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Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is a New Zealand journalist with a special interest in family issues. She began her working life as a secondary school teacher but always fancied the life of the scribe. Too late, she realised that the latter is even more work than teaching Shakespeare to 15-year-olds and the pay is generally less. Being a reluctant geek, she has never quite got over the surprise of finding herself the deputy editor of an online magazine—a pleasant sensation for the most part.

She once wrote a book—the history of New Zealand’s own anti-porn movement in its heyday—for which she got mixed reviews and no awards. She lives in the country’s largest city, Auckland, which is three hours by plane from Sydney—the hub of MercatorNet—and too far for comfort from anywhere else of importance. Still, it is a very nice vantage point from which to meddle in the affairs of the world.

US liberals torn between chicken sandwich and gay marriage
20 Jul 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: media frenzy, same-sex marriage
I had never heard of a (leading) US fast-food chain called Chick-fil-A until today, when it is in Google’s and Slate’s headlines. Over same-sex marriage.

US Boy Scouts rules out gay members
20 Jul 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Boy Scouts, homosexuality
In the teeth of protests the Boy Scouts of America is sticking to a membership standards policy which excludes homosexual persons.

“Happy families, healthy economy”
18 Jul 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: World Congress of Families 2013
The World Congress of Families 2013 is to be held in Sydney. Register your interest now.

“Let the people decide”
17 Jul 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: referendum, same-sex marriage, Scotland
Cardinal Keith O'Brien of Scotland has called on the Scottish government to put gay marriage to a referendum.

A word about Google
13 Jul 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: gay advocacy, Google
Google is stepping up its activism on gay rights issues in nations with anti-homosexuality laws on the books.

The joy of music
12 Jul 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: family values, music, The Piano Guys
The Piano Guys have pooled their talents to create some of the nicest music videos you will find in cyberspace.

Civil “liberties” group runs campaign against single-sex schooling
10 Jul 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ACLU, single sex schooling
Can someone tell me why the American Civil Liberties Union is determined to stamp out single sex education in public schools?

Family capital, the key to development
9 Jul 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family, Millennium Development Goals, United Nations
A new book, Families and the The Millennium Development Goals, puts the family front and centre of this programme.

Short, sharp and to the point
6 Jul 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Ireland
Same-sex marriage and related claims, such as adoption of children, are fast becoming flavour of the month among Western politicians. Irish pollies are among the latest, so the family-oriented Iona Institute has prepared an excellent, short,briefing paper on the subject.

The harm of same-sex marriage - in a nutshell
6 Jul 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Ireland, same-sex marriage
Iona Institute has prepared an excellent, short, briefing paper on the need to preserve marriage as it is currently defined.

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