Mission: Minnesota family council (mfc) is a non-profit christian organization that is dedicated to strengthening minnesota families by advancing biblical principles in the public arena, for the glory of the lord jesus christ and the good of society. Mfc defends traditional family values rooted in biblical principles against legislative action that threatens to undermine the civic, moral, economic, legal and social foundations of society in general and the family in particular mfc lobbyists endeavor to educate legislators about pending legislation that adversely affects the family and encourages them to advance legislation that strengthens the same.
Programs: Over the years, mfc has gained the confidence and respect of many legislators through personal integrity, consistent focus on a christ-centered biblical perspective on policy, respectful consideration of opposing legislative perspectives, refusal to become immersed in a single-issue agenda and our growing, influential grassroots base. Even our ideological opponents look to us for legislative information and a pro-family perspective. Minnesota family council issues informational updates and commentaries sent out to thousands of minnesota homes and businesses via email and direct mail. These communications feature inside information on legislative activity during the sessions, analysis of legislative voting records, cultural analysis and insightful pro-family perspective on news and issues impacting the family in the public arena, from a biblical worldview perspective. Minnesota family council has also exercised influence over the public debate through news releases, press conferences and a general strategy of appearing in the media. Spokespersons have appeared on major regional television broadcasts, been interviewed numerous times on radio and been quoted by many regional and even national media organizations. Based on christians' calling to "behave as citizens worthy of the gospel of christ" (philippians 1:27), minnesota family council has organized pro-family citizens across the state into a grassroots network as a "salt and light" christian influence on public policy on a variety of issues and to mobilize voters to turn out as faithful voters in elections - faithful to vote, and to vote consistent with their faith and biblical values (matthew 5:13-16). This is god-centered christian citizenship for the sake of the gospel of jesus christ, the only power on earth that can truly change hearts and minds and cultures. Defending religious freedom, protecting the sanctity of life, and upholding god's design for marriage, sexuality and family have been prominent among such issues. To activate this grassroots network, mfc employs a wide range of communications channels to reach thousands of constituent households with timely action alerts. These action alerts identify social issues of significant magnitude that need immediate response from concerned citizens. Constituents are encouraged to contact their legislators and leaders of other public institutions and to write letters to the editors of the community newspapers of their choice using our online advocacy tools. These tools have encouraged a groundswell of grassroots activism that has been acknowledged by elected officials and opposition groups alike, as they have seen its influence at the state capitol.
This organization is a disgrace to their own cause. Earlier today I received a phone call from them. I asked the volunteer if she could help me to understand something. She agreed. When I asked my question she hung up on me. I then posted a comment about my experience on their Facebook page. Within 20 minutes they had deleted my comment and blocked me from reposting. The comment is as follows: "You have set up your page in such a way that it is not possible to write an individual post so I will post my comment here instead.
If you believe as I do that marriage is a sacred religious institution than why would you want the government to have anything to do with it? When government passes laws respecting the institution of marriage it cheapens marriage and makes it a legal tool. We need to get government out of marriage, not further extend their reach into our lives and religions.
Why is government involved in marriage in the first place? I received a phone call from your volunteer earlier today and asked her this question. She hung up on me! I was very polite to her so she had no reason to do so.
If you and your volunteers are incapable of having an open conversation about your position than what does that say about your position? "