Month: October 2014

Gay Marriage Proponents Won’t Tolerate Dissent

Aleteia.org 29 October 2014 Bakers and photographers and Knights of Columbus halls have been threatened with legal action for refusing to cater to weddings of same-sex couples. Now, two ordained Christian ministers in Idaho, where same-sex “marriage” is now legal,…

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Buying sex to be outlawed, after historic NI vote

The Christian Institute 23 October 2014 Paying for sex is set to become a criminal offence in Northern Ireland, following a landmark vote by the Stormont Assembly this week. MLAs debated Lord Morrow’s Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill late into…

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Craig Young and Plagiarism

EXCLUSIVE: Craig Young is a blogger who takes great delight in attacking supporters of families and marriage – such as Family First. In fact, if he doesn’t write a derogatory article at least once a week, we actually think we…

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Assisted suicides often involve pain, suffering

Providence Journal 17 October 2014 Did you know that many assisted suicides experience complications? Assisted suicide is wrongly marketed to the public as a flawless, peaceful escape from suffering. It can be a painful and scary death. It can include…

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There can be dignity in all states of life

Ottawa Citizen 15 October 2014 In his article of Oct. 9, Desmond Tutu emphasizes the importance of language on the sensitive issue of medically assisted dying. In the spirit of advancing a respectful dialogue, I must urge him to consider the…

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Breaking Bad dolls pulled from shelves (US)

NZ Herald 23 October 2014 Toys “R” Us is pulling Breaking Bad dolls from its shelves after a Florida woman complained about the kids’ store selling the drug-themed products. “Let’s just say the action figures have taken an indefinite sabbatical,”…

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X Factor over evidence: the failure of early years education

The Telegraph 23 October 2014 There are some government policies, current and past that have an undeniable X Factor; the minimum wage, freedom of information, free school milk (and perhaps even lunches?). At first glance – and often under deeper…

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Benefits of free nursery education ‘not lasting’

BBC News 22 October 2014 Free part-time pre-school education in England has not led to lasting educational benefits, a study suggests. The greatest impact, it indicates, was on the poorest children, whose early education foundation stage profile (FSP) scores were…

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ECE Benefits Overstated, Costly To Taxpayer – Study

Media Release 23 October 2014 Family First NZ says that a UK study on early childhood education should make the New Zealand government reevaluate their policy of increasing the rate of participation in early childhood education to 98 per cent…

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Students over-estimate late pregnancies – study

OneNews 23 October 2014 University students in New Zealand don’t realise how much fertility declines in women as they age and over-estimate the success of fertility treatments such as IVF, a new study shows. The study by University of Auckland…

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