Engaging Weekend: Girls Should Use Private Bathroom at School, Colorado College Invents New Genders, New York City Mayor Opposes Care Pregnancy Centers

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High school: Girls should avoid restroom if they’re bothered by transgender boy in the stalls

The future of our politically correct public schools is so backwards it’s hard to imagine. The case of a “transgender” boy in Colorado using the girls’ bathroom and being accused of harassing female students is just the beginning. The school has denied any harassment took place, threatened the girls complaining with hate crimes for speaking out, and then concluded the matter was closed when police could not get any of the girls to talk. If that sounds strange wait until you hear what the school suggests the girls do if they are bothered by having a boy in their bathroom. “What the school officials have told the girls is that in order to maintain their privacy they can use a single restroom at the office which is not always available and is some distance from a lot of classes.” That’s right. The school told the majority that they should use a private bathroom while the single minority is given free access to the public school bathroom. And while transgender people scream with anger when such a suggestion is given in order to accommodate them, the school seems happy with such a solution for their large majority of girls. What happens when 200 girls want to use that bathroom? Absurdity at its finest. Click here for original article.

Colorado College lists five genders, including ‘queer,’ on applications [Read more...]

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Engaging Weekend: Baptists in Kentucky Consider Hiring Homosexuals, Court Reinstates Texas Abortion Laws, Rally Held to Expose Abortion in ObamaCare

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Hiring of homosexual employees being considered by Ky. Baptist child care agency

A Baptist ministry to children is considering changing its hiring policy to allow for hiring homosexuals. A recent article states: “The president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s children’s services agency has recommended that the organization amend its hiring practices to ban discrimination against homosexuals, according to a PowerPoint presentation posted on the agency’s website… Trustees were scheduled to vote on the proposal during their Nov. 8 meeting. One trustee, Rick Fyffe, resigned in protest. Another, Stan Spees, is being threatened with removal from the board for voicing his opposition publicly to the change.” The heart of the issue is…federal funding. The ministry receives most of its annual budget from the federal government and while it won’t openly admit that funding is the issue, it is clear that such is the case. The embattled president of the ministry said: “A church or religious organization can hire all Christians and hold them to their standards…but they cannot accept state/federal monies. Sunrise cannot meet the needs of today’s abused and neglected children without public assistance.” First, he is dead wrong. The federal government cannot discriminate in handing out funds just because an organization is religious and adheres to the tenets of its faith. Second, you cannot serve God and money. This is a sad situation in which a leader appears willing to compromise his convictions in order to secure money. What next? Click here for the original article.

Federal appeals court reinstates most of Texas’ abortion restrictions [Read more...]

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Engaging Weekend: New Effort to Celebrate Abortion Nationwide, Your Tax Dollars Supporting Abortion and Planned Parenthood, Pray for the Persecuted Church

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Campaign seeks to eliminate stigma of abortion with personal stories

You know what we need to do? We need to have book clubs and dinner parties to celebrate our abortions. Don’t you think? Well, at least one group is calling for women to do just that. They want to “start a new conversation” about abortion that will de-stigmatize it and instead, celebrate it. A recent article states: “Across the country, pro-abortion activists are calling for women to spark a personal, “new conversation about abortion access” in an effort to de-stigmatize the practice…The campaign’s website suggests activists host a ‘casual get-together,’ a ‘dinner or dessert party,’ have a book [club] to discuss the book ‘1 in 3: These Are Our Stories,’ and/or set up a table on campus or in the community to get the conversation going.” Hey, I’m in. I want to de-stigmatize abortion as well. I want to remove the idea that it is “healthcare,” or that it’s a woman’s body and therefore her choice when there is another unique human being involved. However, the thought of thinking that abortion is no different than running errands, changing clothes, or buying a new computer is patently false and offensive. We should be appalled that anyone would want us to think nothing of the murder of innocent children. Click here for original article.

Your Tax Dollars Will Fund Abortions and Planned Parenthood Under Obamacare, Here’s How [Read more...]

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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.

