Political pursuit of religion - 2009-11-21

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F360.png Political pursuit of religion November 21, 2009, Noel Pearson, Opinion, The Australian

"Religious freedom did not mean the Catholic or Anglican churches were not held accountable for crimes and abuses committed by their priests, nuns and officials, albeit belatedly. Ultimately, this is not about religious freedom. In Australia there are no limits on what you can believe. But there are limits on how you can behave. It is called the law, and no one is above it."

The good senator should pause and reflect on his closing statement: our elected representatives are not above the law and they have no right to use parliament to pursue religious organisations contrary to section 116 of the Australian Constitution.


{{cite news | first = Noel | last = Pearson | title = Political pursuit of religion | url = http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/political-pursuit-of-religion/story-e6frg6zo-1225800617136 | work = Opinion | publisher = The Australian | date = November 21, 2009 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}