Video: Children React to Homosexual Marriage Proposal’s (And the lesson it teaches)

The video below is priceless in my opinion. It is the reaction of children as they watch gay marriage proposals. The looks on their faces and their comments are worth a thousand words. Some show a very innocent and genuine surprise over what they are watching while other look almost bored like they’ve seen this a thousand times before.

Watch the video below and see for yourself. If the video doesn’t appear automatically please refresh your browser.

While we might watch this video and derive some inward satisfaction knowing that left to themselves and nature children will generally resist the idea that homosexuality is “normal.” What we cannot be quick to do is ignore the warnings this video provides. [Read more...]

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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...]

Reality Check: Polygamy and Polyamory Will Be Legalized Next

PolyamoryHere’s a phrase I’ve said countless of times and will continue to repeat: If the government redefines marriage for homosexuals it will have to continue redefining marriage for other groups or be guilty of the same discrimination it now accuses traditional marriage supporters of.

I want you to memorize that statement and come to terms with the reality of its truth. The government cannot simply redefine marriage one time for homosexuals and then say, “There, now everyone’s happy.” For starters polygamists and polyamory advocates will be the first to stand up and say, “No, we’re not happy at all.” They will then begin an even greater push – because they are already pushing to some degree – for their relationships to be legally recognized.

And what ground will the government then have to deny them the right to “marry” and gain legal status? The moral ground? Please, they will have surrendered that ground along with the traditional definition of marriage. Besides, what would possibly be the basis for the government’s “moral ground”? If the definition of marriage is not inherently and morally tied to the traditional one man one woman definition, what possible moral objection could be raised against other “alternative lifestyles,” and “loving couples who just want to get married”?

None. [Read more...]

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What the Virginia Governor’s Race Teaches Us

A recent article states: “According to the exit poll published by CNN, Cuccinelli defeated McAuliffe among married women 51 percent to 42 percent…Cuccinelli also defeated McAuliffe among married men, 50 percent to 44 percent…Thus, according to the exit poll, Cuccinelli was the clear victor among married people (defeating McAuliffe 50 percent to 43 percent among this demographic), and was slightly more popular among married women than among married men.”

The lesson is that marriage provides a very different picture of life than being single does. A person’s entire worldview can change via marriage, and change again when children come into the picture. This is the reason President Obama concentrated much of his campaign efforts on the young, single demographic. It’s also why many polls show strong support for life, traditional marriage, and religious freedom among older, married demographics.

If we ever hope to see change happen in our country we must make an intentional effort to teach our kids. Liberal groups are doing all they can to teach our kids and exit polls show they are doing a great job. At some point we have to counter those efforts with our own effort to impart conservative, biblical, moral truth to our kids. It obviously makes a difference. Click here for original article.

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Are We Entering “A Brave New World”?

Brave New WorldIf you’ve read Aldous Huxley’s near prophetic tale “A Brave New World” you are familiar with the term Bokanovsky’s Process.

For those unfamiliar with this term let me explain. Bokanovsky’s Process refers to a process of creating children that does not involve humans. The process allows the controllers and creators to manipulate every aspect of conception including eye and hair color, height, weight, and intelligence. So precise is the process that there is no need for a mother and father.

In fact, the concepts of mother and father are so foreign in this tale that just the mention of the word elicits expressions of horror from the young students receiving an education.

You see, in this tale the children are not raised by families, mothers, and fathers, in homes where they can be taught the values of their parents. Children are raised by the collective in institutions; where they are “taught” the “correct” version of everything from history to the reason for their social status. So engrained are these ideals that trying to work against them is like trying to breathe without inhaling oxygen.

These children are taught that they should never aspire to be anything other than what they are, to loathe those in lower social classes, that promiscuity is normal, and that “everyone belongs to everyone else.” Does that sound familiar? It was not too long ago that Melissa Harris-Perry said the same thing. She told the world parents need to stop thinking of their children as just theirs, and start considering that children belong to the community. [Read more...]

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Morality and Marriage Equal Economic Prosperity

family povertyMuch has been written here and in other venues regarding the deplorable state of the traditional family.  No, I’m not saying that all traditional families are in deplorable shape.  What I am addressing is the lower and lower percentage of children being born into traditional families in America.

There are a lot of different moral arguments that can be made for why this is happening.  Things like the general breakdown of morality, the promotion of sex in every possible form and the promiscuity that it has bred, and the blatant encouragement of our youth to “explore” their sexuality far earlier than is advisable. Not to mention the decimation of the necessary underpinning of the marriage relationship that keeps sex within its boundaries where it is safe, loving, and natural as an expression of love for one’s spouse.

But let’s suppose – for a moment – that we are speaking with someone who chooses to “blow off” all of these extremely important aspects to the problem.  How do we demonstrate the evils of out-of-wedlock childbirth?

