Yesterday the Family Party released this extraordinary media statement:
Station crossing lines of public decency
Family Party Candidate for Northland, Melanie Taylor, is concerned over The Edge FM competition being held nationwide at 4.30pm today.
The station is encouraging girls to publicly kiss for about 20 seconds, with one girl/girl couple winning a trip to Melbourne to see Katy Perry, singer of the hit song “I kissed a girl and I liked it.”
The competition is being promoted on radio and through a text message campaign to young people.
It is another event which further reflects the decline in standards of public decency. The competition is being held in prominent and very public locations throughout the country, at a time when many families and young children could be innocently exposed to these events,says Mrs Taylor.
Now we’re talking a bit of harmless innocent fun here, not a public display of full-on naked tribbing. But I guess the Family Party just couldn’t resist the chance to dog-whistle to the vile homophobic underbelly of New Zealand society.
And, yes, it was the Family Party I was thinking of when I blogged this a few days ago.
Perhaps Mr Dennis, who is a Family Party candidate and regular commenter here might like to explain to g.blog readers just why people (or is it just girls) kissing in public reflects a “decline in standards of public decency”.