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Posts from April 2011

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State website: Abortion ‘easier than it sounds’

by mafamily

According to the Boston Herald, a state-funded sex education website tells teenagers that an abortion is “much easier than it sounds.” The website, mariatalks.com, is glossing over the ugly truths of abortion and even counseling them on how to keep their parents in the dark about it. “The Commonwealth is using taxpayer money to tell […]

Pentagon prepares to welcome recruits to the New Gay Army

by mafamily

In an editorial earlier this month, the Washington Times opined that now “those who embrace traditional moral values are the ones being told to stay in the closet” under Obama’s new rules. The message has been clear, and as Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Michael G. Mullen put it in a briefing last year, the answer […]

DOMA gets its defender

by mafamily

Former Solicitor General Paul Clement has been tapped by House Republicans to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) following the Obama Justice Department’s decision to abort its constitutionally required duty to defend DOMA against legal challenges. Speaker Boehner sent a letter to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi saying that he will push for legal […]

Congress hears case for marriage

by mafamily

On Friday, the US House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on DOMA and the administration’s decision to not defend the law. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), who chairs the subcommittee, called three witnesses to discuss the largely unprecedented move by the White House: Maggie Gallagher, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage; Rutgers […]

Testimony in Opposition to SB12

by mafamily

Testimony in Opposition to SB 12, A Proposal for a Legislative Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth relative to the subject matter of initiative petition Joint Committee on the Judiciary April 14, 2011 As a public policy organization, Massachusetts Family Institute strongly opposes Senate Bill 12 to amend Article 48 to not allow any […]

Soul Surfer has strong opening weekend

by mafamily

Thanks in part to the great work of faith communities around the nation, the inspirational movie “Soul Surfer” had a very successful opening weekend last weekend. The movie surprised the movie industry by finishing the weekend with the second highest per-screen average of all movies playing. Overall, it was the No. 4 film in the […]

School renames Easter eggs Spring Spheres

by mafamily

A sophomore at a private high school in Seattle, Washington, while participating in a community service project, encountered a third grade teacher who required that Easter eggs being handed out during class be referred to as “Spring Spheres.” “At the end of the week I had an idea to fill little plastic eggs with treats […]

Maryland sends bathroom bill to defeat for year

by mafamily

The Maryland Senate has ended debate for this year on their version of the “bathroom bill,” leaving gay activists “greatly disappointed.” The Senate voted 27-20 to send the bill back to committee for further study, with advocates saying they will file the bill again next year. The House had approved it two weeks ago, but […]

Same-sex marriage looks dead in Rhode Island

by mafamily

Even with the House Speaker and Governor throwing their weight behind it, same-sex “marriage” looks to go down in defeat once more in the Ocean State. Rhode Island legislators have been hearing loudly from voters that same-sex “marriage” is a non-starter, and if they want it, they should send it to the ballot for the […]

Senate to vote on Planned Parenthood funding today

by mafamily

For three decades, Planned Parenthood has received billions in taxpayer funds. Despite being a billion-dollar-a-year corporation, Planned Parenthood annually receives $363,200,000 – 33 percent of its income – from “government grants and contracts,” that is, from taxpayer dollars. By the group’s own admission, 97.6 percent of the “services” they provided for pregnant women in 2009 […]