Month: June 2013

Questions over sex education raise eyebrows

Sunday Star Times 30 June 2013 A boys’ puberty quiz asking whether a lack of chest hair indicates a man is gay is raising eyebrows among sex educators. The question was included in a test given to intermediate-aged boys at…

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Book prize lets down the young

Not often we agree with the NZ Herald editorial!! Editorial – NZ Herald 30 June 2013 Children are exposed to a great deal of explicit sexual material these days. As they come through puberty and beyond, they are liable to…

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Bruce Logan: Family glue holds France together

NZ Herald 28 June 2013 In New Zealand, it’s often claimed the welfare state harms family cohesion when the opposite would seem the intention. The welfare state is intrusive in France, too, but its power to erode is weaker. New…

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Which shows just how nasty it is!

Bookstores refuse to sell Children’s Book of the Year TVNZ 1 July 2013 A judge is defending an award-winning children’s book, which has been taken off the shelves in some bookstores, saying the book’s descriptions of sex acts, drug-taking and…

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Author (tries to) defend controversial book for teens

Newstalk ZB 30 June 2013 The author of a controversial novel for teens is defending his book as appropriate for the readers he wrote it for. Ted Dawe received top prize at the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards for…

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Call for NZ Post To Withdraw Award From Book

Media Release 30 June 2013 Family First is calling on NZ Post to withdraw their support and the award from Ted Dawe’s Into the River book which won top prize in the annual New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards. “This…

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Jesus interviewed on Same Sex Marriage

Joe Dallas Online 26 June 2013 Interviewer: Now, Jesus – uh, do you prefer being called Lord? Jesus: You call me master and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. (John 13:13) Interviewer: Or Christ? God? Savior? Jesus:…

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Men can be ‘wives’ and women ‘husbands’ (UK)

Telegraph (UK) 27 June 2013 The word “husband” will in future be applied to women and the word “wife” will refer to men, the Government has decided. Civil servants have overruled the Oxford English Dictionary and hundreds years of common…

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France Accused of Police Brutality Against Pro-Marriage Demonstrators

C-Fam 27 June 2013 An international lawyer has filed complaints against France in the UN Human Rights Council for brutalizing peaceful demonstrators. Videos show French police beating marriage demonstrators, using tear gas and clubs against women, men, elderly and children.…

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The prophetic aspect of the US Supreme Court decision

The door is now open for polygamy. From Albert Moehler’s (president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) blog Back in 2003, when the Supreme Court struck down all state laws against homosexuality, Justice Kennedy also wrote the majority opinion. That…

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