Over one hundred and thirty members and guests gathered at Christian Democratic Party’s Annual Dinner in Novotel Parramatta on Friday night.
In a sign of growing political influence, a preview of an upcoming documentary on Rev Nile was shown. It featured interviews with many other prominent politicians such as Tony Abbott, John Howard and Bob Carr. Hon Tony Abbott MP noted that “it is very rare for a state politician who is not part of a Government’s ministry to have any influence outside of their state”, but Rev Nile’s profile was “truly national”.
Rev Hon Fred Nile MLC reflected on the party’s beginnings with “no staff, no volunteers, no funding” and how its influence had grown to have so many members, branches and elected members of parliament.
Hon Paul Green MLC had the crowd applauding and cheering as he gave a rousing speech urging guests to personally promote issues such as Chaplaincy and Scripture in School and engage in social media to spread the good news. His messaged ended by reminding the faithful “there is one political party you can vote for that doesn’t compromise on Judeo-Christian values.”
Guest Speaker, Dr Stuart Robinson launched his latest book “Women & Islam” and drew several stark contrasts between the freedom and lifestyle enjoyed by Christian women and the brutality endured by many Islamic women.
State Manager Craig Hall reported on the increasing influence that CDP is having in NSW, including a meeting at Parliament House earlier in the year where the Premier met with 40 Heads of Faiths invited by CDP. He also laid out the vision for the party to expand in both NSW and beyond with a grassroots movement developing in South Australia, ACT and even calls internationally from those interested in starting Christian Democratic movements.
Rev Dr Ross Clifford invited Lyle Shelton from Australian Christian Lobby to lead a prayer as the night drew to a close.
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