When Murder is Disguised as Compassion

Euthanasiaby Pastor Seth Polk

There is an ongoing struggle for life in the United States. Sometimes those who value life, and desire to honor and protect it from its natural conception to its natural death, wonder if any progress is being made at all, and if it really matters in the big picture of the world. I can assure you it does. What is at stake, is not only the value of an unborn child, but the value of life at every stage.

In the country of Belgium, euthanasia is legal for people over the age of 18. Now, the government is considering extending this to children who are in pain, and also to adults who have early dementia. An article appeared in The Washington Post recently about this. In it, the slippery slope toward death is readily apparent. People are weighing in on the debate from all over the world. John Harris, a professor of bioethics at the University of Manchester said, “It’s unfair to provide euthanasia differentially to some citizens and not to others (children) if the need is equal.” Professor Harris and those who agree with him are advocating for murder, on the basis of fairness, and disguising it as compassion.

This is outrageous, and illogical thinking. The Christian Democratic Flemish party is opposing the legislation and has pledged to challenge it in the European Court of Human Rights if it were to pass. The legislation takes the position that if a child is in pain, it is permissible to take the life of that child. If an adult has the onset of dementia, it is permissible to take the life of that adult. [Read more...]

Pedophilia is Already Accepted by Society

crying childSometimes I get weary of writing about certain topics because they conjure images that should never exist. Not tempting images but repulsive images that bring mental and emotional anguish at the fact of their existence. Pedophilia is one such topic that I would be happy to never consider or contemplate ever again. Unfortunately though, it is a problem, a problem that is increasing thanks to the rise of homosexual acceptance.

While many are quick to condemn pedophilia, and rightly so, few can explain why it is morally wrong. Perhaps part of that is because our collective sense of morality is under constant assault by politically correct rhetoric steeped in narrative that confuses us. After a while our moral senses become dull and the lines of absolute morality begin to shift and blur. After an extended period of time of being told we are our own source of truth we can actually start to believe it.

The reality is that pedophilia is morally wrong for a number of reasons, least of which is that it puts the well being of innocent children below the sexual gratification of adults. If sex were an essential to life perhaps this discussion would take a different tone, I doubt it. But sex is not essential to life, therefore placing the sexual desires of an adult above protecting the innocence and well being of children is evil.

In discussing the moral structure of pedophilia, Anthony Esolen, writing at The Public Discourse reiterates the fact that condemnation of pedophilia is largely dependent on emotional narrative and sentiment rather than sound moral truth. He writes: [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.

Adult Stem Cells: Modern Day Miracles

The video below will speak for itself and I highly encourage you to watch it. Why do we talk about adult stem cells? The main reason is that they are ethical stem cells taken from the cells of adult human beings. UNlike embryonic stem cells that involve destroying human embryos, adult stem cells do not involve death at all. The fact is, adult stems cells have saved thousands of people from a wide range of illnesses, some of them life threatening. Our government continues to push embryonic stem cells even though it is a complete and utter failure. Not one person has ever been helped due to embryonic stem cells. But as Tony, from this video says, adult stem cells are “the future of medicine.” Click here for original article. If the video below doesn’t appear automatically, please refresh your browser.

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.

Adult Stem Cells Continue to Make Medical History

A recent article states: “A study published last week has shown that adult stem cells derived from ethical sources can be used to create living tissues that imitate the developing human brain.  In their findings, published in the science journal Nature, researchers asserted that, by using human stem cells derived from skin cells, they were able to assemble brain-like pieces of living tissue.  These stem cells could prove to be an invaluable resource for the study and treatment of various neuro-developmental disorders.”

I encourage you to read the rest of the article to learn how adult stem cells continue to make medical history and provide hope for curing diseases. What is also shocking is that our government continues to fund embryonic stem cell research which is a complete failure. To date ESC have not helped one single person while adult stem cells have helped thousands and continues to gain ground in medical treatments. I suppose when we live under the most pro abortion president in history, with a culture of death prevalent, not even failing research is a reason to admit defeat. Using the cells of aborted babies for research and the money associated is evidently enough satisfaction for some. Click here for original article.

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.

Florida Case Could Make Adult Sex with 14 Year Olds Legal

Kaitlyn HuntThe story of 18 year old Kaitlyn Hunt being arrested for engaging in a sexual relationship with a 14 year old at her school is making waves nationwide. But it doesn’t seem to be Kaitlyn’s age that is the cause of so much controversy. After all, in Florida, where this incident is unfolding, many have been arrested and convicted under the statutory rape laws of the state. It seems to be the fact that Kaitlyn is gay and the “other person” is a young girl that is causing heartburn for so many.

If this was an 18 year old boy and a young girl there would be no outrage and no controversy. This is especially true since many others have been arrested and convicted under Florida law that puts the age of consent at 16 years. But since Kaitlyn and her “girlfriend” are homosexual an entire campaign has been built to get the authorities to “stop the hate” and drop the charges.

My first concern is that this shows the obvious double standard among the homosexual community over statutory rape laws. How many states have these laws? How many people have been prosecuted under these same laws? The attempt to make this about sexual orientation is smoke and mirrors intended to distract from the real focal point of the creeping movement to normalize pedophilia in our country.

