Herald Sun – 23 January, 2009
Mr Costello has sent a video message to an Australia Day prayer meeting being organised by Catch the Fire Ministries leader Danny Nalliah.
Mr Nalliah yesterday said he hoped Mr Costello would lead the Liberal Party to victory at the next election after accusing Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull of having anti-Christian agendas.
“Our silent prayer is that Peter . . . will be here to take the leadership of the party and lead the nation into victory as Prime Minister,” he said. “I’m hoping we’ll have a man of integrity who loves the nation, a man who stands for Australian values to lead the nation.”
Mr Nalliah believes the drought and the world financial crisis can be blamed at least partly on human sin. Up to 2000 people are expected at the Melbourne Town Hall meeting.