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Face of the Day — The BFD

Family Firstfamilyfirst.org.nz Just when you thought things couldn’t get more ridiculous, here comes the Pregnant Man emoji. Yes, officially released by Unicode Consortium as part of Emoji 14.0, the new emoji is simply named “Pregnant Man” and comes in a range of skin colours and hair colours. Do most parent’s really want these new social…

Face of the Day — The BFD

US Study – Marijuana use among college-age at highest level since 1980s — Family First NZ

Another major report. Same conclusion. Legalisation of recreational cannabis is a disaster for public health. Not only does legalisation result in significantly increased usage (despite what pro-drug advocates said wouldn’t happen), it’s youth who take … US Study – Marijuana use among college-age at highest level since 1980s Read More » The post US Study…

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Anita’s story – I’m not a politician, just a very concerned mum — Family First NZ

I do not normally voice personal opinions on social media but I cannot stay quiet when our government is steadily making decisions that remove my rights to raise my children as I believe is right. The post Anita’s story – I’m not a politician, just a very concerned mum appeared first on Family First NZ.

via Anita’s story – I’m not a politician, just a very concerned mum — Family First NZ

‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Will Restrict Personal Autonomy – Legal Opinion — Family First NZ

Media Release 29 August 2021 Family First NZ has released a legal opinion on the proposed law to ban ‘conversion therapy’ bill which says that the bill will have a ‘chilling effect’ on freedom of … ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Will Restrict Personal Autonomy – Legal Opinion Read More » The post ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Will…

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DC Police Chief says Marijuana “undoubtedly” tied to rise in violent crime — Family First NZ

DC Police Chief reveals the truth about marijuana – “it’s undoubtedly” tied to a rise in violent crime”. Despite the fanciful and delusional “theories” of drug advocates, the conclusions from leaders in crime prevention and … DC Police Chief says Marijuana “undoubtedly” tied to rise in violent crime Read More » The post DC Police…

via DC Police Chief says Marijuana “undoubtedly” tied to rise in violent crime — Family First NZ

PM admits parents may face charges under conversion therapy’ bill — Family First NZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern doesn’t rule out parents facing charges under conversion therapy ban NewsHub 9 August 2021 Family First Comment: “National stood alone last week as the only party not to support the law, after … PM admits parents may face charges under conversion therapy’ bill Read More » The post PM admits parents may…

via PM admits parents may face charges under conversion therapy’ bill — Family First NZ

Bill to ban conversion therapy poses problems for therapists — Family First NZ

The Irish Times 9 August 2021 Family First Comment: Asking the right questions: “Gender dysphoria may have many underlying causes not necessarily related to being transgender. If we explore this, will therapists be accused of practising … Bill to ban conversion therapy poses problems for therapists Read More » The post Bill to ban conversion therapy…

via Bill to ban conversion therapy poses problems for therapists — Family First NZ

FAMILY MATTERS: Critiquing Critical Race Theory — Family First NZ

Despite widespread acceptance of bi-culturalism and the increasing use of Te Reo Māori, terms like “systemic racism”, “White guilt” and “White privilege” are being enthusiastically embraced by organisations and governments – and now being pushed … FAMILY MATTERS: Critiquing Critical Race Theory Read More » The post FAMILY MATTERS: Critiquing Critical Race Theory appeared first…

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The “Colorado Experiment”: Legalized Marijuana’s Impact in Colorado — Family First NZ

Hudson Institute 28 June 2021 Family First Comment: Just in case there was any doubt…. Does legalization work? In a powerful review of how Colorado is doing since legalising marijuana for medical use in … The “Colorado Experiment”: Legalized Marijuana’s Impact in Colorado Read More » The post The “Colorado Experiment”: Legalized Marijuana’s Impact…

via The “Colorado Experiment”: Legalized Marijuana’s Impact in Colorado — Family First NZ

The parental leave system that shuts out dads — Family First NZ

Two decades since paid parental leave was introduced, just over 1 per cent is taken by men – yet fathers say they want to spend at least three months at home with their babies. What’s … The parental leave system that shuts out dads Read More » The post The parental leave system that shuts…

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Cannabis use may be associated with suicidality in young adults — Family First NZ

National Institute on Drug Abuse 22 June 2021 Family First Comment: More proof that NZ dodged a bullet by voting NO…. “An analysis of survey data from more than 280,000 young adults ages 18-35 showed that … Cannabis use may be associated with suicidality in young adults Read More » The post Cannabis use may be…

via Cannabis use may be associated with suicidality in young adults — Family First NZ

