Morrison has drawn attention for the influence of his faith on his political position. While an evangelical Christian within the Pentecostal Church, Morrison argued in his maiden speech “My personal faith in Jesus Christ is not a political agenda.
Also from his maiden speech: “So what values do I derive from my faith? My answer comes from Jeremiah, chapter 9:24: I am the Lord who exercises loving-kindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things, declares the Lord.”
He is an evangelical Christian who worships at a Hillsong-style Pentecostal church in Sydney. One mentor is the founder of Hillsong, Harley Davidson-riding pastor Brian Houston. In Who’s Who Morrison mentions the church as his number-one hobby.
He met his wife, Jenny, at church, aged just 12. She had grown up in the St George area of south Sydney, solid battler territory, and used to tease Scott about coming from the posh side of town.
Morrison met his wife, Jenny, through church connections when both were young teens and married at 21. But it would take them 18 years to have the first of their two children, enduring multiple IVF treatments along the way. In his maiden speech to Parliament, he described the birth of their first child as a blessing from God, rewarding his wife’s religious devotion.
He has insisted on religious freedom provisions (special religious privileges allowing discrimination) to be included as part of any amendment to the Marriage Act allowing same-sex marriage.