Month: April 2013

Bruce Logan: Thatcher, and God, are of another era

NZ Herald 12 April 2013 Bruce Logan says the death of Baroness Thatcher comes as the state expands its power inexorably.  The death of Margaret Thatcher is symbolic as much as it is real. It’s almost the last breath of…

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Not often ASA gets it right!

NZ Herald 13 April 2013 Watchdog cites free speech for rejecting complaint against anti-gay marriage pamphlet. The Advertising Standards Authority says the pamphlet meets the test for “robust expression of belief or opinion”. Photo / Supplied A complaint about an…

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Dear Louisa and Kevin – we were right, again

New marriage form: No more ‘brides’, ‘grooms’ NZ Herald 13 April 2013 The words “bride” and “bridegroom” will disappear from official marriage forms if Parliament votes, as expected, on Wednesday to legalise same-sex marriages. A departmental briefing paper to the…

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Green Party’s Views on Marijuana ‘Dopey’ and Dangerous

Media Release 12 April 2013 Family First NZ is labeling statements by Greens co-leader Metiria Turei regarding the benefits to Maori of growing marijuana as dangerous and dopey, but expected from the Greens. “A weak-kneed approach to marijuana use will…

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Boo! – Studies Still Spooking Gay Advocates

Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute 11 April 2013 Homosexual advocates seem obsessed by a social science study that goes against them. They say the research is unimportant but can’t stop talking about it. A year ago Dr. Mark Regnerus…

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Washington state sues florist who refuses gay ‘wedding’

Seattlepi.com 10 April 2013 State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Tuesday filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Arlene’s Flowers & Gifts, a Richland florist that refused to supply flowers to the same-sex marriage of a longtime customer. Ferguson said he…

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No Evidence Supporting Abortion on Mental Health Grounds

Media Release 11 April 2013 Family First NZ is welcoming research from the Christchurch Health and Development Study which questions the current practice of recommending and authorising abortions on mental health grounds, with the authors adding that their conclusions have…

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Paid parental leave for mums and dads – Family First

Newstalk ZB 10 Apr 2013 Family First would like to see fathers as well as mothers get paid parental leave. A Parliamentary Select Committee was in Auckland this morning, to hear submissions on the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Bill,…

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Changes to child support system signed off

NZ Herald 9 April 2013 The biggest changes to the child support system in more than 20 years have been signed off in Parliament today and will come into place in April next year. The changes include the formula for…

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Great quotes from Margaret Thatcher

“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because i think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.” “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home…

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