Online child sexual abuse growth stretches NZ authorities — Family First NZ

Child sexual abuse imagery: Online growth stretches NZ investigator NZ Herald 21 June 2021 Family First Comment: Shocking…. “As the problem has grown in scale and sophistication, our Five Eyes partners have developed “centres of excellence” … Online child sexual abuse growth stretches NZ authorities Read More » The post Online child sexual abuse growth stretches…

via Online child sexual abuse growth stretches NZ authorities — Family First NZ

Athletes’ biological advantages cannot be countered by testosterone restrictions — Family First NZ

Stuff co.nz 12 June 2021 – Steve Stannard Family First Comment: Here’s a simple biology lesson about why sports should remain girls-only and boys-only (as per birth)…. The upshot of this is that a grown man has a skeleton, that when accompanied by muscle, moves in a slightly different way than a grown woman, providing…

via Athletes’ biological advantages cannot be countered by testosterone restrictions — Family First NZ

FAMILY MATTERS: Why New Zealand needs more babies — Family First NZ

New Zealand’s fertility rate has reached an all-time low, with an average of 1.60 births per woman. This is well below the population replacement level of 2.1 required. And it’s not just NZ. By the year 2100, 183 out of 195 countries are predicted to have a fertility rate below the replacement level. So why…

via FAMILY MATTERS: Why New Zealand needs more babies — Family First NZ

New Study: Alcohol Ads Commonly Appeal to Minors — Family First NZ

Movendi 23 April 2021Family First Comment: “The association between positive reactions to the adverts and being susceptible to [consume alcohol] among underage adolescents who have never tried alcohol is of particular concern. This was consistent for each of the three adverts studied. Taken together with other research, there is strong evidence the current UK alcohol marketing…

via New Study: Alcohol Ads Commonly Appeal to Minors — Family First NZ

Decriminalising Drugs: The Truth About Portugal – Report — Family First NZ

A report published last year Decriminalising Drugs: The Truth About Portugal was written on behalf of the Swedish Drug Policy Centre about Portugal’s decriminalisation of drugs. Reference is often made by New Zealand drug advocates to Portugal as an example of a country with a ‘successful’ drugs policy, attributed to the decriminalisation policy it carried…

via Decriminalising Drugs: The Truth About Portugal – Report — Family First NZ

Euthanasia: What happens if the drugs don’t work? — Family First NZ

Radio NZ News 30 March 2021Family First Comment: This is the danger of putting politicians in charge of a medical issue….Palliative care professor Rod MacLeod said ending a life was not always a simple matter. “I think the public has this idea that assisted dying is quite clear cut – you take the drugs and…

via Euthanasia: What happens if the drugs don’t work? — Family First NZ

Controversy brewing over transgender children’s access to puberty blockers — Family First NZ

NewsHub 28 March 2021Family First Comment: Finally the media actually gives a balanced investigation into this issue….“The Ministry of Health maintains puberty blockers are safe and reversible but its British counterpart the NHS doesn’t. It says little is known about the long-term side effects, the psychological effects or how it affects the development of the teenage…

via Controversy brewing over transgender children’s access to puberty blockers — Family First NZ

Meth convictions hit a record high but police suggest numbers could be higher — Family First NZ

Stuff co.nz 24 March 2021Family First Comment: Remember – people like Helen Clark and other drug advocates want to remove criminal sanctions for use of these awful drugs. Criminal charges for methamphetamine have hit record numbers but police say the figures could be higher still as they are using discretion to keep people out of courts.…

via Meth convictions hit a record high but police suggest numbers could be higher — Family First NZ

Leah’s message to NZ re banning ‘conversion therapy’ — Family First NZ

Leah is an ex-lesbian, as well as someone who experienced gender dysphoria as a child. Now she is married to a patient and gracious man and together they have a young son and a daughter born just this month. Ten years ago she voluntarily sought counsel from Christian psychologists, ministries, support networks and people who…

via Leah’s message to NZ re banning ‘conversion therapy’ — Family First NZ

Dutch expert warns on ‘blind adoption’ of puberty blockers — Family First NZ

The Australian 17 March 2021Family First Comment: We shouldn’t be experimenting on kids!“A leading expert from the Dutch clinic which pioneered puberty blocker drugs for children distressed by unwanted sexual development has sounded the alarm about gender clinics around the world “blindly adopting” this approach without research. “Little research has been done on treatment with puberty…

via Dutch expert warns on ‘blind adoption’ of puberty blockers — Family First NZ

Boris Johnson vows to end ‘conversion therapy’; MPs attack prayer as harmful, like ‘torture’ — Family First NZ

