Liberal campaigner resigns over neo-Nazi revelations

November 13, 2014 by Michelle Coleman
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A Victorian Liberal Party campaigner resigned on Wednesday after it was revealed that he was a former neo-Nazi.

Scott Morrison  Pic: Facebook

Scott Morrison Pic: Facebook

Scott Harrison, an activist who assisted Liberal candidate for Lara Tony McManus and Liberal candidate for Bellarine Ron Nelson, had been a prominent member of the white supremacist group, Church of Creativity. The group was founded in the US in 1973 with the purpose of uniting white people through a common, racist cultural and political organisation.

Harrison did not deny his six-year involvement in the Church of Creativity, telling The Age that he now completely distanced himself from his past ideology. He also stated that his close associates in the Liberal Party knew of his history in the neo-Nazi group.

However, Liberal state director Damien Mantach said the party was unaware of Harrison’s past affiliation.

“His comments are unacceptable and do not reflect the views of the Liberal Party,” he said.

“He has now resigned from the party, effective immediately”.

Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission said his organisation was not concerned about the matter.

“He was a nobody, he’s been humiliated and he’s resigned. There’s no indication that he had any support in the Liberal Party,” he told J-Wire

In 2010, Harrison was appointed a “reverend” in the Church of Creativity and thereafter espoused a range of anti-Semitic and racist views in the group’s magazine, including that the Port Arthur massacre was a plot by Jews and that he would use the his role as a minister of religion “to the best interests of the white race”.

Previously, he had been photographed posing with a Nazi salute in front of a swastika.

The Church of Creativity Victoria’s website details the organisation’s five core beliefs, of which the first two state that “our Race is our Religion” and “the White Race is Nature’s Finest”. Its page of suggested reading material includes Hitler’s Mein Kamp and Henry Ford’s The International Jew.

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