Abbott proposes compulsory christianity
Monday June 28th 2010, 8:03 pm

WTF moment of the week in Australian politics:

All kids must read the Bible, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says

BIBLE classes should be compulsory so children have a fundamental understanding of Christianity on leaving school, Tony Abbott says.

“I think everyone should have some familiarity with the great texts that are at the core of our civilisation,” said the Federal Opposition leader.

“That includes, most importantly, the Bible.

“I think it would be impossible to have a good general education without at least some serious familiarity with the Bible and with the teachings of Christianity.

“That doesn’t mean that people have to be believers.”

But former Howard government Islamic advisor Dr Ameer Ali, said Mr Abbott’s remarks were “over the top”.

“It’s one thing to say every child needs a good knowledge of history and geography or science,” Dr Ali said.

“But it is something else to say all children should have a knowledge of the Bible. That might hurt other people who have their own holy scriptures,” he said.

And the Australian Education Union’s federal president, Angelo Gavrielatos, said that religion was not a priority for schools.

“There is a place for comparative studies of religion in the curriculum, but ultimately we consider it a private matter for parents and their children,” he said.

Living proof that fucktardery never ends in the Lieberal Party.

Rave on, Tony-o. If Labor swapping leaders won’t win them the next election, your religionuttery will shoe them right on in.


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This is bullshit. I can’t believe people like this make it to positions of power.
We need to go the other way of removing religion from school and government, NOT embedding it more.

Comment by John 07.01.10 @ 10:54 am

Not disputing Abbott’s cockery, but the article referenced is over 6 months old. Isn’t that a little dated? Has he made any more comments on this matter?

Comment by Matt 07.01.10 @ 11:20 am

So it is, Matt- but I had not seen it back in December. I picked up the link on the day I posted this entry from someone else who ran it on Twitter.

Comment by weez 07.01.10 @ 2:17 pm

it doesnt matter when he said it,the fact he said it to begin with proves that that is what he believes and he is a preacher man that can’t be trusted.He can’t take it back now cos its an election year but as usual he will contridict himself,he is a racist anti-other religions

Comment by tam 07.07.10 @ 4:17 pm

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