Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • Same-Sex ‘Marriage’: Why did Bill English change his stance?

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    On the day that Prime Minister Bill English was appointed to his new job last year, he announced that he was no longer opposed to same-sex marriage and would “vote differently now”. He had previously...

  • More deeply flawed research on effects of same-sex marriage – again!

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    Media Say Same-Sex Marriage Will Save 134,000 Teens Per Year From Suicide. That’s Not What The Study Says. DailyWire 22 February 2017 Family First Comment: But that doesn’t stop the NZ media from promoting flawed...

  • It’s time for the Church of England to lay down the law on marriage

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    The Telegraph 16 February 2017 Family First Comment: Superb commentary: “People in society expect the Church to believe and teach the Bible. What other authority can the Church have? … The undeniable truth is that...

  • Polygamist’s second wife ‘may get sole-parent benefit’ – ministry

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    NZ Herald 17 February 2017 A Government ministry says a second “wife” in a polygamous marriage may be entitled to a sole-parent benefit. The surprising statement by the Ministry of Social Development has been condemned...

  • Polygamous Marriage: Is Govt Bending The Rules?

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    Media Release 17 February 2017 Family First NZ is concerned that the government may be turning a ‘blind eye’ to polygamous marriages in New Zealand when assessing entitlements to welfare support. The issue has come...

  • Married 82 years and still going strong

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    NZ Herald 14 February 2017 In a world where divorce is common, one Auckland couple is being praised for their efforts to stay together. Jeram Ravji and his wife Ganga Jeram Ravji, originally from India,...

  • NZ’s Longest Married Couple – Possibly the World’s!

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    Media Release 14 February 2017 For the second year running, Family First New Zealand has presented an Award for the Longest Married Couple in New Zealand and the New Zealand couple who won last year’s...

  • Polygamous families protest bigamy law at Utah Capitol

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    NZ Herald 11 February 2017 Family First Comment: And so the push continues, as predicted…. Holding signs that read, “I love all my moms,” and “If we were gay, we’d be OK,” the group rallied...

  • Is cohabitation the new marriage? Not for kids

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    MercatorNet 9 February 2017 In the United States between 2002 and 2010 births to cohabiting couples jumped from 41 percent of all non-marital births to 58 percent. In France and Sweden one in four adults...

  • Row over refusal to wed gays

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    NZ Herald 3 January 2017 Family First Comment: Apparently it’s ok to refuse to offer your services at a Donald Trump inauguration or event, but not at a same-sex wedding #gofigure #toleranceoftheleft A retired pastor...

  • Do It Or Else! Marriage Celebrants Rejected For Personal Beliefs

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    Media Release 3 February 2017 Family First NZ says that people applying to be marriage celebrants are having their applications rejected if they do not want to officiate at same-sex ‘weddings’ due to their personal...