September 29, 2023


Last night, I was deeply honored to host LFF’s Silver Anniversary Gala with 500+ of LFF’s biggest supporters and friends. Numbers do not always tell a complete story, but I am convinced that a “sold out house” at Healing Place Church was good indication that LFF has in fact been a force for good in Louisiana for past 25 years now! 

There were just too many highlights last evening to simply mention only one. So I’ll include a just few. Louisiana legend Rep. Rick Edmonds honored his colleagues in a manner unlike recognition received anywhere else in Louisiana politics! Approximately 40 lawmakers were celebrated for pro-family credits earned during the 2023 Louisiana Legislative Session (see video here: 1:04:13).

FRC President and LFF founder, Tony Perkins and AFA General Counsel, Abe Hamilton earned even greater respect of an enraptured and appreciative audience (comments start at 1:30:18).

Congressman Mike Johnson (video starts here: 2:04:09) and Kevin Roberts (click here to see remarks) of the prestigious Heritage Foundation sent blessings from our nation's capital.

I simply did my best to remind my influential friends that there is much to be grateful for throughout the last 25 years, but there is much to do in preparation for the next 25 should the Lord tarry (see video here: 2:07:50).

There is much before us in days ahead. If you could not attend the Gala in person review highlights here and photo montage here.

Thank you for 25 wonder-filled years!



A recent comprehensive study by the scholars at the Institute for Family Studies (IFS) presents compelling evidence that the traditional family structure of a married mother and father is more impactful today than ever in providing essential support to children. Sociologist Brad Wilcox from the University of Virginia pointed out that “kids benefit even more today from two parents than they did 16 to 40 years ago.” 

The IFS report states, “Recent research suggests that an intact family is increasingly tied to the financial, social, and emotional welfare of children – and family instability is more strongly linked to worse outcomes for kids than it used to be. The upshot for children is that marriage not only still matters, but it seems to matter more than ever. Children who have the benefit of two parents are comparatively more advantaged today than they were in previous decades.”

The report reveals that disparities in crucial academic achievements between children from single-parent and married-parent families have increased twofold and even threefold in recent decades. When all other factors are equal, children brought up by a single parent face significant obstacles in their academic journeys compared to their more advantaged counterparts living with married mothers and fathers. Furthermore, this educational inequality is steadily expanding. The same is true for economic success. 

Children suffer in all areas of life when they are denied their right to live with a married mother and father!


Earlier this week, Sen. John Kennedy posted a video to X, previously known as Twitter, in which he called out his colleagues for refusing to secure the border. 

“Fentanyl is killing our young people and terrorizing our communities. Louisiana has seen the carnage. Yet Democrats refuse to secure the border or sentence fentanyl dealers like their crimes deserve,” reads the tweet. “Fentanyl is now the leading cause of death for Americans who are 18 to 49,” Kennedy says in the video. 

Kennedy introduced the Fairness in Fentanyl Sentencing Act, which “honors the work of our cops and our border patrol agents and protects Louisiana families,” according to the senator. The bill would have lowered the amount of fentanyl that someone would need to possess in order to face the mandatory minimum prison sentence. During a Senate hearing, Kennedy noted that in order to face a minimum ten-year prison sentence, a criminal must be in possession of at least 400 grams of fentanyl, which is enough to kill 200,000 people. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats blocked the bill. 

There is no reason not to crack down on fentanyl use and impose tougher restrictions. Louisiana families deserve safer communities. 


Friends, reminder: is now live. Please share this important tool with family, friends, and neighbors so we can capitalize on last night’s success and RESET Louisiana.


In His Service,

Gene Mills
Louisiana Family Forum

P.S. I'd like to invite you to join me along with Tony Perkins, Ken Blackwell, and Gina Gleason for a special event on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. This will be live streamed nationally for anyone interested in joining us and also hosted locally in Baton Rouge for those who live nearby.


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