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NightTime Talk (8 August 1985) on Radio Pacific with Lou Sheldon and Ian Scott about the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (talkback)


Unique ID

1105648648-76

Speakers

Graeme Colman, Lou Sheldon, Ian Scott, talkback callers, unidentified speakers

Related media

0010-B

Details

Source tape

     

0010-A

Date

     

8 August 1985

Source

     

Radio Pacific

Copyright

     

Radio Pacific

Recorded by

     

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Deposited by

     

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Comments

Sound quality - recorded off the radio, refer also to 0010-B

Disclaimer

This summary gives general themes as to the content of this recording. It is not a verbatim transcript. Always refer back to the original audio. This is a working document and any amendments/corrections are welcome.



Summary

01:00

Radio Pacific Auckland promo.. why listeners listen.

 

02:10

Graeme Colman - background on Law Reform Bill (illegal since 1886), gay vigilantly groups, school children intimidated..

 

05:20

Lou Sheldon – things are going well, death threats, the lesbian who got violent at me

 

06:00

Sheldon - Gay Power Militants taking over church, an act of war

 

07:00

Colman – death threats

 

07:50

Ian Scott – if you come into a country and stir you’ll get a reaction

 

09:00

Scott – I’m happy for Mr Sheldon to speak

 

09:42

Scott– If you set out to inflame people.. people will get upset.

 

10:42

Sheldon – Traditional values – God, family, property..

 

12:00

Colman - How much are you involved in Church politics

 

13:13

Sheldon – there’s been a misperception in the US.. church and state

 

14:00

Sheldon - Moral decay – pornography, homosexuality, we’ve become a lobbying organisation.

 

15:20

Sheldon – the basis for Western civilisation, man is a created creature.. the

 

16:14

Scott – homosexuality is not opposed to families.. my 12 year old daughter..

 

18:30

Sheldon – Ian has made a conscious decision to be a homosexual.

 

19:30

Scott – how are we going to operate here.. we’ve got another 3.5 hours..

 

20:30

Colman – no personal abuse tonight please

 

20:50

Scott – we do not choose to be homosexual.. you’d have to be a bit crazy to

 

22:40

Sheldon – homosexuality is a preference, orientation, it’s a learned behaviour

 

24:00

Caller: Dawn - support for Dr. Scott, “I’m a Christian with gay friends who aren’t anti-family”.. lies: homosexuality taught in schools, child molestation.

 

26:30

Sheldon – the old principal of the “foot in the door” – first it’s this, then it’s that. Alternative lifestyles are being taught now in California.

 

27:30

Caller: Dawn - heterosexuals also commit crimes.

 

28:00

Sheldon – the intent of the Bill is one thing, the impact is another.

 

28:50

Scott – the Bill does not put children more at risk, it does not promote homosexuality in education

 

30:30

Caller: Joan -I’m a doctor and haven’t noticed any difference with homosexuals. How many does Sheldon know?

 

31:30

Sheldon – I don’t have homosexual family members or friends. I have helped many to go straight

 

32:00

Sheldon – anal intercourse – graphic description..

 

33:00

Caller: Joan - you’re just too dogmatic.

 

34:10

Sheldon – homosexuality isn’t a ladies tea gathering, you’re talking about violent, erotic things..

 

34:34

Caller: Joan - heterosexual sex is dangerous too.. it’s just as valid a love

 

35:05

Sheldon – They’re human beings, but it’s not normal .. Gay’s can’t emigrate to the US, armed-forces,

 

36:10

Scott – there were a whole lot of gay soldiers.. the reason why we’re not

 

37:00

Sheldon - 750,000 have said No to anal intercourse

 

37:10

Scott – if you’ve signed the petition and want to get off it write to your MP..

 

38:40

Caller: James - Christian charity, Sheldon is picking on one side of society

 

40:30

Sheldon – WE did not raise the issue of Law 142 – Sodomy .. penetration

 

41:25

Caller: James - I believe there are many good homosexuals, we shouldn’t be signaling out one group of people.

 

42:12

Sheldon – you started it, we’re going to finish it!

 

42:20

Scott – this Bill is not just about sodomy.

 

44:00

Caller: James - AIDS will take over the world.

 

44:20

Sheldon – you’re raising the level of emotion.. this issue was raised by the homosexual community

 

45:10

Scott – you can’t have rational discussion with people like Keith Hay.. I’ve sung with him around the piano

 


   



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