Engaging Weekend: Dead Baby Found In Teen’s Bag Inside Manhattan Victoria’s Secret, Same-sex marriages to begin Monday in NJ, Planned Parenthood Tells Teens Nothing Wrong With Multiple Sex Partners

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 Dead Baby Found In Teen’s Bag Inside Manhattan Victoria’s Secret

A shocking story out of New York City happened over the weekend when police, stopping a young woman suspected of shoplifting at a Victoria’s Secret store, found the body of a dead infant in her bag. The woman told police she gave birth to the child and “didn’t know what to do” so she carried the lifeless body in her shopping bag while shopping. The young woman has shown no remorse or even sense of shame for such a cruel act. But how can we expect people to care when Planned Parenthood continues to tell us that these are not babies, just non-living fetuses, or blobs of cells? A subsequent article states that the child was born alive, asphyxiated, and then carried around in a bag. While the young woman has not yet been charged with murder, it seems hypocritical to charge her with doing what abortionists do every day. What’s the difference between a doctor killing the child or the mother doing it? This is the ironic world we live in when it’s legal for one person to kill a child but illegal for another to kill the same child. Click here for original article.

Same-sex marriages to begin Monday in NJ [Read more...]

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.

Engaging Weekend: Cheerleader Sentenced for Sex with Underage Girlfriend, City Tells residents to Remove “God Bless America” Sign from Yards,

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FORMER HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER WHO HAD SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH UNDERAGE GIRLFRIEND MEETS HER LEGAL FATE

The case of an 18 year old girl who had a sexual relationship with a 14 year old girl seems resolved. Under Florida’s statutory rape laws 19\8 year old Kaitlyn Hunt was charged with crimes stemming from her sexual relationship with a 14 year old class mate. Some thought the state was going after Hunt for being a lesbian, but her defense was unable to prove such charges since Florida prosecutes anyone involved in a sexual relationship with a minor. A recent article explains the plea deal Hunt agreed to: “The charges, as CNN reports, are: two counts of misdemeanor battery, one count of misdemeanor contributing to the dependency of a child and two counts of felony interference with child custody. Previously, Hunt was facing up to 15 years in jail if the case went to trial. As a result of a deal brokered between her attorneys and prosecutors, the teen will spend four months in jail and will serve two subsequent years of house arrest and nine months of probation.” Many believed this case, if not handled properly could lead to legalized pedophilia in Florida, but, thankfully, the outcome prevents that. Click here for original article.

CITY DEMANDS RESIDENTS REMOVE ‘GOD BLESS AMERICA’ SIGNS FROM THEIR FRONT YARDS [Read more...]

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.

Engaging Weekend: Democrats Vote to Fund ObamaCare and Abortion, New Jersey Judge Allows Gay Marriage, Obama Asks for Pastor Saeed to be Released

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Senate Democrats Block Republicans’ Effort to Defund Pro-Abortion Obamacare

The Senate voted on Friday to return funding for ObamaCare to the continuing resolution bill. A recent article states: “With the Senate voting 54-44 on a party-line vote today, Senate Democrats blocked an effort by Republicans to de-fund the Obamacare legislation that pro-life groups oppose because it will fund abortions and presents rationing concerns.” What this means is that every Democrat voted to fund ObamaCare and force the horrible legislation on Americans once again; including forcing Americans to fund abortions. Even though a super majority of Americans despise ObamaCare and want it repealed, Democrats don’t seem to care about the wishes of the American people. Furthermore, this means that Sen. Joe Manchin can never again claim to be pro-life. This is without a doubt a heavily pro-abortion bill that anyone claiming to be pro-life could not support. Evidently Manchin likes to tell West Virginians he is pro-life and then support abortion funding with his vote. Now we know where he stands. Click here for original article.

New Jersey judge allows same-sex marriage; state plans appeal [Read more...]

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.

Engaging Weekend: ObamaCare Heading to the Supreme Court, Republican Led House Votes to Defund ObamaCare, Hotel Couple Has to Sell After Harassment from LGBT Community

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When, not if: Conflicting court rulings set up an ObamaCare decision at the Supreme Court

The ObamaCare HHS mandate is getting trounced in federal court. The last I heard the ratio was 27-7, in which the HHS mandate has lost 27 times. Dozens more lawsuits against the mandate are pending which leads to the conclusion that it will inevitably end p before the Supreme Court. A recent article highlights two cases that could expedite this fact: “On Thursday, Alliance Defending Freedom asked the high court to hear arguments in the case of a Mennonite cabinetmaker who opposes the mandate on religious grounds, but whose request for religious accommodation was denied by the Third Circuit in July. Meanwhile, the Obama administration has only until September 25 to decide whether to ask the Supreme Court to review the Tenth Circuit’s ruling against the mandate in the high-profile Hobby Lobby case, which it appealed in federal court on Tuesday.” One can only guess what the Supreme Court will say about the HHS mandate. The very fact that it is called a mandate suggests the federal government has power to compel Americans to purchase something. Yet the Constitution expressly forbids such practices by the government. The Constitution also protects the religious freedom and consciences of Americans by ensuring no one is forced to violate their convictions. The HHS mandate violates all these constitutional principles. Click here for original article.

