Posts tagged with ‘counseling ban’

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MA Primary Voter Guides and victory in CA!

by MFI News

As promised, here is the link to MA primary voter guides for Tuesday’s election.  They cover all the contested races for state legislator, US Senate and Congress.  These are non-partisan and IRS compliant, so they can be distributed freely at churches. For statewide races, such as governor and attorney general, our friends at Massachusetts Citizens […]

BREAKING: Anti-family bills DEFEATED for the session!

by MFI News

Good news!  Our prayers were answered.  The Massachusetts House and Senate adjourned their final formal session of the 2017-2018 legislative cycle this morning just before 2 a.m., and ALL of the major bills we’ve been fighting for the past 19 months FAILED.  That means the bills I’ve been writing to you about since January of […]

When the dust settles…

by MFI News

There are now just over 100 hours left in the 2017-2018 Massachusetts legislative session, which expires at midnight on Tuesday, July 31st. There are still two bills sitting in committee which I would ask you to join me in praying will get left behind in the last minute rush. The first is the Counseling Ban. […]

Governor LePage VETOES Counseling Ban

by MFI News

Our neighbors to the north are fortunate to have a Governor like Paul LePage.  Last week, he vetoed Maine’s version of the Counseling Ban. In conjunction with his veto, which was sustained earlier this week by Maine’s House of Representatives, Governor LePage issued a powerful letter, acknowledging that this legislation posed a threat to religious […]

BREAKING: Counseling Ban passes

by MFI News

I have good news, bad news and exciting news. First, the bad news.  By a vote of 137 to 14 just before 3 p.m. today, the MA House of Representatives passed the Counseling Ban.  This is a disappointment, but not a surprise given how powerful the LGBTQ lobby is on Beacon Hill. The GOOD news […]

H 4014 Speech Ban on Counselors is Unconstitutional

by MFI News

Massachusetts Family Institute | News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lena Ready | lena@mafamily.org | 781.569.0400 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 WOBURN – Massachusetts Family Institute opposes House Bill 4014, the Counseling Ban, and any laws that restrict the ability of licensed counselors to help clients make personal life changes related to their sexuality or identity. H. 4014’s denial […]

This is not a drill! Counseling Ban to be voted on tomorrow

by MFI News

We learned late yesterday that the Counseling Ban will be voted on in the MA House of Representatives TOMORROW (Wednesday)! This is our last chance to try and stop this dangerous bill I’ve been warning about for years. It is the greatest threat to parental rights we’ve seen yet. Please, call AND email your State Rep, Speaker of […]

Your Daughter, Somebody Else’s Son

by MFI News

“This is a bill that would allow the state to take away your daughter and make her someone else’s son.” That’s how I summarized the anti-Christian Counseling Ban bill in a groundbreaking article by Matt McDonald in this week’s New Boston Post.  It is not an exaggeration.  Quoted in the article is the mother who […]

Thank you for making Lobby Day a success!

by MFI News

On Tuesday of this week, we held our annual Pro-Family Lobby Day in Boston. Pastors and concerned citizens from churches all over the Commonwealth (including a bus from Springfield!) came to learn about key legislation affecting parental rights and religious freedom. After lunch, we marched up to the State House to meet face to face […]

Christian parents lose custody of child over gender identity dispute

by MFI News

I’ve been warning about this for several years now, and it has finally happened. The state has taken a child away from parents who refuse to consent to their daughter receiving cross-sex hormones for gender identity transition. That was last week in a courtroom in Ohio. It could happen here in MA tomorrow. This is […]