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  • Porn: Addictive, Progressive, Deadly DVD

    Thanks to the Internet and cable TV, pornography comes right to our homes, claiming new victims daily. In this eye-opening release, discover how quickly an addiction to porn can turn destructive and hear how it escalated Bundy's desire for increasingly vile and violent images to maintain the same "thrill."

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    Silent Screams DVD

    The most important pro-life video in the history of legalized abortion. Provides irrefutable evidence of the humanity of the unborn. Using an ultra-sound screen, former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson narrates what happens during a first trimester abortion. Ages 12 and up.

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    Teen Sex: Reality Strikes Back DVD

    This 2002 follow up DVD to the award-winning video, "Teen Sex: Challenge and Decision," explores a variety of myths related to teen sex and sexually transmitted diseases. Covering timely issues such as sex and cyberspace, meeting internet contacts, and sexual attitudes in the media, this video uses medical facts and real life stories to challenge teens to make healthy, responsible choices.

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    Massacre of Innocence DVD

    This 2002 follow up DVD to the award-winning video, "Teen Sex: Challenge and Decision," explores a variety of myths related to teen sex and sexually transmitted diseases. Covering timely issues such as sex and cyberspace, meeting internet contacts, and sexual attitudes in the media, this video uses medical facts and real life stories to challenge teens to make healthy, responsible choices.

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  • Society Applauds TelstraClear ISP "Clean Feed"

    By SPCS | July 10, 2008

    Press Release 10 July 2008

    The Society applauds TelstraClear management for its announcement today that it will  block access to all internet websites identified by the Internal Affairs Department as hosting child porn.

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    Fanatic Dr Nitschke On Convictions For The Aiding & Abetting of Suicide

    By SPCS | July 5, 2008

    Verdict won’t stop Exit group: Nitschke

    June 20, 2008 - 5:32PM

    The conviction of two women over the euthanasia death of a former Qantas pilot will not force a review of his assisted suicide group Exit International, says Dr Philip Nitschke.

    http://news.theage.com.au/national/verdict-wont-stop-exit-group-nitschke-20080620-2u0z.html

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    Film “End of the Spear” R16 rating downgraded to R13 following Society’s successful appeal

    By SPCS | July 4, 2008

    Press Release 4 July 2008

    The film “End of the Spear” has had its classification downgraded from R16 to R13 following a successful appeal by the Society against the classification decision issued by the Chief Censor’s Office. The Society contended in its written and oral submisssion to the Board that the nature of the depiction of violence in the film - medium level violence - could not possibly justify an R16 classification. The nine member Film and Literature Board of Review agreed and in a unanimous decision, issued to the Society on Wednesday this week, took the view that 13, 14 and 15 year old children would not be harmed by exposure to the violence which formed only a small part of a compelling Christian message of forgiveness and redemption that is told based on the “true story” of the missionary outreach in the 1950s, to the violent South American Waodani Indian tribe. A revised censor’s note from the Board, alerts viewers to the medium level violence involving tribal warfare that some might find “disturbing”.

    This is the second successful appeal by the Society in recent years involving a major Christian film that has led to its classification rating - issued by the Chief Censor’s Office - being downgraded by the Board. The Society made both oral and written submissions to the Board to overturn the R16 classification of Mel Gibson’s blockbuster film “The Passion”, and this led it to being reclassified R15. The applicant in this case was the film’s distributor and the Society opted to take a role as an interested party.

    The Society has as one of its six objectives: the promotion of freedom of expression, within the boundaries of good law that safeguards the public good from injury.

    Topics: Announcement, Celebrating Christian Tradition, Censor, Film & Lit Board Reviews, Film Ratings, Violence | No Comments »

    Praise for Censor’s Ban on “Cradle of Filth” T-shirt

    By SPCS | July 1, 2008

    SPCS Press Release 1 July 2008

    John Mills, President of the Society for Promotion of Community Standards Inc, (SPCS) has hailed as “bold, morally courageous and legally sound”, the classification decision issued to him today by the Chief Censor’s Office, that permanently bans a T-shirt he argued was “grossly objectionable due to its obscene content” and “completely vilifies the central figure of Christianity”. The Censor’s Office agreed with Mr Mills, an elder at the Kapiti Christian Centre, that the T-shirt, worn and flaunted in a large public gathering on the Kapiti Coast and a part-image (censored) of which was published in the Kapiti Observer newspaper, should be classified “objectionable”.

