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

SUPERMAN, SUPERWOMAN or BOTH?

Classic, still functioning telephone booth in La Crescent, Minnesota. (from here)

Now that phone booths have become extinct to a large degree, where does Clark Kent change to his Superman outfit? In the girls’ locker room, of course! Why shouldn’t he? Clark Kent could claim to be a female long enough to put on his ‘costume’ and fly to the aid of someone in distress…maybe even the girls who are screaming with shock because he has invaded their privacy! Easy peasy!

That’s how valid the argument is for allowing boys who identify as females to use girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms at school or vice versa. Instead of helping boys and girls come to terms with their gender and appreciate it, advocates of special rights add to the kids’ confusion by telling them they ARE their identified gender because they say they are!

Try telling kids who are hungry to go out and play because they just ate a seven-course meal! Or that their dog is really a cat or alligator.

Years ago people were defined as insane when they departed from reality. That being true, what do you call those who legislate in favor of transgender special rights at school? Or voters who put such leaders in office?

Hold on to your hat, Reader! Do not acquiesce to the prevailing winds of change gusting across our nation! Don’t be swept away because you have no anchor!! Seek eternal values and hold on to them for dear life. Your survival and the survival of our nation depend on you!

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

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WISDOM OR FOOLISHNESS?

“A fool can ask more questions than a wise man can answer.” My mother used to quote that adage frequently. I guess she was right. Anyone can ask “why” about anything and make themselves sound pretty convincing. Along that vein, anyone can criticize what someone else does, because it’s always easier to find fault than to roll up our sleeves and pitch in to get the job done right.

A woman I worked with years ago told me that if you never stick out your neck and take risks, no one shoots at you. People are afraid to brave issues because of the potential fall-out. But if we don’t declare obvious truth in today’s world, we stand to lose everything we hold as precious and free.

I guess that’s why we have this web site: To raise issue with some of the prevailing trends of the day in our society. In particular, we focus on the sexual revolution and its effect on our children, and parents’ rights to raise their kids the way they want to. We are willing to challenge what is happening, regardless of the repercussions and the left’s accusations.

Patrick Henry proclaimed, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” Back in colonial days, our forefathers DID speak out against tyranny and taxes and for freedom. They were unmindful of the consequences, should they be negative. Some actually gave their lives THEN so we could have our freedoms NOW. Ultimately, they made a sacrifice for us and we must do the same thing for coming generations. If we don’t, they will not enjoy the freedoms we have today.

Either we stand for something or we fall for anything, which is the case for transgenderism and the whole sexual revolution. We need to speak out about the fallacies of males not identifying as males and wanting special rights as self-identified females and vice versa.

The past several decades of ‘political correctness’ have whitewashed loyal Americans’ minds so that they fear pushing back against the LGBTQ agenda, socialism, racism, and so on. They fear retaliation from their friends and the media. It’s high time Americans rise up and take a stand for what is morally correct and right! If we don’t, we are TOAST! Remember: We are not fighting against flesh and blood, but against the powers of darkness.

Equip yourself with knowledge of God’s word and prayer. Then, armed in His might, stand for the truth! Attend county supervisors’ and school board meetings and let your voice be heard on critical issues. We’re at a cross-road, folks! Wield your influence while it still counts!

Where can you find the information you need? The links below contain a wealth information about the school board and and the board of county supervisors including records of past meetings and the agenda for future meetings.

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

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TRANSGENDER LEGISLATION for VIRGINIA SCHOOLS

Virginia State Capitol, Richmond (from here)

Just as we warned prior to the November 5 election, we needed to elect conservative delegates and senators to Richmond (see General Assembly) to stem the tide of transgenderism in our schools. Unfortunately, that did not occur in all counties and districts.

Now that Richmond has begun a new cycle of work, one of the first pieces of legislation to be introduced by Jennifer Boysko (D-33) is SB 161. It requires the Virginia Department of Education to develop model policies for managing transgender students who will attend Virginia schools. Requirements for the policies include that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex.

In case you have not seen the news articles about that sort of policy’s implementation in District 211 in Illinois, a student named Nova Maday, a biological male who identifies as transgender, won a lawsuit he filed in 2017. (see WALSH: Female Student Breaks Down In Tears As School Board Grants Boys Access To Girls Locker Room. This Is Simply Evil and WALSH: A School Allows Boys Into The Girls Room. Parents Object But Still Send Their Kids To Class. This Is The Problem (dailywire.com)) Palatine High School allowed young men like himself to use girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms. However, the school tried to compromise by setting aside a separate place in those rooms for transgender students. Maday sued to be allowed to use the same areas that girls use and won his case in November.

As a result, girls now must tolerate having biological males see them in all states of undress. One girl in tears said she’s a swimmer and has to change naked in front of other students in the locker room. While she is sympathetic toward Maday and other transgender kids, she believes she also ought to be accommodated with privacy. Not so, according to the policy.

If bill SB 161 is enacted, the same sort of situation potentially will exist in every school district in Virginia. The Family Foundation in Richmond will continue its fight to stop or amend this bill from becoming a law. It threatens student privacy and safety, parental authority, religious liberty and cultural sanity (VAFAMILY@FAMILYFOUNDATION.ORG, January 10, 2020).

You can do two things to block this legislation:

  1. Pray, and pray in earnest!
  2. Contact your respective delegate and senator and voice your concern, asking that they not support the legislation (see Who’s My Legislator?).

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

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