UFI Blog

 “That’s Obscene!”  It’s a phrase that’s tossed around regularly and depending on the context, can mean absolutely anything.  Have you ever wondered, however, whether or not there is a codified/legal definition of “obscenity” or is it simply “in the eye of the beholder?”  Turns out...

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers: “If genetic engineering were to give parents the ability to screen out ‘personality flaws’ in their children, would you take advantage of it?” Here’s how readers responded: 0   Percent           Yes 97 Percent           No 3 Percent             Unsure If given the opportunity, it's pretty clear...

Ann Bailey I love "infographics."   It's just a great way to learn information.   With the current economic challenges that the world faces, it's important that we all  be conversant in and understand how family breakdown contributes to our economic problems.  Marriage and family  matter! For the record,...

Rachel Allison According to the childstats.gov website, over half of America’s children are being raised in daycares. The first time I ever thought about a “daycare child” was before I had children of my own. I was with my friend at a park and a huge...

Ann Bailey As new college coeds get ready to start school, chances are they’re going to notice that there are fewer men in their classes.  In fact, the discrepancy stands at about 57 percent women to 43 percent men.   Women began to exceed men in college...

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers:  “In the current cultural and moral environment, is it more challenging and difficult to raise boys or to raise girls?” Here’s how readers responded: 46 Percent                           Boys 54 Percent                           Girls Perhaps you, too, have heard this question tossed around by parents struggling through...

Ann Bailey Ever wondered what it would be like to have your marriage arranged by a “matchmaker.”  Sounds like something from centuries past or a song from a well-known Broadway play.  But, I’m informed, the practice of using a traditional matchmaker is alive and well today. ...

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers: “If your 14-year-old child had Olympic-quality talent, would you be willing to let your child move a thousand miles away to train with a top-notch coach and live with a wonderful, yet non-relative, family?” Here’s how readers responded: Yes                         16...

Amanda Mitchell I am trying to get the word out about the CRPD and its long-term consequences. I believe this issue will be important to you. I believe the consequences for ratifying the CRPD are more grave than realized and urgent action needs to be taken....

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 broken...

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...

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 point....

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 advocacy  8 percent          Ineffective...

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, ‘tis...

Allison Malnar I read an article yesterday that cited Bill Clinton’s State of the Union Address from January 1994.  He stated,  ”In ten years, one-half of all children born in America will be illegitimate.” I was shocked!   I have been on the computer for over an...

Ann Bailey Gather up your family and friends, today, and head for your local Chick-fil-A.  Here’s your chance to stand up for free speech, religious freedom and traditional marriage.  It is important that politicians, media, and gay advocates not be allowed to bully and discriminate against...

It was all over the news last week: "U.S. poverty heads toward highest level in 50 years." Other countries around the world, notably Greece and Spain, continue to struggle with insolvency and surging rates of poverty. Economists and other experts point to all sorts of...

Another UN treaty that would put the U.S. in the cross-hairs of unelected international bureaucrats was passed out of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week.  Supporters of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) hope that the Senate vote...

Melissa Anderson I put much of my past focus on the pro abortion campaign of the United States. However, the organization I write for is United Families International. We focus on family everywhere in the world, attempting to raise awareness to the degradation of the family...

Rachel Allison Recently I read an article entitled “Spoiled Rotten.”  It was a great article that I sent to all my married children.  Now whether or not they read it…or took it seriously, I don’t know…all I know is that I have had all nine of...

Ann Bailey Two women, same ethnicity, same approximate age, similar background growing up, similar education, both with children, both work hard.  One lives at the poverty level and survives with the aid of food stamps – the other lives comfortably in a middle class life-style.   The...

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers: “Do you believe that it costs a middle-income family $234,900 to raise a child through age 17?” Here’s their response: 24 Percent               Yes 65 Percent               No Way 11 Percent               Maybe This question became relevant because of a series of news articles and a...

Diane Robertson The two terms: “Freedom of Religion” and “Freedom of Worship” sound pretty synonymous. But are they? In recent years, President Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton have often used the term, “Freedom of Worship” in place of “Freedom of Religion.”  What are the...

Rachel Allison My daughter and I had a conversation recently that made me crazy.  One of her friends has three teenage daughters.  A few months ago, the fourteen-year old, Mary, spent the night at my daughter’s home.  She slept on the floor with sheets and blankets...

Are children more protected from the devastation of porn that they were six months ago?  The answer is a resounding “no.” The advocates of the domain .XXX  sold the world a lie when, last year, they convinced ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)...