Just when you thought we were done with Scott Morrison talking about miracles, the former prime minister has taken to the stage again to share his faith and discuss god’s plan.
This time, however, speaking at a church founded by former tennis player Margaret Court in Perth, he’s been a little more upfront about his religious views and exactly where he stands on his religious faith.
Indeed, despite leading the previous government of Australia, he’s urged people to put their faith in god, over governments. He’s even taken a swing at the United Nations.
“We trust in him. We don’t trust in governments. We don’t trust in United Nations, thank goodness,” he said according to footage shared by Ten News and news.com.au.
“We don’t trust in all of these things as fine as they might be and as important as the role that they play. Believe me, I’ve worked in it.”
“But as someone who’s been in it, if you are putting your faith in those things, like I put my faith in the Lord, you are making a mistake. They are fallible.”
His belief in trusting in governments has come a long way since he was actually in government — like in May 2022, when he said in a press conference: “Australians need to trust the government.”
Morrison told the gathered crowd of believers that he still believes in miracles, and that god still has a plan for him — in reference to his 2019 election victory speech where he proudly declared he still believes in miracles.
“Do you believe that if you lose an election that god still loves you and has a plan for you? I do. I still believe in miracles. God has secured your future, all of it. Yeah, even that bit,” he told the crowd.
Morrison also spoke about anxiety and those who give in to their worries as giving in to “Satan’s plan”. He said that “God knows that anxiety is part of the human condition.”
He added that by putting faith in god’s plans, you can worry less. “No matter how (secular people) might seek to deny it, or even dismiss it, the truth of god stands up and shines,” he said.
Morrison ended his sermon by declaring that he’s always “railed against” identity politics. “The idea that you’re defined by your gender or your sexuality or whatever it happens to be,” he said.
Morrison told reporters he was invited to make the speech by Court, and that he was doing so in a private capacity.
Court herself has attracted controversy in recent years as an outspoken Pentecostal preacher, including sharing damaging public views about homosexuality and the transgender community. She’s also a big fan of Morrison, having publicly shared that she had prayed for his re-election this year.
As for Morrison, I thought I was done writing about him and the many lies he said during his time in government. But speeches like the above can’t go unnoticed or unreported.
To have a former prime minister speak about trust in god over government, god over trust in the United Nations, and god over trust in seeking help for mental health, is horrifying.
Not only that, but the man is still IN politics, retaining the seat of Cook, representing a large chunk of Southern Sydney and taking a decent taxpayer salary in the process.