Author: McBlog2

Same-sex marriage pioneers split

NZ Herald 17 July 2014 New Zealand’s first legally married same-sex couple is believed to have split. Former Football Ferns player Melissa Ray and sales representative Natasha (Tash) Vitali won a ZM Radio competition to have an all-expenses-paid wedding in…

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The Wrong Side of Biology

United Families Intern. 25 June 2014 “You’re on the wrong side of history” is the comment often directed at individuals who stand in opposition to the same-sex behavior, same-sex marriage, and the transgender-advocacy juggernaut that is trying to steamroll the…

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Michael Hewat – Anglicans can’t bless what God will not

NZ Herald 15 July 2014 Amid the swirl of opinion around the Anglican General Synod’s decision to commit to finding a way to bless gay couples, the epithets for orthodox Anglicans have mounted: anti-gay, homophobic, wrong, immoral, betrayers of Jesus,…

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Smoking cannabis DOES increase risk of anxiety & depression

MailOnline 14 July 2014 Smoking cannabis does increase the risk of depression and anxiety, a new study has concluded. U.S. researchers found the brains of users were less able to react to dopamine – the feel-good chemical that inspires a…

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Concerns raised over fudged police figures

OneNews 13 July 2014 A report has emerged outing fudged burglary statistics has Police Minister Anne Tolley assuring the public that it’s an isolated case. The report shows the statistics were manipulated over three years in Counties Manukau. Labour’s Police…

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School naughty corner and suspensions may be human rights abuse (Aust)

The Advertiser 9 July 2014 THE naughty corner and disciplinary suspensions in schools may be human rights abuses against children, according to South Australian academics who will present their concerns to a national summit on child behaviour. UniSA will next…

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Dutch watchdog who backed euthanasia warns UK of ‘slippery slope’

MailOnline 10 July 2014 Legalising assisted suicide is a slippery slope toward widespread killing of the sick, MPs and peers were told yesterday. A former euthanasia supporter warned of a surge in deaths if Parliament allowed doctors to give deadly…

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Project supports low-income families trapped by barriers

NZ Herald 11 July 2014 A novel project aimed at giving 100 low-income families a public voice has found that almost all of them want to work – but face barriers that need to be overcome. The year-long project has…

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Legal boost for new parents

NZ Herald 10 July 2014 Employees on paid parental leave will be able to return to work occasionally on so-called “keeping in touch days” without losing their entitlement under the moves to increase the flexibility of the scheme. The Government’s…

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Is Same-Sex Parenting Better for Kids? The New Australian Study Can’t Tell Us

Public Discourse 9 July 2014 The Australian Study of  Child Health in Same-Sex Families has been getting copious positive press coverage. Unfortunately, it has some serious methodological weaknesses—it studies only the lives and experiences of the LGBT elite. Imagine if…

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