Month: September 2017

Legalising medicinal marijuana leads to increase in social security disability claims (US)

Surprising medical marijuana side effect: More people claiming disability MarketWatch 25 September 2017 Family First Comment: “Expanding marijuana access has negative spillover effects to costly social programs that disincentive work.” It’s called dope for a reason – especially when it’s…

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Family First Blocks Deregistration By Charities Board

Media Release 26 Sep 2017 Family First NZ has lodged an appeal with the Wellington High Court regarding the Charities Board’s second attempt to deregister the charity. Family First has also successfully applied for an order that the Board be…

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Bath Spa University ‘blocks transgender research’

BBC News 25 September 2017 Family First Comment: Astonishing – but indicative of the inability to critique gender ideology “The fundamental reason given was that it might cause criticism of the research on social media and criticism of the research…

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Police drop support for bylaw banning sex workers from suburban Christchurch

Stuff co.nz 26 September 2017 Banning prostitutes from working in residential areas will be ineffective, difficult to enforce and no longer has police support, Christchurch City Council staff say. The declaration has enraged St Albans residents who pleaded with the…

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PM Wrong On Effects Of Redefining Marriage In NZ

Media Release 22 September 2017 Family First NZ says that New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English is wrong when he argues to the Australian media that there have been no concerns since marriage was redefined to allow same-sex marriage –…

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Rights of Christchurch Families Above Rights of Sex Industry

Media Release 26 Sep 2017 Family First NZ is accusing politicians of turning a blind eye to the harmful effects of prostitution to families, and is calling for the rights of families in Christchurch to take precedence over the prostitution…

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Transition caused more problems than it solved

The Guardian 16 September 2017 Family First Comment: Some fascinating statements in this piece… ““I started to realise that I could have dealt with my own issues so much better without changing my body because that has brought so many…

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PM Wrong On Effects Of Redefining Marriage In NZ

Daily Bulletin 22 September 2017 Family First Comment: Bill English was asked about the effects of same-sex marriage in New Zealand by the Australian media. We’ve had to set the record straight! Family First NZ says that New Zealand Prime…

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Churches say no to Same-sex couple wedding

‘It pains us to say no’: Church refuses to marry Kāpiti couple Stuff co.nz 25 September 2017 A same-sex couple have been refused a church wedding … Saunders contacted St Peter’s Anglican Church to book the wedding… She believed the…

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Press Release: Physicians reject license to kill

Media Release – American College of Pediatricians 20 September 2017 Family First Comment: A superb response from medical professionals in the USA. “Physicians recognize that every attempted suicide is a desperate cry for help. Depression, even suicidal depression, is eminently treatable.…

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