Morrison 'running for PM, not pope'

Scott Morrison (ABC News/Nick Haggerty)

Scott Morrison has hit back at a series of uncomfortable questions about whether he believes God will decide the election outcome by saying he is running for prime minister, not pope. Source: The West Australian.

Speaking with ABC Adelaide yesterday, Mr Morrison was pressed on whether he thought the outcome of Saturday’s election would be God’s will.

“I believe it’s the Australian people’s will,” Mr Morrison said.

When asked how his faith would help him interpret the election outcome, Mr Morrison said: “That’s a personal matter. I’m not running for Pope I’m running for Prime Minister.”

Mr Morrison also said he gave thanks every day and that his faith informed his personal life and how he raised his family but he kept it separate to his political life.

On Monday, he refused to say if his personal opposition to same-sex marriage has changed since it was legalised.

Mr Morrison abstained from voting for marriage equality when it passed the House of Representatives in 2018, and he voted “no” in the national survey.

When asked if he is still personally opposed to same-sex marriage, Mr Morrison replied: “It’s law. And I’m glad that the change has now been made and people can get on with their lives. That’s what I’m happy about.”

When pressed on whether his opinions have changed, he told reporters in Perth: “I always support the law of the country.”


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