Month: October 2015

Family First at the World Congress of Families

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Family First is currently at the World Congress of Families (WCF) which is the premier global gathering of parents, youth, lawmakers, scholars, religious leaders, and advocates united to support the natural family—and for the first time in history, the global…


Why Can’t Two Gay Brothers Marry?

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CharismaNews 23 October 2015   One of the strongest arguments against consensual adult incest is that incestuous unions could result in children with genetic defects, but since that concern wouldn’t apply to same-sex couples, an Irish political leader has argued that…


Canterbury Museum’s obscene T-shirt ‘broke relationship’ with street art festival

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Stuff 23 October 2015 Controversy over an obscene T-shirt “broke the relationship” between a Christchurch street art festival and Canterbury Museum, its organisers say. The hit Spectrum Street Art Festival returns to Christchurch for the third time in December, with…


Local districts to decide if shopping on Easter Sunday is a good idea

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OneNewsNow 22 October 2015 A bill allowing local communities to decide whether retailers can open on Easter Sunday was introduced to Parliament today. “The Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill will enable communities, through councils, to choose whether or not to…


US marijuana use doubles in a decade

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NZ Herald 22 October 2015 Nearly one in 10 adults smokes marijuana in the US, a rate that has more than doubled in the past decade as laws and attitudes about pot relax, researchers said. However, experts warned that the…


Pokies removed as gambling declines in South Canterbury

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Stuff 21 October 2015 A declining interest in gambling has had two South Canterbury bars stripped of their gaming machines. The move has prompted a mixed reaction from publicans, who say the bulk of their customers were not problem…


Support lacking for depressed mums

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Stuff 21 October 2015 Postnatal depression is going undiagnosed at an alarming rate, leaving new mums missing out on support, a Palmerston North advocate says. Mothers Matter research has found 59 per cent of new mothers had experienced a…


Irish MP says gay cousins should be allowed to marry


David Norris says that gay cousins should be allowed to marry each other The Journal 20 October 2015 DAVID NORRIS HAS said gay cousins should be allowed to marry each other if that is what they wish to do. The…


Media ‘mocks’ Christian Right

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The Australian 20 October 2015 Liberal senator Eric Abetz has ­unleashed an attack on the Canberra press gallery, arguing it is hostile to conservative, Christian politicians while giving favourable treatment to left-leaning or Muslim MPs. Senator Abetz said the media…