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Religious freedom report is a culture war disaster

Religious freedom report is a culture war disaster

The report, which was delayed for six months, has now had exactly the opposite effect of that intended.

Will ScoMo ever cut through in irreligious Australia?

Will ScoMo ever cut through in irreligious Australia?

Scott Morrison is trying to find the right balance between his dual image as a devout Christian, and a daggy but relatable suburban dad.

What kind of evangelical is Scott Morrison?

What kind of evangelical is Scott Morrison?

What type of evangelical is Scott Morrison? The overnight Christian who sought God for practical reasons? Or is he the true believer, who got the faith young, and sees it as the core organising principle of his world?

Ostentatious religion could make a bad situation worse for ScoMo

Ostentatious religion could make a bad situation worse for ScoMo

Morrison's public appeals to religion have made it difficult for him to get back into the likeable suburban dad demeanour. And the right commentariat aren’t helping. They still think they're fighting the '60s/'70s culture war.

Is the Coalition’s gender inequality due to religion?

Is the Coalition’s gender inequality due to religion?

So far under Scott Morrison, the Coalition's image as a no-girls-allowed, boys-rule cubby house has not improved. Could the new prime minister's religion have anything to do with this?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?