Mayor of Wollongong ‘understands’ why Hamas did what it did

Not just a lowlife, Gordon Bradbery is a Uniting Church ‘minister’ whose AM should be rescinded.
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41 Responses to Mayor of Wollongong ‘understands’ why Hamas did what it did

  1. Rosie says:

    Another terrorist apologist.
    There seems to be plenty of money in Gaza, if it were invested in development in things other than tunnels and rockets it might be a prosperous place.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    I understand why rabid dogs bite people. I also understand how to stop rabid dogs biting people. Being sorry for the rabid dog, and blaming the dog’s victims, isn’t how.

  3. Entropy says:

    A bit unkind to dogs there Bruce.

  4. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Uniting Church ‘minister’ “

    I live near a Catholic Church, an Anglican Church and a Uniting Church. The Catholic and Anglican churches are always busy, particularly on a Saturday afternoon and Sunday, always people going in an out. Neither the Anglican nor Catholic Churches have political banners, they just seem to keep to scripture. This in contrast to the Uniting Church which always has political banners plastered on it about LGBTQI+, about climate change and most recently about da Voice, but here’s the thing, this “Uniting Church” is not busy, in fact during all the years I’ve lived in between these three churches, I can honestly say that I’ve barely ever seen anyone going in or coming out of the ‘Uniting Church’.

    I think that tells you everything about the “Uniting Church”.

  5. C.L. says:

    The ‘Uniting Church.’ Or, as I call it, the Greens at prayer.

    Notice how there are no “calls” – let alone “growing calls” – for this grub’s AM to be “stripped”?

  6. Franx says:

    Another perspective on the Middle East.

    If the link works. If not, maybe just as well.

  7. jupes says:

    Wow. These last couple of weeks have brought all the Jew-haters into the open. And boy, are there a lot of them.

  8. Morsie says:

    Maybe get him to watch the Israeli compilation video and see if he still understands

  9. Lee says:

    It has been said that the ultra-woke Uniting Church believes in everything but God.

  10. A reader says:

    There’s two uniting churches: the ones that have people and have orthodox beliefs and the empty ones. You know why those ones are empty.

  11. Christine says:

    He decides that the murderers are the victims; he understands their depravity.
    Children have been kidnapped, and he understands.

  12. Franx says:

    One may disagree with the stance of the Uniting Church on any number of issues yet there is no need to malign that Church or it’s adherents who may very well be good and holy people. Not quite one of us does not make them fair game.

    Better to not demean our opponents in order that our own arguments – which, actually, seldom follow the name-calling – appear more brilliantly persuasive.

    I shall now talk of a woman called Edna B., an accomplished Uniting Church musician who many years ago upon being left behind by the choir in a dark and cold Uniting Church church reminded me that she was not worried because she was in good company.

  13. Davey Boy says:

    Gilas, if you’re around and reading this, I recall our conversation at Berala pre-poll recently (prior to the Hamas atrocities) where you opined that anti-semitism is not just present, but fashionable.

    Boy oh boy, were you ever correct. Having approached my local reps at Council, State and Federal levels, all are Labor, and all have maintained a “tactical silence” on the events at Lakemba and on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. They are busily posting on social media as if none of this has happened.

  14. Graham says:

    “The Uniting Church has long shared a vision for a just peace in Palestine and Israel, and we are deeply grieved at the fresh outbreak of conflict in this holy part of the world,” said Rev Hollis.

    “We lament the violence that has already taken place and the precious lives that have been lost. We join with the World Council of Churches and Christians around the world in calling for an urgent end to hostilities and for a lasting peace to prevail.”

    “I urge members of the Uniting Church to join in prayer for the people of Palestine and Israel, for those who are grieving and those who are suffering under the worst consequences of ongoing violence.”

    The above is a statement from the President of the Uniting Church in Australia issued on 11 October 2023.
    They could not bring themselves to mention the word “Hamas” or plainly condemn the murders of the Israelis and other nationalities. All they could do was speak using weasel words.

    The Uniting Church is mainly a left wing political organisation these days. It stands condemned by its own actions and inactions.

    Decent people should have nothing to do with it.

  15. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Gordon Bradbery is a Uniting Church ‘minister’”

    Let’s contrast Gordon Bradbery’s actions with the actions of an Anglican rector, Mark Leach, in the courtyard of St Andrew’s on Monday night 9th October 2023, when he tried to wave an Israeli flag and was chased by Islamist scum.

