A Christian Fundamentalist Party is born with a Key blessing...
A Christian Fundamentalist political party is to be formed with the blessing of John Key and the National Party, because National has no obvious coalition partner other than Act NZ. At least it will be out in the open now. No more sneaky behind the scenes intrigue ridden controversial pseudo religious claptrap - this could backfire on the National Party badly. Most New Zealanders are basicly decent people even if some are badly informed on political matters, especially if they believe that National and Christian fundamntalists will make New Zealand a better place to live and bring up families. This coalition of so-called Christian fundamentalists and an unholy National Party will carry out the devils work in Spades! What sort of future will National have with Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki's Blackshirts? Even now there appears to be dispute amongst the Christian alliance; what will be the relationship with the Tories?
Read the following press story:
'Destiny New Zealand will no longer be a political party.'
Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki announced the party will be de-registered from Tuesday, making way for a new Christian political party.
"The reality is if we, New Zealand's Christian community and those who care about family values are to have a genuine voice in parliament, we will be far more effective together than we are apart," Tamaki said as he made the announcement.
Tamaki won't be drawn on whether he will stand in next year's parliamentary elections.
He says he will be on the party's National Advisory Committee but standing for a seat in parliament could be an option.
He says if he decides to stand it will have to be considered by the committee.
Tamaki says more details on the new party will be released in a few weeks.
Meanwhile, National leader John Key says he will talk to the newly formed party if it means being able to form a coalition government.
Destiny New Zealand leader Richard Lewis will co-lead the new party, along with independent MP Gordon Copeland.
They are hoping to put forward a unified Christian option for voters at next year's election, but say they will only be a part of a National-led government.
Key says under MMP, the new party will have to get above the 5% threshold.
He says it is a big achievement to reach that mark, but if they do they will talk to them like they would talk to any party if they were able to form a government.
Source: ONE News/Newstalk ZB
And now wait for history to record its inevitable downfall!