Sign our petition calling for the removal of Christian prayers
Dear Satanists of Australia. We need your help to collect as many signatures as possible for our new petition!
We have launched a petition on the Parliament House website calling on the national parliament to stop imposing exclusionary Christian prayer rituals.
With the government set to introduce a Religious Discrimination Bill to parliament, we reckon the parliament should firstly show its commitment to freedom of religion for all and to freedom from religion by removing Christian prayer from official proceedings.
Every day in the two houses of our nation’s parliament, politicians, staff and members of the public gallery are asked to stand to recite the Lord’s Prayer.
Our petition calls for the prayer to be replaced with a moment of silence for reflection or silent private prayer.
“This House will soon consider a Religious Discrimination Bill. It would be hypocritical to consider that legislation while subjecting non-Christians to such a discriminatory practice,” our petition says.
The petition will be open for signatures until midnight on 12 August 2021.
Brother Samael Demo-Gorgon is urging all Australians who care about the principles of religious freedom for all and freedom from religion to sign the petition.
“If the Christians in the Morrison government are serious about their commitment to religious freedom, they should demonstrate this commitment to the Australian public by firstly removing the religious-based discrimination that takes place every day on the floor of the parliament,” he said.
“Large numbers of Australians are not Christian. Indeed, a growing section of society identifies as non-religious. For many of these people, having to stand for the recital of religious prayers is humiliating.
“By continuing with this practice, our nation’s parliament says to them that they are not welcome and they are second-class citizens. This is not good enough. Our parliament should be secular, welcoming and inclusive.”