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West Australian Liberal MP Don Randall is under fire over comments he made about Julia Gillard's religious views.

The member for Canning says many people in his electorate and across the country do not like the fact Ms Gillard is an atheist.


"It's a criticism of the fact that the electorate has deep concerns about an un-godly leader leading Australia," he said.

Mr Randall says Australia was built on Christian values, which provide the basis for being a better leader.

"We expect out leaders to convey and portray good Christian values," he said.

Don Randall, ABC News 94 Comments [7/28/2010 8:42:57 AM]
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Actually, as a British colony, it was built as a prison, first and foremost...

Besides, isn't "Good Christian Values" an oxymoron?

7/28/2010 9:03:24 AM


Oh for fucks sake!

Talk about discrimination. A quick advice to christian imbeciles: You do not have monopoly on what is right or wrong or what is moral and following your sadistic barbaric baby killing god is fucking disgusting!

7/28/2010 9:04:41 AM


This also applies to the US, sadly.

@ Mudak: Yes. Yes it is.

7/28/2010 9:05:20 AM


C'mon, I think we all know that Australia as a country was originally a penal colony, and so all or most of your ancestors were not exactly the most christian bunch. If you want to make the argument about preserving your values you should really be worrying more about preserving your prison values more than christian ones. Here's a new national motto to get you started:

"Saponem non demittit"

7/28/2010 9:10:28 AM

Doubting Thomas

I'm glad America isn't the only county infested with Christian nationalists. Too bad we can't ship the rest of ours over there.

7/28/2010 9:19:30 AM



Australia should be full of good xtian values...aren't most prisons in America chock full of 'em?

7/28/2010 9:19:31 AM


"The member for Canning says many people in his electorate and across the country do not like the fact Ms Gillard is an atheist."

Well, Don, even more people across Australia probably dislike the fact that you're an embarrassing fucktard.

7/28/2010 9:22:07 AM


Ah, a local...

Seriously, this fuckwit represents my part of Perth.

I was almost totally unaware that we even had this kind of religious idiocy down here.

This annoys me, greatly.

7/28/2010 9:22:15 AM

Reverend Jeremiah

I was under the impression that Australia started as a prison colony..no offense to the cool australians..

7/28/2010 9:23:55 AM

Doctor Whom

If you want a Christian leader, we'll gladly send you George W. Bush. The transaction will be final and as-is.

7/28/2010 9:32:11 AM

Quantum Mechanic

"Australia was built on Christian values"

A penal colony; Figures.

7/28/2010 9:35:02 AM


"Mr Randall says Australia was built on Christian values"

Why does that sound familiar?

7/28/2010 9:39:41 AM

Shanya Almafeta

@Doubting Thomas: Surely not the entire continent! Can't we just ship them all to the Northern Territory or Australia's Antartic Territory?

7/28/2010 9:39:42 AM


@Shanya Almafeta

I'd be cool with sending them to the antarctic territory. :D

7/28/2010 9:43:21 AM

Creedence Leonore Gielgud

"it was built as a prison, first and foremost..."

To be fair, the most common crime was being poor and in debt. The initial goal was to turn commoners back into serfs again. When that failed the British jumped on the using-brown-people-as-slaves bandwagon.

7/28/2010 9:47:23 AM


Australia. Built on Christian values. You've gotta fucking kidding me. America I can understand, what with all that Thanksgiving nonsense. But Australia ? Britain's continent-sized penal colony ? That's just insane.

7/28/2010 9:50:40 AM



"A quick advice to christian imbeciles...following your sadistic barbaric baby killing god is fucking disgusting!"

Yeah! Talk about discrimination!

7/28/2010 10:19:34 AM

The Lazy One

Oh great, now Australia's got the same idiots that we have in the US. Can we please just pack them all on a rocket and send them to the moon, where they can establish a colony built on Christian values, one that's far away from the rest of us?

On second thought, though, they'd probably blow up the moon.

7/28/2010 10:25:53 AM


Yeah, what a sad move it would be to have people leading a country who don't believe in imaginary friends, imaginary places and talking snakes.

To be fair to Don, it IS a Christian value to throw people one doesn't like into prison, so a penal colony COULD be said to have been founded upon Christian values.

7/28/2010 10:30:41 AM


@Creedence Leonore Gielgud

Well being poor was more of the cause than the reason, the most common crime you got deported for was theft of goods valued under 14s, theft of goods valued over 14s of course was a capital offence.

7/28/2010 10:31:19 AM


I for one would be much more concerned about a leader who looked for guidance from an imaginary friend. In any other scenario, we lock people like that up.

7/28/2010 10:39:12 AM


penal colony = Xian values


7/28/2010 10:42:47 AM


Well, modern-day statistics support Mr Randall - the amount of Christians in prisons is abnormally high, and Australia was founded as a penal colony...

Tells a lot about these "Christian values", doesn't it?

7/28/2010 10:55:05 AM


...Which Australia are we talking about again? Because apparently there is one built on Christian values, and one that was a penal colony, and I'm just getting them confused. ;)

7/28/2010 11:41:11 AM

Mister Spak

Any Aussies out there? Does your constitution have the words "Jesus" or BIBLE in it?

7/28/2010 11:52:57 AM

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