Human Sexuality

Human Sexuality

Caught in the Crosshairs

by Diane Robertson Do you remember when gay marriage debates were happening all over and those who did not want it to become legalized would receive the question: How can my marriage affect yours? Since that time, married couples could probably come up with a... Read more →

Huge Win for Christian Business Owner

by Diane Robertson Hurray!!! Free speech and religious freedom, for a business owner, won last week in a court in Kentucky! Those rulings are becoming fewer and farther between. Though the ruling will likely be appealed, one can always celebrate a win for freedom!!!! Should... Read more →

The Puzzle of Gay Loneliness

by Cathi Bond Loneliness is an emotion that causes one to feel empty or have the perception of being alone, like when a college freshman feels lonely even when surrounded by roommates and fellow students. Earlier this month, Michael Hobbes, a gay writer, pondered why... Read more →

A Bit of Good News for Families

by Diane Robertson The fight to maintain the natural family, parental rights, decency, and a respect for life in a society inundated with media that preaches the opposite is a hard fight. It’s hard to convince people that the opinions they once held about family,... Read more →

Bring Back Family Devotional

by Diane Robertson    A nation can never be better than its families. For much of the history of the United States beginning with the founding of the colonies, families devoted their lives to God. They did not all have the same religious beliefs, but... Read more →

Loving Our LGBT Children

By Candice LeSueur It is common for heterosexual parents to feel disappointment, anger, shock, or guilt when their child “comes out.” All other family members may initially have feelings of disbelief or denial as they come to terms with a new reality that becomes a... Read more →

Strong Families will end Poverty

by Diane Robertson During a panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Obama, and Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam chided Christian religious organizations for focusing too heavily on “divisive issues” such as abortion and gay marriage. The New York Times reported that President Obama, “chided religious... Read more →

No Room Left For Religion

by Diane Robertson I remember quite distinctly the day in 2004 when my husband told me that Massachusetts legalized gay marriage. I said, “Why should I care? They should be able to live their lives however they want.” And I meant it. I had some... Read more →

Sense Used to be Common

by Diane Robertson Words are powerful. The phrase “the pen is mightier than the sword” has proven to be true. Today good arguments, science, statistics, philosophy, and religion all fail to the powerful word, “Bigot!” Every discussion ends at that one word. Bombs, guns, or... Read more →

There’s Nothing Wrong With That Child

by Holly Gardner Readers, I’ve heard the arguments over and over again. “Woman’s right to choose,” “My body, my choice.” Well sister, (in most cases) you’ve already made your choice: when you made your baby. And it’s not just your body, it’s that absolutely innocent... Read more →

Conversation killers

by Ally Fife Is it possible to have a rational discussion about same sex marriage? Each side, pulling further and further apart, throw words of bigotry and hate that seem to stop all conversation before it even starts. So much of our back and forth... Read more →

What’s New at your Kid’s School?

by Rebecca Mallory Remember back in the olden days when you were punished for doing something wrong in school? Remember when the really bad guys were suspended for fighting, stealing or cheating? Remember when you could opt out of Sex Ed if you felt uncomfortable?... Read more →

Never Cease and Desist

by Diane Robertson If ever there was a time in U.S. History for Americans to rise up and stand together the time would be now. People may celebrate the Obergefell ruling legalizing gay marriage, but what many need to realize is that with this single... Read more →

Shredding Our Constitution

by Diane Robertson The United States of America has officially entered the realm of the ridiculous and impossible. Five justices on the Supreme Court decided that the Constitution apparently protects the dignity of adults, and since heterosexual marriage bestowed dignity upon those couples, then according... Read more →

Pandora’s Box Wide Open

by Rebecca Mallory  Well America, here we are, front row seat witnesses of what happens to a society that throws all morals and righteousness out the window. These past few weeks have proven to the world that words and laws mean absolutely nothing to America’s... Read more →

Waiting on the Supreme Court

by Diane Robertson Before this month is over, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on marriage laws for all 50 states. The questions the Supreme Court must answer are: Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the... Read more →

Who is Affected in the Fight?

by Emily Black When people hear that I am an advocate for traditional marriage, the first question that bursts forth is always, “Well, do you actually know anyone who is gay?” as if my not knowing anyone would be reason to condemn my stance on... Read more →

The APA: Not a Trusted Source

by Diane Roberts The American Psychiatric Association, APA, is usually considered the most relevant source for psychiatric disorders. What the APA determines about psychology and mental disorders, Universities and practicing psychologists and pschyatrists follow. The APA’s “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”, or DSM,... Read more →

Gay Lifestyle, Gay Choice

by Tori Perez Much of the evidence in support of gay marriage is anecdotal. Stories of happily married families with two mothers or two fathers, successful LGBT men and women being treated unjustly, and glorified sex changes. While there are some anecdotes in favor of... Read more →

Television Takeover

You’re being manipulated and you may not even recognize it. Erika Walker I don’t watch much television, truth be told, we don’t even own a television anymore, but my husband and I used to enjoy sitting down and watching a show together in the evenings.... Read more →

Marriage Anybody’s Way

Gary Boyd Proponents of same-sex marriage have won ground over their opposition during the last two decades. In a rather scary, yet perfectly logical article, Joseph Farah gives us an idea of what may be coming next. This past Valentine’s Day, Thailand saw a three-way... Read more →

Is This Not Tyranny?

Diane Robertson Tyranny is defined as cruel and oppressive government or rule, or cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control. Countries that embrace religious freedom are typically free from tyranny, while those nations who insist on certain beliefs lean toward tyranny. Nations with... Read more →

A Word on Marriage

Gary Boyd A Fox News article titled Judge defies Texas law to wed same-sex couple under one-time order discusses a case out of Texas, where a judge ruled in favor of a same-sex couple receiving a marriage license. The ruling was made due to health... Read more →

What About the Children?

