Author: McBlog2

Are children really better off with gay parents?

TheLeadingEdge 22 July 2013 Yesterday morning the Stuff.co.nz website boldly trumpeted the headline: ‘Children with gay parents ‘happier’ – research‘. I was wondering how long it was going to take the NZ media to start touting the dubious claims of…

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The dangers of smacking may not be true

Slate.com 11 July 2013 Last week, on Facebook, a friend of mine linked to a Yahoo blog post whose title caught my eye: “Spanking Linked to Mental Illness, Says Study.” My husband and I have a 14-month-old boy, whom we’ve…

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Hypocrisy 101: Ex-chief Rajen Prasad became Labour List MP #11!

Labour upset at Families Commission ‘cronyism’ 3News 17 July 2013 National MP Amy Adams’ sister has been appointed as the  Families Commissioner, the second direct relative of a Cabinet minister to be  selected for the commission board. Social Development Minister…

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Rising inequality largely a myth

NZ Herald 18 July 2013 The idea that New Zealand has become one of the most unequal societies in the developed world is just not supported by the data. It is a belief that is in some danger of hardening…

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Anglican Church says no to gay wedding at St Matthew’s in the City

NZ Herald 18 July 2013 The Bishop of Auckland has rejected claims that instructions from ‘on high’ have caused a late halt to a proposed gay wedding taking place at St Matthew-in-the-City parish. The church’s vicar, Reverend Glynn Cardy, said…

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Primary schools need counsellors, says head

Stuff.co 18 July 2013 Counsellors are needed in primary schools to help teachers deal with children being prescribed anti-depressants and threatening self-harm,  experts say. A Masterton primary school principal said teachers were not qualified to deal with pupils’ suicidal thoughts…

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Take back bad pupils, schools told

NZ Herald 18 July 2013 Figures raise concerns ministry is putting on pressure to accept potentially dangerous students. More than 100 schools that kicked out students for bad behaviour, including arson, physical assaults and drug use, have been made to…

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U.S.Churches Take Steps to Protect Marriage

CitizenLink 16 July 2013 Churches nationwide are taking steps to protect pastors and churches. By changing their bylaws, leaders hope to fend off any attempts to use church facilities for same-sex marriages. They also want to protect pastors from being…

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Nearly half of babies born outside wedlock

Stuff co.nz 17 July 2013 The number of children born outside wedlock is fast approaching the number born to married parents, and debate is raging over what it will mean for society.  Statistics New Zealand figures show there were just…

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Euthanasia bill under party pressure

NZ Herald 17 July 2013 Labour MP Maryan Street is under pressure to drop a member’s bill which would legalise euthanasia because her party is concerned it could be a negative distraction in the lead-up to the general election next…

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