Prime Minister Scott Morrison has successfully delayed a vote to end discrimination against LGBTQI students in private schools by delivering a pithy sermon to journalists gathered in the prime minister’s courtyard.
Morrison expressed concern that Christian schools could not discriminate against LGBTQI students in his “Scomo Sermo”.
Morrison warned that Christian schools should be able to practice their own “ethos”, which includes for example, Leviticus 18:22, “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination”.
“Or Leviticus, chapter 20, verse 13: If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them,” Morrison told reporters.
Morrison also quoted Corinthians 6:9-10:
“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
A vote to end discrimination against LGBTQI children in religious schools will now be delayed for a long time, just like legislation on same-sex marriage.