Who’s rights are we talking about: legalised prostitution

OnlineOpinion.com.au 25 June 2007 At the beginning of the 21st century governments worldwide are confronted with an unprecedented escalation of the global sex industry. An intrinsic component of this new world sex market is the trafficking of millions of people, mainly women and girls, for commercial sexual exploitation. The US Government has intimated that after […]

Bob McCoskrie: Benefits of Home Ownership Not Just Economic

Bob McCoskrie – National Director Family First (Published in Christchurch Press) The debate on home ownership has tended to come from a fiscal perspective – whether the cost of owning a home is out of reach for many middle- to low-income families. Since 1991, home ownership rates in New Zealand have fallen from 74% to […]

Nigel Latta: Relax and enjoy kids

Clinical psychologist Nigel Latta’s latest book “How to Have Kids and Stay Sane” – 3 June 07 How did raising kids ever get so complicated? Our parents had it far easier than us. Oh sure, they had little things to worry about – like the Cold War, Rogernomics and carless days – but generally speaking, […]

Facts, not flattery, about same-sex attraction

Ad Hoc Committee on Homosexuality and Scientific Research – Tuesday, 22 May 2007 Blithe assertions about the gay lifestyle are seldom backed up by scientific studies — and when they are, the studies are weak. Who helps you: someone who fails to tell you the truth or someone who does tell you the truth? The former […]

Why Marriage Matters, Second Edition: Twenty-Six Conclusions from the Social Sciences

http://www.americanvalues.org/html/r-wmm.html May 1st 2007, Sixteen of the top scholars on family life have re-issued a joint report on the importance of marriage. First released in 2002, the newly revised edition highlights five new themes in marriage-related research. Why Marriage Matters, Second Edition: 26 Conclusions from the Social Sciences was produced by a politically diverse and […]

Choosing Video Games for Kids

Focus on the Family May 2007 As a parent, what do you do when violent video games are atop your child’s list of must-have entertainment? The vast majority of people who play games do so with friends and family. Almost 60 percent of frequent game players play with friends, 33 percent play with siblings and […]

Virginia Tech Tragedy is a Wake-Up Call to Parents

George Barna – The Barna Group April 23, 2007 Researcher and bestselling author George Barna says the current public debate about the implications of the Virginia Tech tragedy is missing the point. “The animated conversations about gun control, campus security, counseling standards, campus communications, drug abuse and mental health funding do not address the core […]

Giving kids our worst shot

MercatorNet – Carolyn Moynihan 20 April 2007 Do we really want to go down the path of vaccinating children against deficits of moral intelligence and willpower? Launched nine months ago with the blessing of the United States Federal Drug Administration, Merck’s long-heralded remedy for cervical cancer has been predictably controversial. Any new vaccine is going […]

Bruce Logan: The Rise of Violence in Schools

Bruce Logan – NZCPR Essay 14 April 07 In 1989, just before the abolition of corporal punishment in schools, I was a member of the PPTA executive and invited to appear on a TV programme with Russell Marshall, the then Minister of Education. I commented that I was not convinced the majority of teachers were […]

Giving girls the wrong message

MercatorNet 13 April 2007 Graham Leo is the Principal of Emmanuel College on the Gold Coast of Australia An Australian principal objects to being press-ganged into a scheme to vaccinate schoolgirls against the HPV virus. In the early 1990s an Australian medical research team headed by Dr Ian Frazer at the University of Queensland made […]