Opinion

Morrison is too Christian for some, not Christian enough for others

John Warhurst
By John Warhurst
May 5 2021 - 7:25pm
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is the first Christian Prime Minister from outside the major denominations. Picture: Getty Images

The attention given to the Prime Minister's religious style and Pentecostal affiliation is both surprising and completely understandable. At a time when religious affiliation has been in decline for some time and the non-religious community growing steeply, debate around church-state issues has taken a non-traditional turn centred on Scott Morrison himself.

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John Warhurst

John Warhurst

Canberra Times columnist

John Warhurst is an emeritus professor of political science at the Australian National University and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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