Category Archives: News

  • Bill to decriminalize polygamy earns unanimous approval from Utah Senate committee

    The Salt Lake Tribune 12 February 2020 Family First Comment: As we predicted would happen…. Remove the gender. Why not the number? “Ora Barlow, who was raised in a polygamous community, said she realized that all...

  • World’s Longest Married Couple In New Zealand

    Media Release 13 February 2020 NZ’s longest married couple is believed to be also the world’s longest married couple. “New Zealand couple JERAM & GANGA RAVJI will celebrate 85 years of marriage this April, and...

  • Brides marry themselves at Tahunanui Beach in ceremony of self-acceptance

    Stuff co.nz 2 February 2020 Family First Comment: This is marriage ‘equality’. If you change the gender requirements, you can also change the number requirements.   Hey, why not marry a bridge? Oh wait, that’s already happened. ...

  • Celebrants Still Being Rejected Despite Political Assurances

    Media Release 3 January 2020 Family First NZ says that people applying to be marriage celebrants continue to have their applications rejected if they do not want to officiate at same-sex ‘weddings’ due to their...

  • Family First In Court Of Appeal To Fight Deregistration

    Media Release 17 October 2019  Family First’s continued fight against attempts by the government’s Charities Registration Board to deregister them is set to continue in the Court of Appeal in Wellington next week (Tues &...

  • “Christian florist: My longtime customer was a friend, then he sued me over his gay wedding”

    USA Today 8 October 2019 Family First Comment: “Why would people want to force me to celebrate a wedding that violates my faith? Wouldn’t they want someone able to devote themselves to it? I wouldn’t want...

  • Kath’s Story (The Warkworth Baker)

    In 2018, Warkworth baker Kath received a request to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. Due to her personal beliefs, and because she wanted to follow the integrity of her heart, she politely refused....

  • APA: We’d Like to Teach the World to Swing…

    Family Research Council 8 July 2019 Family First Comment: Monogamy is now bigotry! If you wanted confirmation that the American Psychological Ass’n has been hijacked by radicals, here it is…. “People who practice ‘consensual non-monogamy,’ as...

  • Folau’s prospects bolstered by landmark religious freedom ruling in Britain

    Sydney Morning Herald 4 July 2019 Family First Comment: The English Court of Appeal has decided: “The mere expression of religious views about sin does not necessarily connote discrimination.” #FreeToBelieve Britain’s second-highest court handed down a...

  • Divorce likely to put weight on children, study finds

    BBC News 17 June 2019 Family First Comment: The paper suggests a range of reasons why children might put on weight after a divorce, both economic and non-economic, including: ◾less money in separated households for fresh...

  • How Jacinda Ardern’s engagement bucks the trend

    NewsHub 4 May 2019 Family First Comment: “We should be concerned that marriage rates are at an all-time low. The weakening of marriage is one of the most important social issues we are facing.” Congratulations to...

  • Government Should Not Sideline Fathers

    Media Release 3 May 2019 Family First NZ says that women should have to name the father of their child, and the government is wrong to turn a blind eye to mothers who withhold this...

  • Social Problems Will Worsen As Marriage Rates Decline

    Media Release 3 May 2019 Family First NZ is warning that the declining marriage rate is a disturbing link to social problems in our society including rates of child abuse, domestic violence, teen crime and...

  • Is polyamory on the rise?

    Radio NZ News 28 March 2019 Family First Comment: As predicted, the promoting and normalisation of polygamy / polyamory continues. Once you redefine marriage to include any genders, there is no reason to oppose any number...

  • Almost 84 Years Married – World’s Longest Married Couple In NZ?

    Media Release 12 February 2019 For the fourth year running, Family First New Zealand has presented an Award for the Longest Married Couple in New Zealand and the New Zealand couple who won the previous...

  • Conscience Not Coercion On Same-Sex Marriage – Poll

    Media Release 11 January 2019  A poll by Curia Market Research has found that six years on from the passing of the same-sex marriage law, there is still strong support for New Zealanders to be...

  • Spike in divorce applications: ‘It’s that New Year’s resolution’

    TVNZ One News 7 January 2019 Family First Comment:  A sad reality – but at least NZ has a structure in place which means that divorces can’t be done quickly and without due consideration – as...

  • Aussie twins call for law change so they can marry same man

    NewsHub 24 December 2018 Family First Comment:  Well, why not? Love is love? Marriage ‘equality’?  #AsPredicted  A pair of twins who claim to be the most identical in the world are calling on the Australian Government...

  • Australia Govt Supports Charity Advocacy For Marriage

    Media Release 17 December 2018 The Australian government has accepted a recommendation from the  Ruddock review into religious freedom to amend their Charities Act to ensure that groups who say marriage is between a man...

  • Newspoll: Majority Backs Laws to Protect Religions (Aust)

    The Australian 26 November 2018 Family First Comment:  A clear majority of Australians — including nearly 60 per cent of Labor voters — has backed new laws to prevent individuals, schools and companies from being discriminated...