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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:20 AM
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Gillard won't play religion card

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/29/2939879.h...


Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she has no intention of pretending to believe in God to attract religiously-inclined voters.


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In contrast, Ms Gillard says that while she greatly respects other people's religious views, she does not believe in God.

Ms Gillard has been quizzed on personal topics including her attitude to religion and her relationship with her partner during interviews this morning.

She says does not go through religious rituals for the sake of appearance.

"I am not going to pretend a faith I don't feel," she said.

"I am what I am and people will judge that.

"For people of faith, I think the greatest compliment I could pay to them is to respect their genuinely held beliefs and not to engage in some pretence about mine."
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good on her

a sane and sensible woman
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:26 AM
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1. WOW! I am impressed..
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:26 AM
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2. She also opposes lgbtiq marriage equality. Nt
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:35 AM
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3. makes you wonder if our christo-fascists will rise up in righteous
anger and demand that Obama refuse to deal with Australia anymore until their prime minister is once again a christian.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:38 AM
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4. Good! I get so tired of hearing our politicans say, 'God bless America".
It makes me sick. As if God would want to have anything to do with us!
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