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Australian PM clarifies that he does not think gay people go to Hell

Prime Minister Scott Morrison should have immediately ruled out the proposition that gay people go to Hell when asked about it, according to Bill Shorten. Source: AAP

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CANBERRA, May 14, 2019, SBS News. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been forced to clarify that he does not believe gay people go to Hell after he earlier did not answer a question about his religious beliefs on gay people, reported the SBS News.

“No, I do not believe that. It was a desperate, cheap shot from Bill Shorten who is looking to distract attention from his housing tax that will undermine the value of people’s homes,” Mr Morrison said in a statement on Tuesday.

Earlier, Labor leader Bill Shorten said Scott Morrison should have immediately ruled out the idea that gay people go to Hell when asked about it.

The prime minister was asked on Monday if he believed gay people go to Hell, after religion crept into the campaign on Monday.

“I support the law of the country and I always don’t mix my religion with politics and my faith with politics,” he told reporters.

Mr Shorten says he can’t believe the issue is even being raised in the campaign, but that Mr Morrison’s response wasn’t good enough.

“I cannot believe that the prime minister has not immediately said that gay people will not go to Hell,” he told reporters in Tasmania on Tuesday.

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