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'New Sex Laws are Sick' - Destiny NZ

Sunday 23 May 2004

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'New Sex Laws are Sick' - Destiny NZ

Destiny NZ political party leader, Richard Lewis, laid down a passionate challenge to parents in Wanganui yesterday to seriously consider their political allegiances before the next election. Speaking to a crowd of nearly 600 people at the War Memorial Hall in Wanganui, he said NZ families were coming to a crossroads. The crowd had gathered to celebrate the launch of Destiny Church in Wanganui - the 19th Destiny Church to be launched in New Zealand in five years.

"Our families are under unprecedented attack from a government that is determined to redefine the design, place and function of marriage-centred families in our society. Our nation is coming to a crossroads. The outcome of the next election will have a significant bearing on whether or not New Zealand families succeed or fail," said Lewis.

Lewis added that pending legislation such as the Civil Union and Legal Recognition of Relationships Bills would effectively legislate same-sex marriage and rewrite NZ law books deleting the words 'husband', 'wife' and 'marriage'.

"The Care of Children Bill provides for girls of any age to have an abortion, without their parents' knowledge or consent, and the Crimes Amendment Bill provides for 12-year-old children to lawfully have sex. Let's not forget the lowering of the legal drinking age that has led to an epidemic of teenage binge-drinkers, or the Prostitution Bill which has led to 12 year old prostitutes on the streets from Northland to Christchurch."

"We simply cannot afford to spend another term under the dictates of an anti-marriage, anti-family and anti-Christian Government. Destiny NZ is passionate about protecting families and the environment that our children live in. It's time to restore some good old fashioned family values and a decent standard of acceptable social behaviour. 12 year old children having sex is 'sick' and we won't stand by and watch our government normalise that."

Destiny NZ held a public meeting in Napier on Friday night to present its key policies to locals. Launched last July, Destiny New Zealand has built up a significant support base and plans to stand candidates in many electorates at the next election. The party will hold meetings in Tauranga and Gisborne on 11 and 12 June respectively.

For more information, visit their website on www.destinynz.org.nz .

ENDS


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