Author: McBlog

Bob McCoskrie is the National Director of Family First NZ. He is a trained secondary teacher, has a post graduate degree in accounting, was a family community worker in South Auckland for 12 years, and has worked in the media part-time and full-time for 25 years. He is married, 3 children and a Labrador that is fitter than he is!

School’s “Gender Support Plan” kept secret from parents

Yet another report of state schools knowingly changing a child’s name and ‘gender’ at school, without informing the parents. The school followed a “Gender Support Plan” which informs teachers of a child’s new chosen name and gender identity (“trans,” “agender,” “non-binary,” etc.). The school also provided the girl a year’s worth of counselling in support of her new identity. All this was kept secret from the child’s parents. This story comes from America, but could it be happening here in New Zealand schools? Possibly yes! Read on …

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Rise in teenage girls wanting to change gender

As our Government seeks to ban ‘Conversion Therapy’, while at the same time supporting the use of puberty blockers and gender reassignment surgery, we need to question the motives behind this and also the effects on family and society. There is yet more disturbing evidence of an extraordinary increase in teenagers seeking gender transition, and state organisations are seemingly encouraging this. Here are some extracts from an article in Prospect, exposing the rapid rise in teen gender transitioning taking place in the UK. Let us learn from mistakes being made overseas, before it’s too late here in NZ.

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FAMILY MATTERS – Why Fathers Matter

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday. And that’s a great opportunity to honour fathers, and acknowledge their important role in families and in society. In the latest episode of Family Matters, we have a short message of encouragement both for dads and also to remind us of why fathers matter. 

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Study shows sperm decline in marijuana smokers, and higher risk of stroke

Yet more research confirming what we already know, that dope is detrimental to our health and wellbeing in many different ways. A recent study found that past and present male marijuana smokers had a decline in sperm quality, meaning low volume in semen and decrease in the quality of sperm. I wonder if our own male drug advocates are concerned about this?

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Expert says ‘Conversion Therapy’ ban will be “scaring therapists away from troubled adolescents”

A family law and child protection expert says our proposed ‘Conversion Therapy’ ban will scare away therapists – “this is no time for the NZ Parliament to pass legislation that will be understood as seeking to scare therapists away from providing…

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Christian Doctor under attack for his beliefs

A doctor, with a wife and two young children, has been suspended by the Medical Board Australia, and has been out of work for two years. His crime? Was he caught raping a patient, stealing medicines, or fiddling with the books?…

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Success, as Government quietly changes policy on parental consent

One of the common themes of our recent Forum on the Family is the need to push back on some of the divisive and destructive social engineering that is coming at us with increasing regularity. So it’s encouraging to see this example of the Government having to make changes following on from public backlash.

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Flat Whites to be cancelled

In breaking news, orders for “Flat Whites” have been cancelled. The change is part of the soul searching that the coffee bean has done when it comes to * cultural inclusivity, * racism, * sustainability, * fitness for the future,…

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