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    Topics: Censor, Moral Values, Porn Link to Rape, Pornography | 4 Comments »

    Anti-abortion campaigner goes to police over YouTube video

    By SPCS | June 30, 2008

     

    By REBECCA TODD - The Press Monday, 30 June 2008

    Christchurch anti-abortion campaigner Ken Orr has laid a complaint with police after a video was posted on YouTube showing a gun being pointed at his head.

    The video was posted a week ago by prochoicenz as a “message to Ken Orr right-to-life.org from the women of Aotearoa New Zealand”.

    For more go to:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/4601542a11.html

    Topics: Abortion, Pro-life | No Comments »

    Society applies a second time for Interim Restriction Order against Dr Death’s book

    By SPCS | June 27, 2008

    Copy of second application to Board President - Ms Claudia Elliott, dated 27 June 2008

     

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    Topics: Human Dignity, Pro-life | No Comments »

    Fight continues to ban euthanasia book

    By SPCS | June 26, 2008

     

    By JENNY LING - The Dominion Post Thursday, 26 June 2008

    Pro-life groups trying to stop a euthanasia book from going on sale are vowing to fight on despite their latest efforts being rejected.

    The Film and Literature Review Board declined last week requests by Right to Life and The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards for interim restriction orders on Australian euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke’s Peaceful Pill Handbook.

    The order would have stopped distribution to New Zealand shops till a review of chief censor Bill Hastings’ decision to allow its sale was heard.

    Both groups are seeking a review of the decision in which Mr Hastings allowed the sale of the book to over-18s. A hearing is set down for August 25.

    David Lane, executive director of The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards, said the group would apply for another restriction order.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/4597011a11.

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    Shame on all Abortion Supervisory Committee Members: NZ’s Abortion Rate worst in Western world.

    By SPCS | June 20, 2008

    The Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) has the responsibility of keeping under review all the provisions of the abortion law in New Zealand, and the operation and effect of those provisions in practice. This includes licensing institutions for the performance of abortions and appointment of certifying consultants to consider cases. In 2007 it cost New Zealand taxpayers about 5.5 million dollars to fund fees paid to certifying consultants who authorised 18,389 abortions in 2007 - up 2.5% from 2006 figures - an appalling rate of abortion that is now the highest in the Western world. The recent Judgment of Justice Forrest Miller, in a case brought by Right-to-Life against the ASC - has cast doubt on the lawfulness of many of these abortions. All ASC members should hang their heads in shame and should be dismissed for failing to fulfil their statutory duties.

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    Topics: Abortion | No Comments »

    Thank You Ken Orr & Right to Life

    By SPCS | June 19, 2008

    You Tube Video posted in appreciation by an admirer

    See: http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=-9JTow-oumY

    Also see: Abortion - High Court decision

    http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=z1k8u5zDTWw

    The Case brought by Right to Life against the Abortion Supervisory Committee has highlighted that:

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    Topics: Abortion, Human Dignity, Moral Values, Pro-life, Uncategorized | No Comments »

    Latest Stats Reveal Pro-Abortion Policy Failure

    By SPCS | June 18, 2008

    Press Release 18 June 2008

    In the light of Statistics New Zealand’s latest figures showing that 18,380 abortions were performed in the year ended 31 December 2007, Society president John Mills is very angry and says:

    “By far the most dangerous place for a developing child to be in New Zealand is inside their mother’s womb. I expect the anti-smacking brigade, such as Green MP Sue Bradford and the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon. Helen Clark who are so opposed to child abuse, would whole heartedly agree with me on this issue!”

