The announcement that former Australian Christian Lobby spokesperson Lyle Shelton was joining Cory Bernardi's Australian Conservatives party -- giving them the  benefits of the considerable persuasion he brought to the No campaign, presumably -- was in many ways no surprise. They were allies in the marriage equality campaign, and their views that freedom of speech and religious freedom is under constant attack from political correctness (personified neatly by the expansion of the legal definition of marriage and the existence of Safe Schools) were more or less in perfect concert. Indeed, Shelton implied heavily in his first interview that an Australian Conservatives policy in the future might be to strip same sex marriages of their legal status.

But this is not the case across the board. Notably on asylum seekers, Bernardi's tough guy rhetoric doesn't match up with Shelton's faintly more, well, Christian take on the issue.