Monthly Archives: August 2014

  • 7 Reasons Why the Current Marriage Debate Is Nothing Like the Debate on Interracial Marriage

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    Daily Signal 27 August 2014 Is opposition to same-sex marriage at all like opposition to interracial marriage? One refrain in debates over marriage policy is that laws defining marriage as the union of male and...

  • Two thirds of voters believe citizens-initiated referenda should be binding – survey

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    NZ Herald 27 August 2014 A key policy plank for NZ First and the Conservative Party has been given a boost after two thirds of voters said they believed citizens-initiated referenda should be binding on...

  • Society wedded to fallacies on families

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    The Australian 23 August 2014 Kay Hymowitz has seen this all before. A renowned family scholar with New York’s Manhattan Institute, she’s spending this weekend on the Gold Coast, speaking about such matters at Consilium,...

  • Successful marriages linked to wedding size and fewer premarital sexual relations – Study

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    Christian Post 19 August 2014 Successful marriages are linked to wedding size and premarital sexual relations, a new study from University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project finds. Those with happy marriages were more likely to...

  • Compare the party leaders on moral issues

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  • Christians Actually Far Less Likely to Divorce

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    CharismaNews 18 August 2014 This is a game-changer. Talk about “an old wives’ tale.” You’ve heard it said that 1) 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, 2) most marriages that do happen to...

  • NZ tourism boosted by same-sex marriage

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    OneNews 19 August 2014 The tourism industry has been given a boost by the legislation of gay marriage with new figures revealing a quarter of same-sex couples married have been Australian. Nearly 1,000 same-sex couples...

  • Demand for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Underwhelms

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    Media Release 19 August 2014 Family First NZ says that one year on from the marriage law being politically manipulated, the demand for same-sex marriages has been underwhelming with just 318 same-sex couples rushing to...

  • Bridal Shop Latest Target of Angry Gay Marriage Protest (US)

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    The New American 15 August 2014 The owner of a bridal shop in Pennsylvania has become the latest target of angry criticism due to her refusal to validate a behavior her Christian faith condemns. Victoria...

  • Family First charity status hangs in the balance

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    3News 14 August 2014 Family First is urging Charities Services to drop its High Court case against it following a decision from the Supreme Court that political advocacy can be considered charitable. The case has...

  • Tracking Christian Sexual Morality in a Same-Sex Marriage Future

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    Public Discourse 11 August 2014 As mainline Protestant denominations increasingly accept the ordination of gay clergy and publicly affirm same-sex unions, the sociologist in me wishes to understand what this development means for people in...

  • Family First Welcomes Charities Def’n Decision

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    Media Release 6 August 2014 Family First NZ is welcoming the Supreme Court decision handed down on the Greenpeace case regarding the definition of a charity. (Read Summary) “This is a victory for common sense...

  • 11 months on…

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    Less than 10% of NZ couples with a Civil Union have converted to a marriage. (Why? Because they were quite happy with Civil Unions – no discrimination.) 25 same-sex couples have chosen a Civil Union...

  • Politicians Rated On Family Values

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    Media Release 4 August 2014 Less than two months out from the general election, Family First NZ has launched their resource Value Your Vote which highlights the voting record of current MP’s on a number...

  • 7 Reasons Why Religious Freedom is Good for Business

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    Religious Freedom & Business Foundation 27 May 2014    Freedom of religion or belief is good for business. As outlined in Article 18 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18: Everyone has the right to...