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Posts from June 2016

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No Transparency on the Transgender Bill

by MFI News

The six legislators charged with working out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the Transgender Bathroom / Locker room Bill met publically in conference committee today for all of 90 seconds before voting 5 – 1 to kick out the media and hold their negotiations in secret.  (Thank you, Senator Tarr, for […]

PULSE: Pro-life seminar for high school students

by MFI News

MFI encourages pro-life high schoolers to be a part of PULSE this summer! Pro-life advocates will train high school students how to be the pro-life leaders of their generation.  The day will include: Small group discussion Hearing testimonies of women who decided against abortion Training on how to speak persuasively about pro-life issues Pro-Life 101: […]

Call2Fall – Praying for our nation Sunday July 3rd

by MFI News

Our friends at the Family Research Council are once again sponsoring the Call2Fall initiative, where churches set aside a definite time during worship on July 3, 2016 for people to get on their knees and faces before the Lord in repentant prayer for God to reshape our lives and renew our land. The key verse for […]

LGBTQ and “We don’t know who will be next…”

by MFI News

The media is starting to take notice of the public outcry on the Transgender Bathroom & Shower Bill here in MA.  Politico interviewed Renew Mass Coalition Director Chanel Prunier on the effort to make our pro-family perspective heard loud and clear by Governor Baker. In fact, as the article notes, the bill still hasn’t made it to […]

MFI’s Alexandre to begin as new Director of Public Policy at Liberty Counsel

by MFI News

After one and a half years of serving as Legal and Legislative Counsel for Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI), Jonathan Alexandre will be leaving to pursue an exciting new opportunity in Washington, DC. Alexandre, a 27 year-old resident of Brockton, MA, joined MFI in early 2015. A graduate of Liberty University School of Law, Alexandre furthered […]

Transgender training at Boston Medical Center

by MFI News

Recently I was asked to comment for a WBUR article on Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) opening of a Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.  Later this summer, the hospital will begin genital surgery for men transitioning to women, and will “create fully functioning female genitalia for transgender women.”  This was heralded as a milestone for […]

ACLU Leader Quits After Daughters Encounter Men in the Women’s Restroom

by MFI News

If you haven’t heard yet about Maya Dillard Smith, you need to read this article. Ms. Smith was interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), until she recently tendered her resignation over the bathroom bill issue when it began to affect her family. “I have shared my personal experience of […]

Where the Bathroom Bill is now

by MFI News

Over the past week, since the MA House passed their version of the Bathroom Bill, your phone calls, letters and emails have been flooding the governor’s office, telling him to veto the bill when it gets to his desk.  People have been asking me whether or not Governor Baker has signed the bill, and the good […]

What you didn’t hear about Wednesday’s vote

by MFI News

As MFI’s communications director, I know we are fighting an uphill battle for family values in Massachusetts, and yesterday’s vote in the MA House to pass the Bathroom Bill was disappointing.  Nevertheless, we have reason to be encouraged. What you may not have read in the news is that there were hundreds of faithful citizens gathered […]

Keep the governor’s phone lines ringing!

by MFI News

*AFTERNOON UPDATE: We are hearing that people are now able to get through to the governor’s office and talk to a live person. If you weren’t able to get through yesterday or this morning, call now and tell him to VETO the Bathroom Bill! Call the Boston Office at 617.725.4005 Call the Springfield Office at […]