In America, the Tea Party has been very successful in winning elections. Now members of a new party in Australia are hoping to do the same.

Catch the Fire Ministries’ Pastor Danny Nalliah has formed a new Australian party called “Rise Up Australia.”

Many of the party’s members are evangelical Christians. Their goal is to protect free speech and freedom of religion and to preserve Australia’s Judeo-Christian heritage.

Nalliah started the party June 22, 2011, the anniversary of his successful court case in Victoria state.

He, along with professor Daniel Scott, known together as “the two Danny’s,” fought a five-year legal battle over charges they vilified Muslims during a church seminar.

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