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Posts from December 2011

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Merry Christmas from MFI

by mafamily

Dear Friends, Lura and I wanted to wish you and your family a most joyous Christmas so we recorded this video message at our church, Trinity Evangelical in North Reading: To expound on my comments about the “Twelve Days of Christmas,” I’d like to share with you an article I recently read about this seasonal […]

A shifting strategy on fighting casino gambling

by mafamily

  Dear Friends of the Family, This week we received the news we partially expected, but had hoped would not come. Attorney General Martha Coakley has determined that the newly passed casino bill is an appropriations bill and thereby, per the MA Constitution, exempt from a citizens petition effort to repeal the law. In a […]

Faith-based Christmas shopping

by mafamily

This week, our friends at Family Research Council shared with their supporters a resource that guides Christians by highlighting companies that allow people to get their shopping done while remaining true to our faith. The organization Faith Driven Consumer has created a Christmas Guide to highlight more than 20 companies and show you how to […]

Boston Globe points out “cautionary tale” of Mohegan Sun

by mafamily

On Monday, the Boston Globe wrote about the Mohegan Sun casino in Montville, Connecticut. Right from the beginning the author points out the “cautionary tale for those who see casinos as economic saviors.” The self-contained nature of the casino has limited its effect on many local businesses, and town and business leaders “Warn their Massachusetts […]

Rally kicks off effort to stop doctor-prescribed suicide

by mafamily

Last Thursday, a significant and diverse crowd gathered on the steps on the State House to show broad and united opposition to the proposed legalization of doctor-prescribed suicide. I was there to lend not on my personal support, but the support of Massachusetts Family Institute. Here a report from the organizers: John Kelly and Karen […]

March for Life – Buses now available

by mafamily

The following information comes from Massachusetts Citizens for Life: 39th Annual March for Life in Washington DC Buses with one or two overnight stays Departs from: Burlington Mall Departure Date & Time: Sat. Jan. 21st at 10:00 PM One-night (Sun.) stay at Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel Return home at 5:00 PM after the March […]

People shut out by Beacon Hill on casinos

by mafamily

The People Have Been Shut Out By Beacon Hill Monday, December 12, 2011, Boston, MA – Legislative leadership and Governor Deval L. Patrick crafted a bill behind closed doors that was meant to expedite expanding predatory gambling and keep The People out of the casino debate. Attorney General Martha Coakley has made the determination that […]

Pro-life groups in RI sue pro-abortion governor

by mafamily

The Rhode Island State Right to Life Committee and 28 state legislators say Gov. Lincoln Chafee illegally bypassed the Legislature in issuing an executive order to create a Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange Program, to sell health insurance plans that include coverage for abortions. This is according to the Courthouse News Service on Monday. According […]

Lowe’s pulls ad dollars from Islamist TV programming

by mafamily

After numerous complaints, Lowe’s Home Improvement announced last week that it was pulling its advertising from a cable TV show called “All American Muslim.” Critics of the show felt that it was pro-Islamist propaganda in the guise of entertainment. Lowe’s made a legitimate business decision to take its advertising dollars elsewhere, and now finds itself […]

A day that will live on in infamy

by mafamily

Before there was a September 11th, there was December 7th – Pearl Harbor Day. The infamous Japanese sneak attack claimed the lives of nearly 2,400 servicemen and women, and led the United States to enter the Second World War. In today’s Washington Times, Carol Gladys, the secretary of the Sons and Daughters, Pearl Harbor Survivors […]