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NZ's newest televangelist

Mon 20 Dec 2004 In: Comment

Peter Mortlock is the new televangelist in town, albeit not as formerly overexposed as Brian Tamaki used to be. His Auckland-based City Impact Church was responsible for a sixteen-item rant in a recent issue of the Christchurch Press. Mortlock was credited as the author of this advertisement. He doesn't like prostitution law reform, adolescent access to alcohol, violent crime, threats to ban spanking of children, liberal interpretations of censorship law and policy, adult television content, same-sex relationship and parenting 'agendas', women's reproductive freedom and unrestricted teenage abortion access, threats against 'hate speech' and the decriminalisation of homosexuality. If he sounds rather more militant than his TV3 morning godslots (6.00am, Tuesdays and Thursdays), it's because he's more cunning than Tamaki, and careful not to infringe the Code of Broadcasting Practice. Make no mistake, though. He consorted with Tamaki during the "Enough is Enough' rally this August, and 'Defending the Legacy' is on the cards for both men next. Even if poison is diluted, it's still poison. Recommended Reading: City Impact Church Website: Defend the Legacy website: Peter Mortlock "All's Well in Godzone- Yeah Right!" Christchurch Press: 13.12.04: A9. Craig Young - 20th December 2004    

Credit: Craig Young

First published: Monday, 20th December 2004 - 12:00pm

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