Posts Tagged ‘Destiny Church’

New charities law reduces admin, demands transparent funding

Thursday, June 9th, 2022
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Parliament’s newly passed charities law expects more transparency over funding, fewer administration requirements and an easier appeals process. Increased powers have been given to Charities Services – the sector administrator – and to the Charities Registration Board. Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Priyanca Radhakrishnan says New Zealand’s 28,000 or so registered charities make a great Read more

Legal expert says Destiny Church unlikely to be deregistered as charity despite 12,000 people signing petition

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

A legal expert says Destiny Church is unlikely to be deregistered as a charity despite thousands of people signing a petition calling for its charitable status to be revoked. It comes amid controversy over Brian Tamaki’s involvement in anti-lockdown protests. Tamaki’s Freedoms and Rights Coalition is responsible for organising several anti-lockdown protests, while Tamaki himself Read more

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

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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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

Spirit of resistance: why Destiny Church and other New Zealand Pentecostalists oppose lockdowns and vaccination

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Was anyone surprised when New Zealand’s self-made Apostle Brian Tamaki courted controversy and arrest by participating in two anti-lockdown protests in Auckland recently? Or that during one of these events he declared he would rather live in “dangerous freedom than peaceful slavery” and likened the director-general of health to Hitler? This was, after all, the Read more

Brian Tamaki tells followers to ‘do away with’ masks

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Brian Tamaki of the Destiny Church has used an online sermon to tell followers to “do away with the masks” and take a stand against a lockdown he describes as “home detention”. Tamaki went live on social media with the video message this morning, using the sermon as an extended promotion for a nationwide protest Read more

Destiny Church lashes out at critics

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Destiny Church has lashed out at critics after condemnation of Brian and Hannah Tamaki fleeing Auckland hours before lockdown. They have accused the “elitist” media of discrimination and say in this time of crisis the Tamakis must continue their “essential work” which cannot be done from the “comforts of home.” “In difficult times, people need Read more

Tamakis block Queen Street, in campaign push for ‘rights and freedoms’

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Destiny Church leaders Brian and Hannah Tamaki blocked Queen St in a campaign push to demand that “their voices be heard.” Roughly 1000 people gathered in Aotea Square to hear the pair make their pitch for their party, Vision New Zealand, ahead of the upcoming election. Read more Related Posts:Legal expert says Destiny Church unlikely Read more

Coronavirus -Some born-again Christians immune?

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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Airborne demons are responsible for the coronavirus but it has been claimed some born-again Christians could have special protection from it. “Satan has control of atmospheres unless you’re a born-again, Jesus-loving, bible-believing, Holy Ghost-filled, tithe-paying believer.” This is what Bishop Brain Tamaki told the people at Destiny’s South Auckland centre and live stream viewers on Read more

Church leader uses ploys from Trump’s bag of tricks

Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Bishop Brian Tamaki seems to have taken a couple of popularist planks from President Trump’s platform. At Waitangi, last Thursday he railed against immigrants and also suggested: “We should drain the Wellington bureaucratic swamp”. The Destiny Church leader was described in the Waitangi Day service schedule booklet as an ‘Apostle Bishop’. Tamaki had arrived with Read more

Destiny Church’s Hannah Tamaki calls for ban on new mosques

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Destiny Church leader Hannah Tamaki’s political party says it will ban new “mosques, temples and other foreign buildings of worship” if elected. Vision NZ – which had to change its name after its original suggestion, the Coalition Party, was rejected by election authorities – has made the promise in an inflammatory announcement railing against multiculturalism. Read more