Prime Minister John Key has ridiculed Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki after he launched a bitter attack on the LGBTQ community, blaming them for New Zealand’s earthquakes.
“Oh yes, it’s ridiculous, isn’t it. I mean, give me a break. Look, you always get people coming out with these stupid statements. The facts of life are New Zealand is a seismically prone country, with a number of very well identified fault lines,” Mr Key said.
“We’ve been a bit unlucky I think, clearly those plates are moving around a bit… it’s nothing to do with people’s sexuality. I mean, it’s just madness.”
Mr Tamaki has followed his speech with a written statement to Newshub, warning that natural disasters would continue.