At least they aren’t The Brethren

It’s nice to see that Labour politicians don’t hate all religions.

Local politicians, volunteers and members of the Christchurch chapter of the Church of God have worked together to help tidy up their earthquake-hit community.

Pastor James Kim said yesterday’s event was part of an annual environmental cleanup day, which also aimed to help lift the spirits of residents who had been troubled by the earthquakes.

About 80 volunteers tackled litter, mowed lawns at abandoned homes and cleared silt along New Brighton Rd.

Six local politicians also joined the working bee, which was “really great encouragement and inspiration”, Kim said.

“It’s good to take action, even if it’s just a little step.”

Good on Lianne Dalziel for doing god’s work with some fundies. It is a little different from what she has had to say about the Exclusive Brethren in times past:

Then we had the disgraceful actions of the Exclusive Brethren, which not only sought to discredit the Government of the day, and the Green Party, in targeted brochures that failed…


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  • Hakim of Phut

    Brethren arent a religion they are more a cult , breaking up families etc  They arent called exclusive for nothing.

  • Kthxbai

    They’re not exactly putting their backs into it, are they?  That grass is definitely winning.

  • Hakim of Phut

    We pay good money in Auckland for that sort of ‘roadside landscaping’. Let the weeds stay its all part of diversity

  • Granny

    Trying to start some grassroots movement by the looks.

    Hey whale, crappy article. Comparing a cult financing a electoral campaign with another cult that wants to clean up the street? But hey, I guess if you have not got much else to say…

    • Anonymous

      Think “expediency” and “hypocrisy”…..

    • Anonymous

      Think “expediency” and “hypocrisy”…..

  • Paulus

    Brethren are a cult like Ratana and Destiny.

    • Hakim of Phut

      Bishop Tamaki will happily take any one who wants to attend.  
      Have you tried to join EB ?

      • Anonymous

        “Bishop Tamaki will happily take any one who wants to attend.”

        As long as they bring their cheque book

  • Cossack

     I think a few people on the right should take a look at and read some of the horrific stories from ex EB church members before they jump to defend the EB church.  The hypocrisy and corruption in this church is astounding.