Month: February 2015

Promotion of depression, suicide, drug use given green light

Mayhem band

3News 3 February 2015 Notorious metal group Mayhem has been added to the Auckland’s Westfest 2015 line-up. The band is considered one of the most important in the influential Norwegian black metal scene, gaining notoriety early in their career with…


An Open Letter from the Child of a Loving Gay Parent

gay marriage mum

Public Discourse 2 February 2015 June is nigh, and with it will come your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage. I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we…


Is Pedophilia Okay if You’re “Born That Way”?


The New American 1 February 2015 “Now, many experts view it as a sexual orientation as immutable as heterosexuality … a deep-rooted predisposition … that becomes clear during puberty and does not change.” The above idea was expressed with respect…


Djokovic says fatherhood has given him a new perspective

Novak Djokovic

Reuters 1 February 2015 Like any new father, Novak Djokovic has quickly developed a new perspective on life and tennis. The Serbian won his fifth Australian Open title on Sunday, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-0 but his thoughts…


The failure of legalised prostitution in Germany

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Germany’s mega-brothel left me cold The Telegraph 29 January 2015 The “mega brothel” in tonight’s Channel 4 documentary of the same name isn’t that big, by German standards. Paradise is six stories high – half the size of Pascha in…


Euthanasia – out of control

Euthanasia - elderly hands

Elderly cousins undergo joint euthanasia for fear of being separated  The Telegraph 2 February 2015 Two elderly Scottish cousins who relied on each other to get by have undergone joint euthanasia because they feared being put in separate care homes.…


Phone App for Families to Contact Politicians

have your say phone app

Media Release 2 February 2015 Family First NZ has launched a phone app designed to put the power back in to the hands of families, and to help them be online political activists for family issues in NZ. The free…


Gambling bill needs hardening up


Stuff 29 January 2015 Millions of dollars are being “sucked” from the community through a “blight” of pokie machines and new legislation is doing little to correct the problem, local advocates say. The Mangere Community Law Centre is supporting…


Feeling depressed or down? How about euthanasia to solve your problems.

Euthanasia - depressed woman

Documentary shows Belgian doctor euthanizing a depressed, suicidal woman       With the most liberal laws in the world governing physician-assisted suicide, surveys in Belgium show overwhelming support for its legality. Doctors say euthanasia gives terminally ill patients experiencing…