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Rights of Mum and Dad
as nurturers and educators of their children

Rights of children
to access their natural parents

Right to childhood innocence
No sex education in primary schools

Right to believe
that marriage is a man and a woman only


Marilyn Day wearing our "Support 4 the Family" t-shirt


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What to do about Henry?


Henry Bolton


We are asking our supporters not to resign from UKIP. We don't know what's going to happen during the next few weeks. You might be needed to vote for something. Don't deprive yourself of your vote.

The committee of Support 4 the Family are all agreed that Henry Bolton should no longer continue as leader of UKIP. We are concerned that he has left his family, including two young children aged 1 and 4, in such a public and spectacular manner that the party is unable to function effectively while he is leader.

We are also concerned that the cost of family failure is currently £48bn/year and rising, and Henry is part of the problem. This is the cost to the taxpayer, in addition to the costs to the family, and details are available from the Relationships Foundation.

On Wednesday 10 January we sent out an email to our supporters, asking them what they thought of the views expressed above, and we set a deadline of midnight on Sunday 14 January. We had a 16% response rate and the replies can be divided up into three categories as follows:

  Henry should resign72%
  Don't know, need more information20%
  Keep Henry as leader

8%

Those who wanted to keep Henry as leader were giving pragmatic reasons, primarily that they didn't want a new leadership election. Nobody actually thought that he is a good leader.


Update: We would like to thank all our supporters who made their feelings known both directly to the NEC and through their responses to our email. We would also like to thank the NEC for their decisive action on Sunday 21 January when they unanimously passed a vote of no confidence against Henry's leadership.


Join the Public Consultation on Sex and Relationship Education and PSHE

The Department of Education, in accordance with the Children and Social Work Act 2017, is introducing the following compulsory subjects to be taught in schools:

  • Relationships Education (RE) in primary schools

  • Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in secondary schools, to replace the current Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)

Relationships Education will have an emphasis on equality and diversity, including the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010, so that children in both primary and secondary schools will be taught about sexual orientation (gay or straight) and gender reassignment (choose your preferred gender regardless of your birth gender).

Sex education will continue to be taught in primary schools as a non-compulsory subject as it is now, including independent schools if they wish to do so. However, considering that RE is likely to include sexual orientation, sex education is likely to creep into this compulsory subject. Otherwise, how can you teach sexual orientation without saying anything about sex?

Do you want your children and grand-children to be taught homosexuality and transgender ideology from the age of 4?

Do you want sex education in primary schools to become compulsory by stealth?

Under existing law, sex education is a compulsory subject when taught as a science subject within the National Curriculum (e.g. the science of reproduction), but there is a parental right to withdraw a child from sex education lessons which are part of Sex and Relationship Education (SRE). The new law does not allow any parental right of withdrawal from any component of RE or RSE, although the children may in some circumstances withdraw themselves from components of these subjects, depending on the rules to be defined by the Department of Education.

Do you want minors to be placed in a position where they are considered to have greater wisdom than their parents?

The Department of Education has started a public consultation on 'Changes to the teaching of Sex and Relationship Education and PSHE'. The purpose is to define the content of the new subjects described above, and also to decide how to retain components of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education where they are needed for continuity.

The consultation began on 19 December 2017 with a survey hosted on the DoE website here, and since then the Safe at School Campaign has been working on a set of briefing notes, giving us advice about how to fill it in. Safe at School a project of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC).

Please read the briefing notes before you fill in the survey. They can be downloaded from the SPUC website here.

The consultation closes at 11:45pm on Sunday 12 February 2018. Please do not miss the deadline.


Gareth Bennett, UKIP member of the Welsh Assembly, was banned from speaking in the Senedd for saying transgender is a "deviation from the norm"


Gareth Bennett, AM
member profile & contact

On Tuesday 12 December, Gareth Bennett was speaking about the UK government's Gender Recognition (Amendment) Bill 2017, which is intended to simplify the process of legally changing gender, and he said these words:

"There is only so much deviation from the norm that any society can take before that society completely implodes, and if we carry on down this road of appeasing the nuttiest elements of the transgender movement, then what we will face as a society, within a very short space of time, is total implosion."

The next day, in response to a point of order raised by Labour AM Joyce Watson, he was banned from speaking in the house. Presiding Officer Elin Jones said his remarks were "particularly hateful" and asked him to apologise, and he refused to do so, and she told him he would not be allowed to speak in 2018 (Did that mean for the whole year?!!)
Gareth promptly got up and left the chamber, while Neil Hamilton AM attempted to intervene with a point of order about Joyce Watson, but it was not allowed.

