Fr Frank Brennan's interview with Sky News - Australia must 'recalibrate freedom of religion'

Posted 6 June 2019 1:01pm

Fr Frank Brennan SJ, Catholic Social Services Australia's CEO was interviewed by Sky News about freedom of religion and the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

"Father Frank Brennan has spoken out about the need for a Religious Freedom Act in light of the Israel Folau debate. The Jesuit priest, human rights lawyer and academic has told Sky News he believes the Folau case is 'a freedom of contract/ freedom of speech issue, not so much freedom of religion'. Fr Brennan says 'it’s been heartening to hear some of the Labor frontbench saying that we’ve got to recalibrate on freedom of religion issues'. The discussion comes after Finance Minister Mathias Cormann spoke out on Sunday about the right to be an atheist. Mr Cormann threw a curveball into the religious freedom debate, suggesting any reforms should ensure discrimination is not applied to people without religious views or beliefs." - Sky News website.

You can watch the interview on Sky News here: Watch the Interview

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