Month: February 2017

Call For Inquiry On Public Health Harms of Pornography

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Media Release 9 February 2017 Family First NZ has launched a petition calling on politicians to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography. The petition states: “That an expert panel be appointed to investigate the public health effects…

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Obese kids spend too much time in front of a screen

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Stuff co.nz 7 February 2017 Family First Comment: Wow! Who would have thought it??! (sarcasm) Perhaps we should ban technology rather than sugar. Kiwi kids with weight issues spend more than double the recommended time in front of a screen,…

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Govt Must Be Cautious Of ‘Smokescreen’ Around Medicinal Marijuana

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Media Release 8 February 2017 Family First NZ says that the government must take a cautious approach based on extensive research and appropriate safeguards around medicinal marijuana, but also should be very concerned about the real agenda behind liberalising drug…

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Teens turn to marijuana to self-medicate for stress, anxiety: report

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Global News 5 February 2017 Family First Comment: “Cannabis is often regarded as an “innocuous” drug, a 2001 report in the British Journal of Psychiatry notes. However, evidence shows it carries dependency risks and other adverse effects, “particularly among people…

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Row over refusal to wed gays

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NZ Herald 3 January 2017 Family First Comment: Apparently it’s ok to refuse to offer your services at a Donald Trump inauguration or event, but not at a same-sex wedding #gofigure #toleranceoftheleft A retired pastor has been barred as a…

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Do It Or Else! Marriage Celebrants Rejected For Personal Beliefs

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Media Release 3 February 2017 Family First NZ says that people applying to be marriage celebrants are having their applications rejected if they do not want to officiate at same-sex ‘weddings’ due to their personal beliefs or convictions, despite assurances…

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