The debate topic was “Same Sex Marriage Should Not Be Legalized”. The venue was the Sydney based St. James’ (Dubious) Ethics Centre on 29 May 2012, hereafter identified as the (D)EC. Watching the debate would be a few hundred people on site, and (later) a broadcast audience of 70 million internationally via the BBC. The was confident that integrity, honesty and fairness would not be a priority and the speakers appointed confirmed this intention.
The St. James’ Ethics Centre brand would be enough to fool most, yet I wanted to see just how the distractions and limitations would be woven.
The ‘debate’ was unethical and dishonest. Let us count the ways.