Daily Archives: November 20, 2007

The Australian Christian vote?

I still don’t believe there is a Christian vote in Australia as such, despite those like Family First, the Christian Democrats, and Jim Wallace’s Christian Lobby, which, along with conservative elements in the Catholic and Anglican Churches — especially in Sydney — and Hillsong, tend to attract much attention, partly because they are seen as analogous to the Christian Right in America. The Exclusive Brethren are another matter again.

I said much the same on Sunday night in reference to Sunday night’s episode of Compass on ABC.

So I was interested to find via Brian McKinlay’s Canberra  blog a survey of political parties done by a group I had not encountered before: The Centre for an Ethical Society, a mostly Catholic outfit, whose newsletter emanates from John Howard’s own electorate (Eastwood 2122).

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