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Louisa Wall to Christian Schools: We own you, so fall into line.

Bob’s covered this one pretty well.

Family First NZ is hugely concerned by comments made by the author of the bill to redefine marriage regarding integrated schools who receive government funding and may disagree with altering the definition of marriage.

In comments to a gay website about Northland’s Pompallier Catholic College and comments made by the Principal opposing the bill, Labour MP Louisa Wall said ‘I don’t think in these days of integrated schools and given this school does receive some form of state funding, that advocating against equality and non-discrimination and supporting discriminatory laws is what schools and a principal should be promoting.’

“This seems to be a veiled but real threat to integrated schools, many who are faith-based and would oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds, that they will either have to promote same-sex marriage against their own beliefs or be threatened with losing funding,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.

It speaks volumes about those promoting this law, that they are so bold in making such threatening statements.

But, lest we remember, almost the entire country stood up and rejected the last item on the liberal agenda, and that did a fat lot of good. So they know full well that they can be say things like this and there’s not a damn thing anyone can do about it.

(My position is clear: legislating for same-sex marriage is like legislating for dry water. You can call something whatever you like and change whatever laws you like, but it doesn’t change the facts on the ground.

This “issue” is not something that I find worth my time debating, though the stupidity does tend to drag me in from time to time!

The biggest concern at this point is what the effects of this contradiction between law and reality will have – i.e. what laws will they foist on us once they realise people don’t recognise same sex unions as marriages. Somehow, I don’t think any of the proposed “answers” will ever involve less state power.)

“New Zealand’s own Rosa Parks” – excuse me while I go vomit

The arrogance is jaw dropping.

The group was met by MPs from Labour, National, Greens, Maori and Mana after marching from Civic Square.

The bill’s sponsor Labour MP Louisa Wall was introduced as “New Zealand’s own Rosa Parks”.

She told the crowd that the discrimination in New Zealand’s marriage laws needed to be amended.

She also asked church leaders and other opponents to be tolerant as the bill was debated.

“Please do not fear what this bill will do,” she said.

So an MP who was gifted a safe seat for life and puts up a silly bill that merely changes a label and gives no real new rights is compared to someone who literally risked her life, got arrested and lost her job to fight racism.

What an incredible insult to the civil rights movement.

Oh, and we’re all supposed “be tolerant” (translation: shut up and let us do what we want) while this lunacy is debated.

The “you know your place” implication is especially ironic in this context don’t you think?

The one after that, and the one after that.

The title of this is a quote from this story that appeared on the news in 2001, when National were looking, well, pathetic.

“Not just the next election, but the election after that, and the one after that, and the one after that,” says delegate Louisa Wall.

What really bothered me when this was reported on the news was this: the reporter repeated this assertion.

Well, they romped through the first election in that list of 4. Fair enough.

I believe they in part came into this election with the same mindset – we’ll win this one and the next two.

Trouble was, they got caught. Badly. Very, very badly.

A one-term 65 year old with no political experience was canning them.

Ok, canning is a little extreme. But when you have what, 40 odd? years experience in your top 2 alone, Dr Brash being anywhere near comes as a rude shock.

And that’s where things started to unravel.

They had to pull the emergency policy. You know the one, Interest Free Student Loans.

(Don’t get me wrong, our household benefits from this. Thanks to Brash, we now have a permanent, no interest loan.)

Then they found themselves in trouble over spending.

Which brings me back to the above quote.

1. Labour thought they’d be fine for 2 more elections yet. They still think this. If they didn’t, they’d now be working on minimising their stay in opposition, not maximising their time in government.

2. Labour expected the media to keep parroting their lines for them. Well, the media have now woken up. The Herald in particular is, in my observation, now engaged in an active campaign to run Labour out of town.

Labour don’t like this. The’ve been a media darling for so long, and they expected to keep on for a while yet. Now, like a spoilt child receiving their first real spanking they are screaming. It ain’t pretty.

And it’s not over yet.

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