Christian who attacked Alan Joyce with a cake brought to trial

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An evangelical Christian activist who smashed a pie in the face of a gay CEO of Qantas is now charged of assault. After declaring the company’s support for equal marriage, Mr Joyce faced a backlash encouraged by the anti-LGBT lobby. The exec was abused by government ministers and trashed in the media – and the negative coverage led one angry Christian pensioner to attack him with a lemon meringue pie. 67-year-old pie attacker Tony Overheu is accused of assault, property damages and lying to police. According to WA Today, his lawyer requested a four week adjournment, which was granted. Overheu will reappear in court on July 7 and his bail was renewed.
The former farmer, who has not yet entered a plea, had claimed in the press after the attack that he did not realise it was a crime to assault someone with a pie. He said: “My wife is at my throat… I didn’t understand that I’d breached the state’s criminal code, so clearly I regret that.”

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