Month: September 2017

Napier Hotel Congratulated For Rejecting Prostitution

Media Release 29 September 2017 Family First NZ is congratulating and thanking the Quality Inn in Napier for rejecting room bookings for the express purpose of prostitution.  “We have red light districts for a reason, and families simply don’t want…

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The slippery slope of euthanasia – The Evidence

Euthanasia: a failure of memory and imagination MercatorNet 28 September 2017 Family First Comment: Part of a larger article on the problems of euthanasia – but shows the clear evidence that the slippery slope is well and truly greased by…

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Hugh Hefner Leaves Behind a Legacy of Sexual Exploitation, and a Public Health Crisis

Media Release – National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) 28 September 2017 Family First Comment: A good summary of a disturbing legacy… “Hugh Hefner leaves behind a legacy of sexual exploitation and public health harms. Hugh Hefner was not a champion…

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With Winston Peters as kingmaker, could the anti-smacking law be overturned?

NewsHub 28 September 2017 Family First Comment: “The politicians and anti-smacking lobby groups linked good parents who smacked their children with child abusers, a notion roundly rejected – and still rejected – by New Zealanders. The anti-smacking law assumes that…

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Cristiano Ronaldo: A Woman Is Not A Factory

Stop Surrogacy Now 27 September 2017 Family First Comment: When Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed through his Instagram account that he had been the father of twins, he received more than 8 million “likes,” and 290,300 articles were published on the subject…

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Little outrage at Bible-In-Schools (probably because protestors got their facts wrong!)

Activists opposed to religious teaching distribute pamphlets at Christchurch school Stuff co.nz 27 September 2017 Family First Comment: The Secular Education Network gets caught telling porkies – (but that’s not a ‘sin’ when you’re secular, is it? 😊) “Jacob said…

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Girl, 11, ‘consented’ to sex with man (France)

NZ Herald 28 September 2017 Family First Comment: A very very disturbing case. “In a decision that’s prompted anger, prosecutors decided “there was no violence, no constraint, no threat, and no surprise” on the part of the man to justify…

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Anti-Smacking Law On Coalition Table

Media Release 28 September 2017 Family First NZ says that fixing the anti-smacking law will be on the coalition negotiation table, based on statements made by Winston Peters and NZ First before the election. In a speech in March in…

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Family First launches High Court appeal against being stripped of charitable status

Stuff co.nz 26 September 2017 Family First Comment: Hold your horses, Charities Board! Controversial conservative lobby group Family First is appealing against being stripped of its charitable status by the Charities Registration Board. The board’s decision was made public in August. It was the…

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First 1000 days crucial to child development: report

SBS News 25 September 2017 Family First Comment: “The first thousand days is a period of maximum developmental plasticity, that means it’s the period during which as an organism we are most susceptible to change by environmental experiences, and those…

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