Posts Tagged ‘Brian Tamaki’

Brian Tamaki’s Destiny Church notice with ‘Time To Kill’ tagline ‘extremely concerning’

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

A person from the rainbow community is calling out ads for a Brian Tamaki Destiny Church event showing a boy carrying a severed head – an apparent reference to David and Goliath – and bearing the tagline “Time to kill”. Members of Tamaki’s Destiny Church have recently been charged for destroying rainbow crossings in Gisborne Read more

Tax churches? Then we’ll bill the Govt for our social services

Monday, April 15th, 2024
tax churches

The Government’s idea to tax churches has church leaders totting up the work they do free-of-charge for the community. The idea doesn’t make sense to them. What price community good? Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki (pictured left) doesn’t think much of the tax reform suggestion. The current tax law – which exempts churches from paying Read more

Brian Tamaki rages at gutless Christians after election losses

Monday, October 16th, 2023
Gutless Christians

In a fiery address during a Destiny Church gathering on Sunday morning, Destiny New Zealand’s Bishop Brian Tamaki didn’t hold back in his criticism of what he called “gutless Christians.” Tamaki’s focus was the election result and the state of Kiwi society. The outspoken Bishop began his address with an apology for being late, attributing Read more

Brian Tamaki wants his disruption plan to break apart Parliament

Thursday, August 31st, 2023
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Brian Tamaki has a disruption plan to “break apart” Parliament and its “lying politicians”. It was inspired by God, he says. Tamaki – Destiny Church founder and co-founder of the Freedoms New Zealand political party – says God gave him a vision of how he should run the campaign. He’s “had insight from the spirit Read more

Brian Tamaki blames East Coast porn use for Cyclone Gabrielle

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

Porn use, abortion, homosexuality, corruption, moral depravity and degradation led to Cyclone Gabrielle’s catastrophic trail. At least, that’s Brian Tamaki’s view. The self-identified apostle, Destiny Church and Freedoms NZ political party founder says so in a rambling, disinformation-littered diatribe before his church fellowship. His online sermon, lasting over an hour, draws heavily on the Old Read more

Brian Tamaki’s iwi condemns his actions for putting Māori at risk

Monday, November 15th, 2021
Otago Daily Times

Brian Tamaki’s iwi is criticising his involvement in a freedom group they say puts Māori communities at risk and undermines the science behind preventing the virus’s spread. Te Rūnanganui o Ngāti Hikairo is concerned about the effect of these gatherings, which involved many unmasked supporters, babies and tāmariki. While Tamaki and his wife Hannah say Read more

‘Nanny State’: Tamaki vows to hold Sunday service

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Destiny Church’s Brian Tamaki has criticised the decision by the Government to continue the ban on large gatherings and has vowed to hold a service at his South Auckland base this Sunday. In a statement to media, Tamaki slammed the decision to restrict gathering to a maximum of 10 people as “Nanny-State” and said that Read more

Corrections staff asked to be vigilant after Tamaki’s tweet

Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Department of Corrections staff were advised to be vigilant about escalated tension after a tweet by Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki in which he warned of revolts in prisons. Tamaki later said the tweet was not serious. The department wouldn’t go further into detail “relating to a threat, or our response,” but said it took Read more

Hate Speech – who decides what is insulting or offensive?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
hate speech

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has told Newshub that her government won’t ban criticism of religious groups, but it is reviewing whether New Zealand laws go far enough in stopping violence against them. Both ACT party leader David Seymour and Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki appear to agree that people should be allowed to express their Read more

Man-Up programme has never been banned from prisons

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has denied Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki’s claims that the Government has stifled his attempts for the church to work in prisons. He echoed comments made earlier by Justice Minister Andrew Little, who said Destiny had never actually made a formal application to partner with the Government to work in prisons. Read more