    The general abortion rate (abortions per 1000 women aged 15 to 44 years) increased from 19.6 in 2006 to 20.1 in 2007. It is noteworthy that women aged 20 to 24 - well informed as adults on methods of contraception - had more abortions than any other age group.

    The growth rate in abortions for 2007 is 2.5 per cent more than for 2006. Considering that New Zealand’s average economic growth rate for 1984-1994 was 1.5% per annum, this is a bumper batch of butchered babies - a real success story for the abortion industry driven by so-called women’s health advocates such as Women’s Health Action Trust director, Jo Fitzpatrick. She says her trust would welcome revision of the law so that even more abortions - baby killing - could be carried out.

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    Topics: Abortion | No Comments »

    Formal Complaints lodged over Hateful, Obscene Pro-Abortion Propaganda YouTube Video

    By SPCS | June 17, 2008

    Media Release 17 June 2008

    Complaint to Childrens Commissioner and Chief Censor Over Gay Pro-Abortion Propaganda, ’Hate Speech’, Defamation, Obscenities and Exploitation of Children in a YouTube Video.

    The Society has today raised formal complaints with both the Office of the Childrens’ Commissioner Dr Cindy Kiro and the Chief Censor, Bill Hastings, over a Pro-Abortion, Obscenity-ladden YouTube(NZ) video that blatantly exploits young children. The promoter of this nasty objectionable publication via the GayNZ.com website is….

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    Topics: Abortion, YouTube | No Comments »

    Lindsay Perigo’s speech that ‘launched’ Dr Death’s book

    By SPCS | June 14, 2008

    Peaceful Pill Book ‘Launched’ in NZ. Perigo labels those responsible for seeking to restrict or ban The Peaceful Pill Handbook as motivated by “religious bigotry” and only fit for the trash-can of human history.

    Dr Philip Nitschke’s Peaceful Pill Handbook was launched in Auckland on Sunday 13th February 2007. The next day an application from Dr Nitschke seeking leave of the Chief Censor, Bill Hastings, to have the book classified was received by the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC). On the 15th February 2007, Hastings, granted leave. The OFLC classified the book “objectionable” in a decision dated 7 June 2007 (OFLC No. 700240), signed by Hastings.

    The book ‘launch’ featured a speech by Lindsay Perigo, available from Not PC (MP3, 5.5 MB, 24 min), in which he vigorously defended freedom of speech. He labelled politicians and priests -  history’s greatest enemies of free speech and discussed the views of some of those we remember as advocates of free speech, including Voltaire. In a bewildering flourish of rhetoric he claimed that priests and politicians operate under the arrogant presumption that they own “your life” or “their god owns your life” - all priests label everything one might enjoy doing as evil and bad and find pleasure when we suffer miserably. He labelled all those who argued that The Peaceful Pill Handbook should be banned as motivated by “religious bigotry”. He closed by claiming that the world could only become truly civilised when the guts of the last politician is strangled by the guts of the last priest. He received thunderous and applause from the tiny ensemble of aged individuals who attended the ‘launch’.

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    Topics: Censor, Human Dignity | No Comments »

    Society confident of ban on The Peaceful Pill Handbook

    By SPCS | June 13, 2008

    Media Release 13 June 2008

    The Society is confident that The Peaceful Pill Handbook (New Revised International Edition) co-authored by Dr Phillip Nitschke (dubbed ‘Dr Death’ by the media) will be banned by early next week by the President of the Film and Literature Board of Review, Ms Claudia Elliott, in response to its application for an interim restriction order. The deadline for submissions from interested parties in respect to the Society’s application passed today Friday 13 June at 12.00 pm. (See below for Society’s latest submission).

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    Topics: Film & Lit Board Reviews, Human Dignity, Moral Values, Pro-life, Submissions | No Comments »

    Society President Angry over Pro-Abortionists’ Crimes and Deception

    By SPCS | June 11, 2008

    Press Release 11 June 2008

    Society president John Mills is very angry and says: “In the Silent Screams DVD promoted on our Society’s website (www.spcs.org) an unborn child is torn apart without anaesthetic. Someone needs to be held to account for such brutal murders carried out every day in New Zealand with taxpayers’ funding. By far the most dangerous place to be in New Zealand is inside your mother’s womb. I expect the anti-smacking brigade, who are so opposed to child abuse, would wholeheartedly agree with me on this issue!”

