Family First

Someone has their granny knickers in a bunch

Oh the outrage…someone is selling raffle tickets in a pub with their top off.

Naked and near-naked women are being used to hawk raffle tickets in Auckland pubs, even though there are sometimes children dining with their parents in the hotels.

The “tits and tickets” promotion sees strippers used to sell tickets for meat trays to raise money for local sports clubs. The woman are usually in their underwear and on occasions topless or entirely nude.

The Albany pub has hosted the event for more than 10 years and owner Adrian Donald was comfortable with the arrangement and confident children in the establishment with parents and guardians would not accidentally get an eyeful.

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Outrage? Not so much, it’s only Christians being insulted


Apparently there is some outrage about a t-shirt exhibition which has a t-shirt from some band called Cradle of Filth that is offensive.

The display of a t-shirt that features a semi-naked nun and makes an obscene reference to Jesus has sparked a threat to call police and pleas for a boycott.

For an exhibition starting tomorrow, Canterbury Museum planned to display items including English metal band Cradle of Filth’s “Vestal Masturbation” t-shirts.

The clothing, the subject of several controversies and prosecutions worldwide over the years, featured an obscene slogan about Jesus on one side and a picture of a semi-naked nun masturbating on the other.

Conservative lobby group Family First called the exhibit “horrific” and “offensive” and was appealing to authorities, the public and the museum to take action.

Bob McCoskrie, the group’s national director, said he was complaining to police because he needed to “warn families” and dismissed suggestions his complaint would simply give the exhibit more attention.

“It’s a free exhibition in a public museum.”

Mr McCoskrie understood the museum received an “exemption” to display the t-shirts, even though he said both the Internal Affairs Department and Invercargill District Court had in the past deemed the shirt offensive.

“We don’t think it’s art.”

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Down with this sort of thing


Family First have decided to call for a boycott of the 50 Shades of Grey movie… sigh

Social conservative group Family First wants New Zealanders to boycott upcoming R18 movie Fifty Shades of Grey, saying it “glamourises sexual violence”.

The group’s director, Bob McCoskrie, joins a worldwide backlash, including Malaysia’s government banning the film, which claims the book and movie normalises violent and abusive relationships.

Outspoken critic and psychiatrist Miriam Grossman has been writing a “parent survival guide” for Fifty Shades of Grey and says the book and movie is harmful to teenagers.

“Fifty Shades of Grey teaches your daughter that pain and humiliation are erotic, and your son, that girls want a guy who controls, intimidates and threatens. In short, the film portrays emotional and physical abuse as sexually arousing to both parties,” Dr Grossman says.

As it is an R18 movie, it shouldn’t be teaching your son or your daughter anything at all, unless you can’t control what they watch, and then you have bigger problems.   Read more »

The Australian Christian Lobby is totally gay

The equivalent of our Family First organisation is the ACL (Australian Christian Lobby), they are as intolerant and silly as Family First with their opposition to gay marriage.

Imagine being the child of Lyle Shelton. It must be awful to be brought up among bigotry and intolerance. Imagine what it does to your sense of yourself and of the world around you. I just hope those kids are OK, because, in an ideal world, you wouldn’t let those sorts of people be parents. There really ought to be a law.

Too harsh? You’re probably right. I’ll just tell that to my son, who, by dint of his parents, is unwittingly subjected to this kind of infantile, puerile and facile rubbish every day of his precious life.

Lyle Shelton’s Australian Christian Lobby had this to say in a statement following Kevin Rudd’s repositioning on the subject of same-sex marriage: ”The prime minister who rightly gave an apology to the stolen generation has sadly not thought through the fact that [Mr Rudd’s] new position on redefining marriage will create another.”

Pardon? Creating another generation of stolen children? Are the Christians going to come in, again, and steal our kids? Hello? Is anyone home? Breathtaking in its stupidity, overwhelming in its tastelessness.  Read more »

Family First deregistered as a charity

Family First has been de-registered as a charity by the Charities Commission.

Family First national director Bob McCoskrie says the group has received notification from the Charities Commission that it will be deregistered.

“The Commission argues that Family First’s efforts to represent the voice of 80 per cent-plus of families on the anti-smacking law or half of New Zealanders on attempts to redefine marriage, for example, have no ‘public benefit’, and that it is in the ‘public interest’ for Family First to be deregistered,” Mr McCoskrie says.

Political advocacy, including advocacy for a law change, is not regarded as charitable under the Charities Act, according to the Charities Commission website.  Read more »

I apologise. I was wrong about Duncan Garner yesterday.

Yesterday I posted that Duncan Garner had jumped the shark when he wanted everyone to come listen to the Chicken Man singing a song.

But I was wrong.

Today he managed to sink even lower.



Can someone please take pity on him and give him a call?   I think someone should tell him that Marriage Equality is done and dusted.

Drive time radio should be bringing you the news.  Not dragging the Family First attack lines back from the dead.

Jumping the shark and flogging a dead horse.

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Family First are a joke

As MPs are set to debate the final reading of the Marriage Equality Bill in parliament tonight Family First has sent out a bullying letter to all MPs giving them details of the impact their vote could have on their chances of re-election.

Family First managed to get only 15,000 pledges to vote against MPs if they supported the bill. One MP with one of the higher number of pledges against him (290) will be quaking in his boots, though he has a majority of over 15,000, so unless Family First managed to canvass just his electorate I think he is pretty safe.

If anything the family First organised pledge proves that bugger all (excuse the pun) people give a flying f*ck about this bill except those fundy, hand clappers, haters.  Read more »

Tweet of the day

There’s nothing I could possibly add to this.

The case for polygamy

It is simple and can be summarised in one line. Bob McCoskrie was way too complicated when he outlined Family Forst’s support for polygamy.

This is it.

“Anyone stupid enough to want more than one mother in law deserves all they can get.”  Read more »

Family First’s McCroskrie handed his balls by Lynda Topp

If you’re going to pick a fight with people, at least have the balls to stand behind your own words

via WIkipedia

via WIkipedia

Entertainer Lynda Topp has married her partner Donna Luxton at their home in Staveley, in the foothills of the Southern Alps.

And yes, Topp is adamant “marriage” is the correct word to describe their union.

In a fiery statement issued this week, Topp blasted an anti-gay marriage group for trying to hijack her ceremony.

Family First leader Bob McCoskrie tried to use Topp’s ceremony to make a point for his cause. In his blog on March 1, with links to Protect Marriage NZ, McCoskrie congratulated Topp and Luxton for choosing a civil union.

He said by doing so they showed there was no need to legalise gay marriage.

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