First-of-a-kind resolution to celebrate family

First-of-a-kind resolution to celebrate family

First-of-a-kind resolution to celebrate family

There's a push in Idaho to establish Traditional Family Values Month.

State Senator Ben Toews (R-District 4) and Representative Joe Alfieri (R-District 4) have introduced resolution HCR20, which was co-written and supported by the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI).

PJI founder and President Brad Dacus says Traditional Family Values Month would be observed from Mother's Day through Father's Day.

"It's an important step in the right direction to recognize that one family institution … has proven to be superior in terms of raising up of children, but also of benefiting America overall," he adds.

At this time, Dacus says the resistance has been minimal.

Dacus, Brad (PJI) Dacus

"It's really hard for them to argue that they're being in favor of tolerance and accommodation when they come out opposed to something so basic and fundamental and so proven to American society as the traditional family," he tells AFN.

During each week of Traditional Family Values Month, Idaho businesses, churches, schools, and communities would be encouraged to celebrate a different and unique element of what makes families strong. The first week would be a celebration of motherhood. The second week would be a celebration of sons, brothers, and uncles. The third week would celebrate daughters, sisters, and aunts. The fourth week would celebrate grandparents. The fifth and final week—which includes Father's Day—would be a celebration of fatherhood and marriage between a man and a woman

The resolution is the first of its kind in the United States, and PJI, which has a legislative counsel office that works with state legislators in all 50 states, invites lawmakers and citizens in other states to reach out for more information.