    Angry women’s health advocates such as Women’s Health Action Trust director, Jo Fitzpatrick, and Family Planning chief executive, Jackie Edmond, are quoted in today’s NZPA report (Dom Post 11/06), as rejecting anti-abortion lobbyists’ claims that New Zealand effectively has “abortion on demand”. And yet this is exactly what a High Court judge’s ruling, made public yesterday, suggests, and backs up what Dr Christine Forster, Chairperson of the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) has conceded.

    “Certifying consultants were using mental health grounds to provide abortion on demand and that she did not believe that all these had a mental health problem”. (Front page article Sunday Star Times in November 2000)

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    Topics: Abortion, Human Dignity, Moral Values, Violence | No Comments »

    Application for Interim Restriction Order Against The Peaceful Pill Handbook by ‘Dr Death’ [Nitschke]

    By SPCS | June 9, 2008

    On 5 June 2008 the Society made an application to the President of the Film and Literature Board of Review, Ms Claudia Elliott, for an Interim Restriction Order under s. 49 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993 (”the Act”), with respect to The Peaceful Pill Handbook (New International Revised Edition), coauthored by Dr Philip Nitschke. See letter of application below…

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    Topics: Announcement, Human Dignity, Moral Values, Pro-life | 2 Comments »

    Grand Theft Auto IV Addiction Link To Criminal Rampage

    By SPCS | May 31, 2008

    Rampage blamed on game obsession

    “Reid [the offender] was hardwired for violence and anti-social behaviour and programmed by his recreational pursuits” [involving the game Grand Theft Auto].

    The Dominion Post Saturday, 31 May 2008

    Like a character from Grand Theft Auto, the game he played compulsively, Tim Reid went on a rampage, stole a police car, and left a policeman unconscious and bleeding on the roadside.

    Yesterday, his lawyer Chris Nicholls said Reid was remorseful for what happened to Sergeant Kevin Wellington in New Plymouth on December 29 last year, but he was a product of his upbringing.

    He committed violent offences and compulsively played Grand Theft Auto.

    Mr Nicholls said a video game that showed violence toward police was a public safety concern, with the game promoting the behaviour.

    Tim Henare James Junior Reid, 25, of Mt Victoria, Wellington pleaded guilty to aggravated wounding, escaping custody, reckless driving, dangerous driving, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and two charges of failing to stop, breach of supervision orders and being an unlicensed driver.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/4566395a23955.html

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    Topics: Computer games, Youth Crime | 1 Comment »

    Application for Leave re Grand Theft Auto IV (unedited version)

    By SPCS | May 30, 2008

    The Society has sought leave under s. 47(2)(e) of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993 (“the Act”), to apply to the Film and Literature Board of Review (“the Board”) for a review of the classification of the highly controversial console game Grand Theft Auto IV (unedited US version) [also known as or GTA 4]. As noted in our application for leave dated 27 May 2008, the unedited game was classified R18 by the Office of Film and Literature Classification (“the OFLC”) on the 21st May 2008.

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    Topics: Announcement, Application For Leave, Censor, Computer games, Uncategorized, Violence, Youth Crime | 1 Comment »

    Gay, Giggly, Liberal Reverend who Promotes A Culture of Death (Assisted Suicide): Seeks Martyrdom

    By SPCS | May 21, 2008

    ‘I make it look like they died in their sleep’

    Jon Ronson The Guardian Monday 12 2008

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/may/12/mentalhealth.health

    Summary

    Irish police are seeking the arrest and extradition of the Reverend George Exoo,  “a giggly, gay liberal unitarian preacher, cultured funny, [and]charming.” who is “a leading figure in the right-to-die movement.” Like fellow right-to-die propagandist Dr Philip Nitschke, whose book The Peaceful [Suicide] Pill Handbook was recently classified and cleared by NZ’s gay Chief Censor, Bill Hastings, for sale in NZ bookshops, Exoo has helped over 100 people commit suicide. But, reports Jon Ronson, “most of his [Exoo's] clients were not terminally ill, just depressed and in need of psychiatric help.”

