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The problem with Scott Morrison’s government is not that it is “too Christian” but that it is not nearly Christian enough. 

Deep down, I believe Morrison knows this, hence his fatuous remark, recently repeated in the foreword to a new book about Sir Robert Menzies, that “the Bible is not a policy textbook”. Literally, of course, that is true. But it is also a cop-out, designed to deflect scrutiny. Any self-respecting Christian should always test their conduct against the Bible’s “purpose or direction”.