Watch video

Our comments:

Our sex is defined before birth, in our chromosomes (XY for men, XX for women) and in our anatomy (we all know the difference). Some people perceive themselves as belonging to a gender that doesn't match their bodies, but it's delusional, and attempting to change our bodies to match a different 'gender identity' causes a lot of harm.

Gareth Bennett is correct to say that gender transition is a "deviation from the norm" and he has not said anything that implies 'hate'. We demanded, along with many others, that his right to speak in the Senedd should be reinstated immediately.

See also:

Dr. Michelle Cretella, President of the American College of Pediatricians,
Pediatrician: ‘Transgender’ ideology has created widespread child abuse, LifeSite News, 10 July 2017.

David Kurten, London Assembly Member, UKIP Spokesman on Education,
Transgenderism and this insane ban on free speech, Conservative Woman, 19 December 2017.

Alan Craig, UKIP Havering Branch secretary, UKIP Parliamentary Candidate for Witney (2017)
The transgender agenda, UKIP Daily, 17 December 2017.
Gareth Bennett and freedom of speech: It’s time for action! Kipper Central, 30 December 2017.


Update: The Assembly reconvenes after the Christmas & New Year break

On Wednesday 10 January, Gareth Bennett was given an opportunity to speak in the Assembly and, addressing Elin Jones, he said: "I'm sorry that people took offence at what I said ... I do, however, stand by the views I expressed about the proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Bill."

She replied: "I accept your apology...", and thus his right to speak was re-instated.

Read more and watch video.

This was clearly a stage-managed affair. Gareth didn't apologise, he just constructed a sentence that includes the word "sorry", and Elin Jones accepted it as an "apology". She had been too draconian, possibly going beyond her authority, and needed something to get her off the hook.

However, this is not the end of the matter. Greg Jackson, a team member of CitizenGo, has started up a petition asking Elin Jones to state precisely which Assembly rule Gareth Bennett has broken, and if she can find no such rule, she should apologise to him.
Please sign the petition.


UKIP National Conference 2017 Gives Overwhelming Support for the Appointment of a Family and Childrens' Spokesperson


Alan Williams, Chairman of Support 4 the Family, proposing the motion.

The following motion from Support 4 the Family was passed by the Conference almost unanimously:

The conference expresses strong concern over the Children & Social Work Act 2017 because it attempts to promote cultural Marxism in the classroom and thus deny parents the liberty and right to withdraw their children from such teaching. UKIP needs a family and childrens' spokesperson to firmly address such matters.

The motion was passed with hundreds of votes in favour and only two votes against.

Read more


Leadership Candidate Policy Survey

For the third time in a year, we have sent a policy survey to candidates for the Party Leadership.

See the candidate responses here.

This policy survey has created considerable interest.
See UKIP and media comment.


Support 4 the Family welcomes Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali to the UKIP National Conference in Torquay

UKIP has invited Bishop Michael as a keynote speaker at our National Conference in Torquay on 29-30 September 2017. He is from a mixed-religion family in Karachi and became the Anglican Bishop of Rochester. He has done some pioneering work in promoting cross-cultural integration and understanding and his theme for the conference will be Christianity and the Roots of our Civilisation.

He has traditional views about marriage and the family and he says: We affirm the value of all friendships and strong relationships between people, whether in the family or with friends. We want a society with such strong friendships and relationships. Marriage, however, is a special kind of relationship and should not be confused with other relationships which have their own integrity. This is rooted in the Bible’s understanding of man and woman being created together and created together in God’s image. This means that men and women are ordered to one another and it is their similarity and also their difference which makes for the complementarity needed for a stable union.

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Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali
www.michaelnazirali.com


Rodney Hearth Speaks With David Kurten

Rodney Hearth Speaks With David Kurten

"There's this whole issue, what I call Cultural Marxism ..."

Watch video and move the timer to 11:34.


David Kurten says:

See campaign leaflet


Kurten for Leader: Curtains for Cultural Marxism

Alan Craig, Kipper Central, 8 September 2017

Cultural Marxism continues relentlessly its long march through the institutions today... Read more


Conservative Party no longer a distinct political entity

[23 July 2017]
With imminent surrender to the EU on immigration, an epidemic of crime following police ‘reforms’ and now the proposal to cease recognising male and female genders, the Conservative Party has ceased to exist as a recognisable entity, says UKIP.

