Dif­fer­ent beliefs

Nelson Mail - - COMMENT&OPINION -

Thank you for the timely pub­lish­ing of ‘‘Squeez­ing out con­ser­va­tives’’ re­fer­ring to the ref­er­enda cam­paign against the pro-life group ac­cused of ‘‘prop­a­gat­ing harm­ful mis­in­for­ma­tion’’ at Auck­land Univer­sity.

‘‘Choice’’ means there are at least two pos­si­bil­i­ties, like good and evil or truth and lies. Ob­vi­ously the pro-life group was ef­fec­tive as is Fam­ily First, com­mended by Mr Ed­wards for a well re­searched elec­tion guide giv­ing party views on moral is­sues.

In light of this what is the is­sue in ‘‘not above crit­i­cism?’’ We all em­i­grated at some stage, bring­ing beliefs with us and can re­spect the right to hold dif­fer­ent beliefs which we may not agree with.

How­ever, the Judeo-Chris­tian faith has been recog­nised in our le­gal foun­da­tions. Hon­our­ing the 10 com­mand­ments will not make us Chris­tian but gives God’s

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