Anti-gay Gaynor to fight suspension by Katter Party
BERNARD Gaynor, the former Katter's Australia Party Bundamba candidate, has vowed to fight his suspension from the party over remarks he made about gay teachers.
Mr Gaynor was suspended for saying gay teachers "promote homosexual lifestyles, either actively or by example, to children".
But Mr Gaynor said that other candidates or nominees had expressed personal opinions and had not been suspended.
He also said that he was disappointed to have been suspended for stating an opinion that the party leadership personally supported.
"The last time I spoke to Bob Katter he commended my moral courage," Mr Gaynor said.
"I am disappointed, however, that his party has chosen a politically correct course of action. The Greens would be very happy with this decision.
"It also saddens me, as the party's core values and principles supposedly enshrine a member's right to act in accordance with their conscience."
It also saddens me, as the party's core values and principles supposedly enshrine a member's right to act in accordance with their conscience.
Mr Gaynor said there was "an absence of consistency within the party" and that he "supports the freedom for all Australians to express their opinion".