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Bob Katter Calls Out ABC Journalist for Making Fun of Christians

by | Mon, Feb 25 2019

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Bob Katter, outspoken MP for the Kennedy region in Queensland, joined Neil Johnson on Vision Christian Radio’s 20Twenty program to discuss what matters most to Christians when it comes to politics.

Neil started the conversation by asking Bob about the way Christians are portrayed in the media.

“I think that there is a perception out there that Christians are a bunch of drongos and we run around in big hats like idiots, like me,” Bob Katter shares in the video above.

"I was on Fran Kelly’s program on the ABC and she said ‘Oh, I’ve got the Mad Hatter coming on, hahahaha’, and generally ridiculed me.  She saw me as a figure of fun.”

“I said ‘Fran, you’ve just missed the Mad Hatter, and figure of fun. I’m going to ask you a series of questions Fran, before you are allowed to ask me any:

  • Did you go to Sandstone University? She said, ‘No, I didn’t.’ Well I did.
  • Were you President of your university faculty? ‘No, I wasn’t.’ Well I was.
  • Were you President of your college at university? ‘No.’ I was.
  • Were you president of the combined colleges council at your university? ‘No, I wasn’t’. Well I was.
  • Were you on the students’ union for three years as Vice President of the students’ union for the University of Queensland? ‘No, I wasn’t.’ Well I was.
  • Have you published a history book through a prominent publishing company, namely the Murdoch Press, the most prominent publishing company in Australia? ‘No, I haven’t’.”

“Well when you laugh at me like I’m an idiot, I don’t know where that puts you Fran, but clearly you’re well below me.  Now, I don’t pull that on often, but when I’m provoked, I do.  I make no apologies for saying my intellectual calibre will stand up against anyone in this country and I’m sick and tired of people laughing at us because we’re Christians."

"Everything you enjoy in this country and in the world, almost every single thing was put there by Christians.  Not by any other group of people, but by the Christians.”

Watch Bob Katter’s Full 20Twenty Interview

Bob Katter and Neil Johnson

Bob Katter and Neil Johnson

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