News

110 of 586 items

First Comes (Gay) Marriage, Then… (Our) Children

by MFI News
Sad little girl

MFI continues to analyze last week’s Supreme Court decision to radically redefine the notion of marriage and the many implications that flow from it.  On Friday, I wrote to you mainly about the increasing threat to religious liberty.  Today, I am writing to you about an even more profound and insidious threat: the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGBT) erosion […]

What does the marriage decision mean for us?

by MFI News
wedding rings

As the leading organization that has worked for over twenty years to strengthen families in the Commonwealth, we at Massachusetts Family Institute find today’s decision by the Supreme Court profoundly disappointing. There is overwhelming evidence that children do best and families thrive when they are sustained by the life-long union of one man and one […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision Undermines Rights of Millions of Americans

by MFI News
mfi-header-2013

Massachusetts Family Institute | Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lena Wakim | lena@mafamily.org | 781.569.0400 Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision Undermines Rights of Millions of Americans  BOSTON (June 26, 2015) – Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision imposes a redefinition of marriage on the entire country, and in so doing has overstepped the bounds of the Constitution.  While this development will be met with […]

Marriage Primer: 5 Things You Should Know Before the Court Rules

by MFI News
wedding-couple-01

Within the next 96 hours (Friday or Monday morning), we will be getting a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on the definition of marriage.  No matter the outcome, this decision will have broad implications for the future of families in our Commonwealth and nation. As we prepare for the Court’s decision, here are a […]

Be a Voice for Parental Rights TOMORROW

by MFI News
mfi-header-call-to-action

If you know the name “Justina Pelletier,” then you remember the painful and confusing 15 months that the Pelletier family experienced when the  Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) ripped their youngest daughter from their hands. When her parents had a choice between two courses of treatment for their daughter’s medical condition, they decided […]

Fathers Matter

by MFI News
baby-22194_1280

I don’t have many memories as a young child, but my earliest ones all have one thing in common—they involve my father. The warmth of acceptance, the growth during “teachable moments,” and the consistent feeling of safety were all regular emotions that I relate to childhood memories of my dad. Now, at 23 years old, I recognize that many of my […]

In Case You Missed It: Meet the New Team

by MFI News
MFI-horz-tagline-color-lg

Last week I attended a public hearing to speak out against the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts’ most recent attempt to infiltrate our public schools with their depraved sex ed curriculum, “Get Real.” The MA Department of Education is already working with Planned Parenthood to promote their agenda, and now they’re trying to mandate what […]

Help Stop the the Sex Ed Mandate for MA Schools

by MFI News
Sex Ed Mandate Banner

WARNING: This post may be unsuitable for some audiences. Massachusetts State legislators are currently considering a bill to teach twelve year old middle school students about oral and anal sex. I wish I were making it up. But this is real.  In fact, it’s called “Get Real,” Planned Parenthood’s new Sex Ed curriculum for grades 6 through 8.  House Bill […]

A Simple Question for Bruce Jenner

by MFI News
Bruce-Jenner-Call-Me-Caitlyn-0604

I happened to be in an airport as the media bonanza over former Olympian Bruce Jenner’s “coming out as a woman” started to really take off.  Waiting in line to go through security, a pregnant woman in front of me declined to go through the x-ray scanner and requested to be patted down instead.  The male […]

Important Hearings at the State House Next Week!

by MFI News
2015 BRIEF header

The political season in Massachusetts is in full swing. As such, hearings on our legislative priorities will be scheduled throughout the summer. The first of these will take place on June 2 and 3. We encourage your attendance at these hearings, of which the times and locations are listed below. Your written testimonies and presence […]