Article Title:Herald: Vercoe was accurately reported
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:14th June 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2363
Text:The NZ Herald newspaper is standing by the accuracy of its "World Without Gays" articles quoting new Anglican Archbishop Whakahuihui Vercoe as saying that homosexuality is an abomination and that he invisages a coming world in which gays will not be tolerated. In a brief statement issued a week after the controversial article appeared, Bishop Vercoe claims he was misrepresented and misquoted by the Herald. But the newspaper says its reporter stands by the story and has Vercoe's comments on tape. "As far as we are concerned at the moment the truth of the article is not in dispute" said a Herald spokesperson this afternoon. He added: "we don't accept by any means that the Archbishop was misquoted or misrepresented." The author of the original article will return to the Herald offices from an overseas assignment tomorrow and the spokesperson says the interview and published story will be immediately reviewed as a matter of course.    
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