Federal MP outraged over moves to dump Lord's Prayer
FEDERAL MP Bruce Scott is outraged to learn there are moves to omit the Lord's Prayer from the opening of each day's Federal Parliament sittings.
"Australia was founded on Christian values. Our nation should not lose its identity," Mr Scott, Federal Member for Maranoa, said.
"The further we look back, the further we can look to the future."
The Lord's Prayer was introduced in 1901 and, at that time, the House of Representatives decided the Speaker, rather than an official parliamentary chaplain, should lead the prayer.
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Mr Scott was honoured to be elected deputy speaker during November 2012 and has opened the House of Representatives in the speaker's absence.
"It's a truly humbling experience to open the House with the Lord's Prayer, a sacred prayer that has opened House for almost 113 years," Mr Scott said.
"I believe the Lord's Prayer is about faith.
"The Greens attempt to remove the Lord's Prayer from the opening of each day's Federal Parliament sittings is a desperate attempt as the party shrinks from relevance deprivation.
"This is an outrageous move by a party with little sense of values or history."