Name withheld I recently came across a letter written by a woman who was raised by lesbian parents. In this letter, her thoughts are directed to a Supreme Court justice, and she goes onto explain to him that redefining marriage in society will ultimately fail... Read more →

Judges Can’t Be Boy Scouts

Diane Robertson If you want to be a judge in California and still camp out with your boy scout sons on weekends, forget it. The California Supreme Court unanimously said, “No!” California state judges cannot belong to the Boy Scouts anymore. Apparently in 1996, California... Read more →

The “Supreme” Decision

Diane Robertson Three times the controversy over same sex marriage has come before the Supreme Court. This is what has been happening. In 2012, the 9th Circuit Court ruled that California must legalize gay marriage because they had in the past. The narrow ruling only... Read more →

Same Sex Attraction

Nathalie Bowman Let me be frank. Those of us who don’t experience same-sex attraction don’t understand it. Not only do we not understand it, but many times we judge it and reject it. By judging and rejecting “it”, we judge and reject another human soul... Read more →

Protect our Religious Freedoms

Diane Robertson The beginning of the New Year also means the beginning of legislative sessions in the 50 states. Now is the time to check up on your state representatives and senators and see what they are up to. This map will tell you when... Read more →

Consciences are Important

Diane Robertson In the fourth grade while a couple of boys sat crying outside the classroom, my teacher sat the rest of the class down and explained that these boys were crying because their conscience hurt. They had been involved in a fist fight during... Read more →

A Return to Stability

Tashica Jacobson Embarrassingly I admit that four years ago many of my attitudes were anti-family. Now don’t jump to conclusions I wasn’t an extremist. However I was at the point that I had given up on the ideal of marriage. I had seen so many... Read more →

No, You Move!

Mekelle Tenney What constants exist in society today? I would like to think that we have principles, values, and ideals that do not change. Family, freedom, justice, and morality are constants that society should be able to depend on. Yet society, with the help of... Read more →

Historic Interfaith Conference

Diane Robertson With marriage and natural family relationships in decline, Pope Francis invited leaders from different faiths around the world to gather at the Vatican this week. This historical interfaith conference titled, The Complementarity of Man and Woman brought religious leaders from 23 nations, and... Read more →

Something Wicked this Way Comes…

Contemporary sex education prepares young men and women not for the fullness of friendship, intimacy and love, but for casual relationships and recreational sex. A 1962 fantasy novel, later made into a Disney movie, borrowed its title from Shakespeare’s Macbeth:  “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” ... Read more →

Women as Breeders?

Nathalie Bowman As same-sex marriage becomes legal across the country, same sex parenting is entering the picture now more than ever. What is the long term effect on children raised in the LGBT world? What of the women who are used to grow babies and... Read more →

The Fight Against Love

Mekelle Tenney Contained within the First Amendment are two religion clauses, the establishment clause and the exercise clause. The establishment clause ensures that Congress will not establish a federal religion and that Congress will not enact legislation that effects just one sect of religion. The... Read more →

39: It’s Time to Reflect

Diane Robertson I turned 39 today! Yup, that’s right. Today is my 39th birthday. Next year, I will be the big 4-0. A lot has happened in my almost forty years. I remember how in the fourth grade I was asked to draw a picture... Read more →

Supreme Court Dismisses Marriage

Diane Robertson A week ago I wrote about how gay marriage was back at the Supreme Court. I did not expect that just a week later, the Supreme Court Justices would have dismissed all marriage cases. In a move like Pontius Pilate, the Supreme Court... Read more →

Born to “Stand for the Family”

Nathalie Bowman Yesterday was a normal day. OK, it was not normal, it was my birthday! But I did the routine thing and took two of my teenagers and three other teens to school 25 minutes away. On the way home, I did something out... Read more →

Gay Marriage Back at the Supreme Court

Diane Robertson Behind closed doors, the justices on the Supreme Court are considering taking gay marriage cases from five states: Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The Justices put these cases at the top of their schedule. All five states had either their marriage amendment... Read more →

A Rational Basis for Marriage

Diane Robertson We live in a time that many refer to as an “age of entitlement”. There are books and papers written about parents hassling teachers to give their children higher grades, or bosses talking about parents calling them up to tell them they have... Read more →

Debating Marriage

by Diane Robertson As the many marriage cases move through the court system supporters of marriage often find themselves in conversations in which they must defend their stance on marriage and family. This can be a very stressful conversation. Even the best and smartest debaters... Read more →

No Religious Exemptions

“ Diane Robertson       “President Obama’s overreaching executive order is the latest example illustrating that the very government that the Constitution charges with protecting religious freedom is now the primary threat to religious freedom. The administration has brazenly bypassed Congress and declared that... Read more →

Religious Freedom and Knowledge

Diane Robertson In a speech at Independence Hall on the Fourth of July, Vice President, Joe Biden, declared that gay marriage is “the civil rights issue of our day”, stating that it is, ”clear that you should be able to marry whoever you love —... Read more →

Executive Order for Non-Discrimination

Diane Robertson President Obama announced plans Monday to sign an executive order that would add homosexuality and transgender as a protected class for the employees of federal contractors. With ENDA stalled in the House, the President decided to act unilaterally to make this part of... Read more →

Poll: What Is Morally Acceptable?

For the past 12 years Gallup has been conducting a poll on moral acceptability in America. Gallup published the 2014 results on May 30th. This year’s findings are a disturbing indication of the break down in the general morality of the American public. Contraceptives are... Read more →

More on the “Price of Citizenship”

Diane Robertson Just how far will government and government agencies go to enforce complete acceptance of gay marriage from everyone? The story of the Washington State based florist, Barronelle Stutzman illustrates the measures taken to enforce someone to accept and participate in gay marriage. In... Read more →

The ‘Gay’ Love Story Does Not Have a Happy Ending

Maddi Gillel Have you noticed that often, in our society, things are not as advertised, reported, or perceived?  There is usually more to the story than a casual observation.-few subjects more so than the gay lifestyle.  The following is a link to a testimonial of this: http://barbwire.com/2014/05/17/love-story-happy-ending/ Read more →

Marriage: A Reflection After Fifteen Years

Elise Ellsworth Next week my husband and I will celebrate fifteen years of marriage together.  Our marriage has weathered the births of seven children, four college degrees, eleven moves (four of them cross-country), job losses, being hit by a tornado, too many emergency room trips... Read more →

When Children No Longer Matter

Diane Robertson How would a community respond if their school district or school allowed adults to come into the school and walk around naked? What if there was a naked day at the school where adults were allowed to come and parade nude around the... Read more →

The Price of Citizenship!?