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See also Sunday Times: Tories promote right to choose your own sex


UKIP South West Regional Conference, Weymouth, March 2017


David Hughes explaining to a visitor that we have the support of the South West Region.

The theme of this exhibition, featured in our new leaflet available here, was the high cost of family failure, estimated to be £48bn/year, greater than the defence budget and almost half the NHS budget. This is the cost to the taxpayer, additional to the costs incurred by the families in terms of money and personal distress.

We also gave out copies of our previous leaflet featuring sex education in schools. There is too much sex education, it's too explicit and taught to children when they are too young. There are new developments which will make it even worse, and we gave out instructions about how to lobby our MPs about amendments to the Children and Social Work bill that will make sex education compulsory in all schools including primary schools and academies. In primary schools it will be called "Relationships Education" (SRE without the sex) and it will have an emphasis on consent, which begs the question, what are they supposed to be consenting to?

We are aware that many young people are fed up of being bombarded with stuff about sex, from the schools, the media and the internet. They say it's not good enough, being told to use a condom, they would rather not have sex at all until they are married. They have arrived at this concludion, not from a religious point of view, but because they have had enough of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. We gave out literature on this theme from the Family Education Trust and Challenge Team UK, and it came as no surprise to many people at our exhibition stand, they said they are already aware of this trend.


UKIP National Conference, Bolton, February 2017


Left to right: David Lindsay, Neil (both from Christian Concern), Alan Craig (S4TF committee member), Anish Patel (NEC member)

This looks like a Support 4 the Family exhibition, but appearances are deceptive. All the literature on this table is from Christian Concern except for a small pile of leaflets on the right (see arrow). This is our new leaflet, available here, about the high cost of family failure, estimated to be £48bn/year.

Support 4 the Family does not yet have official status as a UKIP Special Interest Group, but we are working on it. The cost of an exhibition stand at the non-commercial rate would have been £500 including VAT, more than we can afford. But we have lots of friends. Christian Concern was there and we have common cause with them on many issues, and they welcomed us with our leaflets and our banner.


The Family as a Party Policy Area


Alan Williams

Alan Williams, Chairman of Support 4 the Family, sent the following email to Paul Nuttall, UKIP Party Leader, on 12 January 2017.


Paul Nuttall

Dear Paul,

I am writing to you as Chairman of Support 4 the Family, a group of UKIP members dedicated to promoting the natural family. We have received our invitations from Paul Oakden to attend a series of meetings to discuss policy issues with the portfolio holders you have appointed.

It is good to see such decisive action in making these appointments but we are concerned about the omission of a portfolio for the family. We believe that this should be major party policy area for the following reasons.

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A New Day Dawns


"It was an off-the-Richter-scale earthquake, followed by an even bigger – because American – aftershock. Brexit, followed by Brexit plus plus plus. History before our eyes."

Alan Craig argues that this event has brought a new era of freedom of speech and he would like to see the gay marriage debate reopened.

Read more in "Alan's Angle"

See also his campaign website

Alan Craig, NEC Candidate in Dec. 2016, came 15th out of 89.

Alan has supported us from the beginning. Here he is with our banner, shortly after it was delivered in February 2016.


Alan Craig in the red jacket next to Paul Nuttall, campaigning for Victoria Ayling (next right) in the Sleaford & North Hykeham by-election


UKIP National Conference, Bournemouth, September 2016


Here is our exhibition stand at the Bournemouth Conference, supported by UKIP South West. Just in case you can't read the white banner on the left,
click here.

This year's exhibition at Bournemouth focused on a variety of family issues, but we were mainly supporting UKIP's policy of opposing sex education in primary schools. We gave out our new leaflet on this theme, together with our two previous leaflets and various publications from other organisations.

We got some publicity from the Mirror and the Metro, both of them displaying the front page of our first leaflet produced for the National Conference in Doncaster last year, which says "No sex education in primary schools". The Mirror exaggerates it to a "call to stop ALL sex education in schools". The Metro calls it a "ban on sex education" (less explicitly wrong, but still wrong). Never mind, this is journalism, why should the truth get in the way of a good story? Both articles contain lots of pictures and you have to scroll down to find us at the bottom. Click here for the Mirror and here for the Metro.

