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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 05:15 AM

Anti-Gay Activists Just Got Burned by a Pizza Parlor

Disgusted by the anti-equality message posted on a billboard adjacent to its business, a pizza parlor in Launceston, Tasmania, decided to do something about it.

The Coalition for Marriage had posted the message “It’s OK to Say ‘No'”, referring to the nationwide postal vote on gay marriage currently underway in Australia.

The pizza parlor altered the message to make it something more humorous and agreeable, adding “to Pineapple on Pizza.”



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This happened in #Launceston yesterday - #pizza shop paints their wall, adding a message for customers #SSM2017 @abcnews



ABC News reports:

Worker Ben Barwick said the shop did not want to take a political stance.

“We are painting the side of our building, not on the sign, and basically turning that into a bit of humour,” he said.

Mr Barwick said Wiseguise staff were “respectful of everyone’s opinions” and “we’re just here to make pizza”.

Wiseguise managing director Alex Jones said he believed the billboard would have had a negative impact on business.

“We try not to have a political point of view as a business, so I think we’ve taken the stance away from it,” he said.

“I think this is a better solution to just the sign on its own.”


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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 12:36 AM

1. The best had to be the result of "Wear A Dress" Day.

A schools campaign in which boys, and male teachers, wear a girl's uniform to school for a day, in order to raise money to educate girls in Africa.

Arch-conservative politician (and raving lunatic) Cory Bernardi, made some scathing remarks, seeing it as a part of the marriage equality campaign, which was not the case.

The resulting attention on the school he named, Craigburn Primary School, took their fundraising to heights they'd never have dreamed of before his insulting comments. Instead of the target of $900, the school raised $250,000 for African education. To say nothing of the increased awareness of the annual campaign amongst the general population.

There's an article on the ABC website about it, but it was published before they reached their final total.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-21/bernardi-backlash-prompts-fundraiser-blow-out/8967698

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