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Scott Morrison’s Pentecostal Christian faith is at the centre of his understanding of political life. In his maiden speech to Parliament in 2008, he described himself as standing for "the immutable truths and principles of the Christian faith".

But there is a paradox at the heart of Morrison and the relationship between his religious beliefs and his political theory and practice.