Nebraska Family Alliance

Photo: Nebraska Family Alliance prayer gathering in May 2019

This is the story of the Nebraska Family Alliance, the lobbying organization that turns Nebraskan conservative Christian fear into law.

They can dish it out

A couple of blocks from Nebraska Family Alliance headquarters in Lincoln is a cafe where most of the employees are queer. It is called Cultiva. NFA employees go to Cultiva all the time. On September 11th, NFA communications specialist Marilyn Synek got yelled at by a Cultiva employee and told to never come back. Read more »

That ye be not Judged

One of very few people invited to attend the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was Nebraska Family Alliance Executive Director Karen Bowling. She was impressed that Kavanaugh would keep a pretty sober face, she told her audience. Not once did he get flustered, not once did he lash back with anger. Read more »

Conversion and Abuse

Nebraska Family Alliance representative Karen Bowling testified in support of conversion therapy before the Nebraska legislature in February 2019. Conversion therapy is the discredited medical practice of trying to make gay people straight. Conversion therapy does not work, but we pay a high price to pretend it does. Read more »

The Meaning of Family

The Family as understood by Nebraska Family Alliance designates a very specific thing: a married man and woman, with children, living out conventional gender roles. The Family is the building block of a certain social order. Above all, it is built on a certain kind of sexuality. NFA is dedicated to enforcing The Family through the law. Read more »

Call to Action: publicize the Board of Directors list by any means you have. Encourage accountability for the damage they have caused.