Saturday, August 11, 2007

it's almost enough to make me want to vote democrat

Finally a word of sanity in a week when both labour and lib leaders teleconferenced a link with all the happy clappy churches around the nation – one lone voice in the parliament has come out and questioned the madness.

Democrat senator Lyn Allison has said
THERE are too many Christians in parliament

Good old Bob Brown has stuck his hand up for the Greens – in a bob each way kind of statement he said the leaders of the major parties should be addressing faiths rather than a select group of conservative Christians. But then kicked in "There will be many tens of thousands of Christians voting for the Greens because they prefer the humanitarian and environmentally focused policies that we have,"

Perhpas the Democrats will survive this election after all?

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Blogger Jeffrey said...

It is statistically true that Christians are overrepresented in Parliament. The Democrats have said the same about women and indigenous peoples and the Democrats were pioneers in having women and indigenous people in positions of parliamentary leadership.

A lot of people in the media painted the Democrats are anti-Christian. I find this hard to believe since that party had an ordained minister as a Senator. But that is beside the point. All the Democrats did here was point out a statistical truth. I do not want Parliament to be intimidating institution. It should welcome all people.

9:11 am  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Jeffery - I don't think the Dems said that women and indigenous people are over repreresented in parliament, as the opposite are true.

I wasn't hinting at them being anti-chrisitian, rather that the 2 major parties are pandering to what they perceive as a powerful lobby group, the Hillsong church.

9:19 am  

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