Month: December 2012

Finally, a media outlet presenting facts, not labelling people

ChristianConcern 3 December 2012 Associated Press (AP) has prohibited its journalists from using the word “homophobia”, saying it is inaccurate to use the term to describe someone who does not agree with homosexuality.The position is stated in AP’s Style Book,…

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Gay marriage given the green light for weddings in churches

The Telegraph 7 December 2012 Gay couples would be allowed to marry in churches under plans due to be unveiled by the Government next week.The decision represents a major u-turn on the position set out in a formal Government consultation…

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Baby name tops list of pre-birth parental arguments

The 7 December 2012 According to a survey released this week, the baby’s name is the most common topic of argument between first-time expectant parents. While only 28 per cent of parents-to-be argue over the mother’s return to work, a…

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Support for redefining marriage continues slide in polls

From the TVNZ website yesterday. This is despite TVNZ lobbying hard for redefining marriage including a patsy interview (with no balancing opinion) on Close Up, and then free marketing by their Breakfast programme for Tamati Coffey’s plug for the bill…

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Women’s groups call for EU-wide ban

BBC News 4 December 2012 More than 200 women’s rights groups are calling for laws to make paying for sex a crime across the European Union. Campaigners presented key policy recommendations for legislation to MEPs in Brussels on Wednesday. “Prostitution…

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Debating the Redefinition of Marriage

We had the opportunity this morning on TVNZ’s Breakfast programme to debate the redefinition of marriage. You can watch the debate by clicking the image below. We have had lots of supportive feedback, including many comments about the facial gestures…

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San Francisco! Of all places……

In complete contrast to a NZ judge this week…. San Francisco lawmakers give final approval to law banning nudity in most public  places Fox News 4 Dec 2012 San Francisco lawmakers have given final approval to an ordinance that makes …

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Why bullying is far far bigger than ‘homophobia’

NZ Herald 4 December 2012 Mainstream education does not work for all children, a local special school principal says. “A proportion of our students have been in mainstream settings but it hasn’t worked for a myriad of reasons like not…

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‘Male’ ‘Female’ ‘Whatever’ on Passports

NZ Herald 5 Dec 2012 New Zealand’s tiny transgender community is celebrating a quiet change that allows people to change their gender on their passports by a simple declaration. The change, which came into force on Friday without any public…

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