Month: August 2012

Joke of the day – A man walks into a bar

… he says to the barman, “I’ll have scotch and soda please”. The barman looks at him and says, “I’m sorry but we don’t serve your kind”. The man says, “My kind! What do you mean?” The barman replies “You…

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Affirmed: Study that ‘gay’ family children more troubled

World Net Daily 31 Aug 2012 The University of Texas at Austin says it has investigated and found no evidence of research misconduct in a study that found adult children from “gay” families are “more apt to report being unemployed,…

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Men & women are different, & so should be their marriage vows

Sydney Morning Herald 29 Aug 2012 Marriage really matters. Thank God we are talking about it. As Professor Patrick Parkinson said in these pages last week, marriage is ”by far the most stable, safe and nurturing relationship in which to…

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Churches say they will snub gay weddings

Dominion Post 1 Sep 2012 An overwhelming majority of churches would not host a same-sex wedding, even if the law is changed to allow it. Almost all the major Christian denominations have vowed not to officiate for gay marriage, as…

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Dad finds way to block Facebook

Stuff.co.nz 1 Sep 2012 Hyde’s 13-year-old daughter goes to log into Facebook and, wham! She gets a yellow-and-black screen instead. She’s been blocked, Face Block-ed. Hyde, a Nelson software designer, has created an application that lets people block Facebook in…

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Marriage equality?

“This is so discriminatory. If they love each other why should they not be able to marry? We have such antiquated laws.” Incest cases becoming ‘more prevalent’ in NZ ONE News 30 Aug 2012 A Dunedin case where a man…

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MPs may not remain faithful to gay marriage

ONE News 30 Aug 2012 Some MPs who voted in favour of passing the gay marriage Bill through its first reading last night are warning their support may end there. Labour MP Louisa Wall’s Marriage Amendment Bill now faces a…

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Further evidence that Parliament has lost its way

Status quo: Drinking age stays at 18 Dom Post 31 Aug 2012 Parliament has again brushed off a bid to return the drinking age to 20 after a rare three-way vote. The alcohol purchase age remains at 18 after a…

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Won’t be losing sleep over Ardern’s adoption bill

Superb summary from David Farrar (Kiwiblog) The bill she has put forward is basically little more than a legislative request for the Government to do something. The bill, which is only slightly longer than a press release, essentially does the following:…

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