The role of the Supreme Court in checks and balances is to stop acts of the President, laws of Congress or of states that break a rule in the Constitution. One rule of the constitution is found in the first amendment of the Bill of... Read more →

Religious Liberty Laws and Gay Rights

Diane Robertson Today gay rights and religious liberty are at odds. To promote their legal agenda, the gay rights movement has often and frequently equated itself to the civil rights movement. But are homosexual people really facing the same issues that the African-Americans faced previous... Read more →

Why Should a Woman be More Like a Man?

Elise Ellsworth “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?”  This is the famous lament of Professor Henry Higgins in the movie, My Fair Lady.  Thoroughly discouraged by his inability to understand women, Professor Higgins sings this tongue-in-cheek melody about how the world might... Read more →

Does Everything Have to be About Sex?

Ann Bailey I don’t blame the Olympic luge teams for being frustrated – and disgusted.   You dedicate your life to a sport and pay the incomprehensible price that must be paid to get to the Olympics and then you’re used as a pawn of the... Read more →

Stable Marriages Make Stable Children

Diane Robertson This happens to be National Marriage Week. February 7th to 14th each year has become a “collaborative campaign to strengthen individual marriages, reduce the divorce rate, and build a stronger marriage culture, which in turn helps curtail poverty and benefits children.” While many... Read more →

The “Silent Majority” Speaks Up

Editor’s note:  A huge rally in support of traditional marriage was held on Tuesday, January 28.  United Families Utah representatives, along with five interns, participated.  We wanted to share some of their experiences and insights – including their reaction when protestors from the gay lobby... Read more →

Stand Strong for the Traditional Family

Linda Ash It took years for our American Forefathers to recognize that the King of England wasn’t the all knowing, all caring solution to their health and well being…quite the contrary.  He was too far removed from what they stood for and what their values... Read more →

Separation of Sex and State

We at United Families appreciate all who advocate for the traditional family. The more voices, the more we like it.  Blogger Matt Walsh is one of those advocates.  Some of his blogs ring so true to our cause we at United Families pass them around... Read more →

What is Freedom of Religion?

Diane Robertson As gay marriage and non-discrimination ordinances which include sexual orientation and gender identity become legalized throughout the world, an atomic bomb of sorts is spreading its way through the legal system. Where ever gay marriage is legal, the common religious belief that marriage... Read more →

Child Exploitation and Abuse in My Neighborhood?

Today’s news reported a shocking story of a three-year-old toddler being coerced into using terrible language and making obscene gestures simply for the entertainment of the adults in the room. A video of the incident was the punch that forced viewers to acknowledge that such child abuse could and would actually take place. I recognize that this is an isolated case. I hope it’s an isolated case. Nevertheless, I can’t get the little boy’s image out of my mind, and I wonder if someone will step in to undo the wrong inflicted on one so young and innocent of fault. It’s a tragedy when any person preys on children to abuse verbally, physically, sexually or emotionally. It speaks amorally of any society where child abuse and exploitation is significantly widespread. When there aren’t enough Child Protective Service caseworkers to protect the children who are being neglected or injured by parents or caregivers, I would consider the abuse to be at uncontrollable levels. Even more alarming…what does it say about a society where men and women, specifically placed in positions of power and influence, exploit the most vulnerable.? And what does it say about a society who is so distracted by whatever the distraction, that they aren’t aware of the exploitation? With Kevin Jennings in control of our children/grandchildren’s education do you think our full attention should be centered on what is being promoted in our schools? Knowing full well Mr. Jennings’ history as a member of NAMBLA, (NAMBLA stands for North American Man Boy Love Association) President Obama appointed him to be the “Safe School Czar.” One of NAMBLA’s well-documented goals is to repeal the age of sexual consent laws because they believe sex between men and boys is beneficial. Do we think he may have an agenda? And with his position as our country’s “safe school czar” (the title is laughable,) do you think the agenda is moving forward? What Jennings is doing NOW in Washington DC: • "Safe Schools" czar Kevin Jennings to get $410 million in Obama's 2011 federal budget. To push homosexual and transgender programs in America's schools! • Kevin Jennings helps introduce bill in Congress to require normalization of homosexuality, transgenderism, cross-dressing, etc., in America's public schools! HB 2510: Every parent's worst nightmare coming true. Does such an agenda seem incredulous? Ask the parents in a public school in Montana who were alarmed to discover that homosexuality was actually being introduced to their first grade children. This homosexual curriculum then “progresses” through each grade level with fifth graders being taught the detailed descriptions of explicit sexual positions, anal and oral sex and explanations of benefits of swallowing certain bodily fluids. Does this strike horror to your heart? What do we do? What should you do? Get involved! Shaking our heads in disbelief will accomplish nothing. Shaking our fists in anger will accomplish little. Educate yourselves. Do your homework. Be aware of what is being taught in your children’s/grandchildren’s classroom. Be aware of what programs are being presented to your Jr. Sr. High students after school. And when you are informed, inform your friends and neighbors and hope that they will be just as concerned as you are. We need a ground swell to stop this exploitation. As long as Kevin Jennings holds the position that he does, and as long as we have a president who endorses Mr. Jennings agenda, we don’t have the luxury to be distracted. The most vulnerable are being targeted. This “free-thinking,” “all-inclusive,” “tolerant” society we live in is going to irreparably destroy our children. Get involved to stop the madness taking place in schools near you. IT IS SO PLAINLY EVIDENT THAT BOTH THE GREAT GOOD AND THE TERRIBLE EVIL FOUND IN THE WORLD TODAY ARE THE SWEET AND THE BITTER FRUITS OF THE REARING OF YESTERDAY’S CHILDREN. AS WE TRAIN A NEW GENERATION, SO WILL THE WORLD BE IN A FEW YEARS. IF WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE THEN WE MUST LOOK TODAY AT THE UPBRINGING OF CHILDREN…THE FAMILY DESERVES— NO, IT DEMANDS—OUR FOCUS AND ATTENTION…”Gordan B. Hinckley Read more →

So This is What “Hate” Looks Like?

