ACL leader Lyle Shelton doesn’t want people to think he’s gay
Lyle Shelton, the leader of the Australian Christian Lobby has admitted in a debate on Sky News the reason he doesn’t want marriage equality is in case people think he is gay...
The leader’s bizarre admission came half way through a televised debate on Sky News Karvvelas in response to a question posed by Australian Equality Party leader Jason Tuazon-McSheyne. Tuazon-McSheyne asked how his marriage and relationship to his partner of 18-years could possibly affect Shelton’s marriage to his wife?
Lyle responded that allowing gay marriage would make everyone’s sexuality a matter for debate.
“If the definition of marriage is changed – people will no longer assume I’m married to a woman,” Shelton said. “It affects me straight away – I’d have to explain myself.”
So you’re worried people assume you are gay if the law changes? questioned Karvelas.
“Well they may or may not...” Shelton equivocated.
Check it out at around the 12.30 mark