woman in front of the cameras for this, which might have a bit to do with the oxygen they received.

EvanJames 1:20 pm 12 May 11

The poor things are probably feeling very frustrated. After their tame puppet was toppled from the PM-ship (twice! Howard, and then Rudd), they don’t have the access they once did.

And I sometimes wonder if the ACL is in fact quite a small bunch of old men. Much like the Pedestrian Council, which is actually just one bloke (guess who that is).

Rollersk8r 1:17 pm 12 May 11

Never heard of them until this week – and have now heard of them twice. Nick Jensen also writes in City News that we should NOT have an R18+ rating for video games because it will inevitably mean kids get their hands on even worse games. A bit like saying we should cut off the internet and not keep matches or alcohol in the house – because sooner or later mum and dad are going to be out and kids cannot be trusted. Idle hands are the devil’s tools!

neanderthalsis 1:16 pm 12 May 11

Proof of how out of touch the ACL is with reality. Criminalising prostitution will force it underground, working ladies will have fewer protections and be at the mercy of pimps and criminal gangs and STI rates would increase with no more compulsory health screening. The problems with the legitimate side of prostitution here in the ACT seem to be more to do with lack of regulatory enforcement rather than a failing in the regulation itself.

I hope the Sex party/Eros association come out with “I root and I vote” stickers as part of a campaign if our political masters take notice of these ultra-conservative loons.

colourful sydney rac 1:06 pm 12 May 11

I care not for the views of a biggoted religious group on anything.

Jivrashia 12:54 pm 12 May 11

In their eyes, sex before marriage is probably a crime too.

LSWCHP 12:42 pm 12 May 11

Jim Jones said :

The ACL can go f^&k themselves for free. No money needs to change hands.

But they wont f^&k themselves, because people like these believe that f^&king is a bad, bad thing and they don’t want anybody else to be able to do it outside the strictures of their weird belief system.

And there’s the rub. I’m quite happy for them to believe in their loony sky fairy with all that entails, but they can’t keep it to themselves. They want everybody else to believe as they do, and follow the oddball rules that they follow.

So bugger ’em. Oh…wait…

D2 12:40 pm 12 May 11

For reasons I can only guess at, a large proportion of our federal politicians seem to care deeply what this tiny, unrepresentative bunch of credulous and superstitious people think. Certainly the leader of the ACT Libs cares deeply.

These people weild a degree of influence which is frightening.

Gungahlin Al 12:28 pm 12 May 11

Only to the extent that they suck media space away from more deserving debates.

The Frots 12:22 pm 12 May 11

p1 said :

The short answer to your posed question is – No.

I read about this the other day. They make a very good argument for why legal prostitution in Canberra should actually be regulated and safe. Their argument for why it should be illegal appears to consist of the assumption that it is simply “A Bad Thing™”.

Agreed +1.

Jim Jones 12:18 pm 12 May 11

The ACL can go f^&k themselves for free. No money needs to change hands.

p1 12:11 pm 12 May 11

The short answer to your posed question is – No.

I read about this the other day. They make a very good argument for why legal prostitution in Canberra should actually be regulated and safe. Their argument for why it should be illegal appears to consist of the assumption that it is simply “A Bad Thing™”.

johnboy 12:10 pm 12 May 11

There you go M0les, poll added by popular demand, you’re popular.

M0les 12:05 pm 12 May 11

This is a poll, right? The title was phrased as a question. Where’s the “no” button?!

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