What is it about New Zealand media? Seems if you’re an old, privileged white man, you get a podium to say whatever nonsense you want – Henry, Laws, Armstrong, George, Du Fresne. And Deaker. The old twerp’s latest is to attack Sonny Bill Williams saying “I don’t like that he’s Muslim in a so-called Christian country”.
I mean, what the fuck?
So we all have to be Christians now in old man Deaker’s world?
This isn’t a Christian country. We have freedom and equality of religion.
In 2006, 56% of people said they were Christian. And the rate had been dropping at 1% per year since 1991. So, likely, we’re not even majority Christian anymore. No religion is the fastest growing spiritual belief system.
It’s not just offensive to Sonny Bill or even just to all Muslims when people spout this crap. It’s offensive to all right-minded New Zealanders who want religious freedom.
But I expect the broadcaster will turn a blind eye. As normal. They’re already covering for him by refusing to make video of the incident available to other media.