Gay Marriage: ‘A genuine threat to liberty’

Young Asian Chinese Family 4 Sep 2012 Christchurch Anglican pastor John Stringer says the bill would put many churches and community groups at odds with the law. MP Louisa Wall’s same-sex marriage bill will have a huge impact on NZ churches. Many gay people across the world oppose it; there is even a US gay website against gay […]

Critiquing the Case for Same-Sex Marriage


Matthew Flannagan is a Pastor at Takanini Community Church; Madeleine Flannagan is a Lawyer at Coast Legal. Together they blog at MandM. Equality and Non-Discrimination According to the General policy statement of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill (“the Bill”), the justification for affirming same-sex marriage as a human right is the notion of […]

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Sexualisation of children in the media – protect your daughters

Bob McCoskrie – Family Violence Is Not A Gender Issue

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Published in the NZ Herald   Nov 2011 I won’t be wearing a white ribbon on November 25th. Don’t get me wrong – I would be the first in line to condemn violence against women, and the first to be held to account for my own actions and attitudes. But the well-intentioned White Ribbon Campaign, according […]

Hijacking the Brain — How Pornography Works

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Dr. Albert Mohler – Covenant Eyes Sep 2011 We are fast becoming the pornographic society. Over the course of the last decade, explicitly sexual images have crept into advertising, marketing, and virtually every niche of American life. This ambient pornography is now almost everywhere, from the local shopping mall to prime-time television. By some estimations, […]

Bob McCoskrie: Gay community cannot redefine marriage

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Dominion Post 26 October 2011 Deborah Russell says the state has no business in the marriage game, but then argues that the state should redefine marriage to allow same-sex marriage. Marriages are a matter of significant public concern, as the record of almost every culture shows. If it weren’t for the fact that sexual intercourse […]

Does Sex Ed Undermine Parental Rights?

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New York Times Oct 18 2011 Observers can quarrel about the extent to which what is being mandated is an effect, or a contributing cause, of the sexualization of children in our society at younger ages. But no one can plausibly claim that teaching middle-schoolers about mutual masturbation is “neutral” between competing views of morality; […]

Garth George: Adoption creates potential geniuses

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NZ Herald 20 Oct 2011 Much has been written about the life and achievements of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died at age 56 of the effects of pancreatic cancer early this month. But the thing that intrigued me about the man and his life was that he was adopted….. If he’d been conceived 20 […]

Bob McCoskrie: Sex Education lets down young people and parents

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There’s been a stack of discussion over the last week on the topic of s*x education in schools – and rightly so. Parents (and it turns out some schools as well) were shocked to discover exactly what is being taught to our children under the guise of s*x education by groups such as Family Planning […]

Gardasil – A guide for parents and caregivers

Family Life International – Guide In recent months the New Zealand public has been subjected to an intense marketing campaign promoting the new Gardasil vaccine manufactured by the international pharmaceutical company Merck & CO. This marketing campaign has involved everything from posters in GP clinics, to radio advertisements, and even a New Zealand website. On […]