    “I’m a midwife to the dying, for those who want to hasten their deaths,” claims Rev Exoo. He has announced publicly that he intends to commit suicide (see video link above) and so become the first martyr for the right-to-die movement, so that he and his nomosexual partner THomas McGurrin, can avoid extraditon from the US as suspects, in the assisted suicide of Rosemary Toole, who had been suffering depression, prior to seeking help from Rev Exoo. Under Irish law, a person convicted of the crime of assisting a suicide, faces a maximum prison sentence of 14 years.

    According to reports, Rev Exoo’s devoted followers showed no emotion when he publicly announced his intention to commit suicide (see video). Instead, they were utterly obsessed by a morbid fascination in the method he planned to use to take his own life, quizzing him on this matter. This cold, callous and clinical approach of right-to-death zealots, permeates Dr Nitschke’s pernicious book that documents in excruciating and meticulous detail, many options for committing suicide and assisting others to commit the act.

    Chief Censor, Bill Hastings and his deputy, Nicola McCully, a lesbian, who hold the only two statutory positions in the Office of Film and Literature, have seen fit to allow this book that incites criminal activity and promotes a culture of death, into bookshops, for sale, throughout NZ.  Dr Nitchke told the media he was “thrilled” that Mr Hastings had cleared his book for sale in NZ.  

    Topics: Human Dignity, Moral Values | 2 Comments »

    Grand Theft Auto IV: Who is the NZ distributor profiting from this offensive “Crime-Promoting Game”?

    By SPCS | May 19, 2008

    Grand Theft Auto IV (also known as GTA 4) – a computer game formatted for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 – was launched on April 29, 2008 and sold nearly 2.9 million copies in the United States in its first five days.1 The game – made by Two’s Rockstar studio - with first-week worldwide sales forecast of up to $US400 million, was submitted to the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) on the 4th of February 2008 by the Film and Video Labelling Body Inc (FVLB).

    The computer game’s distributor, the applicant to the FVLB, recorded on the application form, its identity as “TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE”. All other details relating to the company were deleted from the form by the Chief Censor, Bill Hastings, when he provided the application form to the Society, in response to its Official Information Request (OIR). The applicant’s contact person, return street address for the publication and contact telephone number, were all deleted.

    The Society Investigates……..

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    Topics: Censorship & New Technology, Computer games, Violence, Youth Crime | No Comments »

    DROWNING IN DEPRAVITY: PARADISE LOST

    By SPCS | May 18, 2008

    Drowning in depravity

    Sunday Star Times Sunday Magazine, 18 May 2008
    Paradise Lost
    New Zealand’s image may be that of a clean, green idyll, but to our moral watchdogs we’re an increasingly filthy bunch, enveloped in a smog of political correctness. Grant Smithies asks three men about their mission to get us make on track - and why they feel persecuted.
    Some people insist that New Zealand is drowning in a rising tide of depravity. “Oh, really?” you say. Yes, they reply; just look at the evidence. Prostitution is legal now. You can go to any video store and rent group sex videos. The government is stacked to the ceiling with unmarried feminists. Gay blokes are adopting kids. The internet beams a lurid shag-fest into every home. In 2002, an Auckland man tried to film a porn star giving birth. And in October 2007, a “sexual habits” study of 26 countries concluded New Zealand women to be the most promiscuous in the world. 

    Clearly, our minds are in the gutter. Thank God then (and yes, God is frequently involved) for our nation’s moral watchdogs.

    For full story including interviews with Bob McCoskrie (Family First Director), David Lane (Executive Director, SPCS) and Ian Wishart (Editor, Investigate Magazine), go to:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sundaystartimes/4551109a19799.html

    Topics: Moral Values | No Comments »

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