A song that highlights potential double standards in the PM’s faith has drawn strong criticism from some quarters days after it originally aired on the ABC.
On Monday night comedy show Tonightly with Tom Ballard featured Bridie Connell and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd performing a song that took aim at Scott Morrison’s religious standpoint, comparing it to his stance on the country’s strong immigration policy.
The song included lines such as: “We love Jesus but not refugees.”
“If Jesus was a refugee we would say f … off we’re full.”
“You’ve got to love thy neighbour unless they vote Labor or are foreign or gay.”
Bruce Baird, who held the Shire-based seat of Cook before Mr Morrison, said: “I think it is not fair game to attack somebody for their religion or to send them up for it.”
“Scott is a strongly committed Christian but he doesn’t impose that on anybody else and I am sure it is one of the reasons he went into politics, to make a difference.”
In his maiden speech Mr Morrison claimed: “My personal faith in Jesus Christ is not a political agenda.”
DO YOU THINK IT IS FAIR GAME TO SATIRIZE THE PM’S RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?