Bake Us a Cake, or Else!


National Review Online 18 February 2014 For years now, a central argument of those in favor of same-sex marriage has been that all Americans should be free to live and love how they choose. But does that freedom require the government to coerce those who disagree into celebrating same-sex relationships? A growing number of incidents show […]

Euthanasia has a proven ‘slippery slope’ – Sue Reid

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Published in Dominion Post 18 Feb 2014 There are hundreds of parents that belong to a unique club with a life-long membership that they never wanted to sign up to – the club of ‘parents that have lost children before their time’. We gained our ‘badge’ in 1999 after our first son was born without […]

NZ euthanasia campaigner wants euthanasia for children

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3 News 17 Feb 2014 The champion of euthanasia in New Zealand says Belgium’s bold move of euthanising children is already happening here. Lesley Martin says the only difference here is it’s happening covertly, and without official sanction. But she’s keen to see us follow the country that’s now gone the furthest of any when it […]

Turf war between sex industry bosses

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NZ Herald 1 Feb 2014 Sex industry bosses battled each other in court this week as Calendar Girls owner Jacqui Le Prou tried to stop Wellington brothel kings the Chow brothers moving into Auckland. ..Allegations were made at a hearing into two liquor licence applications for premises in central Auckland before the city’s Alcohol Regulatory […]

Analyst: Facebook’s New Gender Pronouns Contributes to Cultural Confusion

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Citizen Link 14 February 2014 Facebook users now have more than 50 terms to choose from — in addition to him, her or them — when choosing their online “gender” preference. The Associate Press, which broke the story Thursday, interviewed Focus on the Family Gender Issues Analyst Jeff Johnston. He told the news outlet that […]

Child abuse ‘culture shift’

CYF 15 February 2014 Parents who cannot keep their newborns safe are increasingly being dobbed in by their family and the public. After the murder of 3-year-old Rotorua girl Nia Glassie in 2007, there has been a sharp rise in the number of newborn babies removed from their parents, with scores ending up in foster […]

Belgium votes euthanasia for children – no age limit

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BBC News 9 February 2014 An incurably sick child, a request to die, a lethal injection. For many people this is an unimaginable, nightmare scenario. Most of us will not experience the cruel reality of seeing a child’s health deteriorate as a result of a terminal illness. But some Belgian paediatricians who have say children […]

Sexual assaults more than double world average

police car 2 13 February 2014 The rate of sexual assault in Australia and New Zealand is more than double the world average, according to a new report. After several highly publicised rapes and murders of young women in India and South Africa, researchers from several countries decided to review and estimate prevalence of sexual violence against […]

Bible in Schools battlers denying our heritage

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NZ Herald 13 February 2014 What a divine irony. At the same time that remnants of the country’s first mission school were being excavated in Kerikeri, St Heliers School decided to remove religious education classes from its school day – part of a slow but seemingly inexorable trend to purge Christianity from the remaining crevices […]

Plea from a child to a King : Stop Child Euthanasia

EUTHANASIA message to belgium king