97% immoral!

You may remember that United Future MP Marc Alexander said back in June that he hoped the Greens burned in Hell. At the time, I wondered what our MPs had done to deserve this most terrible of fates.

I am wondering no longer. The Centre Church in Paraparaumu, a member of the International Convention of Faith Ministries, has declared the Greens 97 percent immoral. Yup, that’s ninety-seven. We’re pretty much beyond redemption. The whole list of parties in Parliament went as follows, with their immorality rating:

Greens: 97%
Labour: 78%
Progressives: 62.5%
Act: 49%
NZ First: 39%
National: 18%
United Future: 3%

How did they come up with these ratings? Well, they had a look at the voting records of MPs on the following Bills:

  • Prostitution Law Reform Bill (which addressed the problem that users of prostitutes broke no laws while the prostitutes did, and helped provide legal protection against abuse for prostitutes)
  • Civil Union Bill (which extended basic human rights to homosexual Kiwis)
  • Death With Dignity Bill (which would have legalised euthanasia for the terminally ill)
  • Care of Children Bill (which aimed to promote children’s welfare and best interests, by enshrining certain of their rights)

The only reason that the Greens weren’t 100% immoral is that Sue K voted against the Death With Dignity Bill (it being a conscience vote for Green MPs). So, I guess we should all thank God for Sue’s position on that Bill :)

More seriously, though, this survey is a pretty accurate indicator of how socially/morally liberal each party is, with the Greens at the liberal end of the spectrum and United at the conservative. There is, as well, a marked difference between Labour and National in this regard.

The results, however, should be most embarrassing for the Act party. For all it claims to be a liberal party, it is actually little better than NZ First in this regard. Also, Peter Dunne’s attempts to claim that United is anything more than a reactionary, deeply socially conservative party should be given short shrift in light of these results.

12 thoughts on “97% immoral!

  1. I want 100% pure here! We have to be perfect! We’re Greens!

    Lets not be wishy-washy about it, lets see if we can get Sue to fall in line with the rest of us and get that 100% rating ;-)

    respectfully
    BJ

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  2. Scary thought that if you had applied this logic when Mr Caphill was leading the Christian Heritage Party, then he would score 100% moral…….

    Dragonwoman

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  3. Must be all those “complacent latte-drinkers of the chattering classes” that the Star Times was ranting about yesterday. If Wellingtonians are immoral because of all that edumacashun (http://wellurban.blogspot.com/2005/08/sex-sin-and-latte.html), maybe the same applies to Green voters.

    So, did this church extend its investigation to trivial moral issues like social justice and the future of the planet, or restrict itself to the important things, like what consenting adults do in the bedroom?

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  4. Tomsk,
    So, did this church extend its investigation to trivial moral issues like social justice and the future of the planet, or restrict itself to the important things, like what consenting adults do in the bedroom? You took the words right out of my mouth :-)
    It is this kind of restriction equating “morality” only with sexual behaviour that allows the wrongdoings of the Bush administration such as starting a war, to be overlooked, whilst Clinton is nearly impeached for consenting sex.

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  5. You would think that wanting to protect the earth for your children would be a family value?

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  6. BJ:

    To be perfectly Satanic, the Greens will have to get into live goat sacrifices which won’t go down well with the membership. ;)

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  7. Please PLEASE don’t pray for me. I have seen the god that all these folks worship and the prospect of spending eternity in the near proximity to such an omnipotent spoiled brat makes me a tad nervous. :-)

    respectfully
    BJ

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  8. Congratulations Green Party. On this analysis you have just earned my party vote away from Labour for sure.

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