Media ID 0134-A
Talkback (11 April 1985) on the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, on the night of the North Shore meeting in Auckland, plus related news report
Talkback callers, unidentified speakers
Recorded off radio – some poor radio reception. Continues on 0134-B
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Why don’t the gays have a separate meeting
They’re calling it the Sodomites Bill.. Scaremongering.. It’s only informed debate that will…
Caller: Ona - The message of hatred will bring on violence.. I feel that I’m in the Spanish Inquisition. No rational debate.. The Christians should beware the wrath of God (1145pm)
Caller: Terry who was at the North Shore meeting - I was the homosexual looking at your other listener who felt threatened. I apologize to her - there was no evil intent directed at her…I was disappointed at how the meeting ended.. The comments from the floor were full of so much hatred.
Host - How do your (foster) parents feel with this?
Host - This debate seems to have gone off the rails.. Will you go to any more meetings?
Caller: Graham - Human Rights Act – religious groups will still be able to exclude.. Please read the scriptures and then the statutes and formulate your own ideas.
Caller: Kerry – The law should be changed, homosexuals currently live a quiet life, when the law changes they’ll be able to branch out.. and that’ll help the AIDS thing.. I have nothing against homosexuals.. AIDS is killing people.. I know a couple of homosexuals who give blood.
Radio Pacific – beginning of Midnight news
(radio static) Midnight Report (12 April 1985) with Peter Fry on the National Programme: North Shore meeting, meat industry report
Fighting the spread of AIDS – government to spend 2.9 million,
People on unemployment benefit drops
Social Credit asks for Roger Douglas’s resignation,
Duke and Duchess of Gloucester – toilet paper incident in Rotorua,
Marsden Point expansion,
Geoff Braybrooke has had his letterbox ransacked
Psychiatric support for prisoners
Barclays bank index rises
Council cars incur fringe tax
National Party’s Sunday Club
Albanian leader dies
RSA opposes any move to undermine the ANZUS alliance
An anti-apartheid group in South Africa does not want the All Blacks to tour South Africa
Oil industry tradesmen have given notice that they will strike every five days
New Zealand travel agent has gained a 15 year lease on Nui’s only hotel
New Caledonia – civil war looming
Early Morning Variety programme on National Programme
“What the world needs now is love sweet love!” (instrumental).
Announcer -.. and a bit of tolerance too!
Song Barbara Streisand – The Way We Were
Song Roy Orbison – Blue Bayou (instrumental)