This morning, Tim Costello said that Christians fearing persecution in Australia should “calm down”. However, the perception of a threat to religion, and the judgments made to offer that protection, are not new.
Scott Morrison’s “religious freedom” platform has little to do with the right to pray, it has everything to do with the right to discriminate and undo what the country voted for.
Now that the die has been cast, I think it might be best if we examine exactly what we’ve signed up for.
The anti-gay recommendations put forward by the Ruddock review are deplorable. So much so, that those against it have gained an unexpected bedfellow.
As hard as it is to admit it, exclusion is a part of a multicultural country. Considering we’re all religious to a differing degree, is there space for this thinking in our businesses?
Australia is a secular country, a nation that moves outside of religion. In Morrison’s Australia, the religious come first.
Despite us being a secular country, our religious PM is set to enable a raft of discriminatory laws last seen in the fires of the marriage equality debate.