Ann Bailey We’ve all done it; started on one website, started clicking, and ended up, topically, miles away.  Well, this was one of those times and I ended up on the website “Queerty.”  Ever heard of it?  “Queerty” has the tagline:  “Free of an Agenda... Read more →

May I Teach My Children to Be Wise

Tara Holladay It was just another day.  My daughter was at preschool, my mother was watching my toddler son, and I was sitting in a clean, generic waiting room, hoping that when it was my turn in the dentist chair I wouldn’t be hearing any... Read more →

Be Prepared to Duck

Ann Bailey Evidently I was living under a rock until this past summer when some family members sat me down and insisted I view an episode of “Duck Dynasty.”  Honestly, I didn’t know what to make of it.  Having grown up in VERY rural eastern... Read more →

The Cultural War: Alive and Strong

Diane Robertson Around the holidays I usually don’t want to think about politics, laws, or policies. But lawsuits, bad laws, and general bad ideas meant to damage the family, do not take a Christmas vacation. This Christmas the family is being attacked on many fronts.... Read more →

Putin Promulgating Procreation

Rachel Allison What do I have in common with Vladimir Putin?  Apparently more than I formerly realized. In September, 2014 the World Congress of Families Conference is being held in Moscow, Russia. The Conference focus:  “Every Child a Gift:  Large Families—The Future of Humanity.”  Take... Read more →

Is Pedophilia Normal?

Diane Robertson This is not a topic I like to read about, talk about, or even think about. I did not want to write about it. Yet pedophilia is quietly being normalized. Responsible adults need to understand what is happening in order to act to... Read more →

Christie Surrenders Marriage

Diane Robertson After the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected a stay on same-sex marriages, local officials began issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals at midnight Monday, Oct 21st. Governor Chris Christie rather than carry through with a promised appeal to the state dropped the legal motion.... Read more →

Forcing People to Subsidize Fiction

Ann Bailey Two women can now “have a baby together.”  Yup, it’s a brave new world.   And guess what, if you live in California, lesbian couples now will get financial assistance to acquire that baby and it will be underwritten by you.  I’m still not... Read more →

Coming to a City Near You?

“Choose your religious conviction or choose your livelihood.  But, you can’t choose both.”  That, in effect, is what the New Mexico Supreme Court has told the owners of Elane Photography.  Jonathan and Elaine Huguenin now face over $7,000 fine and court costs because they held... Read more →

Supreme Court Rules on Marriage

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court announced their ruling on two important marriage cases.  In the DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) case,  one provision was struck down which now allows same-sex marriages (in the states who legally recognize same-sex marriages) to receive federal benefits.  In... Read more →

Marriage at the Supreme Court

Diane Robertson It’s June! In June many minds turn toward flowers, sunshine, swimming pools, and summer vacation. Others think of marriage. June is the most popular month for couples to tie the knot. This June is an especially important month for marriage. Before the end... Read more →

Should I Stay or Should I go…

Kristi Kane During one of the terms of President William Jefferson Clinton, “Character Counts” was the motto of a Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree. President Clinton attended the jamboree, and several of the scouts were seen nudging each other in the ribs and pointing... Read more →

Fighting for “Happily Ever After”

Annalise Harker Once upon a time, in a land not far away, a young girl worked on washing a sink full of dirty dishes while singing “Someday My Prince Will Come” from the movie Snow White that she had just finished watching. As she scrubbed... Read more →

Mothers for Freedom

Diane Robertson I wanted to write about mothers and motherhood and the blessing and joys that come from being a mother. I wanted to tell mothers that they are doing a great work and to hang in there. Mothers change the world. Mothers are in... Read more →

Proselytizing compared to rape? Really?

Rachel Allison There are bombs going off on more fronts than I can name.  The attacks are relentless and escalating. Abortion—Now the truth is coming out about the “safety” and “compassion” of abortion clinics.  And we thought the supposed “back-alley abortions” were bad? Euthanasia—being legalized... Read more →

Unpopular Opinions

Diane Robertson To have the opinion that the definition of marriage should not be changed to include same sex couples is very unpopular this spring. Dr. Ben Carson, renowned, pediatric neurosurgeon at John Hopkins has stepped down as Hopkins Commencement Speaker.  Some Hopkins students and... Read more →

Help Fight the Cultural War

Diane Robertson In 1938 when Hitler began taking over Czechoslovakia, The Czech’s sought help from the English Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. In response,  Chamberlain set up a personal visit with Hitler, Mussolini, and French Premier Daladier in Munich. Czech President Benes was not invited. In... Read more →

Stand Up and March

Now is the time to stand up and march. It could be that Americans are losing the chance to speak on the importance of traditional marriage. Arrogant laws are tampering with the inalienable  right of children to have both a mother and a father.  Religious... Read more →

Reader Poll: “What decision do you think the Boy Scouts of America will make regarding their sexual orientation policy?”

Here’s the question we asked our readers: “What decision do you think the Boy Scouts of America will make regarding their sexual orientation policy?” Here’s how readers responded: 17 Percent                           Will revoke policy and allow homosexuals 33 Percent                           Will retain current policy 50 Percent                           Not... Read more →

Gay Marriage: What’s Happening?

Diane Robertson The last few years I have been concerned about the changes society will see from legalized gay marriage. After researching court cases, judicial rulings, and laws made as a result of legalizing gay marriage, I concluded that gay marriage has a chilling effect... Read more →

Incremental and Insidious

Maddi Gillel You’ve all heard the story of how to cook a frog?  First you put the frog in a pot of room temperature water, then you slowly, slowly turn up the heat, and before the frog figures it out and can jump out, he’s... Read more →

Just So You Know

Diane Robertson Over 30 organizations have filed amicus briefs to the Supreme Court in support of Proposition 8 and DOMA, with more briefs being filed. Amicus brief literally means “friends to the court.”  Filing a brief is a way for organizations to be heard by... Read more →

Is It Inevitable?

