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Posts from September 2011

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Student religious freedom bill to get hearing

by mafamily

This legislative session, MFI once again filed the Student Religious Freedom Bill (HB 2715), and it once again has received bipartisan support from both Republicans and Democrats. The bill is before the Joint Committee on Education, and a hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 4 in Room B-1 at 10:00 a.m. CLICK HERE to […]

Upcoming Event: MCFL Respect Life Walk

by mafamily

Massachusetts Citizens for Life 2011 Respect Life Walk to Aid Mothers & Children Sunday, October 2, 2011 Rain or Shine Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common (near the corner of Tremont/Boylston Streets Registration and Pre-Walk Celebration: 1:30 pm Walk: 2:30 PM Join thousands of people from across the state to raise much-needed funds to support pro-life organizations […]

MFI bill seeks to shield minors from harmful material

by mafamily

Schools have the custody of our children for the better portion of their waking lives in their most formative years. They should not be allowed, with impunity, to disseminate obscenity, child pornography, or matter that by definition is “harmful to minors.” Current obscenity, child pornography and “harmful to minors” laws exempt “schools, museums and libraries,” […]

October is a scary month

by mafamily

Dear Friends of the Family, Many of you would agree with me that October is one of the best, if not the best months in New England. With a mix of warm days that remind us of summer and chilly nights that warn of winter to come, the weather is perfect for enjoying quintessential New […]

“Courageous” opening and Boston Night of Worship

by mafamily

There are two Christ-based events fast approaching. First, next Friday, September 30, is the opening of “Courageous,” the latest film from the same studio that released “Fireproof” and “Facing the Giants.” Here is a brief synopsis for “Courageous”: Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David […]

DADT repeal complete, Scott Brown receives gay award

by mafamily

Yesterday, the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on homosexuals serving openly was officially repealed, and Senator Brown, who reneged on a campaign promise to support the repeal, received an award from a prominent gay organization last night. At the 2011 Spirit of Lincoln Awards Dinner, a national event hosted by the Log Cabin Republicans, […]

Keiko Orrall wins special election

by mafamily

We published a Voter Guide in the 12th Bristol district special election to fill the vacancy left by Rep. Stephen Canessa (D-New Bedford), and that election was held yesterday. MFI is excited to welcome Keiko Orrall (R-Lakeville) as the newest member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Keiko defeated Democrat Roger Brunelle by a final […]

Ballot Initiative Primer

by mafamily

Friends of the Family, I have told you briefly about some of the initiative petitions that you may run into while going to the grocery store or post office, but I think it is important that you as a voter know all of the petitions that concern traditional family values. In August, there were 31 […]

Mineau denounces vote by House to bring slot machines to MA

by mafamily

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 14, 2011 MFI PRESIDENT DENOUNCES VOTE BY HOUSE TO BRING SLOT MACHINES TO MASS Calls on Senate to stop move towards casino culture in Bay State WOBURN, MA–Massachusetts Family Institute President Kris Mineau released the following statement after the 123-32 vote to approve three Vegas-style casinos and one slot parlor: […]

Parents rights and sex education take center stage at State House

by mafamily

Dear Friends of the Family, We have written a lot about going back to school and the threats facing our children inside and outside of the classroom. But the level of indoctrination is at an all time high, and with economic conditions not improving, many parents have to worry more about putting dinner on the […]