    Mark Leach is the father of Freya Leach. Mark is the son of a Jewish mother, which makes him a Jew, however he was raised a Christian and is an Anglican minister here in Sydney. I suspect Reverend Leach has more congregants in his church on a Sunday than Reverend Bradbery.

  16. Rosie says:

    What the Uniting Church in Victoria chose to publish in the wake of the Dodds decision. I particularly like the oh so ecumenical swipe at Catholics who apparently don’t have to think for themselves.

  17. Lee says:

    Bradbery sounds as though he could be as bad as the far-left activist, Father Rod Bower of the Anglican Church.

  18. Ed Case says:

    Cunningham voted YES 52/48, so it goes with the territory, and hosting 38.000
    ‘Higher Education’ students.
    No doubt there is a heap of unexpressed antisemitism out there.
    This drone seems like :Limited Hangout though.

  19. Franx says:

    It seems we have learnt nothing from the covid event which the political corrupters exploited by means of distorting the truth and then smearing and cancelling those who either opposed the lies or merely thought differently. Groupthink and witch hunts were a most useful tool.

    Useful too in relation to Cardinal Pell where there were clamourings for his AC to be rescinded; and clamourings that his name be removed from a school honours board- clamourings heeded by those who were his own.

  20. Rosie says:

    Apparently we aren’t allowed make judgements about the theology of the Uniting Church in general or the character of individual members because reasons.

  21. Ed Case says:

    Basically, the Uniting Church is the Labor Party at prayer.

    I’d like to see a breakdown of Referendum voting patterns by Religion.
    I’d say Uniting Church 90% , Anglican 75%, RC 65%, Buddhists 80% YES
    Non Denominational Christians 80% NO.

  22. Boambee John says:


    The Uniting Church regards the Liars as a bunch of RWNJs.

    And your claims about the different churches don’t even rise to the level of speculation.

  23. Entropy says:

    Presbyterian church near us is full. The uniting church is empty

    Basically I don’t think anyone still attending the uniting church believes in God. It is more a kind of lame sort of well shambolic social work service run by grey haired ladies.

  24. Tel says:

    The uniting church is empty.

    People don’t wanna be united.

    Compromise must necessarily get blander and more meaningless as it attempts to drag in more different people … until eventually there’s nothing left to make it interesting anymore. Most people aren’t looking for compromise … they want a sense of purpose, self achievement, a bit of righteousness … that sort of stuff.

  25. C.L. says:

    I didn’t know the Presos were still going strong in some places.

  26. Rosie says:

    The Continuing Presbyterian Church nearest me possibly has 6 to 10 members.
    Calli has joined a Presbyterian congregation in Port Stephens.

  27. Franx says:

    Hope in those numbers.
    At least twice as many as at the foot of the Cross.
    Ratzinger was not impressed by numbers.

  28. Christine says:

    Speaking up for the Presbyterian work ethic –
    discipline, diligence and frugality.
    I could do with more of those three.

  29. Rosie says:

    Sure, a handful of very elderly women is a sign of hope.
    The evangelical Church of Christ is absolutely booming though, carpark overflowing every Sunday for their 10am.
    It’s a fact that in the US and elsewhere mainstream protestant churches are being abandoned for evangelicals.
    Catholic churches in some US states and South America have a similar problem.

  30. Ed Case says:

    The Church Of Christ preaches the prosperity gospel, if you wanna believe that Jesus wants you to drive a Rolls Royce, head on down there.

  31. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Ratzinger was not impressed with anti-Semitism either.

  32. Franx says:

    Ratzinger was not impressed with anti-Semitism either.

    True; nor would he ever see humankind as scum, although no doubt understanding that at times reactions can make for strange verbal expressions.

  33. Rosie says:

    Pope Benedict might not have used the expression ‘scum’ but he certainly recognised that evil men do evil things, as a teenager he has that experience when his Downs Syndrome cousin was exterminated by the Nazis.

  34. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “True; nor would he ever see humankind as scum”

    Never ever have I described ‘humankind as scum‘.

    Try harder Franxi.

  35. NFA says:


    Let’s have Sharia in Australia and get rid of the ‘trans’ and ‘homo-sexuals’ overnight.

    Does that sound good to you?

  36. Ed Case says:

    If by Sharia, you hark back to the days of laws against Blasphemy, then, yeah, it’s sounding better all the time.

  37. Didn’t the Presbyterians and the Methodists start with their own brand of evangelical zeal? The danger lies in getting established and comfortable.

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