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Parental consent would “gut the bill”

by MFI News

In a 31-6 vote yesterday, the MA Senate approved the controversial Sex Ed Mandate bill. The debate and vote were nearly identical to the passage of a similar bill by the Senate in late 2015. That bill died in the House, and we are working to make sure this year’s Sex Ed bill meets the […]

Senate votes on Sex Ed Bill TOMORROW!

by MFI News

Dear Friend of the Family, The Massachusetts State Senate will be voting on the controversial Sex Ed Mandate bill TOMORROW, and we need your help letting MA senators know the dangers of this bill. I will be speaking on The Kuhner Report today at 1:35 p.m., so tune in to WRKO AM 680 with Jeff […]

Legislators Consider the Underage Abortion Bill

by MFI News

At a hearing before the MA Committee on Public Health on Tuesday, legislators heard testimony on Senate Bill 754, which would lower the age for young women in the Commonwealth to receive an abortion without parental consent from 18 to 16. The legislation would also eliminate the waiting period between when a woman gives written […]

Lawrence Pastors Fight Pot Shops & WIN!

by MFI News

There is no reason that the church in Massachusetts should be losing the culture war, and Tuesday night in Lawrence was Exhibit A!  At 11:15 p.m. on July 11th, the overwhelming presence of the local church was the catalyst that caused a unanimous vote from the Lawrence City Council to OPT OUT of commercial pot […]

Transgenderism IS child abuse

by MFI News

Over the past week, two friends of MFI have made national headlines for boldly telling the truth about transgenderism’s devastating impact on children.  Walt Heyer (whose testimony before the MA legislature last month can be viewed here) published an article in the Federalist this week highlighting the tragic case of a sixth-grade girl who committed […]

Yesterday’s Supreme Court win

by MFI News

My colleagues at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) won a major victory for religious liberty at the Supreme Court yesterday.  The Court ruled in Trinity Lutheran that the state cannot exclude churches and other faith-based organizations from a government program simply because of their religious identity.  Trinity Lutheran had applied to a state program in Missouri, […]

Save the Date: MFI fundraising banquet with Hugh Hewitt

by MFI News

As the summer approaches, MFI staff and volunteers are excitedly planning for our 26th Annual Fundraising Banquet this October featuring national radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt! (Don’t miss the Early Bird Price – reserve your tickets TODAY!) Hewitt is also known for his show The Hugh Hewitt Show on the Salem Radio Network which is […]

Fight Back Against the Counseling Ban!

by MFI News

Yesterday’s hearing on the Counseling Ban bill should be a wake-up call to families.  The LGBTQ lobby was out in full force in an effort to push through legislation that would prevent children from getting the help they need to deal with unwanted sexual feelings or gender confusion.  After MFI raised the alarm about this […]

Counseling Ban Legislation Confronted with Reality of Changed Lives

by MFI News

Massachusetts Family Institute | News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:   Andrew Beckwith | andrew@mafamily.org | 781.569.0400   Tuesday, June 6, 2017 BOSTON – The Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities heard testimony today on two identical bills that would interfere with the rights of children to receive counseling for unwanted sexual feelings or gender confusion.  Senate […]

MFI on Fox25 Boston

by MFI News

Dear Friend of the Family, At 3:30 Friday afternoon I received a call from a Fox25 reporter asking if she could come by and interview me about the Counseling Ban legislation within the next hour.  I was grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness on this critical issue, and I think the news segment came […]