You can quickly tell where a person is at by what he gives clear priority to. The same with political parties. What they prioritise and carry on about tells you a lot about their core values. And when you have an Australian political party bent on destroying marriage and family, legalising drugs, pushing the culture of death, and promoting one amoral and immoral cause after another, that is most telling.
But it is the anti-Christian bigotry that is most worrying about this political party. I refer to the Australian Greens. Along with many in the Labor Party, they are the most secular left, anti-Christian party around. And it shows big time. It seems you never hear them talking about actual green causes much these days. Instead, it is all radical social engineering.
So their priorities are things like the legalisation of euthanasia, or legalising homosexual marriage, or now, banning the Lord’s Prayer in Parliament. What all these things actually have to do with the environment is beyond me. But that simply proves my point: these guys are not about hugging trees; they are about destroying Australia and the West with their nasty agenda of cultural Marxism.
They have long been known as radical moonbats, and their decision to declare war on public prayer is about as moonbat as you can get. How does banning prayer save the trees or the air? It does nothing of the sort of course, but this nonetheless is a big priority of the lunar Greens.
Check out this bit of loosely disguised misotheism: “The Australian Greens want the Lord’s Prayer dropped from the opening of each day’s federal parliament sittings. Acting Greens leader Richard Di Natale says the use of the prayer is outmoded and does not reflect modern multi-faith Australian society.
“It was introduced in June 1901, and at the time the House of Representatives decided the Speaker and not an official parliamentary chaplain should lead the prayer. Senator Di Natale said he would ask a committee to take a fresh look at the prayer, with a view to removing it from the standing orders and replacing it with a secular opening statement. ‘What we need to do is ensure the tradition of separation of church and state is reinforced,’ he said.”
So there you have it. Save the oceans? Save the forests? Nope, their priority is to get rid of God in the public arena. They are on a holy war, crusading to stamp out all vestiges of our Judeo-Christian heritage. Sure, just dumping prayer may not seem like much. But it is all part of their incremental war on faith.
Today it is prayer in parliament. Tomorrow it may be any prayer in public. The next day it may be the total ban on Bibles in any parts of the public arena. The same with gospel proclamation, and so on. Indeed, this is already happening all over the Western world, especially by the homosexual militants.
And since the Greens are fully committed to the homosexual agenda (indeed, having had as its founder and leader a homosexual) you know they will not stop with Parliamentary prayers. Their list will be endless, and we will see many more anti-God measures being pushed by these God-haters.
And they can spare us all this baloney about separation of church and state. That concept and phrase is of course eminently American, and even thoroughly misunderstood there as well. Just as so much of the Australian Constitution was borrowed heavily from the US Constitution, so too this concept.
The phrase itself is of course not even found in the US Constitution, but was used 13 years later by Jefferson in some correspondence with a church. What the First Amendment says in its famous “establishment clause” is the federal government should not be in the business of establishing one religion as an official state church.
It is to be a hands-off policy in other words. Americans are free to establish their own churches without any government interference. This was never about keeping every trace of religion out of political life. That was never the intention of the Founding Fathers.
Indeed, they made it quite clear time and time again that without God in general and Christianity in particular, the new republic could never get off the ground. They were interested in freedom for religion, not freedom from religion. Just a few representative quotes here:
“The Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis, or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government. . . . and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence.” Noah Webster
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams
“If we will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants.” William Penn
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensible supports.” George Washington
“Whatever makes men good Christians makes them good citizens.” Daniel Webster
“Can the liberties of a nation be sure when we remove their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people, that these liberties are a gift from God?” Thomas Jefferson
Hardly anyone back then thought for a moment that religious belief had to somehow be quarantined from public life and political life. It was assumed that religion – primarily the Christian religion – was the foundation for any sort of healthy government.
The modern obsession with radical secularism as exemplified by the Greens was totally foreign to the thinking of the American founding fathers. So this whole notion of separation of church and state is radically different today from what it was originally intended to mean. But see much more detail on this here: www.billmuehlenberg.com/2006/10/20/separation-of-church-and-state/
And it was basically the same here when the Australian Constitution was penned. There were no rabid, anti-God secularists seeking to keep every last trace of religion out of the political or public realm. Simply look again at what is stated:
“The Commonwealth shall not make any law for establishing any religion, or for imposing any religious observance, or for prohibiting the free exercise of any religion, and no religious test shall be required as a qualification for any office or public trust under the Commonwealth.” (Ch 5 § 116).
Heavily influenced by what is found in the US Constitution, this of course says nothing about banning religion from the public arena. It merely prevents the government from imposing any state religion on the country. It is about restraining government, in other words, not religion.
The simple truth is, Western civilisation, including the founding of Australia, was overwhelmingly the product of the Judeo-Christian worldview. Without it the West as we know it simply would not exist. Yet it seems the misotheist Greens want to eliminate every last trace of this biblical heritage, at least in the public arena.
Given how intimately connected these two are, one politician was absolutely right to say, “The Greens are incompatible with Western civilisation.” Yes, quite so. Everything that made the West great the Greens seem to be against.
Well, I’ve got news for these anti-Christian bigots: if they hate so much the Lord’s prayer and other aspects of Australia’s religious history, then that is their problem. But try showing a little bit of tolerance for a change – you know that word: you use it all the time – and allow the overwhelming majority of religious and Christian Australians to say such a prayer if they choose.
We have seen before how the eradication of faith in the public arena has gone. Just think of the Bolsheviks, the National Socialists, the Maoists, and so on. We don’t need more anti-Christian bigotry from political parties here thanks.