31 October 2008
Wellington Boobs on Bikes Parade Targeted at ‘Impotent’ Politicians
Family First NZ says that the Boobs on Bikes parade planned for Wellington next Friday and finishing on the steps of
Parliament will be a symbol of the failure of politicians to act to protect families from the harmful effects of
“The police and the judiciary are taking a liberal interpretation of what is deemed offensive and the politicians have
failed to correct the anomaly,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.
“On the day before the country votes for who should represent them in Parliament, the Boobs on Bikes parade will be held
at the home of our political decision-making, as a cynical gesture and display of how our politicians have failed to
deal with the problem and effects of pornography.”
“The Boobs on Bikes parade is simply a commercial business advertising the porn industry and is offensive and illegal.
The protection of children and families should be given priority, especially when it applies to events in a public
“Until a political party or individual MP with backbone is willing to have the Crimes Act ‘toughened up’ to more clearly
define ‘offensive behaviour’, the problem will continue.”
“We cannot stop the pornography industry promoting their behaviour to a targeted audience despite its harmful effects on
women, children, and families. But for those who stand for decency, and who seek to protect families and children, a
parade during lunchtime down a major street will cause widespread offence.”
“This parade simply highlights the complete lack of action on this issue by our politicians,” says Mr McCoskrie.