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 statewide and legislative public offices in both the General and Primary elections in the 2020 election cycle and publicizing 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.
  • Cited by The Federalist in Virginia Plans For All Public Schools To Allow Boys In Girls’ Bathrooms (thefederalist.com).

The 2020 Election

  • Nominating Conventions and Primary Elections: Prepared Voter Guides for the Republican Party’s nominating conventions and the June 23 Primary Races.
  • General Election: Prepared Voter Guides that focused upon the incumbent’s voting records.

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.

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THANKSGIVING FOR THE TRUTH

Family saying grace before Thanksgiving dinner in Neffsville, Pennsylvania, 1942.
In 1942 our nation was experiencing the darkest days World War II.. In August of that year, ferocious battles had been fought at Stalingrad in Russia and Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.

This is day before Thanksgiving Day. Whenever we approach a big holiday, I wonder what I should post. Often I give up and don’t bother. Since I can think of nothing new to add, what would be the point? This morning, however, I read these words.

Certain truths should simply be left untouched and honored. Like a good wine, some concepts get better with age. They have stood the test of time. They have been defended by reason. They have been confirmed by revelation. They have been validated by experience. Some ideas have been so vigorously vetted and well stated that they should be left unedited and approached with humility and respect. Some things should just be conserved and not changed.

Conserving Thanksgiving (washingtontimes.com)

I suppose this is why so many just quote what those who went before us have already said so well. We need to remind ourselves and each other of the lessons we have received from the past.

Nevertheless, I still think each generation has something new to add. What can our generation add? What mistakes and grievous sins have we been punished for and learned hard lessons from? It seems we have lost a reverence for the truth. Now we are learning the cost of living immersed in a sea of lies.

Consider how this article begins.

When the Soviet Union existed — 1917 to 1991 — its hapless citizens resorted to dark humor in the face of constant lies. 

Open defiance could land them in the Siberian gulag or a KGB torture chamber in a dank basement near the Kremlin. So they learned to joke among themselves about absurd government claims, such as Pravda insisting that the economy was surging and the collective farms overflowing with food. 

Here are a couple of typical Soviet jests:

Q: How does every Russian joke start?
A: By looking over your shoulder.

Continued => Laughing at all of the Democrats’ lies (washingtontimes.com)

Life in a totalitarian state is grim. So, the humor is dark. Because a joke must point to the truth in order to be funny, even telling a joke entails risk. In order to rule, tyrants must suppress the truth. Otherwise, with one accord We the People will rise up and hang the tyrant on the nearest lamppost.

So, what does the truth have to do with this Thanksgiving Day? We are at the brink. For too long we have neglected to pass onto our children the truths that past generations fought and died to proclaim and live by. So now, like Russian peasants, we have begun to make fun of the endless lies told by our lords and masters. The jokes are funny, and we do well to enjoy and repeat them. However, we must each begin teaching our children the truths that pass generations fought and died for, and Thanksgiving Day would be a good day to begin.

The Bible speaks often of giving Thanks and calls for Thanksgiving appear in the Psalms. Here is a favorite example.

Psalm 118 New American Standard Bible

Thanksgiving for the Lord’s Saving Goodness.

118 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;

For His mercy is everlasting.

Let Israel say,

“His mercy is everlasting.”

Oh let the house of Aaron say,

“His mercy is everlasting.”

Let those who fear the Lord say,

“His mercy is everlasting.”

From my distress I called upon the Lord;

The Lord answered me and put me in an open space.

The Lord is for me; I will not fear;

What can man do to me?

The Lord is for me among those who help me;

Therefore I will look with satisfaction on those who hate me.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord

Than to trust in people.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord

Than to trust in noblemen.

10 All nations surrounded me;

In the name of the Lord I will certainly fend them off.

11 They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me;

In the name of the Lord I will certainly fend them off.

12 They surrounded me like bees;

They were extinguished like a fire of thorn bushes;

In the name of the Lord I will certainly fend them off.

13 You pushed me violently so that I was falling,

But the Lord helped me.

14 The Lord is my strength and song,

And He has become my salvation.

15 The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous;

The right hand of the Lord performs valiantly.

16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted;

The right hand of the Lord performs valiantly.

17 I will not die, but live,

And tell of the works of the Lord.

18 The Lord has disciplined me severely,

But He has not turned me over to death.

19 Open the gates of righteousness to me;

I will enter through them, I will give thanks to the Lord.

20 This is the gate of the Lord;

The righteous will enter through it.

21 I will give thanks to You, for You have answered me,

And You have become my salvation.

22 A stone which the builders rejected

Has become the chief cornerstone.

23 This came about from the Lord;

It is marvelous in our eyes.

24 This is the day which the Lord has made;

Let’s rejoice and be glad in it.

25 Please, O Lord, do save us;

Please, O Lord, do send prosperity!

26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord;

We have blessed you from the house of the Lord.

27 The Lord is God, and He has given us light;

Bind the festival sacrifice to the horns of the altar with cords.

28 You are my God, and I give thanks to You;

You are my God, I exalt You.

29 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;

For His mercy is everlasting.

What truths should we begin with when we begin teaching our children the truths that pass generations fought and died for? These are found in the Bible. One of these truths is that we should always rejoice in the Lord and give Him our Thanks.

Psalm 100 New American Standard Bible

All People Exhorted to Praise God.

A Psalm for Thanksgiving.

100 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.

Serve the Lord with jubilation;

Come before Him with rejoicing.

Know that the Lord Himself is God;

It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;

We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving,

And His courtyards with praise.

Give thanks to Him, bless His name.

For the Lord is good;

His mercy is everlasting

And His faithfulness is to all generations.

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LGBTQ CLUBS OR GAY-STRAIGHT CLUBS!

