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Why listen to this man?

In an interview on Shine TV (an evangelical Christian station) with John Key, conducted by Bob McCoskrie, John Key had the following to say about legalising prostitution:

There was a part of me that said, well look, mainly women but woman and men find themselves in that position and it’s a terrible position and how can we help them. But then on the other side of the coin I thought, what sort of message does it send when parents have to go and tell their children, well technically it's legal and it sends completely the wrong message in our society in my view.

I don’t know, maybe it would send the message that you care about helping people who need help? And society frowns on or would rather not have lots of things that aren’t illegal. Should we think of the children and make being poor illegal? How about divorce? How about telemarketing?

And really, if you’re going to spout off on morality, legality and prostitution from a position of privilege, the least you can do is ask, “what would Jesus Christ do?”, and then shut the fuck up because you’re a sanctimonious hypocrite.

John Key, you fail at living according to Christian principles, at being a decent human being, and you fail at thinking clearly.

Posted by jamie on August 14, 2008 20:15+12:00