A good number of charites registered with the Charities Commision are determined to get their grievances with law-makers into the public spotlight. They do so by investing considerable financial resources they have obtained from donors and/or government sponsorship etc, into provocative campaigns seeking public support for their “political advocacy” crusades – all aimed at trying to get the law changed and/or upheld to serve those they claim to advocate on behalf of.
United Future leader, the Hon. Peter Dunne, has today in a Dominion Post report, pointed to “a whole suite of agenda items”, promoted by allegedly “seriously extreme and nutty” campaigners, that in his view constitute “a real moral jihad”. He has highlighted two of his former party members as “extreme” jihadists possessing “little tolerance” in their alleged “fanaticism over smacking” laws, opposition to the reform of prostitution laws and desire to tighten the abortion laws. [Read more…]