Many SSM “NO” Voters Claim Text Made Them Homophobic.
After a marriage equality campaigner sent a Vote YES text message to hundreds of thousands of Australians, many thousands are claiming the text made them homophobic.
Here are a few quotes we received when we reached out to locals.
“I was totally for marriage equality before I got that text. Now I shall vote No and its their fault”. – Gwenyth Battlesex
“All of my friends are those gay types, but that text upset me so much that I suddenly feel the need to be on Tony Abbot’s team.” – Hermes Whippleflick
“I’m not homophobic whatever that means. I just know that they are asking me for their rights and that text message makes me hate them sooooo much.” – Mary Jesus.
“My entire life was ruined when I got that text, but before then I really wanted them to have gay marriage. Now I don’t.” – Susan Nohomosallowed.
“I was claiming to be a Yes voter but secretly vote No.. but that text made me be a vocal No voter.” – Brutus Bartstretch.
“I wasn’t homophobic, but that text made me homophobic.” – Gazza Blaztard
After speaking with the participants, I sent them a text worded the same but in support of the No argument. It did not influence them in any way.
Did the text change your mind at all?