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Same-Sex Parenting: Child Abuse?

Public Discourse 8 July 2013 After having spent the last year involved in the debate about same-sex parenting, I can say the following with great confidence: both sides of the same-sex marriage debate are afraid of naming child abuse by…

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Book too hot to handle for store

Wairarapa Times-Age July 4 2013 The novel voted as the best children’s book of the year contains explicit sex and drug-taking scenes which had one Wairarapa bookstore scrambling to pull it off their shelves. Ted Dawe’s Into the River claimed…

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Seminar turns spotlight on to selling to our kids

The New Zealand Herald July 4 2013 Jesuit missionaries knew something about human nature when they said, in the 16th century: “Give me a child until he is 7 and I will give you the man.” Five hundred years later,…

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‘Disbelief’ at murderer’s first strike warning

three strikes

The New Zealand Herald July 3 2013 Alexsis Tovizi’s mother wants the three strikes policy extended to include serious domestic violence offences after the man convicted of killing her 21-year-old daughter was sentenced today. Nikki Roper was handed a life…

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TV advertising – parents’ fears

The New Zealand Herald July 4 2013 Sixty per cent of parents of Kiwi preschoolers are concerned at the amount of TV advertising targeting their children, a study has found. How many brands do you recognise? Take the quiz This…

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NZ teachers at risk

‘Hollow’ promise to protect teachers over gay marriage Christian Institute July 1 2013 Promises to protect teachers who believe in traditional marriage are “hollow”,  former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe has said. Miss Widdecombe also said the Government wants to “gag”…

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Reality at last!

Barbie gets a real-woman makeover Stuff.co.nz July 3 2013 In her 54 years, the leggy blonde that is Barbie has inspired love, controversy and even imitation (from the slightly odd this to the just plain disturbing this). But an artist…

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Doctors back early closing for bars

Stuff.co.nz 25 June 2013 Christchurch Hospital emergency department doctors are backing the city’s draft local alcohol policy, saying it will reduce incidents of serious and permanent injury. In a joint perspective piece published in today’s Press, consultant emergency physicians Jan…

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UN anti-poverty agency chases cash rather than results, study finds

Fox News 15 May 2013 The $5.7 billion United Nations Development Program, the U.N.’s flagship anti-poverty agency,  is poor at producing lasting results, sets unrealistic or unfocused priorities and often seems more interested in getting funding than in setting up…

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Gay or Straight? When others decide for you* – Part Two

Miriam Grossman MD 21 February 2013 I discovered a support group for men in reparative therapy that met monthly in a Los Angeles home. The “Circle of Men” welcomed me as a guest one evening. There were about twenty guys,…

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