The West Australian reports…
“A northern suburbs church, which embraces supernatural healing and speaking in tongues, has become closely aligned to the Liberal Party with two church members – Environment Minister Albert Jacob and Joondalup MP Jan Norberger – already elected to Parliament.
At least six other members of the Globalheart Church in Joondalup hold senior positions in the Liberal Party’s Moore division or have taxpayer-funded jobs in the electorate and ministerial offices of Mr Norberger and Mr Jacob.
A son of Globalheart’s husband-and-wife pastors, Gerard and Sue Keehan, is employed in both MPs’ offices. But neither MP would discuss the connections when contacted by The Weekend West and issued brief statements in response to a number of specific questions……”
The West Australian further reports…
“The Globalheart Leadership College – an offshoot of the charismatic Globalheart Church in Perth’s northern suburbs – has some non-negotiable conditions for its students.
They must talk to the principal before dating a fellow student, abstain from homosexuality and accept that Pentecostal glossolalia – the ancient practice of speaking in tongues – will be a part of any baptism…..”