Posts Tagged ‘Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’

Christian empathy demands action

Monday, February 21st, 2022
Empathy

Over the past week, Australians have heard Scott Morrison make several explicit references to his faith. Given Morrison has placed his faith front and centre of his public persona, it is helpful to try to understand how he perceives his faith and how it might intersect with his job as prime minister. For me, Morrison’s Read more

Vote on Australian religious discrimination bill delayed

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Christian groups and conservative Liberals attacked commitments the Prime Minister made to amend the Sex Discrimination Act – after pressure from moderate Liberals – to ensure gay students would not be expelled or suspended over their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Australian Christian Lobby and Christian school groups threatened to withdraw their support for Read more

Australian religious discrimination bill to stop ‘cancel culture’

Monday, November 29th, 2021
Australian religious discrimination bill

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned that religious Australians should not be “cancelled, persecuted or vilified” because of their beliefs. Instead, Morrison insisted, people of faith must be defended from those who seek to marginalise and silence them. After tabling the government’s religious discrimination bill in parliament on Thursday, Morrison said faith groups and Read more

Australian PM revisits religious freedom fight

Thursday, November 18th, 2021
Australian religious freedom fight

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has reignited the Australian religious freedom fight with a reworked bill protecting expressions of faith-based views even if they offend others. Morrison’s religious discrimination bill, a 2019 election pledge, will shield Australians from prosecution if they express reasonable and genuinely held faith-based views despite offending others. Senior government sources said the Read more

Australian PM Scott Morrison mocked for praying

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

When Australian prime minister Scott Morrison addressed a gathering of pastors from the Australian Christian Churches (ACC), a recording was leaked on social media by the Rationalist Society. They did not do that to make Morrison look good. Rather, they hoped it would make the PM look, um, weird because of his faith – or Read more

Disturbing new claims made about Israel Folau and his church

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

A parent of a young rugby player has made distrubing claims about the radical teachings of former Wallaby star Israel Folau’s church. The mother became concerned when Folau started inviting fellow players to the Truth of Jesus Christ Church in Sydney’s north-west. The church was set up by Folau’s father Eni in 2013. The mother Read more