Yet another attack on Western values! Another blow at the foundation of our civilisation and culture.
Under Section 11 of Part III of the Constitution Act, 1986, each Member of the Parliament of New Zealand is required to swear or affirm allegiance to the Queen (or King) of New Zealand as defined by the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957, in the following form:
"I, [name], swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her heirs and successors, according to law. So help me God."
And yet, these 'loyal subjects' of Her Majesty don't want to pray for her?
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References to the Queen and Jesus Christ have been dropped from the parliamentary prayer delivered in Te Reo by the new Speaker of the House.
The prayer is said by the Speaker at the start of every sitting session.
It's understood a more radical change to the prayer had been presented to MPs, removing any religious references, instead referring to Te Tiriti O Waitangi and Te Ati Awa - the Taranaki and Wellington based iwi.
However, that was rejected, and the latest version has since been put forward by the Speaker.
There were some concerns within the National Party caucus, both about the prayer already being in use, and the removal of the reference to the Queen.It said its caucus would discuss it.