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After perusing the holy scriptures of Family First political policy I am left wondering exactly whose family they claim to represent.

Their environmental policy seems lifted from Liberal party headquarters and yet Steve Fielding is a bullhorn skeptic.

Their policy on family has this little gem ..
Affirming and defending the institution of marriage as being a union of
a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered
into for life.
So the gay community cannot be considered to be part of a family? I guess it’s all about protecting religious doctrine, which is fine. But what about those that don’t subscribe to your beliefs? Nobody questions your right to live life as you see fit, yet judging others by your doctrine is a cornerstone of policy!

Abortion? Forget it, their policy advocates laying on as much fear and guilt possible to achieve their prefered outcome. To be fair there’s no demand for it to be illegal, I don’t think anyone could resurrect that idea.

Afghanistan? Fully supported, all in the name of fighting terror and bringing democracy. So I guess the safety and well-being of those families needs to be forsaken for the good of the Christian democracies.

To be fair, some policies are actually good. Think Liberal party with religious extremism and your there.

Latest polling shows Family First represents about 2% of the electorate.
Interestingly the number of atheists in Australia is around 25%.
The problem for a christian church based political party is therefore the amount of people it can claim to truly represent.

Reading this little diatribe you may be of the opinion that I’m an atheist.
For the record my issue is not with God, it’s with those that claim his authority, then politicize it.