The new leader of New South Wales, Australia’s most populated state, is a man who holds views on social issues that would make him right at home in America’s Christian nationalist movement.

Dominic Perrottet is a far-right Catholic who opposes legal abortion, marriage equality and LGBTQ rights. In 2016, he celebrated Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential race, calling it a win for “a silent majority, a forgotten people.”

Perrottet, 39, became premier of New South Wales after the former premier, Gladys Berejiklian, resigned over allegations of corruption.

The Australian site Junkee referred to Perrottet as “a devout traditional Catholic [who] has spoken openly about how his religious beliefs have fundamentally influenced his political work.” The site called his political views “extremely outdated.”

In a 2020 interview, Perrottet said, “I think having a Christian faith is part of who I am and inspires me to make a difference wherever I go.”


Americans United & the National Women’s Law Center file suit to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans.

Abortion bans violate the separation of church and state. Americans United and the National Women’s Law Center—the leading experts in religious freedom and gender justice—have joined forces with thirteen clergy from six faith traditions to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans as unconstitutionally imposing one narrow religious doctrine on everyone.

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