INGRID DOULTON | Religion | Contact
The Prime Nightwatchman has consoled the biggest threat to his leadership this afternoon, saying he went through a similar period of hardship when the leader of his church admitted to child sex offences.
Scott Morrison put his hand on Tony Abbott’s shoulder as they made their way from the House to the Liberal Wing around 3pm this afternoon and whispered in his ear.
“Feel my strong hand, it is the love of God,” he said.
“I’m here for you, mate. So is Jesus and the guys. Hang in there, I know it’s tough,”
“There is light at the end of the tunnel for us.”
What the Nightwatchman is referring to is the founder and one-time leader of the Hillsong Church, Frank Houston, admitting to sexually abusing a child in 2000.
He was excommunicated from the political lobbying group shortly after.
“You remember all that shit with Thornleigh Maccas?” Morrison asked Abbott.
“It was a wild time to be a member of the Assembly Of God, bro”
“But yeah, I don’t know how I’d be be travelling if my spiritual leader lived long enough to actually face conviction for abusing kids. Thinking of you bra”
The Advocate reached out to the Liberal Party for comment on the exchange between the two political heavyweights but have yet to receive a reply.
Predictably, Bill Shorten and the rest of the Labor Party, plus the sixteen Australians rich enough to care about what The Greens are doing, have remained silent in the hopes that nobody will look through their skeleton closet next.
Bob Katter MP offered comment but it was mostly about South Queensland bias in the Maroons Origin selections.
More to come.