Diane Robertson Many people have said to me, “It is inevitable. Why do you care?” Former speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, said to American conservatives, “It is in every family. It is in every community. The momentum is clearly now in the direction in... Read more →

New Meaning for “Morally Straight”

Carol Soelberg The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will announce next week whether they will retain a long-standing policy of not allowing homosexuals to serve as volunteer leaders or whether they will now allow individuals who are openly homosexual to participate in the scouting program.... Read more →

Some “What Ifs” of Gay Marriage

Rachel Allison All four of my sons are Eagle Scouts.  I helped all four of them prepare for any situation as they packed for those monthly campouts and annual scout camps.  I watched them think through the “what ifs” of all the situations for which... Read more →

But What if We Don’t Win?

Jessica Smith In early October as I was packing my car for my two-week long road trip I had no idea that my journey would lead me to the campaign offices to defend traditional marriage in Maryland. During the time that I spent in the... Read more →

Modern-day Russian Roulette

Rachel Allison At birth, Hydeia Broadbent was abandoned at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where Patricia and Loren Broadbent adopted her as an infant. Although her HIV condition was congenital, she was not diagnosed as HIV-positive with advancement to AIDS... Read more →

The Cost of Taking Religion Out of Law

Diane Robertson Over the past 50 years, we have witnessed the loss of religion and religious values in the public square, in the laws, and in public schools.  These legal changes are most obvious in sex education laws, marriage and divorce laws, and abortion. Yet,... Read more →

Efforts to End Reparative Therapy being Debated

Diane Robertson Last week, three House Democrats introduced a resolution to get states to end psychiatric help for children with unwanted same sex attraction. The “Stop Harming Our Kids Resolution,” H.Con.Res. 141, is a resolution that describes efforts to change the sexual orientation of minors... Read more →

Can Freedom of Speech Even Survive?

Diane Robertson One of the great things about America has always been freedom of speech. What a joy it is to be able to say or write something contrary to the government or popular opinion and still be safe and often respected.  This week, Americans... Read more →

You Decide the Fate of Marriage!

U.S.  Marriage Score today:  0-32 To say it is a pivotal time for marriage would be quite an understatement!  Supporters of same-sex marriage are energized by recent developments such as the extreme support of so-called “gay rights” by a sitting U.S. President, including his reversal... Read more →

Court of Appeals Rules Against DOMA

Thursday, in a 2-1 decision, the Second Court of Appeals in New York City gave Gays and Lesbians a new form of constitutional protection against discrimination. The ruling came in a case that is already pending in the Supreme Court. One of ten DOMA cases... Read more →

Can’t use terms “mother” or “father”

Diane Robertson In drafting a law that would legalize gay-marriage in France, French law-makers are taking gender neutrality one step further. They plan to remove the terms, “Mother” and “Father” from all government documents. The law that will be presented to France’s President Francois Hollande’s... Read more →

Bravo KSL: Saying “No” to Propaganda

Diane Robertson The Salt Lake City TV station, KSL has decided not to air NBC’s new homosexual themed sitcom, “The New Normal”. With the intense public debate over gay marriage, KSL’s controversial decision has made national headlines. NBC gives this description of the show on... Read more →

Wrong Elton, your son does have a mummy

Ann Bailey In a candid moment that surprised not a few gay advocates, singer Elton John has acknowledged that it will be “heartbreaking” when the boy being raised by him and his gay partner grows and realizes “he hasn’t got a mummy.”  Elton certainly has... Read more →

The U.S. Promotes Homosexuality Abroad

The 2nd annual Prague Gay Pride Parade will be held on August 18  and the U.S. State Department (via the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic) stands proudly in support of the event.  U.S. Ambassador Norman L. Eisen was a signatory to a 2011 letter... Read more →

The Culture War is for Real

Diane Robertson Two years ago, I said to my husband that it seems like the world is in a new war—not a war with weapons and killing, but a war of words and ideas.  Two years ago, my husband said that was an extreme view... Read more →

Reader Poll: “J.C. Penney stock has dropped dramatically the last six months. Is it directly related to repercussions from their overt pro-gay advocacy or simply because of ineffective business practices?”

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers: “J.C. Penney stock has dropped dramatically the last six months.  Is it directly related to repercussions from their overt pro-gay advocacy or simply because of ineffective business practices?” Here’s how readers responded: 51 Percent        Largely repercussions from gay... Read more →

To Kiss or Not to Kiss…

Ann Bailey What a day it is!  The great “Kiss-In” at Chick-fil-A.  You’d think that after the astounding groundswell of support for free speech and traditional marriage that took place on Wednesday, that the gay lobby would at least lay low for a while.  Alas,... Read more →

Processed and Tainted with Politics

Diane Robertson It seems like the food business has suddenly become interested in politics. As it turns out their values are not my values. It actually started with my beloved Ben and Jerry’s ice cream nearly three years ago. To celebrate when the state of... Read more →

Important Questions

Diane Robertson On June 6, the ninth circuit court of appeals refused to retake the Proposition 8 case (Perry vs Brown). The last step in the appeals process for California’s Proposition 8 will be an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States. Alliance... Read more →

Are Same-Sex Couples Dashing for the Altar?

We are regularly barraged with news articles about the “injustice” of same-sex couples not being allowed to “marry.”  But how many same-sex couples even want to be married?  The most recent U.S. Census Bureau numbers indicate that the number of same-sex households that would actually... Read more →

Target “Flip-flops” on Gay Marriage

Diane Robertson Target has flip-flopped. Two years ago, Target donated $150,000 to Governor Tim Pawlenty’s campaign in Minnesota. Governor Pawlenty supports traditional marriage. Now in 2012, Target has promised to donate at least $120,000 to the Family Equality Council (FEC), a homosexual political advocacy group.... Read more →

The Reality of War

Rachel Allison It wasn’t until I was an adult that I ever heard my dad talk about his experiences during World War II, and then it was because we asked questions that helped him open up and talk about them. He was just 18 when... Read more →

A Microphone or a Muzzle?

