Sampling today’s NZ Herald

Not much of nice news today. Here’s a sample of the not-so-nice news.

World News section
School massacre shooter warned of attack

. . .  Authorities and friends said that although Kretschmer played table tennis and lifted weights, his main hobbies appeared to be shooting and spending hours on his computer – where investigators said they found pornographic films, violent computer games and a collection of horror and action films that included Rambo First Blood, Freddy vs. Jason, and The Marksman.”

Local News section
DB’s porn billboard falls to protests

DB Breweries has agreed to take down a billboard asking “Would you rather watch porn with your Mum or your sister?”, after protesters said it was offensive.
The billboard in Hamilton’s CBD advertises a pre-mixed drink made by DB.
It sparked furious debate on talk-back radio this morning after advocacy group Voice Waikato put up a sign in response saying “This is offensive – porn hurts women and children” . . .
Family First NZ earlier issued a statement saying the billboard glorified pornography.
“It is offensive to many, and ignores the harm that pornography is doing in our community and the contribution it makes to family breakdown, addiction, aggressive sexual behaviour, sex role stereotyping, and viewing people simply as sexual objects,” national director Bob McCroskie said.


  1. Wow. It’s been really bad here in the U.S. too. We’ve had the German school shooting in the headlines, plus a mass-shooting in Alabama, and a pastor murdered in front of his congregation this past Sunday. It’s been simply dreadful to read the news this week (and then have my husband coming home and warning of more lay-offs at work). And even with all that, that billboard really – really disturbs me. I see pornography is a sin against the image of God in mankind. It is a unique form of blasphemy. I think we can all relate to “righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard)” (2 Peter: 7-8).

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