The Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (See below for latest blog posts.)

Supporting family values in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park

Welcome to the website of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance (PWMFA). We are a grassroots organization of citizens of Prince William County and the independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, Virginia, dedicated to supporting and promoting the values inherent in the concept of family. Learn more about us.

Where they stand

  • The principal goal of the Family Alliance is to help Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park voters learn more about candidates seeking to represent them in public office. Our focus is especially directed at the County and City school boards, the Board of County Supervisors and Manassas and Manassas Park City Councils. We also concentrate on State legislative candidates with the aim of informing the voting public on where candidates stand regarding key issues affecting the family.Here are some of the projects we are currently undertaking:
    • We’re soliciting the positions of candidates seeking local public offices in both the General and Primary elections in the 2019 election cycle and publicize the results.
    • We maintain an active website (www.familyallianceonline.org) to draw attention to school issues, elections and the need for Christian leadership on issues affecting the family.
    • We seek to build a network of church contacts throughout Prince William and the two cities (Manassas and Manassas Park) with the aim of promoting the institution of the family and an educated electorate.

Some of our Achievements

  • Led the successful campaign for the Marriage Amendment in 2006, carrying Prince William County and Manassas by a larger margin than statewide.
  • Led the successful fight against off-track betting in Manassas Park in 2004.
  • Distributed Voter Guides to Prince William County churches area.
  • Successfully promoted internet filtering in public libraries and abstinence-based family life education.

Affect Public Policy – Help Us Protect our Community

Support our efforts! Visit our “Get Involved” section to join the PWMFA or to make an “online” contribution.

Posted in Citizen Responsibilities

DECODING THE LEFT….

A Captain Midnight decoder ring (from here (en.wikipedia.org))  By Sobebunny – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

This is another article not original in content, but borrowed from a Family Research Council mailing that just arrived (May 20, 2020). Their clarification of words and the meaning behind them is too valuable not to pass on to our readers, so here it is:

What the Left says: What they really mean:
Comprehensive Health Care Insurance companies will be mandated to Fund gender “transition” surgeries, hormone therapy, and abortion.
Comprehensive Sex-Education It’s not standard “birds and bees” talk! Starting in kindergarten, children must be taught to question their biological sex and to experiment in sexually-deviant behavior.
Equality Act/Fairness for All Act Religious liberty will not be treated equally and fairly. Women and children will be forced to share restrooms and locker rooms with biological males, taxpayers will fund abortions, and protections for religious freedom will be eliminated.
Freedom of Worship The exercise of your faith must stay within within the four walls of a congregation, with no discussion of Judeo-Christian values allowed in the public square.
Hate Speech Anything that conflicts with the progressive/liberal worldview will be silenced.
Inclusion/Tolerance Everyone must embrace and celebrate the LGBT lifestyle…or face the consequences.
Income Equality Rather than equal opportunity, the Left wants to redistribute wealth as they deem best—penalizing hard work and stunting economic growth.
Overpopulation Instead of seeing humans as able to find creative solutions for environmental issues, the Left believes population control and abortion are essential for the future.
Pro-Choice The Left supports the right to choose abortion and only abortion—even challenging laws to inform women with medically accurate information on an unborn baby’s development.
Reproductive Health Abortion on-demand, until the day of birth…and paid for by you, the taxpayer.
Safe Space “Safe” only for liberal and progressive views. Any expression of a biblical worldview is dangerous.
Separation of Church and State The Left wants to keep you from living out your faith in the public square, even though  the Founders meant for the church to be protected from interference by the government.

The next time you watch a newscast or hear a politician push his or her views, listen for these catch phrases and translate them appropriately.

We’re coming close to the June primary. Between now and then, investigate candidates’ stands on issues and make sure you vote for those who stand for the Constitution and freedom. Keep in mind politicians currently in office at local, state and national levels and what they’re voting for. If you don’t like what you see, consider running for office yourself or of tapping the shoulder of a citizen who would represent your views…maybe they just need a nudge to toss their hat in the ring next year!

What kind of legacy will you leave your kids or grandchildren?

— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance

Getting ready to participate in the nomination of candidates for the Republican Party’s nomination. Check out:

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THE ABORTION MASQUERADE

There is nothing new about pretense or the desire to hide who we are. This stone mask from the pre-ceramic neolithic period dates to 7000 BC and is probably the oldest mask in the world (Musée “Bible et Terre Sainte”) (from here (en.wikipedia.org))

Why is a sonogram important before a woman has an abortion? Why is it that Virginia’s own delegates and senate thought it necessary to legislate it out of Virginia’s laws last winter?

Advocates of abortion admit that ultrasound technology and its ability to clearly show the tiny human baby developing within the mother has put an obstacle in their agenda. When a mother-to-be sees that her baby is NOT a blob of tissue or a non-descript bit of something growing in her uterus, she will likely reject the abortion and carry her baby to term. That equals a live baby and the loss of income and fetal parts to sell for the abortionist.

Money is at the root of it (note, we did not say ‘heart’…abortion has no heart!). Abortion is a huge industry that takes advantage of young women’s vulnerability to cut a huge profit. Abortion clinics exist not for the health of the mother, but for the health of their pocketbooks. However, there is more to the abortion business than money. Think of this scenario, as well:

In the United States alone over 51 million babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade in 1973. Had they been allowed to live, those babies could have become scientists, educators, physicians and nurses, researchers and ministers—and parents! Of how many more million children? Ouch!

