PM Wrong On Effects Of Redefining Marriage In NZ

first_imgDaily Bulletin 22 September 2017Family First Comment: Bill English was asked about the effects of same-sex marriage in New Zealand by the Australian media. We’ve had to set the record straight!Family First NZ says that New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English is wrong when he argues that there have been no concerns since marriage was redefined to allow same-sex marriage – a law change which he voted against.“Mr English fails to mention marriage celebrants who have had their applications denied because they don’t want to officiate at a same-sex wedding, or venues and churches that have changed their policies regarding allowing wedding events because of the risk of litigation under the Human Rights Act, or the attempts to remove the charitable status of one of the leading charities who argued against same-sex marriage, or the recent announcement by a government committee to allow people to determine their own gender on their birth certificate,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ and co-ordinator of the Protect Marriage campaign.“The Prime Minister also fails to mention the Catholic School which received a veiled threat from the sponsor of the same-sex marriage bill regarding its funding when it spoke up for traditional marriage, or a Government ministry revealing that a second “wife” in a polygamous marriage may be entitled to a sole-parent benefit, or revelations that Auckland ratepayers were subsidising an event promoting polyamory for those who want to ‘relate to more than one partner’ and non-monogamous marriages, or that schools are being urged to offer “gender-neutral” uniform, toilet and changing room options under new guidelines from the secondary teachers’ union, or schools allowing biological males to use female facilities.”“So contrary to the assertions of Bill English, there have been very real effects of the change in the law, a chilling effect, and Australians should take heed of our experience, but also the similar effects in both the UK and the US,” says Mr McCoskrie.In a one-to-one interview with the Prime Minister at our recent conference, Mr English was asked about his reasons for changing his view on same-sex marriage. Based on his view that it ‘didn’t affect his marriage’, he was tackled with the view that polygamy or group marriage also wouldn’t affect his marriage.“For some reason, Mr English since becoming Prime Minister has lost some of the conviction that made him one of the most pro-marriage voters in Parliament for over a decade.” up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

James Eugene Hussung

first_imgJames Eugene Hussung, 54, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday April 21, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born May 19, 1964 in Lawrenceburg, IN, son of Wilford and the late Lillie M. Davis Perry.James worked for Ryland Pre-fab Mobile Homes, with over 10 years of service.James enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering on cars, and just being outdoors. He was a mechanic and he loved muscle car shows. Family time was one of his greatest joys.James is survived by his father, Wilford (Libby) Hussung, daughter, Stephanie Hussung of Lawrenceburg, IN; son, Christopher Hussung of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Brooklyn and Zayden Reed; siblings, Stan Hussung of Milan, IN, Faith (Robert) Casey of Cincinnati, OH, Hope Hussung of Detroit, MI, Charity Hussung of OH, Mary Hatcher of Aurora, IN; step brother, Richard Gardner of Aurora, IN.He was preceded in death by mom, Lillie Perry and step brothers, Gerald Kinnett Sr. and Dwayne Kinnett.Services will be held at First Church of God, 100 Fairview Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Saturday April 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm with Pastor Don Pierce and Art Privitt officiating.Contributions may be made to defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell posted a special message to fans on his website following the news that wife Majella is battling breast cancer.Majella usually looks after the website detailing the singer’s latest plans and exploits.He asked fans not to send cards or letters as they would not be able to respond to them personally which the couple normally like to do. “I’m sorry to inform you that Majella was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer.“She is undergoing treatment at present and as it was found in the early stages we are very hopeful of a full recovery.“I know that many of you would like to send your good wishes to Majella but at this time we cannot deal with a lot of mail so we would ask you not to send cards or letters, all we need are your prayers to help us through this difficult time and we know we can rely on that,” he said.  DANIEL ASKS FOR FANS PRAYERS BUT NOT TO SEND CARDS FOR MAJELLA was last modified: July 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnellfansMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more