The Greens bid to scrap traditional prayer in the Senate has been blasted by the Conservative Party's South Australian Senate candidate Rikki Lambert, saying it's an attempt to undermine Australian values.
Mr Lambert says the Greens want to “tear our traditions down” by scrapping the Lord’s Prayer from the start of sittings in the Senate.
The Greens want the prayer replaced with a statement saying,“Senators, let us in silence pray or reflect upon our responsibilities to all people of Australia and to future generations.”
A Senate Committee was established to consider the proposal and hands down its findings next week.
The Committee received 320 submissions both for and against the proposal.
Mr Lambert said the Greens’ bid to ditch the prayer is typical of their hatred of all things Western and all Australian Western traditions.
“Green activism opens the way to foreign influences and ideologies demanding they also be accommodated,” Mr Lambert said.
“It’s time the Greens took the colander off their heads and started respecting Australian tradition, and the best way to do that is to throw them out of Parliament at the next election.”
One of Mr Lambert's primary opponents in the race for the six South Australian senate seats at the next federal election is the Greens' Sarah Hanson-Young.
Mr Lambert's told David Penberthy and Will Goodings on Adelaide radio station FIVEaa, the Greens are hell-bent on wrecking our traditions and traditional values.
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