House votes to fund government through mid-December, defund ObamaCare [Read more...]

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.

Engaging Weekend: Legendary Rock Star Defends Tim Tebow, Facebook Post About Islam Gets Employee in Trouble, Most HIV Cases Linked to Gay Sex

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LEGENDARY ROCK STAR EVISCERATES MEDIA IN BOLD DEFENSE OF TIM TEBOW

It’s not often that I agree with KISS front man Gene Simmons. But when I do, it’s when he stands up for Tim Tebow being a Christian. Simmons recently unloaded on the media for constantly harassing Tebow simply for being a Christian with values. He said: “He’s got a religious passion, as well he should, we’re in America…He’s proud to be a Christian, what’s wrong with that? And yet, with sports media and pop culture media, they make fun of his religion. Really? In America? If he was wearing a burqa, they wouldn’t dare say anything. But if you’re a Christian, you get to be picked on?…The guy’s got family values. I never saw the media picking on Michael Vick for torturing dogs. Or this other football player, who’s alleged to have killed, committed murder. That’s ‘cool.’ But a guy who’s religious and has got family values isn’t ‘cool?’ He’s cool to me.” This statement is emblematic of media today who find no trouble in poking fun at Christians, but call anyone poking fun at Islam a bigot. Such hypocrisy is the result of a politically correct agenda intended to drive God out of the public. Click here for original article.

COUNTY EMPLOYEE FACES DISCIPLINE FOR POST CRITICAL OF ISLAM HE MADE ON HIS PRIVATE FACEBOOK PAGE [Read more...]

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.

Engaging Weekend: The 21 States That Ban Abortion Coverage in Insurance, Survey Says Evangelicals Threaten Workplace Harmony, California Bill Threatens Youth Organizations

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21 States Ban Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Does Yours?

The info-graphic in this article shows all the states that ban abortion coverage in insurance plans. Of the 21 states that do so, West Virginia is not one. The article also states: “Thirty-three percent of women who had abortions in 2008 were uninsured, 30 percent had private health insurance and 31 percent were enrolled in Medicaid, according to a 2010 Guttmacher Institute report. Nevertheless, 57 percent of these women paid for their abortions out of pocket, including 63 percent of those with private insurance. Women with insurance coverage pay for abortions for several reasons, including having plans that won’t cover it, not knowing what their insurance benefits are, or wanting to keep an abortion secret from family members….” Many pro-abortion advocates believe banning abortion from insurance is a way to make abortion services harder to obtain, limited, and ultimately end abortion. They fail however to see the conscience and religious convictions protections in such a policy. They see no middle ground in allowing people with religious or conscience convictions against abortion being allowed to opt out of such coverage so that none of their money is put toward abortion services. This shows their motive of demanding acceptance and support for abortion from everyone, regardless of whether your conscience or religious convictions stand opposed. Click here for original article.

New Survey: Evangelicals threaten workplace harmony [Read more...]

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.

Engaging Weekend: Court Says Homosexual Rights Trump Religious Convictions, Law Prof Says Supreme Court Will Redefine Marriage, Churches Change Constitutions After Gay Marriage Ruling

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Christian Photographer Loses Gay Wedding Case

The outcome of this case should send chills down the spine of every person of faith. The government has, for the first time that I am aware of, decided that the religious convictions of American citizens is not a guaranteed right of the Constitution. Rather than being an inalienable right our religious convictions are now determined by the government and a “price” we must pay. Here’s what a recent article said about this court decision: “In a unanimous decision handed down Thursday, the court said the refusal violated the state’s Human Rights Act, stating there’s a ‘price’ to pay for faith that involves ‘compromising’ one’s beliefs. It rejected arguments that the law violated Elaine Huguenin’s free exercise of religion. Huguenin, who runs Elane Photography, had refused to do the ceremony in 2006 because it went against her beliefs.” The court has decided that a Christian cannot decline to render services, such as photography, in order to avoid violating their religious convictions. The court has now elevated homosexuality above the religious convictions of Christians. There will no doubt be a chilling effect of this court’s decision felt nationwide as other similar cases are still being litigated. This case will also make its way to the Supreme Court where, we pray, religious convictions will once again be protected as they should be. Click here for original article.

Law Professor: ‘The Supreme Court Will Grant Same-Sex Marriage In All 50 States’ [Read more...]

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.