Month: October 2012

Answering the Rights argument – Why Gay Is Not the New Black

Townhall May 22 2012 Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. Repeating what has been a rallying cry of gay activism…

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The Alcohol NON-Reform Bill continues

Collins rejects liquor pleas NZ Herald 25 Oct 2012 South Auckland MPs have pleaded with their fellow South Aucklander – Justice Minister Judith Collins – to put aside politics on alcohol reform and adopt their amendments to keep liquor outlets…

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13 psychiatric patients were helped to die last year

Dutch News 25 Sep 2012 A total of 13 psychiatric patients were helped to end their life last year, compared with just two in 2010, according to new figures from the regional euthanasia monitoring groups. Euthanasia among people in the…

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Churches Will Have To Host Same-Sex Weddings – Wall

Media Release 24 October 2012 Family First NZ says that the promoter of the Marriage Amendment Bill has publicly admitted that churches, mosques and tabernacles will have to host ‘same-sex weddings’. In response to a question at an Auckland University…

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Bob McCoskrie: Tyson’s attitudes not role model material

NZ Herald 24 Oct 2012 Willie Jackson argues that Mike Tyson would “motivate our youth to stay out of trouble and find positive ways of using their talents”, and that rather than focus on his “imprisonment for rape and subsequent…

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Need For CYF Complaints Authority Already Proved

Media Release 24 Oct 2012 Family First NZ says that the Government should immediately establish an independent CYF Complaints Authority to prevent abuse of families by the State, and that the proposed review set up by the Minister of Social…

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Complaints against Cyfs upheld, but panel faces change

NZ Herald 24 oct 2012 Despite success by complainants, system has been criticised for being too slow to act. An advisory panel set up in 2008 to hear complaints against child protection services has at least partly upheld 33 of…

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TV, Devices in Kids’ Bedrooms Linked to Poor Sleep, Obesity

ScienceDaily (Oct. 22, 2012) Children who bask in the nighttime glow of a TV or computer don’t get enough rest and suffer from poor lifestyle habits, new research from the University of Alberta has shown. A province-wide survey of Grade…

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Death is so personal it can’t be politicised

Sydney Morning Herald 23 Oct 2012 Julie Fewster is a former pastoral care worker at Sacred Heart  Hospice. Right now there are two people in my life wanting to die. My 19-year-old  university student friend Josh made his intentions really,…

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Redefining Marriage – The Case for Caution

This is an excellent read Julian Rivers – Jubilee Centre – volume 21 number 3 September 2012 The Government’s proposal to introduce same-sex marriage seems to rest on reasons of equality, stability and convenience. But on closer inspection, these are…

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