Destiny NZ, the political arm of the 0800-evangelical Destiny Church, is taking its political sideshow to Wellington this week in its bid to bring their unique mix of religion and politics to the New Zealand public. Billed as the “Your Power Is In The Home” tour, party leader Richard Lewis says the party's “family” policy is key. "As a relatively new political party we have been working very hard at community level to inform the public about who we are and what we stand for," he says. "Sadly, the present government does not value families. The mission of Destiny New Zealand is to make families the top priority for the next government." Senior Destiny Church pastor Brian Tamaki believes that God has raised up Destiny at this point in time specifically to fix New Zealand society, particularly because of openly gay MPs in Parliament. “That's a clear message to the church, like never before. I looked at that, and God showed me something – you ready?” he asked in a televised sermon on TV2 last year. “The spirit of homosexuality is the spirit that is actually used to lead all sexually illicit spirits into warping a whole generation, a whole city, a whole nation. You can no longer rely on lobby groups, what God is saying is you've got to get to power!"
Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff
First published: Saturday, 15th May 2004 - 12:00pm
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