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“Lynn-tolerance” against Christians

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By Andrew Beckwith – September 4, 2014 As Gordon College students headed back to class last week, they were faced with news of yet another ideological assault on their school. The Lynn Public School Committee, by a vote of 4 to 3, decided to sever its decade old relationship with Gordon. In particular, it appears […]

Gordon: Weathering the Storm

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Last week I wrote to you about the recent media assault on Gordon College due to their Biblical stance on human sexuality and marriage.  I am happy to tell you that they are standing firm in defense of both their sincerely held beliefs as an institution and the rights of all faith-based organizations for religious […]

Together, we can STOP predatory gambling from coming to MA.

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UPDATE June 2014: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday, June 24 to allow the state casino law to appear in the November ballot. This came just days after more than 26,000 additional petition signatures from across the Commonwealth were submitted to the Secretary of State’s office.  “We conclude that the Attorney General erred in declining to […]

Mineau Steps Down as MFI President; Beckwith Elected Successor

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Mineau Steps Down as President, Massachusetts Family Institute Beckwith Elected Successor Woburn, MA – The Board of Directors of Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI) announced today in a planned succession that MFI President Kris Mineau will become the Institute’s president emeritus and Andrew Beckwith, executive vice president, will assume the role of president. “After 10 years […]

The FACTS about the Sex Ed Mandate Bill

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As pro-family citizens emailed and called their legislators about HB 3793, its sponsor, Representative James O’Day,  (See his 100% approval rating from NARAL.)  sent out an email (You can read the full email HERE.) to all the representatives on Beacon Hill.  He desperately tried to reassure his colleagues that the Sex Ed Mandate “would NOT interfere with local […]

Sexual Integrity Education

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Today’s teens live in a culture of sexual confusion that does not direct them toward healthy relationship choices. Many of them seek love in uncommitted sexual relationships that put them at risk for life altering events such as unmarried pregnancy, disease, emotional devastation and financial insecurity. How do we as Christians help our children acquire […]

Same-sex ‘Marriage’ and Polygamy on the move

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...and now Polygamy.

As 2013 comes to an end, it seems many of the implications of the breakdown of our law and culture surrounding marriage and family are playing out in accelerated fashion. Judges flaunt amendments protecting marriage and dismiss laws against polygamy.  What will it mean for religious liberty and freedom of speech as our society continues […]

40 Days for Life – Fall 2013

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 40 Days for Life locations in Massachusetts for the Fall 2013 campaign: 40 DAYS FOR LIFE – ATTLEBORO, MA website: contact: vigil site: Four Women, Inc. 150 Emory St. Attleboro, MA 40 DAYS FOR LIFE – BOSTON, MA – **new campaign!!** website: contact: Rita Russo,, 617-285-4003 vigil site: Planned Parenthood […]

One Nation, Under God

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Defending the Pledge

On the morning of September 4th, MFI’s Exec VP and General Counsel Andrew Beckwith attended oral arguments at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston on a case that could eliminate the Pledge of Allegiance from our public schools.  The American Humanist Association, on behalf of three atheist students and their parents in the Acton-Boxborough school […]

Counseling Ban

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You need to know about a new bill being discussed at the State House this summer.  HB 3907, sponsored by Representative Sciortino (he is also a lead sponsor of the Bathroom Bill), would restrict the rights of minors with unwanted same-sex attractions to seek out their treatment of choice and not be labeled as lesbian, […]