One of the goals of abortion extremists is to reduce the world population through the practice of eugenics. It would be difficult for the elite to control the numbers of people currently inhabiting the world. Abortion targets that reduction at its core. We know from the history of Planned Parenthood that its original name in 1921 was the American Birth Control League and its aim was to reduce the African-American segment of the population.  Margaret Sanger, the ‘mother’ of Planned Parenthood, made that goal very clear:

On the racial dimension, Linda Gordon quotes from a letter written by Margaret Sanger to Clarence Gamble on October 19, 1939: ‘We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out the idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members — (Linda Gordon, Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right (New York: Grossman Pub., 1976), pp. 223,332-333).

Many years prior, Sanger said, ‘Whether or not the white races will be ultimately wiped off the face of the earth depends, to my mind, largely upon the conduct and behavior of the white people themselves — (Raymond Pierpoint, Editor, Report of the Fifth International Neo-Malthusian and Birth Control Conference (London: William Heinemann [Medical Books] Ltd., 1922), pp. 31,199). Quoted from Margaret Sanger and the Racist Roots of Planned Parenthood.

So, control of the world population is the over-arching motive of abortionists. That’s why they’re willing to lobby for the legalization of over-the-counter chemical abortion. Its convenience and secrecy appeals to pregnant, desperate women. And when they manage their own abortion, the world’s population is reduced by one human being each time they take abortion pills and flush away the remains!

To conclude these articles about chemical abortion, let’s end on a more positive note. According to Heartbeat International’s Abortion Pill Rescue Network, the number of women that attempted to reverse the effects of abortion pills to save their babies’ lives doubled in March and April, 2020 from previous monthly averages (PRAISE: MORE WOMEN ATTEMPTING TO REVERSE ABORTION PILL).

“In 2019, we averaged about 51 reversal starts each month,” said Christa Brown, a director at Heartbeat. “In March, there were 108, and in April there were 104.” Many of those calls are made from abortion business’ parking lots right after the woman takes the first pill, mifepristone or Mifeprex. “We’re seeing that about 80 percent of our callers [during the pandemic] actually start reversal. It used to be about 50 percent.”

The heightened use of the abortion pill stems from financial stress and fear from the limited access women have to surgical abortion under COVID closures and social isolation. Or, in some cases, parents of an under-age daughter do not want the stigma of their daughter’s pregnancy to ruin her academic progress or social life—or their lives as potential grandparents who will have to help raise the child. Women can obtain abortion pills illegally on-line. The pills are delivered to their homes without any preliminary ultrasound or guidance from a physician.

Women doing ‘it’ alone face the possibility of hemorrhage, infection, incomplete expulsion of the pregnancy and other complications. In the end those women will need medical or surgical care, often hospitalization, that will absorb personnel and protective equipment dedicated to the care of COVID patients.

With more women changing their minds about chemical abortion even after they have begun that journey, more babies have been preserved and more women have been spared the ravages of depression and guilt that plague the victims of abortion.

One more issue remains in this scenario of abortion’s consequences. That addresses Roe v. Wade and will appear soon!

— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance

Note: Often the greatest deceit is not telling the whole truth. Thus, the so-called mainstream media tells us about Margaret Sanger’s pioneering work in family planning, but except for “fact checking” says nothing about her connections to the eugenics movement.  Therefore, we have to do a bit of research. Here are several additional articles that provide references.

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MANDATORY SEX ED PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS COMING!

The Family Research Council (http://www.frc.org) has just released a pamphlet that addresses sex education in public schools. As we already discussed in a previous article (PARENTAL RIGHTS? RELIGIOUS FREEDOM?), Richmond legislators earlier this year enacted a mandate for sex education K-12 in all Virginia public schools. That explicit curriculum and how it is to be implemented is currently being developed by the Department of Education and will be mandatory when the 2021-22 school year opens.

Cathy Ruse, author of the FRC pamphlet, has made clear and plain what concerned parents can and should do to protect their children. She presents so much information that to try to summarize it here would be difficult. Rather, you, the reader, are strongly encouraged to digest the pamphlet for yourself at:  “Sex Education in Public Schools: Sexualization of Children and LGBT Indoctrination.” The pamphlet is downloadable, so you can get it in print yourself.

Sex(ualization) ed is coming, folks, whether or not we like it. So is transgender inclusion, so you can expect that biological males will use bathrooms, showers and dressing areas currently reserved for girls.

Now is the time to become well-versed in your options and those of your children, and form a plan of action for you and your family to follow. Do not let this find you unprepared. Arm yourself for action NOW! Let your voice be heard.

— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance

The following was added by Tom Salmon.

Why the fuss? Why is sex education so important? Parents have an obligation to properly educate their children. That includes what it means to love another person.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. — Ronald Reagan (from here)

If we don’t know how to love and care for each other, we are not fit to be free. If we fail to raise our children so that they are fit to be free men and women, will our Lord find them fit for heaven? Probably not.

If we don’t know how to love each other, will we know how to love God? No. When Jesus taught us how to love our Father in Heaven, He used marriage, not recreational sex, as His example. The Apostle Paul expressed Jesus’ teachings this way.

Ephesians 5:22-33 New King James Version (NKJV)

Marriage—Christ and the Church

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might [a]sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body, [b]of His flesh and of His bones. 31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Note that our Lord required a man to love his wife as he loves himself. No woman should give herself to a man, risk bearing children for him, unless she knows he is wholly devoted to her.

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