Posts Tagged ‘Destiny Church’

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
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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 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

New charities law reduces admin, demands transparent funding

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

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
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

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