The second lead though is the one which I wish to address.
It centres on my favourite "Christian", the born again bikie bad boy, the "Reverend" Brian Tamaki. This time the article is a brief outline (make that "rehash" ) of previous revelations (should that be Revelations? ), interspersed with the "news" that he had received a "custom built motor bike".
This apparently was payment in kind for making the trip to the US and preaching at the home church of his mentor, the very "Bishop" Eddie L Long.
Now this is a man about whom I know nothing, wish to know even less, and hope never to meet. Nothing whatsoever to do with his being Christian nor his preaching of his version of the religion.
No, the report includes a brief description of him in the following terms -
...Long has visited New Zealand several times, including at Labour Weekend (That is the end of October). Cardno (official spokeswoman for the Destiny Church - Tamaki's own) confirmed that Long was given an honorarium for his visit, but she would not give specifics.
"It would obviously be generous", she said, "It's the same at any huge conference".
In a previous visit, Long told a Destiny congregation that the church would be "ruling New Zealand" before its 10th anniversary.
"That means you control the wealth, that means you control the riches, that means you control the politics, that means you control the social order, that means you are in charge", he said.
Now that, coming from a man who professes Christianity (of some kind), I find to be very scary, very scary indeed. It is particularly so when you consider that the sermon was given to Tamaki's faithful before "Enough is enough" and the formation of the Destiny Party.
Well, I can but wonder what manner of people believe this $h!t enough to contribute 10% of their income to maintaining this guy's (Tamaki's) palatial living style. Talk about the religion of lies and deceit...