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
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.
But we have not yet heard from:
Peter Whittle (criticised David Kurten but hasn't filled in the survey himself),
Henry Bolton, Aidan Powlesland.
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.
Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali
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:
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.
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, Chairman of Support 4 the Family, sent the following email to Paul Nuttall, UKIP Party Leader, on 12 January 2017.
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.
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
John Rees-Evans: Liberty of Conscience
John Rees-Evans talks about cake shops, freedom of speech, and Islamophobia.
"We are right now suffering a massive attack on our Judeo-Christian heritage ... because at the very centre of this heritage is the concept of liberty of conscience..."
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.
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.
Support 4 the Family
10 August 2017
from David Kurten in response to a demand that he should be dropped from the party leadership contest because of his socially conservative views.
Member of London Assembly,
UKIP Education Spokesman,
Candidate for UKIP Party Leader.
Until this week it had been a pleasure to be in this leadership contest for UKIP, which I joined partly because of its commitment to freedom of speech, truth, honesty and its stand against political correctness.
After David had issued this statement, Piers Wauchope, the Returning Officer, published the final list of candidates and all the nominated candidates were on the list, including David.
Then an open letter was sent to the Returning Officer, NEC and other senior officers, signed by 30 prominent past and present UKIP members, supporting David's right to express his views and claiming that those who had demanded his dismissal had broken the party rules.
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
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
Candidate for UKIP Party Leader.
In a statement to one of our supporters he says: "The simple fact that family breakdown accounts for £1,820 in costs per taxpayer per year, is very strong justification for the decision of a political party to have a spokesman for families."
Christian Campaign Leaflet
Don't Fear Ideas
Meeting in Bolton, 1 August 2017
John Rees-Evans was asked a question about Christian family values.
First he gave a preamble about how Britain is a Christian country in the sense that we have a Christian constitution which includes the Bill of Rights 1689 which declares our liberty and independence using the oath "so help me God", and the swearing of Christian oaths has become commonplace in our legal and judicial system.
Then he said he comes from a broken family, his parents were divorced, and he believes that it's in the interests of children to grow up with two parents, and we should have legislation and taxation that is biased toward the preservation of the traditional family, but with no prejudice against those whose consciences impel them to choose a different way of living.
Watch the video on Facebook and move the timeline to 24:45
Support for Open Air Preaching
John Rees-Evans has supported a Christian open-air preacher in Oxford by responding to a topic on his Facebook page with the following words:
Thank you for standing up for what you believe in, and for caring enough to reach out, when you know that many will attack you for taking this stand. And thank you for the part you are playing in preserving our blood-bought ancient freedoms to enjoy liberty of conscience in Britain.
See the Facebook topic here and scroll down to John's comment.
See also John's website
UKIP: Party of the Family?
Alan Craig, UKIP Daily, 20 April 2017
Alan Craig, Secretary of UKIP Havering branch
“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.
Cost of Family Failure:
£48 bn and still rising.
See website and full report.
Police going soft on low level paedophilia
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.
Short video from Jonathan Arnott,
UKIP MEP for the North East:
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 Christian Manifesto 2015