The Christian Post 14 March 2021Family First Comment: This is just how radical they think….“UK Parliament members likened prayer and fasting to such past practices as electroshock therapy and “corrective rape.” Eliot Colburn, a Conservative member of Parliament ..said the practice shows up in several ways, “from pseudo-psychological treatments and aversion therapies to practices that are…

via Boris Johnson vows to end ‘conversion therapy’; MPs attack prayer as harmful, like ‘torture’ — Family First NZ

US army halts gender neutral fitness test as women struggle — Family First NZ

NZ Herald 13 March 2021Family First Comment: “Research showed that the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), which is the same for male and female soldiers, was leading to lower results for women with a knock-on effect for promotions. An early Pentagon study showed women were failing the ACFT at a rate of 65%, compared with 10%…

via US army halts gender neutral fitness test as women struggle — Family First NZ

One Informal Complaint Over 10 Years Re ‘Conversion Therapy’ — Family First NZ

Media Release 15 March 2021 The Human Rights Commission in response to an Official Information Act request from Family First NZ has admitted that there has only been one informal complaint and no formal complaints in the past 10 years in relation to ‘conversion therapy’. A ‘formal complaint’ is where the other party is notified…

via One Informal Complaint Over 10 Years Re ‘Conversion Therapy’ — Family First NZ

Birth Certificates To Be Based On Ideology Not Biology — Family First NZ

Media Release 14 March 2021 The Government has confirmed it will push through a law change which will deem birth certificates meaningless. Birth certificates will be based on the choice of the person, including the fact that no medical evidence is required for the change. “By choosing your own gender in your birth certificate, the…

via Birth Certificates To Be Based On Ideology Not Biology — Family First NZ

New research shows marijuana THC stays in breast milk for six weeks — Family First NZ

Reuters 8 March 2021Family First Comment: “To limit the unknown THC effects on fetal brain development and promote safe breastfeeding, it is critical to emphasize marijuana abstention both early in pregnancy and postpartum. To help encourage successful abstention, we need to look at—and improve—the system of supports we offer new mums.”Telling them to be drug-free would…

via New research shows marijuana THC stays in breast milk for six weeks — Family First NZ

Ardern not revealing cannabis stance may have been ‘decisive factor’ in referendum result — Family First NZ

Stuff co.nz 8 March 2021 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision not to reveal her position on the cannabis debate during election campaigning could have been a “decisive factor” in last year’s referendum, academics believe. Ardern and her Labour Party did not take a public stance on the legalisation of cannabis during 2020’s election campaign, despite…

via Ardern not revealing cannabis stance may have been ‘decisive factor’ in referendum result — Family First NZ

FAMILY MATTERS: Fact-checking TVNZ’s Sunday on puberty blockers for children — Family First NZ

TVNZ’s Sunday programme recently ‘examined’ the issue of puberty blockers for children who have gender dysphoria. But this wasn’t an ‘investigation’. This was a further pushing of the media’s own narrative and bias – sadly. As predicted, they didn’t talk to pediatricians who are raising the red flag – and there are many of them…

via FAMILY MATTERS: Fact-checking TVNZ’s Sunday on puberty blockers for children — Family First NZ

Transgender boy transitioning to life as girl changes his mind | 60 Minutes Australia — Family First NZ

60 Minutes Australia (2019) What happens when a child is wrongly diagnosed as transgender by doctors. At 12 he wanted to transition to a girl. He believed he was a girl in a boy’s body. At 14 he reverted back to being his biological male. “I guessed I realised I could be happy without changing…

via Transgender boy transitioning to life as girl changes his mind | 60 Minutes Australia — Family First NZ

Victoria: The human rights watchdog is watching you — Family First NZ

The Age 28 February 2021Family First Comment: Victoria shows how a ban on ‘conversion therapy’ would work in practice. Even George Orwell would be surprised. From The Age in Australia comes the warning about how a ban on ‘conversion therapy’ would work in practice: “The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has been equipped…

via Victoria: The human rights watchdog is watching you — Family First NZ