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 2020 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

Prince William County School Board Highlights – September 16, 2020

Though there were glitches, the opening of PWC (Prince William County) schools was virtually amazing—pun intended! Dr. Walts praised administrators, teachers and all staff at each school for their hard work and dedication in preparing for September 8. Though there were some issues with the Zoom and CANVAS software programs, students signed on and were able to make immediate adjustments to the new learning environment.

Something sad that came out in discussion from community commenters is that some children did not turn on their cameras so they could be seen—because they’re embarrassed about their living conditions. Yet, teachers find it’s easier to instruct live faces. The Board is looking into backgrounds that those students can display behind them, so their cameras can be turned on with the rest of the class.

To make the roll-out smoother for all students, over 44,000 learning devices were handed out for remote learning. In addition, 700 new employees were hired and 15,515 courses were created in CANVAS. There were 34 million page-views in CANVAS in the first week, and 70,000 Zoom meetings! Even the ‘Return to Learn’ form that must be filled out by parents for each of their children is now on-line and the completion of those is going well.

On 9/3 alone 13,000 meals were served. PWCS has found that it’s more effective to hand out a variety of foods that comprise a five-day supply of meals for breakfast, lunch, supper and a snack plus supper and a snack for an additional two days. Parents drive-by to pick up the food at their respective schools.

Forbes Magazine named PWCS the top school division in the state to work for; Loudoun ranked 21 and Fairfax, 31 in that evaluation.

The BOCS (Board of County Supervisors) transferred a total of $25 million from the CARE Act to PWCS to facilitate the opening of schools this month. It is the intention that every student in PWC will have a learning device ASAP.

The schools’ second quarter that begins November 4 will transition to 50% on-site learning, 50% virtual. 61,000 students prefer on-site learning, 32,000 want to continue virtual. This break-down of the student population will take much additional planning and preparation that is underway already.

Options available:

  1. Status quo: 100% virtual
  2. 50% on-campus, 50% virtual means High school will begin at 7:30 AM.
  3. K-3rd grade on-campus, rest virtual.

For on-campus learning, buses will do double runs because of social distancing.

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

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ANOTHER EXCUSE FOR FANATICS TO RIOT

Justitia blindfolded and holding a balance and a sword. Court of Final Appeal, Hong Kong (from here (en.wikipedia.org)) By ChvhLR10 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, link

It is one of those things a citizen of the United States would almost have to be dead not to notice. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. Here was the initial reaction from several Liberal news media publications.

How is the battle to replace Ginsburg shaping up? Here is the Liberal perspective again.

Liberals will do their best to force Conservatives to postpone the confirmation of a replacement for Ginsburg until after the election. Their arguments?

  • It would be disrespectful of the Liberal icon to replace her in a big hurry.
  • The American people have a “right” to vote on the matter via the upcoming election.
  • We need to respect the wishes of the dead.

    Shortly before her death, in a statement dictated to her granddaughter, the liberal firebrand said: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” (from here (npr.org))

Will there be violence too? Probably. Lately, some people have been using any excuse to riot and others tacitly approve. Since defending the “right” to abortion is precious to so-called Liberals, the potential to replace Ginsburg with a Conservative will most likely set some of them off too. Why? If Liberals care so much, why do Liberals think so little of the rights of the unborn? Don’t expect to get a straight answer from the rioters. Most will just call you names. The standard excuse, however, is that even though an unborn baby looks like a human being and has the genetic code of a human being, it is not a human being because “science” says so.

Who is “science”? Apparently, “science” is whoever Liberal reporters want to interview to get the opinion they want to hear.

2 Timothy 4:1-5 New American Standard Bible

I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with [a]great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Here are what relatively more Conservative publications are saying. President Donald Trump and the GOP should immediately appoint a replacement.

How are some of the blogs I like to  visit reacting?

Since this is still the weekend, the blogs are not especially active. On Monday the discussion will amp up. I don’t even want to contemplate the crazy talk on Twitter.

Why the image of Justitia (picture above)? Think about what is going on in Hong Kong. Consider what we have to look forward to if we do not do our best to preserve within our institutions respect for Truth, Justice, and our God-given rights. There are some bad people who don’t respect the rights of others. Instead others as brothers and sisters, they see other people as slaves.

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SHOULD YOUR CHURCH BE MEETING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC?

Should your church be meeting during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? That is something the members of each church should be able to decide for themselves. Will some people make poor choices? Yes. However, politicians don’t necessarily make better decisions. The majority doesn’t necessarily make better decisions. That is why we have a constitutional republic.

Consider (click on the link) California’s Gestapo COVID Church Restrictions: Eric Metaxas with John MacArthur (christianoutlook.com). Here Metaxas interviews MacAuthur. The subject? California authorities are trying to keep churches closed, and MacAuthur trying to keep his church opened.

Decide. Is this a health issue or a freedom of religion issue?

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