Month: February 2014

How Single Motherhood Hurts Kids

New York Times 8 February 2014 The last few weeks have brought an unusual convergence of voices from both the center and the left about a topic that is typically part of conservative rhetorical territory: poverty and single-parent families. Just…

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Now it’s really getting weird!!

It’s walkies down the aisle as Edinburgh dogs wed Edinburgh News 10 February 2014 IT might seem a barking idea but this Edinburgh couple hope to lead the way in a new craze – pet weddings. Bride and groomed Terri…

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Elder abuse increasingly over money

Stuff.co.nz 10 February 2014 Authorities are warning elderly people to be on guard against “caregivers” ripping them off. A rise in the number of lonely and sick elderly Kiwis being cared for in their own homes has laid fertile ground…

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Planned Parenthood (US) pays out for killing teen in abortion

LifeNews.com 7 February 2014 The Planned Parenthood abortion business has been forced to pay a $2 million settlement to the family of a black woman it killed in a botched legal abortion in 2012. Walter Hoye, a black pro-life leader…

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Why Fight For Marriage?

Public Discourse 6 February 2014 One might grant, as I argued in my last two articles, that philosophy matters in general and on marriage—and that, with the right help, it can influence culture—but still wonder whether the marriage fight is…

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Marriage – the nice guy wins after all

Stuff.co.nz 8 February 2014 Women might shack up with a good-looking bloke but when it comes to tying the knot nice guys finish first, new research suggests. The United States study found that for men, having an above-average personality coincided…

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Child Youth and Family takes baby of child abuser into care

Radio NZ 2 Feb 2013 The Ministry of Social Development says a decision to remove the baby of a woman involved in an horrific child abuse case was supported by the rest of her family. http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/2585123

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I’ve resigned… As a marriage celebrant

Because I reject the definition of “marriage” which was rammed through by the politicians last year – what I call an ‘act of cultural vandalism’ – I have resigned as a state-sanctioned Marriage Celebrant. I understand and accept that other…

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President Obama Downplays Dangers of Marijuana To The Detriment of Children

World Congress of Families 24 January 2014 World Congress of Families  Managing Director Larry Jacobs decried President Obama recent assertion that marijuana is no more of a danger than alcohol. “What makes him an expert, besides admitting that he smoked…

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