May 22, 2015

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Memorial Day Reflection

This Memorial Day weekend, we reflect on the true reason we celebrate this beloved holiday. This date, like many other American holidays, often have their true meaning overlooked. The quote and article below perfectly sum up our own perspectives on this somber holiday, and we urge you to honor those who have served and perished for our […]

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May 5, 2015

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Welcome CTV’s New Executive Director, Erica Lonn

Dear CTV Friends, After a thorough search involving interviews with many excellent candidates for the CTV Executive Director position, I am excited to announce that Erica Lonn has accepted our offer and is now on staff as the newest member of our team.   Erica has a long history with CTV going all the way […]

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February 27, 2015

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CTV Executive Director Amy Hawkins Stepping Down

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11) After eleven fruitful and successful years, CTV Executive Director Amy Hawkins will be departing at the end of March. We could not be more […]

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February 26, 2015

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CTV Joins Michigan Catholic Conference and Michigan Family Forum to Support Conscience Rights for Adoption Agencies

Urgent Legislative Action Needed Now! The House Families, Children and Seniors Committee is considering a package of three important bills that will benefit children and ensure diversity among adoption agencies in Michigan. The bi-partisan House Bills 4188–4190 (more information below) ensure that child placement agencies that operate within a faith tradition are legally allowed to […]

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February 10, 2015

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CTV Spotlight: The Student Statesmanship Institute

Space is filling up for this year’s SSI summer program so sign up today to ensure your attendance! The Student Statesmanship Institute’s Summer Program is an extraordinary, unscripted, and life-transforming experience! Students find themselves in the middle of the action, role-playing as legislators, business owners, attorneys, campaign managers, reporters, or journalists as they participate in […]

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February 3, 2015

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A Challenge To Delegates

By James Muffett, President of CTV Dear Michigan Delegates: Among the great responsibilities you now carry as a Precinct Delegate is the great privilege of selecting the next group of county, district, and state leaders for your political party. I urge all citizens when advocating for your candidate to foster a culture of respect and […]

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December 1, 2014

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Trial on Marriage Update: Response Brief Filed

We applaud Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette for his bold defense of the 2004 Marriage Amendment in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. For now, that decision has affirmed the historic definition of marriage as between a man and a woman by declaring that states have the right to decide the issue. Yesterday, the Attorney […]

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November 24, 2014

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Marriage – Who Decides?

By Jeff Johnson On November 6, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued its long-awaited opinion in six cases from the states of Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky.  The cases involved the issue of same-sex “marriage”, and attempts by same-sex “couples” to force same-sex “marriage” on those states.  More specifically, […]

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November 20, 2014

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An Appeal Has Been Made

Earlier this week, an appeal was made to the US Supreme Court to take up the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision upholding Michigan’s 2004 Marriage Amendment. This is not un-expected. The US Supreme Court will review the request. Since there are competing lower court rulings, it is very possible the Supreme Court will […]

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November 18, 2014

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Stop Elliott-Larsen “Sexual Orientation” Expansion

For many years, CTV has been working with lawmakers and other concerned citizens to oppose amending the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (MCL 37.2102) to include “sexual orientation” as a special protected class. Unfortunately, Republican State Representative Frank Foster has introduced House Bill 5959 which would do just that. All one needs to do is look at […]

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