As most of us who live in Australia know the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is far from being a conservative voice. At http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s3489812.htm one may view the ABC programme Q & A for Monday 30 April, 2012. The last Question for the programme was “PARLIAMENT PRAYERS – Helen Heath asked: ‘In the 2006 Census, less than two-thirds of Australians identified themselves as Christian. In Dandenong, we celebrate this diversity and at the start of each local council meeting, a prayer is offered by a faith leader from a different religious community on a rotational basis. Is it time for the opening of Commonwealth and State parliaments to be marked by not only the Lord’s Prayer but also prayers from a variety of religious traditions?”’
The ecumenical forget where our nation came from philosophy. The only voice for continuing only with the Lord’s Prayer was federal Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella and she was booed! Where were the anti-bullying police!? Whatyareckon?