Religious Freedom

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MFI News: Trans Activist in Lawrence Assaults 4-year-old & HHS Awards pro-life victory in Vermont

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Trans Activist in Lawrence Assaults 4-year-old Two weeks ago in Lawrence, a transgender “woman,” born Jakob Nieves, was arrested for sexually exploiting a 4-year-old girl. Nieves was caught when he purportedly sent pedophilic images to an undercover federal agent on a messaging platform called Kik. Unsurprisingly, most mainstream media has failed to pick up on this […]

A Tale of Two Teachers

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I’ve been fielding phone calls and emails over the past year from teachers and parents who are struggling to navigate the new speech codes being implemented at schools around the Commonwealth.  Almost as soon as the first gender identity laws were passed in MA, our state board of education gained national attention for an 11-page […]

Masterpiece Cakeshop on the Chopping Block… Again

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This week, we learned that Christian baker Jack Philips is once again being sued by the Colorado Human Rights Commission. This time, it’s for declining to create an expressive blue-and-pink cake celebrating a lawyer’s transition from male to female. The lawyer contacted Jack’s shop to request that cake on the day the U.S. Supreme Court announced […]

U.S. Supreme Court Votes in Favor of Religious Liberty!

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Massachusetts Family Institute | News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:   Andrew Beckwith | andrew@mafamily.org | 781.569.0400 Monday, June 4, 2018 BOSTON – Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an historic ruling, striking down the State of Colorado’s decision against Jack Phillips. Though Jack served all customers, the State of Colorado punished Jack for declining to participate in a […]

CALL TO ACTION: Stand up for religious liberty in MA

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We need your help to protect business owners from being targeted for their faith in Massachusetts.  Two weeks ago, I told you about a new bill at the State House that would seriously attack religious freedom, putting the livelihoods of some Massachusetts business owners on the line.  H.767 would prevent corporations from claiming certain religious […]

New bill targets people of faith

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I trust you are making the best of this latest snow day and, if you’re reading this, that hopefully your power is back on.  Our state legislature is not in session today because of the storm, but let me fill you in on a new bill that some of our representatives are pushing.  House Bill […]

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!

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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 […]

Fighting City Hall

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This past summer, MFI’s Michael King had the privilege of speaking at Camp Constitution, a local MA ministry working to enhance the understanding of our Judeo-Christian moral heritage. Last week, we learned that the City of Boston had denied an application by the camp to fly the Christian Flag on the City Hall Plaza flag […]

Yesterday’s Supreme Court win

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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, […]