PM-endorsed event claims Aussie cities ‘belong to God’
Prime Minister Scott Morrison endorsed a Christian event that “prophetically declared” that Australia’s cities “belong to God.”
In 2019, ScoMoses wrote an endorsement for Movement Day, an event organised by Lyle Shelton’s father.
In the signed letter (see below) that featured in a brochure to promote the event, Morrison said he was “pleased to offer my support for Movement Day Australia”.
He added: “As you gather on these two days and join in prayer, know that I’m praying too. I pray for our nation.”
On its website, the Movement Day event says it brings together Christian leaders from across Australia in various areas of the church, business, education, arts, media, health and government.
Such leaders are called to “discuss how we can collaborate together to proclaim the gospel in word and deed to our towns and cities”.
They also focus on serving one another and accepting responsibility for the “stubborn facts affecting their city”.
The website says the aim is for these leaders to “engage collaboratively to bring solutions that permeate their city with a generous, localised gospel that releases beauty and shalom”.
The Noosa Temple of Satan’s spiritual leader Brother Samael Demo-Gordon rejected the claim that Australian cities belong to God.
“If you have ever been to places like Bundaberg, Ballarat, Bathurst or Burnie, you’d know all too well that Australia’s cities truly belong to Satan,” he says.
Movement Day Australia’s committee is headed by Ian Shelton, and also features Lyle’s sister Letitia.
In closing his letter of endorsement, Morrison thanks the participants for the contribution their churches make to Australian communities every day.