Criminal Minds creates a stir in the ex-gay community

This Monday night there is one of the most controversial episodes of Criminal Minds ever. Certainly in America when it aired February 20th it created a storm. The episode is called ‘Broken’ and its premise is that a homosexual man, who was forced into ex-gay therapy as a young man. It didn’t work and he…

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Big day today for the LGBTI community…and others

I came across an interesting blog today. From the 2000+ comments and 10,000+ shares on Facebook it seems that I am the only person in the world not to have seen it. The blog piece is called An Open Letter to the Church from My Generation and it is written by Dannika Nash, a college…

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An open letter to the Church in NZ on Same-Sex Marriage

Dear fellow Church members, This is an open letter about the Same-Sex Marriage debate to the Christians of New Zealand. I have been a supporter of Marriage Equality for the LGBTI community in New Zealand for several years. To me it’s very simple, every person should have the right to be married to the person…

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Paul Holmes R.I.P

I had the great pleasure of working the shift before Paul Holmes started for 4 years, he was a gracious, encouraging, funny and genuinely interested in what other were about. I’d be leaving, he’d be heading down the elevator for a cigarette, and the question would be “So Pat, what are they talking about?” He…

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Do Christians need to be offended?

St Matthews in the City has brought out its yearly ‘controversial’ billboard and some Christians in NZ, and around the world, are outraged…but my question is “should Christian’s get offended?” and furthermore, “Does God need Christians to get their panties in a bunch, to ‘defend’ him?” In my opinion the short answer is ‘No!’ Just…

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NZ Celebrities engage in the Marriage Equality debate

A list of pretty high profile New Zealanders have lent their names, faces and opinions to a campaign supporting marriage equality. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8y08rop5R4&w=853&h=480] In the 90 seconds you see… Tamati Coffey (TV Presenter) and his partner Tim Smith Anika Moa, Hollie Smith, Boh Runga (Musicians) Rachel Hunter (NZ’s Got Talent Judge/Supermodel) Brooke Howard Smith (TV…

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Eric Hartsburg to get tattoo of Romney/Ryan logo removed

You’ve probably seen this story, the man in Michigan who received $15,000 to get a Romney/Ryan logo tattooed on his face. He had said in numerous interviews that he would be keeping it for life but it appears he has gotten cold feet and wants the monstrosity removed. Why you would ever do this is…

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