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Counseling Ban Update: You did it!

by MFI News

I have good news to report on the Counseling Ban legislation!  Both the MA House and Senate held their final formal sessions for 2017 this week and the bill did NOT come out of committee for a vote.  This means that the bill cannot be voted on until 2018 at the earliest.  While the inner […]

UPDATE: Counseling Ban Vote

by MFI News

UPDATE: As we communicated with legislators throughout the day today, we started getting word that the Counseling Ban vote was being delayed. By late this afternoon, we had confirmation that the bill has moved out of committee with a new number, HB 4014, but the earliest it will come up is now Monday. This tells […]

Did your senator vote to legalize ‘unnatural’ sex with children?

by MFI News

On October 27th, the Massachusetts State Senate voted 27 to 10 to exempt “unnatural sexual intercourse” from the state’s child rape law. See the listing below to find out how your senator voted (if you don’t know who your senator is click here to find out). Sen. Barrett, Michael (D) yea Sen. Boncore, Joseph (D) yea […]

Gender X

by MFI News

Newly filed legislation on Beacon Hill would add a third sex designation on state-issued identification, such as drivers’ licenses.  If Senator Karen Spilka of Ashland is successful in passing her bill, “X” will become a third option for sex, alongside “M” and “F”.  Spilka claims, “It is the person’s identity, the person who has that […]

Banquet 2017 a Success!

by MFI News

Thank you to all who joined us for our 26th Annual Fundraising Banquet this month. As always, it was a time of encouragement and refreshment with so many pro-family advocates from around the Commonwealth. Hugh Hewitt gave a powerful message, encouraging guests to stand for family values and to support organizations like MFI that act […]

Will you be considered a ‘highly rejecting’ parent?

by MFI News

Last week I attended a contentious meeting of the Westford School Committee.  They were considering adopting a new transgender student policy.  The content of that policy was, sadly, not surprising.  It contained the usual mandate for biological boys to be given access to the girls’ locker room and play on girls-only varsity teams.  It also […]

Contact your legislator: repeal the Bathroom and Locker Room Law

by MFI News

A year ago the Bathroom-Locker Room Law went into effect and many of the results we predicted have begun. On Christmas Eve of 2016, less than three months after it went into effect, a man entered a women’s room in a TJ Maxx store, and remained there for over a half an hour taking pictures […]

Mr. Beckwith Goes to Washington

by MFI News

I’m down in D.C. at Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit today and tomorrow.  President Trump will be speaking this morning and FRC has asked me to speak on a panel discussing pro-family work at the state level tomorrow afternoon.  You can watch the livestream of most of the speakers here. As you can imagine, […]

BREAKING: Feds issue new guidance on religious liberty

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Great news for religious liberty today!  The Department of Justice released a 25-page memo for all executive departments and agencies outlining federal protections for religious liberty.  In it, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the following powerful statement: “The free exercise of religion ‘is in its nature an unalienable right’ because the duty owed to one’s […]

This Thursday: Be a part of Bring Your Bible to School Day!

by MFI News

When my younger son was in first grade, he came home and announced, very matter-of-factly, that “you can’t talk about God in school.” As you can imagine, he didn’t get that idea from me, and I quickly corrected him! Disturbingly, many teachers and school administrators don’t know what the law allows students to do or […]