In the last two weeks I’ve head a lot of viral propaganda against the Greens, suggesting they’re intrinsically unChristian.
Personally, while I agree some of their policies are of concern, they have many policies I agree with, especially on the environmental front. I blanched at the conservative line that “many parties now have sound environmental policies”. ROFL, Oh please! That’s not true of Labour Party, let alone the Liberal Party. What utter rot! Oh, and not one mention of the refugees controversy or the Millenium Development Goals. Some balance please!
Yes, some Green policies are difficult to reconcile with Christian values. But the same could be said of Liberal and Labour. Every choice involves some compromises. So I’d like to hear what candidates have to say for themselves. Fortunately, Hope 103.2 FM has done precisely that, asking Christian candidates from each of the parties to speak on how their faith meshes with their party’s policies. First up was Lin Hatfield Dodds, the Greens Senate Candidate for the ACT. I don’t agree with everything she has to say, but I think it’s important we hear what she has to say for herself.