Sam Dastyari: [stem; evangelical; claptrap;] There is so much with what you've said just then that is so offensive. It's hard to know where to start. The politician in me tells me that I should be saying that while I disagree with your views. I wholeheartedly respect them. But I find that very hard. I find that very hard to respect a lot of your views on what you've said, because I don't think it comes from a place of love, I think it comes from a place of hate and I think that there is so much I can't accept the fact you believe, that Gini's parents who I have no doubt love each other, you know, that they're hurting their child simply because of the love they have for one another, I can't accept that. I think so much - I worry that so much of your views stem, not really with an issue with just marriage, I think some of it stems from an issue homosexuality. And you've described homosexuality as a lifestyle. You've said that homosexuality drives us further away from God. These are your comments. You run a Blog called Ask the Bigot and I think that there are people in this country who have different views on same sex marriage. They are entitled to have different views on same sex marriage. People are going to have that debate, but I think we have to have that debate at a higher level and I'm sorry. But I think this American evangelical claptrap is the last thing we need in the debate.
1. of or belonging to a Christian group that emphasizes the authority of the Bible and the importance of people being saved through faith;
2. wanting very much to persuade people to accept your views and opinions;
stupid talk that has not value