Posts Tagged ‘Brian Tamaki’

Corrections staff asked to be vigilant after Tamaki’s tweet Comments 0

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? Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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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 Comments 0

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

The Spirituality of Affluence in the Destiny Church on display again Comments 2

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Destiny Church co-leader Hannah Tamaki is the new owner of a $75,000 turbo-charged Mercedes-Benz. The Herald on Sunday reported the latest luxury purchase of the controversial Tamaki family. They are fundamentalist Christian church leaders known for urging their religious followers to shower banknotes at the feet of self-anointed bishop Brian Tamaki. Registration records show Brian’s Read more

Destiny Church buys $2m lifestyle block Comments 0

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

A trust owned by Destiny Church members has purchased a $2 million rural property in Clevedon, south west of Auckland. It appears church leaders Bishop Brian Tamaki and his wife Hannah may be building on the property. Hannah Tamaki has been posting to social media about the spot, saying she had taken her parents “to have Read more

Brian Tamaki wants Chris Brown to talk at church sessions Comments 0

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

The question of letting singer Chris Brown into the country has been weighed in on by Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki. Brown was convicted of domestic violence after attacking ex-girlfriend popstar Rihanna in 2009, with critics saying he should be banned from entering New Zealand. But Bishop Brian Tamaki thinks he should be given another Read more

Bishop Tamaki lords his luxury trip on social media Comments 0

Friday, September 25th, 2015

First class seats, Greek resorts, a penthouse suite in a Miami hotel and gambling in Las Vegas – it’s not the typical life of a church leader. A photo of Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki was uploaded to Facebook on Saturday night by an onlooker who saw him gambling. “What does Brian Tamaki of Destiny’s Read more

Brian Tamaki shocked by Irish vote Comments 0

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

The Destiny church’s Bishop Brian Tamaki is shocked by Catholic stronghold Ireland’s decision to legalise gay marriage. Tamaki thinks he might have to “move to Limerick next after this”. A whole generation of children will be bisexual because the “perversion of homosexuality is leading the charge,” he says. “Gaypower, that spirit is so powerful it’s Read more

Destiny’s sweet-smelling fragrance that is acceptable to God Comments 0

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Bishop Brian Tamaki tweeted: “A Sweet-Smelling Fragrance that is Acceptable to God (Phil 4:15-19). My God shall supply all your need”, after church members last weekend showered the stage with high-denomination bills during a church service, boosting church coffers by $100,000. Destiny Church-affiliated charities received nearly $6million in donations in the last year after self-appointed Bishop Read more

Cash-covered Destiny stage draws barbs Comments 0

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Thousands of dollars strewn across the stage at Destiny Church has drawn the ire of critics on social media. Photos tweeted by Bishop Brian Tamaki show a floor littered with $50 and $100 bills accompanied with the verse, “A Sweet Smelling Fragrance that is Acceptable to God (Phil 4:15-19) My God shall Supply all your Read more