Television New Zealand
July 23 1993
Reporter: Paul Holmes
Studio interview John Banks discussing his claims that MPs who
favoured banning discrimination against homosexuals, part of new Human Rights
Bill, would soon turn to supporting bestiality.
I/V John Banks re his claims that MPs who favoured banning
discrimination against homosexuals, part of new Human Rights Bill, would soon
turn to supporting bestiality, I did not suggest that any of my parliamentary
colleagues would send me used condoms, bombs or threatening mail at all
(REPORTER Paul Holmes asks why did you say it then?)
, most newspapers knew I didn't say it, why are you the only person in New
Zealand that says I said it when reputable newspapers across the country got
REPORTER reads out the Hansard report.
I/V John Banks re I would be sorry if anyone thought that was the message,
gay activist people have had a very targeted campaign across the country to
threaten me with death, send me threats.
I/V John Banks re you might think it's offensive but for some people
standards and values are important, upholding a decent society for children.
I/V John Banks re you're telling lies again Mr Holmes, you're getting
excited, if you don't believe in a decent society, a small minority want
bestiality legalised, does that concern you and your family.
REPORTER re if you are going to go on another tirade I see no point in
continuing this interview.
I/V John Banks re do you want sexual deviants and overt homosexuals running
creches like the man (Peter) Ellis?, I say no and am prepared to stand up and
be counted, I will not rubber stamp stage two of this thing which is
unnatural, unhygienic and unchristian.
I/V John Banks re would you be happy to have your two children belong to a
youth club where an overt homosexual that talks about kinky sexual behaviour
all the time would be looking after the interests of your children?