LGBTIQ comparison to ISIS by Tele’s Miranda Devine sets off social media outrage

Controversial News Corp columnist Miranda Devine has triggered an angry reaction with a column likening the LGBTIQ campaign supporting marriage equality to the tactics of ISIS.

devine-headlineDevine’s claim that Christian lobbyists wanting to challenge gay marriage are being intimidated and threatened has been met with anger from opponents on Twitter. But the column has also garnered a fair share of supporters.

“It is true that the marriage debate has unleashed hatred from intolerant authoritarians. But the victims are not loved-up LGBTIQ folk,” Devine wrote in her column in the Sunday Telegraph.

“They are gentle Christians and other defenders of traditional marriage who have been vilified for daring to hold a contrary view. Those courageous enough to raise a head above the parapet are brutally made examples of.

“It’s the social form of warning off perfected by ISIS when they publicly behead people or lower them in cages into swimming pools or stage any number of elaborate tortures as a lesson to others who might dare even think of being disobedient.”

The column, headlined “To marriage ‘equality’ militants: Take our olive branch and shove it” quickly picked up an audience on Twitter slamming her position.


However, in the comments section of the column and on Twitter, her views also attracted support.



Devine retweeted the comments of many of her supporters as well as critics – including some who themselves threatened the writer with violence.



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