Monday, June 18, 2007


Dear friends of United Women's Forum,
In regards to the Hate Crime bill now under consideration in the Senate. The newspaper said today that Senator Hatch and Senator Bennett are possible swing voters - meaning they could go the other way. I also realized that now the bill is called "S 1105 (instead of HR 1592) - The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007" It apparently receives a new number in the Senate. I am learning along with all of you. Just to keep you updated. It will need your urgent attention. Call your senators and leave them with your opinions.

Debra Poulsen

Friday, June 15, 2007


United Women's Forum met together on June 13, 2007 to discuss current issues. UWF is a Christian based organization which was formed by Davis County women who are striving to protect the traditional family and freedoms of expression. Their mission statement reads: "United Women's Forum strives to motivate and encourage women of faith to unite and stand together in supporting and defending moral government.""How Can I Make a Difference?" was to topic of this meeting. Lauralee Christensen, voted 2001 Utah Woman Making a Difference, gave several suggestions that women can use to make a difference in the world. "Sincerely pray and ask in faith, expecting God to help you know where and how you are needed," Lauralee said and "reach out to people of faith everywhere. There is strength in numbers." Lauralee spoke about her association with the United Families International organization, which educates through social science research, moral issues such as sexual orientation, cohabitation vs. marriage, pornography, etc. and the force for good that UFI has been in the world through the United Nations. She told of a plaque on the very top of the Washington Monument, the highest structure in Washington DC, which reads: "Praise be to God," symbolizing that God is the very highest source of all that this country represents.Kris Kimball spoke of her recent experience with the Lighted Candle Society which is an organization designed to actively fight the brutality of pornography. She stated that this organization is seeking support for legislation and community awareness to fight this addictive behavior that is running rampant over the internet and the media and encouraged UWF to get involved with Lighted Candle Society to fight this fight.Because the Equal Rights Amendment has returned to the national spotlight, Delane England educated us briefly about the affect ERA legislation would have on our world today. "It is exactly the same (word for word) amendment that failed to pass congress in 1971," Delane stated. A new amendment would change rights of states to have constitutional laws on issues such as divorce, marriage and the military, lawful same sex marriage, draft men and women equally, create federal funding for abortion, enforce Title 9, coed sports, and coed scouts, sororities/fraternities, liberalize sex education in the schools including alternative lifestyle and change social security benefits.Lastly, Debra Poulsen, co-chair of UWF, suggested that we begin to take action against another current issue as well. This bill will soon be up for a vote in the Senate as the "Hate Crime Law." She stated that "HR 1592 legislation, interpreted by the courts, would give more federal protection to crimes committed against homosexuals than crimes committed against other citizens. Liberal courts by-pass words and legislation and interpret to stop freedom of speech with churches, talk programs and other groups or organizations, which they want to squash."Debra suggested that we: 1. sign up to receive email updates from: Family Research Council, Lighted Candle Society and United Families International; 2. educate ourselves; 3, share what we learn with others; 4. forge ahead - one step at a time. Short discussion and questions followed Debra's remarks and it was noted that we should be aware of companies who promote any of these negative issues and boycott them when necessary. Money talks.Meetings will be held the second Wednesday of each month at 10 am. Location will be determined and announced.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Dear Friends of United Women's Forum,
We want to say thanks to all of the women who attended our meeting this morning at the home of Lauralee Christensen. She gave a wonderful presentation on using our individual power to make a difference in the world. We appreciated her thoughts and all that she has done to help in our country and in her efforts in "United Families International". Watch for a brief synopsis of our meeting with some fun pictures to see! Almost like being there! They will be popping up in your inbox soon!!
Just to make another strong push! The Hate Crime Bill HR 1592 needs our immediate attention!!! Some of you asked for the video clip of Tony Perkins the President of "Family Research Council" I'm passing it on. Please take a minute to read the material below and watch the video attachment as well. As we unite together we can make a difference and we hope you will add your voice to the voice of many others so we can have an impact in this issue. Please contact your State Senators!! They will be voting on it soon. Whatever influence you have with family or friends would also be of help. This bill is on the verge of being passed. It has already passed in the House and is now going to the Senate. Again, this is an urgent matter!!! Thank you so much for responding to this. We hope you are all well and having a good summer so far.


Debra Poulsen, Linda Reeves and our Steering Committee ( Lauralee Christensen, Dalane England, Celestia Himstreet, Kaylma Rohrer, Marge Clayton, Leslie Swartwood and Marva Lyman