It used to be Australia welcoming the crims, liars and reprobates

I wish the NZ Herald would make its mind up.  One day it’s ok to lie about your past and it isn’t a big deal.  The next day it requires a nationwide warning about a person lying about their past.

A Whaleoil investigation shows:

An evangelist whose inspirational autobiography has been labelled “99 per cent false” is in New Zealand on a speaking tour – sparking a warning from some churches.

Tony Anthony’s life story about how as a convicted criminal and martial arts fighter he found redemption through God was read around the world, and resulted in him touring widely, speaking to churches and schools.

A New Zealand organiser said Mr Anthony had a full itinerary to “spread the gospel” and those who knew the full story behind the controversy backed him.

But his visit has prompted the NZ Christian Network to issue a warning, saying its sister organisation in Mr Anthony’s native United Kingdom had investigated and found his autobiography “99 per cent false”.

What’s the big deal?  

We have a Labour Party leader that says 8 hours of work represents enough of an effort to claim having been instrumental at creating the largest international dairy company in the world.

He is likely to be Prime Minister.

Leave Mr Anthony alone.

New Zealanders don’t care about people lying about what they did.  Or in fact, not lying about what they did.

All New Zealanders want is to see what people will do from here on in.  Their past is totally irrelevant.

We’ve accepted Krim Dotcon as one of our own.

Mayor Brown is set to go for another three years of spending our money.

New Zealand – the place to be when you want your past to be in your past.


Source: Nicholas Jones @ NZ Herald, additional reporting by Whaleoil

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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