Diane Robertson Should public school and public university teachers and coaches be allowed to speak up in city councils or post political or religious opinions on Facebook? Should they be allowed to lobby their state legislatures and testify during committee meetings about laws they feel... Read more →

Broken Laws…Broken Hearts

Rachel Allison What a pounding the time-honored institution of marriage is getting these days.  We could blame the gay movement, and have justification for doing so.  But there have been some high-profile reminders these last few days of just how far the disregard for marriage... Read more →

The Scouts Stick to Their Guns

Gary Boyd On April 26, John Seewer’s article Lesbian Scout leader ousted in Ohio; parents upset discusses the removal of a lesbian scout leader in Ohio, after a complaint was made about Ms. Jennifer Tyrell to a local scouting professional.  Tyrell, by all accounts cited,... Read more →

Taking Gender Out of Baby Making

Diane Robertson Cory Silverberg an AASECT certified sexuality educator and the Sexuality Guide for About.com, a writer and teacher about sexuality, access, and inclusion is writing a children’s book titled, What Makes a Baby. From the author: “What Makes a Baby is my response to... Read more →

Laws Put Religious Freedom in Jeopardy

Diane Robertson Washington State has become the seventh U.S. state to legalize same-sex “marriage.” This new law is considered an anti-discrimination law. Many of these laws, like Washington State’s, will include a religious clause. These clauses are there to exempt churches and clergymen from being... Read more →

ACLU Fights for Porn Access in Schools

Diane Robertson Parents did you know that the ACLU has launched a campaign they call, “Don’t Filter Me”?  They are asking students across the nation to check out five websites at their schools to see if they are filtering them and then to report back... Read more →

Reader Poll: “If the Prop 8 case reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, will the court agree to hear the case?”

Here’s the question we asked our UFI readers: “If the Prop 8 case reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, will the court agree to hear the case?” Here’s how readers responded: 70 Percent                          “Yes” 11 Percent                          “No” 19 Percent                          “Don’t know” Read more →

More on Marriage & the Fight for Religious Freedom

Diane Robertson On Monday, February 13th, Governor Christine Gregoire signed gay marriage into law making Washington State the seventh in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage.  This was big news for both liberals and conservatives, the religious and the non-religious. One thing that particularly caught... Read more →

A Big Question for Traditional Marriage

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 the 9th cirtcuit court of appeals  ruled California’s ban on “gay marriage” unconstitutional. In the 2-1 ruling, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Proposition 8 took rights away from a vulnerable minority without benefiting parents, children... Read more →

Reader Poll: “Would you use a dressing room that was open to transgender individuals?”

Here’s the questions we asked readers:      “Would you use a dressing room that was open to transgender individuals?” Here’s how readers responded:   1 Percent                    Yes” (answer by female) 63 Percent                   “No” (answer by female)                                             1 Percent                   “Yes” (answer... Read more →

Here Kitty-kitty-kitty

Danny Quinney There are two things I have learned in my adulthood contrary to the brainwashing my mother inflicted on me.  The first is I am not a little teapot.  The second, I no longer consider myself as “special;” as a mature adult I prefer... Read more →

Reader Poll: “If you have a close friend or family member living in a homosexual relationship, do you feel obligated to include the “partner” in holiday gatherings and events?”

Here’s the question we asked our readers: “If you have a close friend or family member living in a homosexual relationship, do you feel obligated to include the “partner” in holiday gatherings and events?” Here’s how our readers responded: 56 Percent                   No, I don’t feel... Read more →

Girl Scouts Now Allow Boys

By now you might have heard that the Girl Scouts of Colorado flipped-flopped on their decision to allow a boy to become a Girl Scout.   Seems that local Girl Scout leaders in Colorado denied a parent’s request to allow her son to join the troop... Read more →

UFI Reader Poll: “Should an airline or any business have a policy regarding very overt public displays of affection?”

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers:  “Should an airline or any business have a policy regarding very overt public displays of affection? Here’s how readers responded: 95  Percent                 “Yes, if it is enforced equally”  3  Percent                  “No, allow societal norms to rule”  2 Percent                  ... Read more →

The Camel’s Nose in the Tent

Within ten days of the repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy” which allows openly homosexual individuals to serve in the U.S. military, the Department of Defense announced that same-sex “weddings” will now be allowed on U.S. military bases.  They aren’t calling them weddings,... Read more →

Reader Poll: “Have your children ever said they’ve experienced a negative response from a school teacher or administrator for opposing same-sex behavior?”

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers: “Have your children ever said they’ve experienced a negative response from a school teacher or administrator for opposing same-sex behavior?” Here is how UFI readers responded: 63 Percent                           Yes 30 Percent                           No 7 Percent                             My children are home... Read more →

Silent? No Longer!

by Rachel Allison If you haven’t felt the need to speak up for decency…if you haven’t had the time to get involved…if you are expecting the depravity in the world to never affect you and those you love…it’s time to change your approach to the... Read more →

Reader Poll: “Does it concern you that the U.S. government is considering eliminating the now existing ban against blood donation by any man who has had homosexual sex?”

This is the question we asked our readers: “Does it concern you that the U.S. government is considering eliminating the now existing ban against blood donation by any man who has had homosexual sex?” Here is how they responded: 92 Percent           Concerns me, a ban... Read more →

“Students defend the family at the UN”

UFI in the News Four students from BYU and a student from Arizona State University attended a conference with the UN in New York City to represent United Families International on July 25 and 26. Many young people attended the conference to discuss issues facing... Read more →

With Rights come Responsibility

*Five young adults representing United Families International are currently attending the UN High Level Meeting on Youth in New York.  This is the first in a series of posts written by these individuals telling of experiences and their insights. By Faith Goimarac One key phrase... Read more →

UFI Reader Poll: Which of the social issues is of greatest concern to you?

Here is this week’s question:   “Of the social issues impacting families, which is of greatest concern to you?”   Here is how UFI readers responded: 34 percent               Religious Freedom 14 percent               Parental Rights 10 percent               Stopping abortion 31 percent               The “gay agenda” 0 percent                ... Read more →

Mainstreaming Gender Confusion

Everybody I know finds it very easy to mark “Male” or “Female” in the appropriate box.  So, a few years ago when I was at the United Nations and I was told that there are actually seven genders, I was dumbfounded if not irritated.  At... Read more →

Another Retailer Makes a Bad Choice

Catching an Old Navy sale this weekend?  You might want to think twice.  The American Family Association is reporting that Old Navy is celebrating June as the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month” by selling gay pride T-shirts.  Old Navy will then donate 10... Read more →

Are early sexual relationships OK or not?

