Month: February 2016

Bob McCoskrie: Smacking ban does more harm than good

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The Scotsman 27 February 2016 Family First Comment: Family First NZ featured in major daily newspaper in Scotland as they debate smacking bans NEW Zealand introduced a smacking ban in 2007. Then in a 2009 non-binding referendum, 87 per cent…


World’s largest hotel chain scraps on-demand porn

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NZ Herald 25 February 2016 Family First Comment: Good to see mainstream media picking up this issue from our media release The world’s largest hotel company, which owns the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and InterContinental brands, has banned on-demand porn…


Don’t teach my kids about LGBTI issues… that’s my job (Aust)

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WA Today 22 February 2016 Family First Comment: Right on! “When political activism starts masquerading as education, it is more than the school bell that should be ringing.” As an Australian parent-of-three, I believe that I should be allowed to…


International Hotel Chain Bans Porn


Media Release 24 February 2016 Family First NZ is welcoming the decision by yet another international hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to removing all on-demand pornography from their guest rooms in its 4,900 properties in 100 countries, including New…


Age verification for adult websites in bid to stop children watching porn

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ITV News 16 February 2016 Family First Comment: “We don’t want children to learn about sex and relationships through the warped lens of adult pornography – there are good reasons for restricting pornographic magazines and DVDs to adults which the…


No Wairarapa laws for Wicked signs

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Wairarapa Times-Age 23 February 2016 Family First Comment: Councils are starting to respond to our concerns and call! Wairarapa lacks a bylaw to tackle offensive signage as seen with slogans on campervan company Wicked Campers, but it seems Wairarapa people…


Marijuana users 5x more likely to develop alcohol addiction – study

MARIJUANA brain on drugs 18 February 2016 Family First Comment: “The study authors discovered that adults who had used marijuana at the first assessment and again over the following three years were five times more likely to develop an alcohol use problem, compared…


Ex Transgender: Parents Who Don’t Put Trans Kids in Psychotherapy Are ‘Abusing’ Their Children

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Christian Post 18 February 2016 Family First Comment: A reality check from someone who would know. A former transgender-turned-activist is warning that children who think they are members of the opposite biological sex are actually “deceiving themselves” and could likely…


Campaign Launched to Clean Up Wicked Campers

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Media Release 19 February 2016 Family First NZ has launched a campaign designed to pressure Wicked Campers in to removing offensive advertisements and messages on their campers which have been labelled sexist, misogynist and racist. “Many families have been offended…


South Dakota may regulate transgender students’ bathroom use

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NZ Herald 18 February 2016 Family First Comment: A practical and common sense (but politically incorrect) solution which parents would want schools in NZ to adopt. “Under the plan, schools would have to provide a “reasonable accommodation” for transgender students,…