Month: July 2018

Warkworth baker refuses to make wedding cake for gay couple

NZ Herald 9 July 2018 Family First Comment: A gracious response… “”I do not wish to offend either of you and I thank you for letting me know that it is a same-sex wedding,” it said. “Even though as individuals…

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Baker Has Every Right To Freedom Of Conscience & Belief

Media Release 9 July 2018 Family First NZ says that service providers – including the Warkworth baker – who believe in traditional marriage should have every right to refuse to provide their services for same-sex weddings. “While service providers cannot…

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Hospices say no to euthanasia

NewsRoom 9 July 2018 Family First Comment: “As euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are against the ethos of palliative care, we believe this will have a detrimental impact on the workforce.” www.protect.org.nz The group which represents the 35 hospices in New…

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Man has sex change to become a woman, goes back to being a man

RadioLive 4 July 2018 Los Angeles man Walt Heyer was 42-years-old when he decided to undergo gender reassignment surgery to become a woman. But just eight years later, he reverted back to being a man saying it had been a…

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Cannabis shows no benefit for chronic pain, major study finds

Stuff co.nz 5 July 2018 Family First Comment: “Cannabis has proven medical benefits in treating drug-resistant epilepsy in children, chemotherapy-induced nausea and multiple sclerosis. Treatment of chronic pain was considered another promising area – BUT the study, published in Lancet…

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Why do we so consistently underplay the links between cannabis and psychosis? This isn’t a benevolent drug

The Independent 22 June 2018 Family First Comment: “A depressing aspect of the present debate about cannabis is that so many proponents of legalisation or decriminalisation have clearly not taken on board that the causal link between cannabis and psychosis…

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