Opposition leader Tony Abbott, December 19, 2009 :
"I think everyone should have some familiarity with the great texts that are at the core of our civilisation. That includes, most importantly, the Bible.Most important core text of our civilisation, eh?
"I think it would be impossible to have a good general education without at least some serious familiarity with the Bible...."
"If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity."Unicorns, donkey dicks, raping virgins, stoning women to death and cutting off their hands - the Tony Abbott literature class of 2011.
"Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?"
"....they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel..."
"If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered....he must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives."
"There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses."