Are these Senators proud to go?
Next week in Brisbane, two Queensland Senators will be among the guest speakers at the Church & State conference, an event organised by a conservative commentator and activist who appeared in a photograph with the Proud Boys.
Senator Matt Canavan is scheduled to deliver a speech on ‘Christians Belong in the Public Square’, while Senator Amanda Stoker will form part of a panel debate.
The annual Church & State conference was founded by David Pellowe in 2018 with the mission to “help Christians first be better informed about the Biblical basis for political involvement and to then be better involved in providing the imprimatur for justice and wisdom in government”.
In 2019, Pellowe was photographed alongside Lyle Shelton and members of the Proud Boys (see the image). In the photo, Pellowe is one of two men making a signal with their hands.
In a new video promoting the event, Pellowe makes extraordinary attacks against the likes of Victorian Premier Dan Andrews, who he claims is turning Victoria into Communist China, “Marxist” Malcolm Turnbull and the “lying harlot media”.
Also of great concern to our temple is that the Church & State event logo features seven mountains. This suggests that the event is part of the extremist Dominionist movement that aims to install Christian dominance in seven realms of society – religion, family, media, arts and entertainment, education, government, and business.
Among other guest speakers at next week’s conference, being held on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 February, will be Cardinal George Pell and the Australian Christian Lobby’s Martyn Iles.
Our spiritual leader Brother Samael Demo-Gorgon is calling on Senator Canavan and Senator Stoker to address public concerns about the nature of the event and whether it is appropriate for them to attend.
“I’m very concerned that we have Senators representing the state of Queensland who are spending their time serving taxpayers by supporting events that have extremist religious agendas and that are very divisive for our community as a whole,” he says.
If you have questions for the Senators, we encourage you to contact their office:
🔹 Senator Canavan: email@example.com; (07) 4927 2003
🔹 Senator Stoker: (07) 3001 8170