We believe life is sacred and should be protected at every opportunity. We believe from the moment of fertilization to the moment of natural death, human life is intrinsically and eternally significant.
We believe that comfort, cost, convenience, mental capacity, or the inability to comply with societal expectations of what people should be able to do is never a justification for terminating a life that would otherwise continue to live.
We have serious concerns for next year’s session relating to the aggressive agendas put forth by the pro-abortion and the LGBT lobbies in Washington State.
Marriage & Sexuality
The Family Policy Institute of Washington believes marriage is the most significant relationship in existence. We believe life-long, heterosexual, monogamous marriages provide unique benefits to children and society that cannot be matched by any other relationship. As a result, we believe marriage should always be defined as a union of one man and one woman, and that marriage should be promoted and preferred above other relationships while recognizing the right of individuals to live freely outside the institution of marriage.
Despite the unfortunate decision of the Supreme Court, we will continue to defend the truth about marriage. Every child has a mother and father. Therefore, an understanding of marriage that recognizes the value of children being known and loved by their mother and father, which also encourages the adults to think more about best interest of the next generation than the desire for recognition of their emotional connections, will always be preferable.
- Privatization of Marriage is Impossible by Jennifer Roback Morse
- Privatization of Marriage is Unjust to Children by Jennifer Roback Morse
- Privatization of Marriage Will Expand the Role of the State by Jennifer Roback Morse
- Family Coverage [Insight paper – PDF]
- Marriage: It’s Not Just for Your Grandparents by James Sunday
- Amicus Brief: Lewis v. Harris
- Amicus Brief: Fausey v. Hiller
- Privatizing Marriage is Impossible, by Jennifer Roback Morse
- Privatizing Marriage is Unjust to Children, by Jennifer Roback Morse
- Privatizing Marriage will Expand the Role of the State, by Jennifer Roback Morse
- How to Talk to Your Children about Homosexuality, by Jeff Johnston, Focus on the Family
- What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?, by Focus on the Family
- Same-Sex “Marriage” Resources Why We Support Traditional Marriage (One Man & One Woman): A Compiled List of Research and News Articles on the subject of Marriage. (03/22/12)
- Letter from ADF re Church Support for Marriage Referendum (02/14/12)
- Same-Sex “Marriage” Bill Info
- (Letter to our Legislators)Senate Bill Fails to Protect Religious Liberty
- From the Archdiocese of Seattle: A Statement by Washington’s bishops on defending marriage
- Same-Sex “Marriage” FAQ’s
- Congressional Testimony in Support of Marriage
- Guidelines for Political Activities by Churches
- Is it Degrading to Treat Relationships Differently?
- My Daddy’s Name is Donor – 15 Major Findings
- No Difference – An Analysis of Same-Sex Parenting by George W. Dent Jr.
- Same Sex Marriage Questions and Answers
- The Biblical Foundations of Marriage
- Wayne Grudem Brief on Marriage and Family
- What Is Marriage?
- Yale Study on Impact of Same-Sex Parenting
- How Same-Sex Marriage Threatens Freedom
Whos Rights are Being Violated?
After the passage of proposition 8 in California, advocates of homosexual behavior went on the offensive demanding that their agenda be imposed on everyone.
FPIW Testifying against SB6239 (Same-Sex “Marriage” bill)
Joseph Backholm, Executive Director | January 23rd, 2012
How does it harm your heterosexual marriage if a gay couple gets married?
Isn’t marriage really just about love and commitment?
Are you saying gay parents can’t be good parents?
Isn’t divorce a bigger problem?
Isn’t this a civil rights issue?
Why do you always bring up polygamy?
Why are you denying people basic rights?
Aren’t you trying to legislate morality?
Are you on the wrong side of history?
The Family Policy Institute of WA (FPIW) believes that religious observance and faith in God have an overwhelmingly positive impact on society. Just as marriage has a foundational effect on the flourishing of family life, religious observance has a similar effect on community and national life. The fostering of religious observance within a framework of religious freedom is a hallmark of our culture as shaped by our Founding Fathers. In the United States, the Judeo-Christian worldview has provided a sound basis for the flourishing of our national culture and our political system. The FPIW, in the tradition of our Founding Fathers, works to encourage the free worship of God as a great good for individuals, couples, families, communities and the nation.
The Family Policy Institute of Washington believes that both the responsibility and the authority for raising children rest primarily with their biological or adoptive parents. Government should empower parents to control the upbringing of their children and minimize its interference with the exercise of parental authority, except in cases of demonstrable abuse or neglect.
Specifically, public policy should protect the right and maximize the power of parents to choose the form of education they wish for their children, be it public schools, secular or religious private schools, or home schooling. Public schools should avoid undermining parental authority or interfering with transmission of parental values to their children.
Medical procedures should not be performed on minors without parental consent, except in cases of medical emergency or public health necessity. The right of parents to impose necessary discipline upon their children should not be infringed.