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The Austalian Constitiuton states there be a separation of Church & State . Is the PM wrong for saying he "lays hands on people & prays"(without consent) &"what Australian needs now is the Church"?

By Olivia . Created on 01 May, 2021
It doesn't matter what faith any Prime Minister has held in the past but they've never let it encroach into the Parliament. Out of the 22 Cabinet Ministers, 13 are Hillsong followers. Scott Morrison addressed the Australian Christian Churches National Conference on Tuesday 20th April and in his speech said that he would often "lay hands on people and pray without them even knowing" and that "what Australia needs now is the Church". Is this stepping over the line while in the capacity of Prime Ministerial Duties and not keeping to the Australian Constitution of separation of Church & State?
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YES - The PM is wrong & close to breaching the Australian Constitution

YES - The PM is wrong & close to breaching the Australian Constitution

NO -  The PM is right to say those things

NO - The PM is right to say those things

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YES - The PM is wrong & close to breaching the Australian Constitution
Retiree said 4 weeks ago
religion should be kept out of govt TOTALLY. If a person wants to practice in the privacy of their home - fine. All religious hierarchy are corrupt, money making organizations and should be stripped of tax exemption status.
YES - The PM is wrong & close to breaching the Australian Constitution
Brian said on May 17, 2021
We need to keep Church & State separate, otherwise we will start getting Senior Politicians telling us exactly what we should believe in, slowly bringing their Religion to the forefront.
YES - The PM is wrong & close to breaching the Australian Constitution
Marion said on May 10, 2021
Hillsong is basically a cult that has a huge following and ScoMo is one of them.. He nor anyone else should ever lay their hands on another person, without consent, and especially not to "pray".
Richard said on May 6, 2021
People should bear in mind that there are many different strands of belief that call themselves Christian. The so-called "gospel of prosperity" that is pushed by some sects or cults that call themselves Christian, and has its origin in American fundamentalist ideology, is taken by some other strands of Christianity to be a corruption or blasphemy of what Christianity is really about. People should find out for thems...
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NO -  The PM is right to say those things
Kel said on May 5, 2021
He is not pushing his religious views down my throat and is not letting his religion run the country but it would seem that the non believers think that they have a right to push their views down my throat. Their is a Christian commandment "You shall not commit murder", should we ignore that?
YES - The PM is wrong & close to breaching the Australian Constitution
Linda said on May 5, 2021
Yes so wrong. If he wants to believe that is his prerogative but don't preach to me. I am sick of everyone telling me I should believe, I should be a Vegan, I should be an environmentalist, or this or that. It smacks of arrogance to me. I am a good person and am not religious, a vegan or an environmentalist etc. I have met so many hypocrites who spout the word of God. He is the Prime Minister of this country v...
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YES - The PM is wrong & close to breaching the Australian Constitution
Ecartar said on May 4, 2021
We each have our own ideas & beliefs on religion and do not want or need someone who holds any official office pushing their beliefs. We have the separation of state & church for a reason and those in public office are supposed to be above these sort of public comments. I, for one, do not wish to end up living in an imitation of the US.
YES - The PM is wrong & close to breaching the Australian Constitution
ChrisWho said on May 3, 2021
The Prime Minister is (or should be) a leader for all Australians - whether they are religious or not. It is not the Prime Ministers responsibility or RIGHT to 'lay hands on & pray" for people without their consent. He has told us he doesn't hold a hose, but holding a bible is not in his job description either.
YES - The PM is wrong & close to breaching the Australian Constitution
Olivia said on May 3, 2021
I categorically agree with your comments ChrisWho!