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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Russell Brand and the Westboro Baptist Church

Russell Brand recently had the Westboro Baptist Church as his guests. If you don’t know who they are then you should check out the Louis Theroux¬†documentaries¬†The Most Hated Family in America and the follow up America’s Most Hated Family in Crisis. Check out Russell’s interaction with them… [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JAErHl7lZ4] It reminded me of the time…

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The first to forecast the winner in the 2014 election

I was speaking with my parents on Thursday and the subject of John Key and David Shearer came up, I quickly said that ‘Labour will win the next election’ which was met with a few chuckles…but mostly fear from the lifelong National supporters, however I think they will. The polls of recent times have seen…

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Pastor Stands up for Gay Rights in America

A Pastor recently in America used a clever ‘ruse’ to get a point across about the churches attitude towards ‘social issues’ over the ages. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8JsRx2lois&w=640&h=480] These arguments have been used to keep the vote from women, slaves, to stop racial integration, to fight to make homosexuality legal, to stop Same Sex Marriage and the…

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