Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned that social media is driving the spread of identity politics, saying it is being used by the “wicked” and that the younger generation is at greatest risk of its effects.
In a rare insight into the prime minister’s personal beliefs, The video has arrived Of his speech delivered to the Australian Churches Synod on the Gold Coast.
Morrison talked about how his Christian faith led his work, saying that Australians need to get together, especially because identity politics can destroy the community.
“People tend to think of themselves as being defined only by a particular group, rather than seeing or evaluating themselves as individuals, and tend to get lost in that group,” Morrison said. ..
“We all know how it corrodes and desensitizes our country and our society, not only here but around the world. I think it’s a bad thing. I think that’s a very bad thing, “he added, praying to the attendees and calling on them to use” spiritual weapons. “
He warned that social media would hurt young people unless people took action to protect themselves.
“It will take our youth. It takes their courage. It will rob them of their hopes. It will steal their hopes,” he said.
“Sure, social media has its strengths and value, and you can connect with people in new ways. But those weapons can also be used by evil ones, and we Must call it. “
In the Christian context, Morrison’s reference to the “wicked” refers to Satan.
Morrison was the first Pentecostal Christian Australian Prime Minister. He was frank about his beliefs, but rarely supported his personal views while discussing policies.
During a difficult week of campaigning, Morrison admitted that he had “signed” or appealed to God for help while visiting an art gallery in the Central Coast area of New South Wales.
When he entered the gallery, the prime minister said, “I had the biggest picture of a soaring eagle in front of me.”
“The message I received that day was that Scott had to run so that he wouldn’t get tired. He had to walk so that he wouldn’t lose his mind. Spread his wings like an eagle and the eagle’s. You need to soar. “
Federal Opposition Labor leader Anthony Albanese said faith is a personal matter and respects the spiritual beliefs of the individual.
“But it’s also important to have a separation of church and state here,” he told ABC Radio.
“The idea that God is on the side of a politician is as respectful as the idea that when someone’s sports team wins, it’s because of God’s intervention,” he said.
Former Labor leader Mark Latham himself said he was not a Christian, and that Judaism and Christian values were important in halting the influence of Australian cultural Marxism.
“I’m not a Christian myself, but if we’re serious about protecting civilization, Christianity is more important than ever, and more important than ever in terms of its value and importance. I know there is, “he said. National Citizens Council Supper In 2018.
“If we don’t stand up and fight these things, we will lose not only national values and customs, but also the best traditions of our culture and Western civilization.”