With Morrison’s Religious Discrimination Bill current under discussion, we sat down with Father Rod Bower to address the subtext of the issue.
Australia is a secular country, a nation that governs outside of religion. But under Morrison’s government, the religious come first.
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.