The effort to paint this as some sort of homophobic smear campaign against Kaitlyn simply for being gay has been blasted by authorities and others involved in the case. The state attorney for Florida’s 19th circuit said: [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.

Confused About Stem Cells: Start Here

The discussion over stem cells matters for anyone claiming to be pro-life. it is not pro-life to kill viable human embryos for the sake of research, yet many companies do this in order to seek cures for illness and disease. To date, not one person has ever been helped through the use of destructive stem cells. And while adult stem cells continue to rack up an impressive list of people helped, illnesses and diseases treated or cured, our government keeps throwing money at destructive stem cell research while ignoring adult stem cells. But many people are still not sure what stem cells are or why they should care. So here is a primer of sorts to get you acclimated to the discussion. It begins with this:

“Much of the confusion over stem cell research involves misunderstanding of terms, so let’s begin with some definitions. Stem cells are immature cells that are undifferentiated (i.e., they have not yet ‘decided’ what kind of cell to be). A stem cell divides into two cells: (1) a duplicate of itself and (2) a cell that develops into a more specialized cell type (i.e., an eye, liver, skin or blood cell). Since stem cells replace themselves every time they divide, they are capable of long-term self-renewal.” Click here for original article.

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.

Pre-Teen Forced to Abort Baby After Adult Male Rapes Her

Several media outlets are reporting this tragic incident where “a pre-teen was raped,  impregnated and coerced into aborting her child. The girl’s attacker brought her to Planned Parenthood, where she lied about how she was impregnated and subsequently had an abortion. It was August 2012 when the preteen told clinic workers that her 14-year-old boyfriend was the baby’s father — a lie that was apparently told to protect the adult male who had perpetrated the crime. It wasn’t until six weeks later that she told authorities what really happened. As a result, in April, Luis Gonztalez-Jose, 31, pleaded guilty to second-degree rape of a child.”

My question is, what do you expect? Planned Parenthood has been caught on tape helping to conceal rape and sex trafficking and yet our government under President Obama keeps throwing money at them (our money) while thanking God for them. This should anger and outrage every sane, moral person in the country. Yet Planned Parenthood and their affiliates proudly tell Americans how much they care about women. Incidentally, this is why I don’t support Susan G. Komen, The United Way, the Girl Scouts, or any other organization I hear works with Planned Parenthood. I don’t want any more of my money going to these criminals. Click here for original article.

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.

Graphic Sex-Ed Cartoons Rejected by Major Newspapers

A recent report shares the following: “This week, both the New York Times and Washington Post rejected a full-page advertisement from American Life League as ‘too graphic’ and ‘shocking’ for their adult readers.’” But before you say a hearty “good for them” to the statement, please understand where the content of these adds that were rejected for their graphic content came from.

American Life League (ALL) is an organization seeking to expose the danger of Planned Parenthood’s sexual indoctrination of kids in schools. The content they put together for their adds, the ones rejected by major newspapers for being “too graphic” came straight from the pages of materials Planned Parenthood distributes to kids in public schools. So, in conclusion, the material is “too graphic” for adult readers, but is suitable for elementary school kids and is being funded by our tax dollars. Good luck making sense out of that nonsensical garbage. Click here for original article.

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.

Adult Stem Cells – Win!

by Nathan A. Cherry, 09/06/2012

FRCBlog.com: “Heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States. Barry Brown knows what it’s like to fight against heart disease. And he knows what it’s like to win, with adult stem cells. A fitness instructor most of his adult life, he started noticing problems in 2007. Turns out, he’d had a heart attack and suffered significant heart damage. In a clinical trial at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, Barry got a dose of his own bone marrow adult stem cells as part of the treatment for his severe heart disease. Three years later, Barry ran and completed a half-marathon—13 grueling miles to show he was back in fighting shape. His comeback amazed even his doctor. As Barry says, his own recovery and all the other stories out there ‘are proof that adult stem cell research isn’t a waste of money.’” This is why I continue to scratch my head over our government’s support of embryonic stem cells, which kill viable human embryos. Not one person has ever been helped in any way through the use of embryonic stem cells, yet thousands have been helped and cured through adult stem cells. Why would you want to fund a failure instead of doing something that has a proven track record of success in helping people? Click here for original article.

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.

That Pesky Stem Cell Debate Seems to be Settled. Guess Who Won?

by Nathan A. Cherry, 07/27/2012

adult stem cellI’ve long been interested in the stem cell debate. I don’t know if it’s a fascination with the ability to recreate organs and cure diseases or simply my morbid curiosity over the staunch liberal support of the utterly failed embryonic stem cell research. Either way I have done my best to stay apprised of what is happening in this debate as it pertains to my desire to see life defended. After all, one thing is certain, embryonic stem cell research destroys viable human embryos, which is tantamount to murder.

What I never could figure out is why the government would choose to fund something that was a complete failure. Former president George W. Bush refused to force tax payers to fund embryonic stem cell research because it violates the religious and moral convictions of so many pro-life Americans. President Obama has had no such trouble and has funneled millions toward the research.

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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.