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Tauranga’s A Nation Under Siege rally

25 June 2005

“People check out Tauranga’s A Nation Under Siege rally”

In what Bishop Brian Tamaki and Destiny NZ leader Richard Lewis consider a great success, a range of church leaders and people from all over Tauranga and beyond came together to hear what Bishop Tamaki had to say at his ‘Nation Under Siege’ Tauranga rally last night.

To an audience of more than 400 people in the Holy Trinity Auditorium, Bishop Tamaki claimed the Church has been asleep and unresponsive while secular humanists, homosexuals and others have promoted themselves and their agendas especially in the critical fields of politics, education and the media.

Illustrating what he calls ‘a Government gone evil’ Tamaki pointed to legislation legalising prostitution, the Civil Unions bill, government funded sex change operations even for inmates, Abortions for children without requiring parental notification and the relationships act which he said has removed the special status of marriage in hundreds of pieces of legislation.

Bishop Tamaki called on the Church and people he calls ‘values voters’ who hold moral values without any specific religious convictions, to wake up and vote not for themselves but for the future of their children and grand children. Tamaki then introduced Destiny NZ saying that he himself had no desire to enter politics and pointed out that the Destiny Church does not exercise control over the Destiny NZ political party.

The meeting was then addressed by Destiny New Zealand party leader Richard Lewis, who introduced other party candidates who were present at the meeting. Lewis described several tragic situations he faced as a CIB police officer which ultimately influenced him to quit the force and make a stand in politics.

Richard Lewis took several minutes to describe Destiny NZ as the best political party to champion the cause of the traditional family. “Destiny NZ strongly supports sole parent families both financially and practically” he said, “however we must restore the traditional marriage based family to it’s place as the tried and true basis of our society.” “No party carries traditional family values like Destiny NZ,” Lewis said.

Tauranga candidate for Destiny NZ Neils Jensen, then picked up on several of Bishop Tamaki’s comments and enthusiastically urged the crowd to engage in the upcoming political campaign.

Jensen holding up the party manifesto asked those present to read it or study it online and ask themselves the question, “What would New Zealand be like if Destiny NZ were allowed to implement all these policies?” He then told the crowd to vote according their convictions. “Find a party and a candidate who holds the same views you do and then vote for them,” he said.

The meeting concluded around 9:30pm with a good number staying behind to question Bishop

Tamaki and the Destiny New Zealand candidates. The Nation Under Siege tour goes on to Hamilton on Friday and then on throughout the country in the next month.

Details of the Nation Under Siege tour can be viewed online at www.bishoptamaki.org.nz

Destiny New Zealand policies and candidates can be viewed online at www.destinynz.org.nz

ENDS

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