Posts Tagged ‘Scott Morrison’

Former PM says don’t trust the government

Monday, September 19th, 2022

“We don’t trust in governments. We don’t trust in the United Nations, thank goodness”, Former Australian prime minister Scott Morrison told people at the Victory Life Centre in Perth. “We don’t trust in all these things, fine as they may be and as important as the role that they play,” he said. Read more

Scott Morrison tells Pentecostals to trust God, not governments

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

People should trust God, not governments says former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. In a sermon to churchgoers at Perth’s Pentecostal Victory Life Centre, Morrison said in his experience it would be a mistake to trust governments. “We trust in Him. We don’t trust in governments. We don’t trust in United Nations, thank goodness. “We Read more

Scott Morrison threatens funding for independent and Catholic schools

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Scott Morrison has used the threat of withdrawing independent and Catholic schools’ recurrent funding to enlist their support in keeping non-government schools open during the Covid-19 crisis. After Morrison’s discussions with both sectors on Wednesday, the Association of Independent Schools New South Wales has written to its members backing his position to keep schools open Read more

Religious freedom significantly strengthened in Australia

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The position of Australian churches, faith-based schools and charities to select staff based on their beliefs has been strengthened by a raft of changes to Prime Minister, Scott Morrison’s religious freedom bill. The changes came after faith-based organisations, business leaders and LGBTTIQ+ groups were highly critical of the initial draft. A second draft, Morrison is Read more

Scott Morrison is ‘running for Prime Minister not Pope’

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Scott Morrison has hit back at a series of uncomfortable questions about whether he believes God will decide the election outcome by saying he is running for Prime Minister not Pope in the 2019 Federal Election. Speaking with ABC Adelaide on Tuesday, Mr Morrison was pressed on whether he thought the outcome of Saturday’s election Read more

Australia’s new Pentecostal Prime Minister

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Australia’s first Pentecostal prime minister Scott Morrison and his family are members of the Sutherland Shire’s Horizon Church in Sydney. Housed in a 1200-seat auditorium, Horizon is a Pentecostal Christian church where pastors give rousing sermons, and followers can sometimes speak in tongues and engage in “divine healing”. Read more

Aussie couple vows to divorce if same-sex marriage legal

Friday, June 12th, 2015

An Australian Christian couple has vowed to divorce if Australia allows same-sex couples to marry. Nick and Sarah Jensen believe that widening the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples would threaten the sacred nature of the union. They also fear it would leave the door open for polygamy. The Jensens have been happily married Read more

Dumping migrant children in Nauru called state-sanctioned abuse

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Australia has sent 157 Tamil asylum seekers, including 50 children, to Nauru a week after religious leaders slammed policy in this area as child abuse. The group were held at sea for a month after their boat, which set sail from Pondicherry in India, was intercepted in June. They were moved to Australia’s mainland, to Read more