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1:11 The IFVG Secular Index ranks our Federal politicians according to their commitment to secular policies. The same-sex marriage debate has flushed out the non-secular opinions of some of our political leaders.
Our Australian Podcast discusses One Nation Preferences, Lopsided Panels, Dying Patients, Religious Privileges, Bogus Persecution, Marauding Princes, Jackie’s Pain and Bob Katter’s Proclivities.
1:50 The result of the Queensland election has not been formally announced
but it appears that the Labor Government has been returned thanks in
part to the strange preference arrangement of the One Nation Party.
3:06 We look at the marriage equality survey and examine what correlation there was between the No vote and religious affiliation, immigration status, education and ethnicity.
12:37 The factor that correlated most strongly with a No vote was religious affiliation. Being born overseas had only a slightly positive relationship with voting No.
No surprises for guessing that we kick off with a discussion over the
result of the marriage equality survey. Interestingly, the No vote
was strongest in the western suburbs of Sydney that feature a large
10:21 We talk about the draft bill presented by James Paterson and the
nature of the exemptions that he is seeking and we also look at the
attitude of the Sydney Anglican Church and the Catholic Church to these
1:14 It seems that there is legislation to allow at least one person to
sue politicians who have fallen foul of the citizenship
requirements. A man from Wagga Wagga is showing us how it is done.
7:05 Australian attitudes to private schools are like American attitudes to
1:20 Malcolm Turnbull has had a bad week and we start off by looking at the
citizenship fiasco and his poor political skills. When the issue arose
he should have told the members in question to stand down while
waiting for the High Court to resolve the matter.
We have banged on about marriage equality for months. This episode will be a marriage equality free zone.
4:59 We start off with the assisted dying debate and the fact that the debate is not happening in Queensland despite the recent Labor conference passing a motion in favour of introducing voluntary euthanasia laws.
2:10 We start with the extraordinary homily
from Sydney’s Archbishop Anthony Fisher in which he advised Governments
that they should, in general, keep out of the friendship business and
out of the bedroom. In an extraordinary display of self-control he
managed to say this with a straight face.
2:45 Exorcisms and Islam’s view of The Devil and 5 things prophets have in common.
5:49 Embryos and medical research and how ISIS is more progressive than the Catholics
8:52 Scary Clowns, Ronald McDonald and The Hijab wrapped up into a lively discussion.