Much of the media agreed with Gillard. What would she—and they—make of Rudd’s 5000-word Faith in Politics essay in October 2006 when Rudd openly touted his religious fervour, writing at length about German theologian and pastor Bonhoeffer, the social gospel and his Christian faith? Not much. A more intellectually honest and genuinely.
Mr Rudd himself has praised Mr Bonhoeffer, writing in an essay in the October 2006 edition of The Monthly of his exploits in organising the secret evacuation of a number of German Jews.