Media Release 28 July 2020
Right to Life is concerned at the statement reported in the NZ Herald of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, that a Cabinet Minister having an affair is not necessarily inappropriate.
Right to Life believes that having an affair or committing adultery is always morally reprehensible, offensive and inappropriate. It gives offence to our Creator by violating the sixth commandment of God, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” It damages the persons committing adultery , violates the marriage contract to be faithful to your spouse, gives offence to the spouse and gives scandal to the community.
Those who govern, do so with the permission of the governed. The community has an absolute right to expect that those who sit in our Parliament or in government are persons of the highest integrity and moral rectitude.
We should have compassion for those who fall from grace, for there but for the grace of God goes myself.
The Prime Minister has no authority to challenge and re-interpret the commandments of God. As the architect of the anti-life Abortion Legislation Act, she and her government have challenged God recently by reinterpreting the fifth commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.”
They have done this by declaring that the unborn child is not a human being, does not have a right to life and that it is no longer a crime to kill an unborn baby.
Right to Life believes that the community has a right to expect the Prime Minister to be a role model in her own personal life and to expect and demand the highest integrity from her Ministers and members of her caucus.
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