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Media ID   0012-A    

   

Public Meeting (11 April 1985) - North Shore, Auckland on the Homosexual Law Reform Bill


Unique ID

1105650924-10

Speakers

Richard Flinn, Geoff Braybrooke, unidentified speakers

Related media

0012-B

Details

Source tape

     

0012-A

Date

     

11 April 1985

Source

     

Public Meeting

Copyright

     

Public

Recorded by

     

Graham Underhill

Deposited by

     

Graham Underhill

Comments

Public meeting recorded from inside the audience, distant speakers but strong atmosphere. Continues on 0012-B. The cassette states a record date of 12 April 1985 – however other sources state that the North Shore meeting happened on Thursday 11 April

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

01:28

Audience cheer and clap in support of the Bill

 

02:00

Audience shouting

 

02:30

Clapping .. Stomping “Open the Doors”

 

03:35

Boo

 

04:00

“Sit Down”

 

04:10

This meeting has been called against the Bill .. boo.. clapping

 

04:50

The question should sodomy be made legal?

 

06:00

After the speakers the floor will be open

 

06:50

Audience “sit down, sit down”

 

07:00

I want this man (Peter Wall – assumed) removed from the hall please ..audience cheering.. “Shame, shame, shame”

 

08:10

You are not going to convince anybody with any sort of intelligence

 

09:10

Introduction to Rev. Richard Flinn – Pastor of the Northshore Reform Church.

 

10:00

Audience applause/boos for Richard Flinn

 

10:30

Flinn - I want to make two points tonight.. Nobody is born a homosexual.. Once a homosexual always a homosexual – this is a lie.. To be gay is a proud and beautiful thing – this is a lie.. The Kinsey report published in 1977.. Because homosexuality is a perversion..

 

16:30

Audience “Off, off, off, off”

 

17:20

Flinn - The homosexuals don’t want you to hear the truth.. 40% of the men

 

18:50

Audience “Get off, get off, get off”

 

19:00

Flinn - A quarter of those surveyed had performed sex with boys under 16 – that’s perversion.. that’s why homosexuals want liberty in the schools and boy scouts.. That’s why it’s a perversion

 

20:30

Audience “We want the floor, we want the floor”

 

21:30

Flinn - They want to do homosexual acts in public

 

22:20

Audience “We want the floor, we want the floor”

 

22:40

Chair - one (speaker) for one, Audience - “one for one”

 

23:50

Flinn - Feminist School Teachers.. they promote the idea that Lesbianism is good

 

26:30

Chair – trying out a way to carry on the meeting.. can we have a bit of tolerance

 

28:40

Audience member - Can the people outside be let in.. three empty seats here.

 

29:50

Chair – “You’re making the meeting very difficult”

 

30:40

Audience “Open the doors, open the doors”

 

32:00

Chair - Let people in..

 

32:20

Audience “Bring back Peter Wall”

 

33:10

Chair - We have reached full capacity

 

34:00

Chair - 2 options – close the meeting right now, or.. boo

 

35:00

Chair - The final option – 4 speakers up here, don’t sit beside me!

 

38:40

What about Dr Ian Scott?

 

39:30

Audience clapping.

 

40:10

Audience - Sit by Norm

 

42:00

Geoff Braybrooke

 

43:00

Braybrooke - This Bill has divided New Zealand.. Braybrooke I was disgusted when this Bill was introduced. I regret using blunt words.. Our opinions are polarized.. I propose we should refer this to a Royal Commission of Enquiry

 


   



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