I’m the first to admit that I shook my head when news of Tony Abbott’s alleged claim about virginity surfaced during the week.
It was claimed that Abbott said that women should remain virgins until marriage; if he believes that, fine (I don’t agree but he can believe what he wants,) but saying it out loud is political stupidity.
But here’s the catch: no matter how much anger, general coverage and editorial space was handed over on the alleged quote, turns out it wasn’t true.
via Andrew Bolt:
Check for yourself. Here is every last word that Abbott, himself the father of three girls, said: “It (sex before marriage) happens … I think I would say to my daughters if they were to ask me this question … it is the greatest gift that you can give someone, the ultimate gift of giving, and don’t give it to someone lightly, that is what I would say.”
Now I don’t have a daughter, but if I did I might well give the same advice, and millions of other Australian’s with daughters either have or would as well.
There’s a mile of difference between a fathers wish that his daughters wait for someone special to sleep with (and note, there’s ZERO mention of marriage there) to the media reports suggesting that Abbott was claiming women should wait until marriage to lose their virginity.
Disgraceful from media who pride themselves on reporting the truth, and the politicians who feed of their lies.
I wonder if Julia Gillard, Gabriella Coslovich, Fiona Scott-Norman, Jon Faine, Catharine Lumby, Eva Cox and the others will apologize?
Nah, just joking there, of course they won’t. Why let the facts get in the way of a good ol’ fashioned crucifixion.