May 16, 2013 | 2 comments
The General Assembly wrapped up its 2013 business, officially, April 3, at the conclusion of the “Veto” session. Since then, a flurry of scorecards have been released by several organizations, including the Family Foundation’s late last week. Usually released … Read more>
May 15, 2013 | 2 comments
On Friday, we presented Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-15, Woodstock) with The Family Foundation’s 2013 Legislator of the Year Award. The presentation was made at the Valley Family Forum’s annual dinner in Harrisonburg.
This year, Delegate Gilbert was the House patron … Read more>
April 22, 2013 | 3 comments
It’s about time! Finally, after years of encouragement to do so, today our friends at the Virginia Catholic Conference added a blog to its social media mix. (See its first post, by Associate Director Michael Lewis, on the adoption by … Read more>
April 18, 2013 | 3 comments
Our nation is in a crucial time and in serious need of prayer. We face grave challenges on every front and most of all, the spiritual front. We’re sure you sense the peril that we, as a country, are in … Read more>
March 27, 2013 | No comments
Governor Bob McDonnell on Monday signed several Family Foundation priority bills into law!
One set of bills he signed comprised our top legislative priority in 2013. They protect the freedom of association and religious liberty rights of student groups on Virginia … Read more>
February 20, 2013 | 4 comments
If same-sex marriage became legal today, would your church and pastor be protected from lawsuits brought by homosexual activists? In June, the U.S. Supreme Court may decide that homosexual marriage should be a legal right in all 50 states, a … Read more>
February 6, 2013 | 1 comment
Yesterday was “crossover,” the mid-point of the 2013 General Assembly session and the day when each chamber must complete work on its own bills. It’s also a day that saw two substantial pro-family victories.
The Senate passed a priority for … Read more>
February 1, 2013 | 1 comment
This year, Senator Bill Stanley (R-20, Moneta) has introduced a state constitutional amendment, SJ 287, that would help clarify and restore some of our religious liberties. (The resolution is co-patroned by Senator Bill Carrico (R-40, Galax). It passed … Read more>
February 1, 2013 | No comments
January 17, 2013 | No comments
On this date in 1786, the Virginia General Assembly enacted one of the most important initiatives in our nation’s history — the Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom. Today, Governor Bob McDonnell issued a proclamation celebrating the Statute and Senator Bill Stanley … Read more>