Australia: Politics and religion do not mix much Down Under, and candidates for election are not noted for their appeals to imaginary friends, or equally imaginary enemies. With one exception, of course:
The Rev Fred Niles Christian Democratic Party has a different view.
In this federal election it is absolutely vital for Christians to vote for Christian candidates and for the Christian party,it says.
Mr Niles group argues that while the Liberal and Labor parties were founded by people with Christian values, the religious influence has waned.
Family First Party is supported by the Assemblies of God but claims it isnt a Christian party, which is why Mr Nile reckons it doesnt deserve a Christians vote.
The biggest enemy, according to Mr Niles group, are the Greens, which Mr Nile describes asthe most pagan party ever to be formed in Australia.
The Greens, by the way, have religious freedom as one of their policies. [lack of apostrophes all sic.]
In God we do not put our votes - Wodonga Border Mail, 30th September 2004.