Media Release Sunday 1st January 2017
In defence of Bishop Brian Tamaki and freedom of speech Right to Life makes the following comments.
Metiria Turei (pictured), co- leader of the Greens and presumed spokesperson for the LGBTQI movement, used speaking time at Parliament to accuse the leader of the Destiny Church of undermining human rights and of hate speech.
In doing so she appears totally unaware of the total hypocrisy of her statements for this is a prime example of intolerance in the name of tolerance.
Brian Tamaki in a Sunday sermon the day before the Kaikoura earthquake, had preached that “certain human sin” was responsible for natural disasters. The issue is not whether he is correct in attributing the earthquakes to God, but rather does he have the right of free speech and religious freedom to preach. It would appear that Metiria Turei does not believe he does and her attitude here seem to suggest that she would like to see freedom of speech and religion in New Zealand curtailed. [Read more…]