Engaging Weekend: Kirk Cameron Bashed, Jerry Sandusky and Homosexuals, Religious Freedom and a Government Shut Down

 by Nathan A. Cherry, 08/06/2012

Engaging Weekend is a collection of articles you might have missed over the weekend. But we think they are worth taking a look at to stay informed.

Cameron Still Facing Backlash for Marriage Views

Long before Chick-Fil-A joined the marriage debate with their support of traditional marriage, actor Kirk Cameron was being attacked for his Christian view. CBN News reports: “Cameron has been under fire from homosexual rights groups since March when he told CNN’s Piers Morgan that he believes homosexuality is ‘unnatural’ and ‘detrimental.’” Of course Cameron is only quoting from Romans chapter 1 when he says homosexuality is unnatural, just like the Apostle Paul said in this powerful passage. In other words, Kirk Cameron is stating his belief in what the Bible says according to his faith and is being attacked for it. Does that sound like free speech and religious freedom to you? Click here for original article.


Across the world leaders and ordinary people alike have condemned the actions of Jerry Sandusky for abusing boys while at Penn. State University. But do you know who has not condemned his actions? Homosexuals. It’s a curious silence from the gay community regarding the atrocious actions of Sandusky for which he received the equivalent to a life/death sentence. WND.com comments: “To my knowledge, homosexual activists have been strangely silent over this case, and one reason could be that there is a much higher percentage — not total number — of homosexual pedophiles as compared to heterosexual pedophiles, while at the same time, some of the great gay icons in recent and past history have extolled ‘consensual pederasty.” This is indeed one of the secrets the homosexual community wishes to keep hidden from public view, that homosexuality does lead to pedophilia and homosexuals are perhaps more likely to engage in pedophilia than heterosexuals. Click here for original article.

Religious Liberty Fight Could Shut Down the Government?

The battle to defend religious liberty and conscience is not over yet. Many people and organizations have been fighting valiantly to secure protections for religious objectors to President Obama’s HHS insurance mandate that is now in effect and demands that people pay for contraception, sterilization and abortifacients. But the fight just got more interesting as conscience protection language has been attached to a “must pass” bill to fund the government in the coming year. A recent report states: “Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Service and Education introduced conscience protections in his subcommittee’s 2013 appropriations bill that funds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This will surely instigate a battle as these conscience protections against the HHS mandate are tied to what is being called ‘must-pass legislation’ to keep the government operating.” Click here for original article.

The “Homosexual Parent” Study and The Weekly Standard, Part 2: Making Molehills out of Mountains

Maybe you haven’t paid much attention to the parenting study recently released by sociologist Mark Regnerus. You should. It has cost him a lot as the university he works at is now investigating him on trumped up academic charges and he is a media and social media topic of (abusive) discussion. The reason Regnerus is so hated at this time is because the conclusion of his study is that children raised in homosexual homes are more disadvantaged than those raised by a mother and a father. FRC’s Peter Sprigg ha a great article on the results of Regnerus’ study. He writes: “Recently, I posted a piece responding to last week’s Weekly Standard cover story describing the attacks upon sociologist Mark Regnerus. His recent article in the journal Social Science Research showed that children of homosexual parents (that is, young adults who reported that a parent had a same-sex romantic relationship while they were growing up) suffer disadvantages relative to children in a variety of other family situations.” Click here for original article.

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

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