Family First in Bed with the Devil?

It seems Family First Party (FFP) has given preferences to Pauline Hanson’s Party, above the Democrats and Greens.

I don’t know what Steve Fielding’s problem is with the Greens, and I also don’t know who he’s been talking to:

“Most Australians would be very shocked to know that the Greens could hold the balance of power in Australia and that’s not what most people want, they want commonsense and that’s what Family First stands for.” from news.com.au

I think Steve’s ‘Most Australians’ are just ‘most of his other church goers’.

I would like to think that most Australians would be happy for the Greens to hold the balance of power, I also think the Greens have a lot more commonsense and integrity than the FFP.

At least the Greens and Democrats are honest about who they are and what they support, unlike Family First which is really just an evangelical religious party, who are against almost everything:

In practice, the FFP promotes a strong Religious Right platform, including opposition to school sex education, euthanasia and prostitution, and outspoken support for censorship. The party would like pregnant women considering abortion to be shown scans of the foetus. Recently Peter Harris has called for the teaching of creationism in schools, in the name of ‘balance’. from unbelief.org

Reading their abortion literature they don’t explicitly say they are anti-abortion, but they want to make it as difficult as possible for women to get one. I wouldn’t be surprised to see FFP members picketing outside abortion clinics, as Fiery did with some other bunch of religious nutters.

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2 responses to “Family First in Bed with the Devil?

  1. I think it could come down to the fact that Bob Brown is gay. I have seen Bob Brown and Fielding in the same room and you could see the unreasonable and disproportionate dislike that Fielding has for him.

  2. AV

    At least the Greens and Democrats are honest about who they are and what they support, unlike Family First which is really just an evangelical religious party

    If you can bear it, have a listen to last week’s Religion Report. Even Fred Nile, whose party is openly rightwing fundie Christian, thinks Family First is dishonest.

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