A Sermon For the Ears of Scott Morrison

Acting-Prime Minister Scott Morrison (for all Prime Ministers act only until they are replaced, by the people or by their own party) do you recognise these words?

From my faith I derive the values of loving kindness, justice and righteousness, to act with compassion and kindness, acknowledging our common humanity and to consider the welfare of others . . . These are my principles

These were the words that came out of your lying, corrupt mouth during your self-serving and delusional maiden speech in the House of Representatives on 14th February, 2008. Some thirteen years of corruption ago!

As the disciple Matthew said in that Book you claim to revere and follow, ‘By your actions, so handshall you be judged.

And what actions have we seen? We will ignore the way you destroyed Michael Towke’s life to make your way into Parliament. Of course he is a Lebanese and so lacks that ‘common humanity‘ you promised to respect. May your God have mercy on your soul.

Shall we begin by remembering the way you so famously stopped the boats. With the best of intentions. Saving refugees from drowning. Only to rebrand them ‘Illegal Immigrants’ and consign them to offshore camps which are indistinguishable from the Concentration Camps so often used by nations to hide inconvenient people from sight. And then allowing them to die by their own hand or by medical neglect. Acting with ‘compassion and kindness‘ in that mostly forgotten maiden speech. May your God have mercy on your soul.

Then there was Robodebt, a scheme to defraud the poorest amongst us. Driving many to suicide and many more further into the penury our Social Security system is supposed to avert. Carefully avoiding considering the welfare of others. May your God have mercy on your soul.

More recently there was the so-called ‘Sports Rorts’ affair. Like attracts like and criminality attracts criminality so it is no surprise to see that those closest to you are also careless with facts and truth and the Law. Taking from the deserving and giving to the undeserving. A classic case of not caring for justice and righteousness. May your God have mercy on your soul.

Of course, you, Scott Morrison, may claim all that is simply politics and has no impact on your faith and on your private life. Yet it was you who decided that your wife and help-meet could not cope with her own life while you spent time in Canberra. Having spent a life caring for you and cleaving only to you as a handmaid it seems she had no friends, no support for herself and so you chose to pay someone some two thousand dollars a week to be her professional friend. It seems your ‘Jen’, who you so love to quote for her wisdom, is incapable of looking after herself. So that is the result of your loving kindness. May your God have mercy on your soul.

And now the Government you lead, and the Ministers you have appointed, have allowed a three year old girl under your control, to develop sepsis. Your people refused even the most basic of pain and fever control until it was necessary to fly her to the mainland to save her life and so separate her from her family. It would appear that the death of this young girl, and possibly the future death of her sister will be useful to you for it will allow their parents to be deported with no legal hindrance. To act with compassion and kindness, acknowledging our common humanity and to consider the welfare of others.’  May your God have mercy on your soul for few of the voters in Australia who have children of their own will show mercy to you and your Government!

I shall leave you, worshipper of a God I do not recognise with the words written in the Book you revere. They are found in Jeremiah 34:17.

‘Therefore this is what the LORD says: You have not obeyed Me; you have not proclaimed freedom, each man for his brother and for his neighbor. So now I proclaim freedom for you, declares the LORD–freedom to fall by sword, by plague, and by famine! I will make you a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.

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