Destiny Church/Cult ‘town’ could get millions from Govt
Posted by Mr DoctorE on January 15, 2012
New cult rising
Destiny Church’s plans for its own ‘town’ in South Auckland could be in line for millions of dollars of Government funding.
Self-styled ‘Bishop’ Brian Tamaki declared at a New Year’s Eve ‘MegaService’ in Rotorua that the church had secured resource consent to build schools, a university and a massive auditorium in Wiri.
Speaking to ONE News in his first interview since securing permission for the complex, Tamaki said the Government should be supporting the development.
“I’d rather see a church build bigger churches, they’re far more positive than our prisons and that’s where most of our whanau are,” he said.
“People can say what they want but it’s going ahead, it’s happened and as I say, it’s a community that involves only good things. The values that we teach builds families, it doesn’t break families down.”
Tamaki’s vision has support from within Government from the Minister for Maori Affairs, Pita Sharples.
“It’s far more positive if you can keep people out of going to prison,” he said. “That’s where we’ve got a start, not try and reform them after.”
Sharples said Destiny’s plans would be eligible for millions of dollars of Government funding, particularly for its proposal to build a school, and believes the group’s track record would mean an application would be taken very seriously.
ONE News has obtained a copy of the resource consent from Auckland Council that confirms Destiny’s plans to house a church, schools, childcare centre, gym and even a hairdressing salon at the three hectare site.
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