Worms Infuriated By LNP's Canavan "Grow A Spine" Comment

The National Association for the Advancement of Worms, or NAAW, has singled out former minister Matt Canavan's rhetoric during the marriage equality debate.

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Last week Canavan, who is also an Italian citizen, said people should "stop being delicate little flowers and have a proper debate."

"Can’t we all just grow a spine and grow up?" Senator Canavan added.

NAAW spokesworm T.E. Limp said it was disheartening to see such a high profile Australian with such a "dismissive and retrograde attitude" as his.

"It's bad enough to attack at risk LGBTIQ children who will face further harm by bigots newly emboldened by this public debate," Limp said. "But to attack those LGBTIQ who have never had and will never have a spine is beyond the pale."

NAAW's comments follow those made by former Australian of the Year Patrick McGorry, who said Canavan's comments were "very regrettable" and "most Australians wouldn't agree with that."