For details of our leaflets including links to printable PDF versions, click here.


CONGRATULATIONS, WE WON!
The people decided, on 23rd June 2016, that the UK should leave the European Union.

The Committee of Support 4 the Family would like to thank everyone who has worked hard to achieve this result.

There is still work to be done. See EU Referendum 2016.



Debbie Pitt talking to a visitor at our exhibition stand at the UKIP South West Spring Conference in Thornbury, March 2016


Fringe Meeting at UKIP Spring Conference, Llandudno, February 2016

Support4theFamily was delighted to participate in UKIP's Spring Conference in beautiful Llandudno, Wales. We ran a fringe event, complete with balloons, chocolate, coffee and juice. We had some good conversations with party leaders who appear to share our concerns. Indeed, we felt they were on our page and very supportive. Others dropped by to chat and we felt it well worth our time and investment.

We offered a wide variety of resources and literature to help the confused who want the best for family life but who often do not know where to turn. Frequently there is a realization that things are seriously amiss, but very little idea as to what to do about it!

Dr Lisa Nolland gave a brief presentation about certain toxic (in her view) 'sex and relationship education' and 'equalities' curricula in schools.

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Dr Lisa Nolland, co-editor of
God, Gays and the Church,
is an expert on the history of the sexual revolution, its impact and how to counter it.



Mike Gascoigne and Alan Williams at the UKIP National Conference in Doncaster, September 2015


We are members of UKIP, supporting traditional family values. We made our first public appearance by setting up an exhibition stand at the UKIP National Conference in Doncaster in September 2015. It turned out to be very popular with many conference delegates visiting the stand, expressing their support, and many of them signed a contact list so we can keep in touch.


David Kurten: The brave new world of trial by media


David Kurten,
Member of London Assembly,
UKIP Education Spokesman.

"The world outside Westminster is once again looking on astonished as Parliament lurches into another bout of deep irrelevance by conducting a witch-hunt against its elected members for acts of flirtation and banter."

Conservative Woman, 10 November 2017

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During the UKIP party leadership contest, Support 4 the Family sent out a policy survey that included the following question:

Is our sexual orientation (gay or straight) fixed at birth or not?

To read about the pandemonium that broke loose when David Kurten answered this question, click here.

There were calls for him to be dropped from the contest, just for suggesting that it might have something to do with childhood experiences.

Comment from our Chairman

... This is “cultural” as opposed to “economic” Marxism fighting to destroy freedom and democracy for the sake of a dystopian fantasy...

Kipper Central, 22/08/2017
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Alan Williams


Tweets from David Kurten:

04/08/2017 Tolerance turns to totalitarianism: National Trust staff/volunteers excluded for not wearing 'symbol of inclusivity' [ref: Christian Institute] click here

04/08/2017 The purpose of the army is to defend the nation and, if necessary, to kill the enemy. Sweden has lost the plot. [ref: Breitbart] click here


UKIP: Party of the Family?

Alan Craig, UKIP Daily, 20 April 2017


Alan Craig, UKIP Havering Branch secretary, UKIP Parliamentary Candidate for Witney (2017)

“Don’t go Daddy, I promise I’ll be good,” sobbed the little boy as his father walked out of home and through the garden gate for the last time in order to move in with another woman. With his face pressed frantically against the window and tears streaming down his face, the lad wasn’t the last child to see his universe fall apart and, tragically and wrongly, feel personal guilt for his parents’ break-up.

His father didn’t return so the desperate boy, aged 4 and known to me, took to stabbing other children at school with a pencil and insisted on changing his first name.

Read more


Cost of Family Failure:
£48 bn and still rising.

See website and full report.


PAEDO ALERT!

Police going soft on low level paedophilia

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Child Stealing By The State:
A Social Worker Speaks

Child Stealing By The State: A Social Worker Speaks

Social Services whistle-blower Carol Woods speaks to Brian Gerrish about her time at Lancashire Social Services where she came under extreme pressure to falsify documents and perjure herself to justify children being removed from their parents to order.

Watch video


Short video from Jonathan Arnott,
UKIP MEP for the North East:

It's time to protect vulnerable children and innocent families

It's time to protect vulnerable children and innocent families.


Support 4 the Family:
Leaflets for you to download as PDF and print. (Acrobat Reader required).

See our Resources page.


UKIP Manifestos

UKIP Christian Manifesto 2015