According to a leaked source, The Epoch Times reports that teachers at a California Teachers’ Association conference in Palm Springs mocked parents who were concerned about homosexual and transgender indoctrination of their children at school (Leaked Audio Reveals How California Teachers Recruit Kids Into LGBTQ Clubs (theepochtimes.com).

On a secret audio recording, two middle school teachers tell other teachers how to recruit students into LGBTQ or “Gay-Straight Alliance” (GSA) clubs.

The covert purpose of the conference was to educate teachers on how to undermine the authority of parents and school administrators and hide from them activities related to gender inclusion and sexual orientation. Virtually all the teachers mocked parents about their concerns and expressed their beliefs that teachers are better equipped than parents to meet the needs of their students. According to the source, this has been happening for two years.

Folks, if they’re doing it in California, they’re doing it across our country. Be aware, Prince William County parents! If there’s talk of starting GSA clubs in your kids’ schools, be prepared to resist. The clubs’ titles may be disguised by other names like “You be You” or “Equity” clubs. Don’t be fooled. Investigate. Don’t wait for your students to bring up the subject. Ask them about clubs at school and be specific!

Incidentally, when parents threaten to move their kids to private schools, teachers count that as a win: Obviously, if kids aren’t in the public schools, their parents won’t attend the school board meetings and won’t complain about the curriculum. That assures teachers more freedom to indoctrinate remaining students without parental criticism.

If you decide to leave your children in the public school system with the probability of their being taught ideas and sexual orientation information you do not approve of, you must take a more active role in talking with your kids. Ask them about what they’re learning in school and discuss what their appropriate viewpoints should be.

Questions like “How was school today?” or “What did you learn in school today?” need to be more specific. “What did you learn in math today?” or “What did Mr. ?? talk about in social studies?” are ways to jog your kids’ memories and help them remember definite information. How about: “Do any of your friends belong to clubs at school?” If so, “Which one(s) do they attend? What do they do there?”

If teachers are hiding their deception, you need to be a detective and hunt for clues. Indoctrination of your children will not happen in the open. It will be subtle and kept under wraps as much as possible. So, you need to be equally as clever in finding out the truth and exposing what is happening to the public.

When area school administrators in California learned about the covert activities in their schools, they issued a letter with the following promised safeguards against future clubs and hidden agendas:

  1. Before being allowed to meet, all future clubs must first submit an outline of all activities and materials that will be used in the club meetings.
  2. The clubs will keep student sign-in sheets of attendance, so nothing is hidden.
  3. Prior to a student’s attendance at club meetings, parents must sign a permission slip so they are fully aware of their child’s participation.
  4. The principal will control and manage all morning announcements.
  5. Teachers are not permitted to monitor students’ on-line activities other than academics.

The same sort of safeguards needs to be adopted by the Prince William County Schools system before negative activities start!

Incidentally, though election of school board members is a few years away, please consider being a candidate. Perhaps you feel clueless about how to run for office. Be assured that training on how to conduct a campaign, raise funds, and win an election is available. The Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance stands ready to refer you to the right resources to make your candidacy a success.

Please contact us. Use one of the options on this webpage, Take A Stand. Send us an email, a letter, or use our Basic Contact Form.

Additional References

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

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WE’RE NOT HOME SAFE—YET!

The picture above is a screen snapshot from the Election Results on the Virginia Public Access Project (vpap.org). For more detail on the Election Results, please visit Election Results (vpap.org).

Voters in Virginia’s statewide election on November 2 clearly demonstrated their displeasure with the current administration in Richmond and its policies’ effects on our schools. Top of the list were the mandatory accommodation of transgender students in bathrooms and other gender-specific locations, and critical race theory inclusion in school curricula.

Parents in Loudoun County attended school board meetings to decry what was happening with their kids in school and were met with opposition even from Washington when the FBI were sicced on the dissidents. True patriots, brave parents started a revolt that became a ground swell when the sexual assaults by a transgender student last spring came to light only a few weeks before the election.

Furthermore, in the final gubernatorial debate, McAuliffe showed his hand with his infamous declaration that parents have no right to determine what their children are taught in school. Voter-wise, that nail sealed his casket.

Glenn Youngkin, Winsome Sears and Jason Miyares were swept into the top executive offices, while the House of Delegates majority moved to the Republican side of the aisle. It remains for them to deliver the promised goods once they’re sworn into office in January.

Just because they won this election, conservatives cannot rest on their oars. The margin was slim and based on a fulminating education issue that had voters steaming. Virginia was a bellwether for elections to be held in 2022 and 2024, but we cannot assume the Left will automatically be defeated based on the current victory.

It’s an accepted truism that the 2020 election and COVID changed forever how our voting process will go as a nation. Early voting and mail-in ballots are here to stay and must be figured into strategies that gain and maintain a conservative majority for the sake of our state and our nation!

A look at the state voting patterns in 2021 suggests that the Left relies on mail-in ballots to swell their totals, as was also apparent in the 2020 Federal election. It is much easier to allow voter fraud using mail-in ballots.

That said, ballots are counted through the Friday following election day if they meet accepted criteria. Following is a summary of additional mail ballots by locality.  It is obvious that Fairfax County overwhelmingly led with 8,596. Henrico County was second with 2,234 followed by Loudoun with 2,239 ballots. In each instance, McAuliffe had more than 70% of the ballots, while Youngkin had under 30%.

Nearly every voting location in the state had mail-in ballots to be counted following the Tuesday victory, but Fairfax, Henrico and Loudoun counties tallied the majority. Thus, the places to monitor closely in future elections are Northern Virginia and Richmond environs. Conservatives particularly need to be on their game in those localities to maintain election integrity in elections during 2022 and 2024.

For more on the results of the Governor’s race, see Election Results, Governor (vpap.org).

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

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