It has often been said that we should not be afraid of a politician’s religious belief; that it is their private business and it should concern nobody else; after all, most Australian Prime Ministers have been adherents of one or other sect. However, never in my experience, have I seen anyone so dominated by their religious belief (Pentecostalism) as Scott Morrison.
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Morrison flew, at taxpayers’ expense, to the Gold Coast to attend the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) national conference and gave a speech. This led to numerous online discussions about the fact of the speech, that a transcript was not publicly released by the Prime Minister’s Office, and subsequently, the content of the speech.
In an online discussion on April 28, an interlocutor asked of David Crowe (Chief political correspondent, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age):
In response to porkies in the Murdoch media, in the previous essay, I related how comedian and political commentator Jordan Shanks (aka Friendly Jordies) filmed himself rolling up an Azerbaijani flag and walking into Kelly’s home in Illawong in Sydney’s south last month. The Kelly home is up for sale and Shanks visited during an ‘open house’ when it was open to the public for inspection.
On May 1, in Murdoch’s Daily Bellylaugh (reprinted in the Catallaxy Files1), Barnaby Joyce’s paramour, Vikki Campion wrote a piece entitled ‘Cancel culture the real rat’ and opined that it was “the real rats in our media and online that are doing more damage” than the rodent plague in eastern Australia. She accused these media and online rats of taking “control of the narrative and they have crowned themselves a noble species and their diet is any who disagree” (yes, she really said that).
As is obvious from the title, this is the fourth instalment and may be the last in this thread1-3. The previous one, briefly listed the way various religious groups had taken over some state branches of the Liberal Party3. As I have explained elsewhere, the religious hate the fact that society is becoming less religious and more progressive, and that all their legislated bigotries are being repealed, and their other bigotries outlawed3.
Ever since the Victorian Liberal opposition made a mess of its campaign for the state election and the Labor government increased its majority1, the Liberal Party have been trying desperately to pretend they are electable. This is a difficult proposition because the Victorian Liberal Party has been taken over by religious nutters, just as religion is in decline across the country2.
As I said when I posted the eighth compilation of instances of corruption1-8, it is difficult to write something new when the corruption that is endemic in the Liberal and National parties, both at a federal and state level continues on, and on, and on.