Month: January 2013

Too young to strut their stuff on the catwalk? Of course.

Sunday Star Times 20 Jan 2013 Across the nation, kids are strutting their stuff. Toddlers twirl, 5-year-old boys pump their biceps like skinny mini-Arnies and pubescent 11-year-olds strike hand-on-hip model poses. From Timaru’s Caroline Bay, to Oakura Bay in Taranaki,…

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The marriage ‘split’

NZ Herald 19 Jan 2013 …..The bill has sparked an emotional outpouring – 20,000 submissions, including about 18,000 form letters. Out of 1790 substantial submissions posted online by this week, 769 support the bill and 1017 oppose it (a handful…

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Young brides ‘forced to wed’

NZ Herald 19 Jan 2013 Almost 800 girls under 18 were married in New Zealand in the past decade, and women’s rights activists believe a number of those marriages were against the will of the brides. It is not illegal…

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Vive la France!

Huge protest against French gay marriage plans Stuff.co.nz 14 Jan 2013 Several hundred thousand people have massed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris to protest against President Francois Hollande’s plan to legalise gay marriage and adoption by June. Three columns…

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A mea culpa – ‘Sex sells but we’re paying the price’

Brisbane Times – Wendy Squires 12 Jan 2013 Amid the vacuous dross that spills from the silicone lips of celluloid stars,  sometimes – and it is a rarity – a relevant comment will make it to print. This happened recently…

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Psychiatry expert: ‘scientifically there is no such thing as transgender’

Lifesite News 15 Jan 2013 A prominent Toronto psychiatrist has severely criticized the assumptions underlying what has been dubbed by critics as the Canadian federal government’s “bathroom bill,” that is, Bill C-279, a private member’s bill that would afford special…

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Once marriage is redefined, everyone will be at risk

Christians’ (actually – Anyone with moral beliefs about marriage) rights trampled on by ‘obsessive political correctness’ – UK Telegraph (UK) 15 Jan 2013 Christians’ rights of conscience are being sacrificed on the altar of “obsessive political correctness” contrary to the…

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Ten Non-Religious Reasons to Keep Marriage Traditional

The American Thinker 13 Jan 2013 For  the purposes of this article, a revisionist seeks to redefine or revise  marriage. A traditionalist would like to keep it as one man and one  woman. 1.  To reproduce, nature favors heterosexuality, not …

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The slippery slope of euthanasia – and the dangerous message

Brothers choose death over blindness Stuff.co.nz 15 Jan 2013 Two identical and deaf Belgian brothers have been euthanised after the inseparable middle-aged pair found out they were going blind and would never see each other again. Marc and Eddy Verbessem…

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