Ruthless conspiracy theorist David Graham ruined the weekend for young children after his plan to hold up several surf clubs led to a nippers session being cancelled.
Graham, who calls himself ‘Guru’ online, was outraged last weekend when clubs took part in the Pride Rainbow Beaches initiative, coinciding with WorldPride in Sydney, in which the volunteer organization flew rainbow flags at various clubs. .
In a video seen by Daily Mail Australia, he told fans to “go to the (Illawarra) surf clubs this weekend” and wait until “the four and five year olds are on the beach.”
“Then … we see these people at surf salvage facilities and ask them why they’re pushing this crap … why do they have their rainbow flags everywhere,” Graham said.
Thirroul Surf Life Saving Club, 72km south of Sydney, took Graham’s video so seriously that it made the ‘unfortunate decision to cancel the nippers’.
Ruthless conspiracy theorist David Graham (pictured) ruined the weekend for young children after his plan to raid NSW surf clubs led to a nippers session being cancelled.
The club said what the cabal called for “may affect Illawarra clubs concerned with (the) support for Pride Week and inclusion and diversity.”
“While we in no way condone this type of behavior, the safety of our volunteers and members is paramount,” the club wrote.
In his video, Graham, who is also part of the sovereign citizen movement, called on ‘freedom fighters’ to hit the surf clubs this weekend.
He and his partner Mel allegedly harassed volunteers at the North Wollongong branch last Sunday.
According to the Illawarra MercuryThe footage, which has since been removed from Facebook, showed the notorious Graham arguing with volunteer lifeguards over rainbow flags on the beach.
“You are attacking the administrator and that is unfair,” a bystander told Graham in the video, the Mercury reported.
“I’m passionate about our kids, and these whippers are just trying to turn them into gay little kids,” Graham responded.
Thirroul Surf Life Saving Club, 72km south of Sydney, took Graham’s threat so seriously they made the ‘unfortunate decision to cancel the nippers’ (Facebook post pictured)
Thirroul Surf Life Saving Club (training session pictured) said what the cabal called for “may affect Illawarra clubs in relation to (the) support for Pride Week and inclusion and diversity.”
Surf Life Saving NSW spokeswoman Donna Wishart said Graham’s video was reported earlier this week and police were notified.
“Just as a precaution, we have informed the police to make sure they are aware of any activity on the beaches,” he said.
Ms Wishart said they were “not particularly concerned” as “volunteer lifeguards deal with much bigger issues than this and are well placed to deal with anything that happens.”
What is the sovereign citizen movement?
Sovereign citizens believe they are immune from government regulations such as driver’s licenses and permits, and in some cases have violently clashed with the police.
They use a variety of conspiracy theories and falsehoods to justify their beliefs and their activities, some of which are illegal and violent.
In the United States, the FBI has described the movement as “domestic terrorism.”
Fountain: Southern Poverty Law Center
Illawarra clubs have been asked to be on the lookout for any strange behavior on the beaches this weekend.
In a podcast after the nippers cancellation, Graham defended his actions.
“We have to stop these guys one way or another,” he said.
“I am not a conspiracy theorist and I will defy him because everything I have said has come to pass.”
Last month, Graham was arrested in Wollongong, 85 kilometers south of Sydney, after allegedly intimidating a radio worker.
He arrived in court surrounded by supporters after he allegedly harassed and harassed a 2GB worker because he was denied an interview on Ben Fordham’s Breakfast Show.
The concrete mixer was arrested after police searched his boat, which is also his home, in the Wollongong harbor, and the officers also allegedly found drugs.
While denied a spot on The Ben Fordham Show, Graham had a brief stint on The Show John Laws, who called him a “conspiratorial” and a “clown”.
Graham, who has also been placed on an apprehended violence warrant by police, is running for the New South Wales Parliament in the state election on March 25.
He has built a following online during the covid-19 pandemic with posts and live streams opposing lockdowns.
After his arrest, Graham filed a request to have the items seized from his boat returned to him by the police.
“They took everything that was inside the boat, all the devices,” he said in a live broadcast.
“They also took all the things they weren’t supposed to take, which is all our election equipment, all my signatures that I came to Canberra and I took them from you beautiful people.”
David Graham (pictured), is running for the New South Wales Parliament in the state election on March 25.
2GB presenter Ben Fordham (pictured) refused to interview David Graham on his show
He said he used his time in custody to ‘red pill’ Wollongong police officers and uses mainstream media to spread his messages.
‘Red Pill’ is a reference to the 1999 film The Matrix, where taking the pill leads to learning a potentially disturbing or life-changing truth.
According to Graham’s Podcast Facebook page, his goal is to “stop the rot in our country and the world and bring the truth to the masses.”
Magistrate Melissa Humphreys adjourned Graham’s case until March 16 so she could get legal advice.