Gays won’t go to hell, says Australia’s evangelical Prime Minister

Gays won’t go to hell, says Australia’s evangelical Prime Minister May 14, 2019
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Scott Morrison, above, Australia’s first Pentecostal Prime Minister, has been forced to express an opinion regarding hell and homosexuality.

And its not one that will go down well with his evangelical supporters.

Morrison said he doesn’t believe gay people are destined for Satan’s barbecues after an initial silence on the issue.

Morrison released a statement on Tuesday (May 14) saying:

No, I do not believe that.

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The question was put to Morrison at a Perth press conference amid discussions about Australian rugby player Israel Folau, who is also a Pentecostal Christian.

Folau is in deep doo-doo following his post on Instagram saying “hell awaits” gay people.

Said Morrison:

I support the law of the country and I always don’t mix my religion with politics and my faith with politics. It’s always been something that has informed how I live my life and how I seek to care for and support others

Opposition Labor leader Bill Shorten, a Catholic, has slammed Scott Morrison for steering clear of the controversy that erupted in the wake of Falau’s stupid post.

I cannot believe in this election that there is a discussion even underway that gay people will go to hell. I cannot believe that the Prime Minister has not immediately said that gay people will not go to hell.

He continued:

I think if you want to be Prime Minister of Australia you are going to be Prime Minister for all people. I don’t believe gay people, because they’re gay, will go to hell. I don’t need a law to tell me that. I don’t believe it.

Morrison has been outspoken about his anti-LGBT views and voted against marriage equality in Australia, despite his electorate of Cook voting 55 percent to 45 percent in favour on same-sex marriage. After he was elected last year he called a band that took the piss out of his Christian beliefs “numpties”.

According to this report, Australian political leaders’ religious views are rarely raised in election campaigns, which have long been regarded as a strictly secular.

But nine prominent Christian church leaders wrote to Morrison and Shorten this week demanding protections for religious beliefs and freedom of speech after Folau, the son of a Pentecostal preacher, was found guilty by the sport’s administration last week of breaching the sport’s code of conduct for using social media to say gays were doomed to hell.

In 2015, 22 Pentecostal pastors in Sweden penned an op-ed in the Christian newspaper Dagen, which condemned homosexuality as a sin, “based on what the Bible says.”

Those who are gay but do not choose celibacy will “miss out on heaven,” the article said.

One of the pastors, Tommy Dahlman, said gays “could be lost” after death.

They won’t go to heaven. They’ll go to hell.

Can the same be said of Pentecostalists who fly in their face of their movement’s core beliefs?

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  • Mike De Fleuriot

    And no one questioned him on how he knows Hell is a real place. Or maybe question him on who he thinks WILL go to Hell and how does he know this.

  • Steven Watson

    And that has what to do with the price of fish? Separation of Church and State; no Religious Tests for office. You don’t get to violate these things if you are atheist: they apply to everyone.

  • Raymond Metcalfe

    A democratically elected leader as had to say he does not believe in one aspect of the teachings of his church. That’s going to piss off the more rabid members, will they vote for him next time around? I wonder how many votes he got from his fellow believers just on the bases of his view of the book of myths? Does religion rear its ugly head during elections down under?

  • persephone

    I can come up with a few bible verses, quite easily, that indicate that these rabid homophobes will burn in hell.

  • barriejohn

    He obviously hasn’t read his Bible.

    “He’s making it up as he goes along.”

  • Michael Newsham

    Rod Dreher has a piece on this where he extols Falau as a martyr, but also scolds him for saying the quiet parts out loud- unlike fellow believers such as Dreher, who think gays are going to burn in Hell but don’t want their hate to be generally known.

  • Broga

    Atheists are safe as well. Phew!

  • Alan Crowe

    Israel Folau obviously doesn’t know his bible judging by his decorated arms.

    Leviticus 19:28, says,”You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord.”

  • barriejohn

    But surely you can see that that’s one of the commandments that no longer applies now? There’s no excuse for not knowing which ones still apply and which ones have lapsed, because the believers will let you know!

  • Freethinker

    Sorry I cannot remember who said it.

    A thinking person

  • Lisa Cybergirl

    They apply in the US; I have no idea what the law is in Australia.

  • larry parker

    This issue won’t be settled by these folks. You need to go to the source. Can somebody ask god? I’ll wait………although I don’t have another 2000years……………………………………………………………………..

  • HFR

    Don’t believe a word Morrison is saying, look at his actions. He has preferences flowing to Niles “Christian democrats” and Bernadi and Lyle Sheldons “Conservatives”. These are the antagonists that led the charge and obstructions against the marriage equality debate that cost Australia over $150 million.
    And the very ones, if elected to the Senate, will demand the Religious Freedom enquiry be enforced in full post election. This is a religious sociopath election, preferences designed for one purpose and only one purpose, to circumvent the NO vote, make no mistake. A vote for any LNP HoR or Senate is a vote for religious persecution of minorities?

  • barriejohn

    You don’t have to; Jesus is coming back “soon” and then we will “have all the answers” – though judging by his abysmal failure to communicate his thoughts accurately over the past two thousand years, I wouldn’t hold my breath!

  • rubaxter

    Isn’t that what the Bibble is all about?

    Matthew’s Jeebus doesn’t match Mark’s Jeebus who doesn’t match John’s Jeebus, whatever those guys were huffing at the time. In fact, there are earlier copies of John that don’t contain the dope-smoking babble at the beginning or the parable of Jeebus blackmailing the possible stoners of the woman.

    They’re all pulling it out of their arse, which is why Mo felt he had to come up with a better, more amenable to simple minds, Allah-Lie to get the plebs behind him to declare war on all his commercial and social competitors.

  • rubaxter

    You might as well ask him if his Gawd could come up with a pile of gold so large that a Christer politician couldn’t pocket it as a bribe.

  • rubaxter

    He’s a politician.

    His team has focus grouped, spun, and Talking Pointed his eventual, ‘acceptable’ reply, but his true, personal beliefs have not changed.

    He’s a not even a believable copy of Hugh Abbot prevaricating about his ‘spare’ apartment

  • rubaxter

    It is, after all, OMNISHAMBLES.

    “Jesus Christ, see you, you’re a fecking omnishambles, that’s what you are. You’re like that coffee machine, you know: from bean to cup, you feck up.”

    – Saint Malcolm, the Magnificent

  • Brian Curtis

    Uh-oh, he’s not hating and torturing enough to make Jesus happy!