Is the early sexualization of girls OK or not?  Those that push their “sexual and reproductive health” policies at the UN seem to be confused.  A quick perusal of some recent conference documents will show you language like this paragraph from the resolution negotiated at... Read more →

UFI Reader Poll: If Coke was involved in pressuring the law firm King and Spaulding to decline to defend DOMA, would you participate in a boycott?

Here’s the question: “If it is determined that Coca Cola was involved in pressuring the law firm King and Spaulding to decline to defend DOMA, would you participate in a boycott?” Here’s what UFI readers had to say: 96 Percent                   Yes  2 Percent                    No  2... Read more →

UFI Poll: Is a boycott of a business and effective tactic for expressing displeasure when a company engages in politics and the cultural wars?

Here’s the question: “Is a boycott an effective strategy for expressing displeasure with a business that aggressively engages in politics and the cultural wars?” Here are  your answers: 87 percent                          Yes, it’s effective and necessary 6  percent                            No, it’s an unethical thing to do 7... Read more →

Showdown on the Definition of “Gender”

For centuries the word “gender” referred to “male or female.”  But the definition of “gender” seems to depend on who you’re talking to.   The UN and those who push for “gender rights” use it incessantly (see the list below).  A battle over the definition stalled... Read more →

UFI Readers Poll: Which group is the most aggressive in their efforts to undermine religious freedom?

Here’s the question: Religion and religious freedoms are under assault. Which group do you believe is the most aggressive in their efforts to remove religion from the public square? Here’s how UFI readers answered: 7 Percent             Academia 42 Percent           Homosexual Activists 14 Percent           Mainstream... Read more →

Civil Unions: Stepping Stone to Same-Sex Marriage

This week when the governor of Illinois signed Civil Union legislation into law, one would have expected major celebrations among the gay lobby and their advocates around the country.  Interestingly, the “jubilation and celebration” never quite materialized.  Why?  Because homosexuals and their gay advocates aren’t... Read more →

“Gender Neutral” Housing for College Students

Keeping gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered (GLBT) safe and able “to avoid harassment” is the reason given for implementing an opposite-sex roommate situation at University of Arizona.  They’re calling it “gender neutral” housing. What exactly does “gender neutral” housing even mean?  Is it two men,... Read more →

Study finds Gay Parents “Far More Likely to Have Gay Kids”

A meta-analysis of 26 previously-published studies focusing on children living with same-sex parents finds “evidence […that] suggests intergenerational transfer of sexual orientation can occur at statistically significant and substantial rates, especially for female parents or female children.” Walter Schumm, Kansas State University researcher, concluded that... Read more →

So this is what tolerance looks like?

People who support man/woman marriage and other socially conservative positions, are often accused of being hateful and intolerant, while those who espoused the opposite positions tout themselves as progressive and ever-so tolerant.  We know, however, that their brand of “tolerance” only goes one way. The... Read more →

Rantings of the Academic Elite

“Nothing much is going to change [for women’s equality] until men are raising children as much as women are,” proclaims Gloria Steinem.  Steinem, the outspoken feminist icon of Ms. Magazine fame, was at Harvard/Radcliffe graduation festivities reports the recent edition of Harvard Magazine.  Ms. Steinem... Read more →

U.S. District Judge Overturns California’s Prop 8

In a stunning display of judicial arrogance, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned California’s Prop 8—California’s Amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.   This is the first case in U.S. history where “thoughts, motivations, and personal beliefs” of seven million voters were... Read more →

Russia’s Birthrate now Exceeding Abortion Rate

The Russian Federation was pleased to report to the U.N.’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee that, for the first time in decades, the Russian birth rate now exceeds their abortion rate—a change that should be acknowledged and... Read more →

Education Establishment is Not a Friend of the Family

Summertime means the annual National Education Association Convention.   The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest professional organization and labor union in the U.S. and its influence on education reaches around the world.  Their power and influence extends from the walls of the school room... Read more →

A Crucial Week for Marriage

This is a crucial week for marriage.  Closing arguments will take place in the trial over the constitutionality of California’s Marriage Amendment (Prop 8).  This is the first time a state marriage amendment (defining marriage as between one man and one women) has been challenged... Read more →

98% Say No To Same-Sex Adoption!

In responses to UFI’s poll question, “Should same-sex couples be allowed to adopt?” over 98% of our blog readers said “No.”   As they say on a famous game show:  “Good Answer!” Many individuals know intuitively how important it is that children have both a mother... Read more →

Porn contributes to “Hypersexual Disorder”

In a surprising move to those who actively combat the spread of pornography in our culture, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently announced the release of  new draft diagnostic guidelines that identify pornography addiction as a form of “hypersexual disorder” and thus worthy of serious... Read more →

Taking a lesson from the LGBT movement

The LGBT advocacy group GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) has proclaimed April 16, 2010 a “Nation Day of Silence” in public schools. The Day of Silence website explains, “On the National Day of Silence hundreds of thousands of students nationwide take a... Read more →

Vancouver School Board promotes homosexuality for teens

The normalization and promotion of homosexuality has reached new heights in Vancouver, Canada. The Vancouver School Board is now taking an active role in promoting homosexuality and redefining gender roles in it schools through a new annual student conference. Promoted as the “first-ever anti-homophobia conference... Read more →

Learning to Teach, Not Just Rally

I read a lot of articles and blog comments surrounding family issues everyday, and I’ve noticed a trend. Very few, if any, of the articles and comments written about these subjects are written to teach people about the issues. Most seem to be written as... Read more →

Is Homosexual Marriage a Civil Right?

