In an end of year interview treasurer Scott Morrison has vowed to defend christianity in the wake of marriage equality becoming law, and to push for so called "religious freedoms" in the review into religious protections to be conducted by the gov. You can make a submission to that inquiry here.
To LGBT it's entirely bizarre that just because we gain equal rights then religion wants to be protected from us. Protected from what? David and I loving each other and having that recognised by law? Big whoop. Grow a fuckin spine. Criticism against religion isn't discrimination. Religious belief isn't about who you are, it's about a belief system open to discussion in the competition of ideas. It's an insult to us LGBT to have that compared to discrimination that we've suffered going right to the core of our being.
Morrison claims that christians are being discriminated against when people mock it and make jokes about it. What a bloody snowflake! Cry me a fuckin river! As far as I'm concerned, after the findings of the royal commission into child sex abuse, and the damage done to the LGBT community (particularly in the last couple of years in Australia) in the name of their religion, it beggars belief that religion now would claim they need protection from us and to be respected for what they've done to us.
Such "protections" would simply enforce their discrimination against us putting it in to law. They want their discrimination against us to be enforced by secular law. What a disgusting group of people. FFS why can't they just leave us alone.
Scott Morrison says he will fight back against discrimination and mockery of Christians and other religious groups in 2018, in comments that position him as one of the leading religious conservatives in the Turnbull government.Note in the last paragraph is mentioned he was thanked by the Maronite christian church, it's members being the one's responsible for the vandalism of gay murals in the eastern suburbs recently.
Mr Morrison also promised to play a leading role next year in the debate about enshrining further "protections" for religious freedom in law, which will be informed by a review currently being led by former Attorney-General Philip Ruddock. \
The Treasurer said he had made a conscious decision to "call out" discrimination and to stand up for people of faith.
"And I'm just gonna call that out. With what I've seen happen in the last year, I've just taken the decision more recently, I'm just not going to put up with that any more, I don't think my colleagues are either."
"Where I think people are being offensive to religion in this country – whichever religion that might be, but particularly the one I and many other Christians subscribe to – well, we will just call it out and we will demand the same respect that people should provide to all religions."
The Sydney MP also opened up about what it meant to receive the thanks of Christian groups, such as at a recent meeting with Maronite Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, "who were pleased someone stood up for them, and spoke with them, and understood their point, and didn't forsake them". Sydney Morning Herald