Backing urged for charity

by NZ CATHOLIC staff
The NZ Christian Network is encouraging people to support Family First in its upcoming High
Court case with the Charities Commission.
“People may hold widely different views on Family First. Not all leaders in the network would agree with everything they say,” said network national director Glyn Carpenter.
“But there are deeper, more important issues at stake here.”
“If, as has been reported, the charities commission position is that traditional family values are ‘controversial’ and of ‘of no public benefit’ and that ‘it is in the public
interest to remove the trust . . ‘, then we would ask the Charities Commission to publish a clear statement about how they measure what is ‘controversial’ and what constitutes ‘public benefit’.”
Family First is a charitable organisation, working to strengthen marriages and families in New Zealand.

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