Topic archives: Religion

The Yes camp’s hostility to religion is losing them votes

September 7, 2017 17

The Yes crowd must make room for believers in their campaign if they are to represent all the colours of the rainbow.

Meet the No campaign’s Heidi McIvor, with links to the Gippsland Times and a mission from God

August 31, 2017 15

A closer look at a vocal member of the No to same-sex marriage campaign reveals a church on a mission to take over the state.

Greg Sheridan says God is dead, confusing God with his journalistic integrity

August 28, 2017 13

Greg Sheridan's turned the Oz into his own personal pulpit, but what he's preaching isn't news.

Freedom of religion is not the right to dictate others’ lives

August 21, 2017 23

Tony Abbott, in his clarion call, said vote No for religious freedom and freedom of speech. Michael Bradley explores how Abbott's invocation of freedom relies on trampling over the freedoms of others.

Religious zealots (like Abbott) who oppose same-sex marriage are trying to impose sharia law

August 15, 2017 4

Australians seem to be perpetually scared of the potential imposition of sharia law, of losing the freedom to live as they desire. But is not our denial of same-sex marriage exactly that?

It’s 2017, for Christ’s sake. Can we finally stop saying The Lord’s Prayer in Parliament?

June 29, 2017 12

Our constitution mandates freedom of religion. So why do we open Parliament with a Protestant prayer?

Census mythbusting: have we truly become a nation of Islam-curious Chinese heathens?

Census mythbusting: have we truly become a nation of Islam-curious Chinese heathens?

June 28, 2017 4

We're being swamped by Asians! Our Christian heritage is fading! Islam is surging! Calm down, Australian media.

Taxpayers should shell out for religious indoctrination in public schools because freedom

May 8, 2017 12

School chaplains argue they need millions of dollars in taxpayer funding to push their religion in government schools.

Homophobic bakers A-OK but taxi drivers can lump it, says bishop

January 25, 2017 7

While bakers are off the hook for same-sex weddings, taxi drivers won't have a choice but to take gay couples to their weddings.

Essential: ‘concerns’ about Aussie Muslims are falling despite bigots

October 11, 2016

Voters are concerned about Muslims and think there are far more in Australia than there really are. But things have improved since 2011.

Religious education encouraged ‘grooming’ 7-year-olds

August 19, 2016 12

Children were being encouraged to form "special friendships" and share secrets with adults in a religious education program in Queensland.

Census battles over “no religion”

August 1, 2016 7

There is a battle about how people identify their religion on the census.

Dangerous fluid ideology taught to our kids

June 10, 2016 15

Children as young as nine are being taught to mix bleach with their favourite drink, cordial. The bleach represents Jesus (yes, we are confused too). And they are supposed to love Jesus ...

Essential: voters want to dump religious tax exemption

April 5, 2016 5

Australians want an end to the taxation exemption enjoyed by church, this week's Essential Report shows.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

November 27, 2015 9

Do you love Jesus and administration? Have we got a job for you ... war profiteering ... imagine a world where religious organisations pay their damn taxes ...

It’s time for the Victorian Liberal Party to accept the blame

November 5, 2015 8

Crikey readers discuss politics and other issues of the day.

Making ‘justice’ a dirty word

July 22, 2014 3

Crikey readers have their say on MH17 and women in religion.

Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: doom, gloom and stupidity edition

Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: doom, gloom and stupidity edition

February 19, 2014 17

It turns out that those on the Left side of politics are smarter than those on the Right ... plenty of people claim to have god on their side ... climate change could end us all in 20 years ...

Breaking the silence on abortion and unplanned pregnancy

Breaking the silence on abortion and unplanned pregnancy

November 18, 2013 27

Despite being unlawful in most states and territories, abortions are common and a fact of life for many women, writes Jane Caro.

Should freedom of speech extend to God? A blasphemous debate

Should freedom of speech extend to God? A blasphemous debate

November 8, 2013 21

Freedom to lampoon religion and religious figures is still a criminal offence in most states and territories. Should it be? At a debate in Sydney last night, the strong feeling was no.