Is Same-Sex Parenting Better for Kids? The New Australian Study Can’t Tell Us

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Public Discourse 9 July 2014 The Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families has been getting copious positive press coverage. Unfortunately, it has some serious methodological weaknesses—it studies only the lives and experiences of the LGBT elite. Imagine if evangelical sociologists set out to document how the children of evangelical Christian parents fare in […]

Bakery refuses to make cake in support of gay marriage (UK)

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CloserOnLine 8 July 2014 A Christian run bakery in Northern Ireland is facing legal action for refusing to bake a cake with Bert and Ernie on, as gay marriage goes against their religious beliefs. The manager of Ashers Baking Company said that the client wanted the cake to have a slogan in support of gay […]

Further debunking of the latest same-sex parent ‘study’

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The latest advocacy study on same-sex parenting from Australia is getting the usual non-critical promotion from the lame-stream media. Here’s the problems with the study – and there are many, highlighted by expert Glenn Stanton: 1) The authors of the study admit its significant methodology problems, which are the same problems with every other such […]

Why families vote for Three Strikes

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Direct from Kiwiblog Stuff reports: A Hastings man who sexually assaulted an 87-year-old woman in her home was on parole at the time. Name suppression on Hugh Hemi Tuatua Tareha, 30, was lifted yesterday after he admitted the attack on November 7 last year. It can now be revealed that he attacked another woman on […]

Family violence cases still on the increase

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Stuff 8 July 2014 Family violence is on the increase in New Zealand, a report has indicated. New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, which compiled the report, said it was not clear what was behind the increase. “We believe that further work is required to understand the causes of this increase,” said Clearinghouse researcher Pauline […]

‘Paedophilia is natural and normal for males’ (UK)

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The Telegraph 7 July 2014 “Paedophilic interest is natural and normal for human males,” said the presentation. “At least a sizeable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children … Normal males are aroused by children.” Some yellowing tract from the Seventies or early Eighties, era of abusive celebrities and the infamous […]

Now the Herald try to resurrect shonky gay parent research

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First it was the website. Now it’s the NZ Herald reprinting research from Australia which has been exposed as shonky and useless. We’ve covered this HERE HERE and HERE But just to summarise, the research says Children with gay parents are happier and healthier than kids from the average family, new research shows. The […]

Sorry for being a man

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Not only cringeworthy but also factually wrong in his claims. Has he taken the Labour man-ban too far?

Euthanasia for ‘depressed’ alleged murderer (Aust)

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Mobile News 4 July 2014 EUTHANASIA campaigner Philip Nitschke denies he went too far in helping a fit and healthy but depressed man end his life. Perth man Nigel Brayley, 45, died in May after taking euthanasia drug Nembutal, because he feared he would be charged with his wife’s murder. His former wife Lina, 37, […]

Euthanasia legitimate up to a point, says Key

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NZ Herald 5 July 2014 Prime Minister John Key has signalled possible loosening of euthanasia laws, saying he would sympathise with “speeding up of the process” of death for a terminally ill patient. He told Family First director Bob McCoskrie in a public interview at a forum in Auckland yesterday that euthanasia would be “a […]