Family Integrity #421 — U4L; The Truth Needs to Be Heard.

20 July 2008 Family Integrity #421 — U4L; The Truth Needs to Be Heard.

From: Craig Hill []
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 9:12 PM
Subject: U4L; The Truth Needs to Be Heard.

Hi All,

A quick update, did you notice how quick off the mark our Prime Minister was to deny a referendum on election day? Clearly this was a tactic to defuse any hype/expectations held from the voting public in regards to the final signature count which will confirm a referendum.

We need to keep turning up the heat.

I encourage you to consider supporting the following request below, the truth needs to be heard. (Could you also forward this request on to others, thanks)

Also, if you are not already on Family First’s mailing list, then one can only say “you’re missing out”. I have personally been very encouraged by  the work of Family First and we do recommend you receive their email updates.

Thanks again,
Craig Hill
PS, There is also list of cases below.

All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing” (Edmund Burke  1729-1797)

20 Jul 2008


Myth #1 : There have been no prosecutions under the new anti-smacking law


Myth #2 : The anti-smacking law has not resulted in good parents being investigated and interrogated by the police or CYF

NZ’ers deserve to be

told the truth.

$3,500 raised! – total needed $10,000

by the end of Tuesday in order to get nationwide coverage at the weekend.

If you would like to invest in helping us ‘SLEDGEHAMMER THE MYTHS’

(All donations qualify for the 33% tax donation rebate.)

Thanks for your support and consideration. We must do all we can to defend the role of parents and the well-being of our children and families in NZ.

Bob McCoskrie
National Director

We have evidence of a number of examples that expose these myths, including:

* a father separated from his 2 kids for 6 months by CYF because of malicious claims by mother that he had smacked them – CYF eventually reallowed access but only due to a strong supporter who knew the system
* a father prosecuted and convicted because of pushing the upper arm of his daughter 2-3 times and demanding she listen to her mother
* a grandfather prosecuted and convicted because of tipping his defiant grandson out of a bean bag-type chair to get him moving
* a father dragged through the court process only to turn up to the court case and the police to admit they had no evidence
* a stepfather who physically restrained the arms of his stepdaughter being interrogated for 2 hours almost 7 months after the incident, and 6 months later still not knowing the outcome
* a CYFS Community Panel Board member telling Family First “I can say without a doubt, that in my time I have seen a small but a definite increase in ‘good’ parents being investigated by our CYFS case workers – up to 5% of our cases. Any child who mentions to a school teacher that they have been smacked or touched in any physical way is brought under investigation and their names are indelibly logged onto our data base as a potential ‘abuser’ . I really feel sorry for these ‘good parents’ because of the fear that we as an organisation now engendering upon their parenting practise. Sadly good parents are being lumped in together with the really bad ones.”


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