Where’s the Prime Minister on the free speech crisis?

Where’s the Prime Minister on the free speech crisis? By Augusto Zimmermann.

NSW Legislative Councillor Mark Latham, who defended Mr Folau in his maiden speech to parliament earlier this year, said GoFundMe’s decision was “excessive use of corporate power”. He tweeted: “Lefties scoffed when I said the absence of religious freedom protections would lead to a reign of terror against Christians. In all aspects of the Folau matter, it’s easy to see what’s happening.”

This is a rather interesting situation. The agnostic Latham defends freedom of religion and freedom of speech for Christians, but the Christian PM cowardly refuses to make a comment.


As Paul Collits correctly puts it in, ‘The Prime Minister failure to see the Folau case as a flagship freedom-of-speech issue is chilling for anyone with a modicum of understanding of how and why freedom is important’.

This is the same Prime Minister who previously stated that Folau’s comments were unacceptable. “I thought they were terribly insensitive and obviously that is a matter for the ARU and they’ve taken that decision,” Morrison said.

Here you have a “Christian” Prime Minister who appears to have no regard for freedom of speech and freedom of religion. He is literally throwing a fellow believer under the bus – joining the lynch mob against a brother in Christ who simply dared to exercise his freedom of religion by freely manifesting his opinion.

Folau was simply quoting the Bible. What is next? The Bible banned in Australia? …

It is simply not acceptable in a true democracy to protect any religious group from being “offended” without grievously infringing on the constitutionally implied freedom of political communication of others who strongly disagree with them.

You can be pretty sure no member of the Australian Rugby Union team will say anything remotely politically incorrect on social media from now on. Obey the political leanings of the boss, or face the sack!

Reader Philip:

Morrison should be asked the question: “When did he first realise that some of Jesus’ teachings were unacceptable?”