You’ve heard the arguments. “Homosexuals are an oppressed minority just like racial minorities and women.” “The gay rights movement is the new civil rights movement.” “Homophobia is equivalent to racism and sexism.” Renditions of this argument are everywhere, particularly in the debate over same-sex marriage.... Read more →

Prop 8 Defense Relieved, for Now

The Supreme Court has entered an interim order that will bar real-time streaming of the Prop 8 trial to other federal courthouses and YouTube. The order will last until Wednesday. Till then, the Supreme Court will be deciding whether or not to make the ban... Read more →

Controversy, Not Always a Bad Thing

Archbishop Raymond Burke, the American archbishop renown for his bulldog defense of the sanctity of life, will be speaking in Phoenix, Arizona this week. The local paper that reported his planned speech, Arizona Republic, referred to Burke as “divisive” and “controversial”. The sad thing is,... Read more →

Quebec Announces Attack Against Homophobia

If anyone still doubts that the advancement of LGBT “rights” will always come in direct conflict with religious rights, they need only read Quebec’s new policy against homophobia to be fully convinced. The new policy, released earlier this month, outlines a broad new policy and... Read more →

LGBT Activists Boycotting Salvation Army

The LGBT community is pushing for a boycott of the Salvation Army. Despite the enormous good the organization does—providing food, shelter, foster care, disaster relief and HIV programs for 33 million people every year—many loud voices in the LGBT community view the Salvation Army’s position... Read more →

The Status of Same-Sex Marriage World-Wide

Here at United Families International we do our best to keep you up-to-date on policy issues around the world that affect the family. Here is a quick round-up of current developments in same-sex marriage and civil unions around the world. Argentina: Argentina’s Supreme Court is... Read more →

Austria Legalizes Same-Sex Civil Unions

Beginning in 2010, traditionally conservative Austria will provide state recognition to same-sex civil unions. The new legislation was approved last week in a compromise between the two leading parties and provides same-sex couples with most of the rights of married couples, including financial benefits such... Read more →

LGBT Activists Begin Effort to Overturn Prop. 8

Same-sex marriage advocates launched a campaign earlier this week to overturn California’s Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage in California.   The LGBT advocacy group Love Honor Cherish began gathering signatures Monday to put a new amendment on the November 2010 ballot that... Read more →

LGBT Activists Boycotting Democratic Party

In an initiative started by writers for AMERICAblog, LGBT activists are attempting to make their money talk.  They are calling for a stop to all donations and contributions to the DNC, Organizing for America, and the Obama campaign until the President fulfills promises made during... Read more →

The Battle For Marriage In New York

Just last week the New York Senate met for a special session in which they were expected to vote on legislation approved by the Assembly earlier this year that would legalize same-sex marriage in New York. Although the vote never came to the floor, Governor... Read more →

Marriage in New Jersey: On the brink

The fight to protect traditional marriage in New Jersey has taken on new urgency. Following the election of Chris Christie to replace Gov. Jon Corzine on November 3, LGBT lobbyists have begun aggressively pushing New Jersey legislators to force through a same-sex marriage bill in... Read more →

American Medical Association Promotes LGBT Agenda

On November 10, the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to oppose both the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy and same-sex marriage bans in the U.S., asserting they were harmful to the physical health of LGBT individuals. According to the AMA, DADT harms homosexuals... Read more →

Washington Vote Too Close To Call

With a huge victory for traditional marriage in Maine yesterday, there is still no final determination on the future of marriage in Washington. The vote on Washington’s Referendum 71 is still too close to call. Most news outlets are reporting that support for the “Everything... Read more →

VICTORY for Marriage In Maine!!!

Yesterday marked another victory in the fight to defend traditional marriage. The citizens of Maine stood together to voice their support for marriage between one man and woman by voting Yes to Question 1. Although it was a close race, this victory marks one more... Read more →

LGBT Campaign Targets What You Say

We are a little late in reporting this, but we recently became aware of an interesting public relations campaign funded by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the Ad Council. The purpose of the campaign, entitled Think Before You Speak, is to... Read more →

Washington: Tomorrow REJECT SB 5688!

Citizens of Washington: A Call To Action Tomorrow, November 3, citizens will go to the polls to decide the future of marriage in Washington. We need your help to ensure that the people of Washington repeal SB 5688 and defend traditional marriage from those who... Read more →

2010 Census will recognize same-sex marriage

The LGBT community is anxiously awaiting the 2010 U.S. Census. The Census has had a difficult time the past twenty years deciding how to recognize the relationship of same-sex couples living together. In 1990, if same-sex couples identified themselves as married, the data readers would... Read more →

Update: Senate Passes Hate Crime Legislation

Yesterday the Senate passed the LGBT hate crime bill we encouraged you to oppose earlier this week. The bill, The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, will extend the federal definition of hate crimes to include crimes committed based on sex,... Read more →

Obama Nominee Argues Homosexuality Is Morally Good

Since Obama’s nomination of Chai Fledblum for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the press has released a series of startling quotations from Feldblum that reveal not only her agenda, but make evident the radical politics of many of President Obama’s nominees and staffers. She,... Read more →

Senate to Vote on Homosexual Hate Crime Legislation

The Senate is expected to vote in the next few weeks on a new piece of hate crime legislation that would provide special protections to homosexuals and transgender individuals. The legislation would give the federal government authority to prosecute violent crimes “motivated by prejudice” against... Read more →

$15 Million Campaign to Promote Same-Sex Marriage

California gay marriage advocates just announced today a three-year campaign to promote same-sex marriage in California. The campaign, headed by gay-rights group Equality California, is called Let Freedom Ring and will spend over $15 million on paid advertising and grassroots efforts to win over public... Read more →

Carol Soelberg Stands Up For Marriage In Mesa, AZ

United Families International Vice President of Chapter Development, Carol Soelberg, was featured in a East Valley Tribune article this week defending marriage and speaking against domestic partnership registry in the state.  Carol sent her full remarks to Tribune author Sonu Munshi (listed below).  Munshi took... Read more →

Stand For Marriage Maine Needs Your Help!!!

Maine is in desperate need of financial assistance in the fight to protect marriage.  If they do not receive additional financial support soon they are at risk of losing the fight.  Your support can make all the difference.  What happens in Maine will affect the... Read more →

Microsoft donates $100,000 to support same-sex marriage.

Last week, Microsoft Corp. donated $100,000 to Washington Families Standing Together, a gay-rights organization pushing the passage of Referendum 71 in the state of Washington. Referendum 71, if passed, would extend legal protections and rights to domestic partnerships equivalent to that of legally married couples,... Read more →