The Gartman Report, a newsletter targeting investors and traders in the stock market, tends to lean toward the conservative side of the political spectrum, but for the sake of their subscribers, is also careful to examine issues from all angles. [Read more...]

About Tom Stark

Tom Stark began writing for the Engage Family Minute blog in February 2012. As a small business owner Tom is passionate about the intersection of faith and politics in the life of Christians and the community around him. Having been touched by both the abortion issue and the issue of homosexuality in his own family, Tom is passionate about defending the lives of the unborn and upholding Biblical Truth. Tom also writes for www.westvirginiaconservative.com

Do You Have Fecundophobia?

A recent article explains: “In her recent article at The Federalist, Hemingway points to a headline in the sports blog Deadspin about San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, whose wife is about to give birth to their seventh child—unusual, perhaps, in these days of ‘family planning,’ but definitely not weird.” Well, not unless you have a phobia known as “fecundophobia.” Never heard of it? The article goes on to explain what it is:

“…fecundophobia, the irrational fear of—or, better, contempt for—people who have lots of kids. In other words, those who don’t like people unusually fertile or fecund.” In a culture that now sees children as a punishment or curse, those with large families are looked at as strange. And yet it was not long ago that an average family would easily have 5, 7 or 10 children. The culture of death spread by people like Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, has taken such a hold that even those who believe children are indeed a “blessing and a gift” are thought odd. Sad, isn’t it? Click here for original article.

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Considering Adoption as a Pro-Life Cause

Many Americans proudly claim to be pro-life. A majority of Americans in fact now claim to be pro-life. But I wonder how many have ever considered adoption? This aspect of being pro-life is essential in order to have a fully developed pro-life outlook. We cannot place all our efforts into saving the lives of unborn children while ignoring the plight of those already born. This makes the criticism that pro-lifers only care about unborn children all the more credible.

To be sure there is cause for caution in adopting. A recent article explains: “Some evangelicals are so enamored of international adoption as a mission of spiritual salvation — for the child and the adoptive parents — that they have closed their eyes to adoption-related fraud and trafficking, and have not fully embraced alternatives that would help orphans find loving families in their home countries.” Then again, we cannot close our eyes to the fact that many children are being trafficked either. The bottom line is that if we are going to be pro-life, we must care about every life, born and unborn. But like any good conviction it has to come with action, not just words. 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.

ObamaCare Exchange Website Calls Unborn Child a Child!

If the ObamaCare exchange website calls an unborn child a child, why is abortion legal? That is the question that ought to be asked of the president. His own insurance exchange says that for the purpose of accurate pricing they need to know if a woman is pregnant, so they can count the unborn child as a person in the pricing plan. If that is so, why does our president support the murder of unborn children? Here is what a colleague in Connecticut sent me as she learned of the information the exchange in her state was seeking:

There is one other question on this page listed under “Optional Information”: “For detailed pricing, please provide the optional information below. Is the applicant pregnant?” Next to the question mark after “pregnant” is a black background question mark tool tip. Just wondering what this was about, I placed my mouse over the tool tip and lo-and-behold, the following message appeared:

Select ‘Yes’ for any female who is expecting a baby. Unborn children are counted as members of her household, so this information helps determine if she is eligible for help with health care costs. Medicaid also has rules to help pregnant women.

Read that again. Unborn children—not “fetuses,” “uterine contents,” “products of pregnancy,” “clump of cells,” “blob of tissue,” or any of the other euphemismsfrequently used by those who profess to be pro-choice on abortion. Nor is Access Health CT the only Obamacare exchange that uses the term “unborn children.” Massachusetts pioneered the system of a health care exchange, guaranteed issue, an individual mandate, and subsidies for low and moderate income people that became the model for Obamacare. The Massachusetts Health Connector website also refers to “unborn child(ren)”:

How many people are in your family? (Include unborn child(ren) if someone is pregnant.)

Moreover, a woman can claim the extra family member as soon as she has a confirmed pregnancy—no waiting for a trimester or two. So for the purpose of determining family size for the health care exchanges, Obamacare declares unborn children, even at the earliest stages of life, to be full-fledged persons, so that pregnant women and their families can qualify for increased subsidies and cost-sharing on the exchanges.

Our president is now admitting that he supports the legalized murder of unborn children. Is that acceptable? 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.

The Desires of Deviant Adults for Our Children

pedophileSeveral months ago in the course of commenting on the general issue of homosexual marriage and how it can do damage on so many levels, I mentioned that one of the major points for potential damage that official approval for this ignoble choice was that it opened the door for other self-interested minority lifestyles to jump on the bandwagon in an effort to carve out some more “protected class” territory for their belief-system.

Right along the same path homosexuals took, those who support “intergenerational romance” – a sick euphemism for pedophilia – are coming out of the woodwork, the closet, from under the rocks, or other dark places to proclaim that they no longer need protection for consenting adults to engage in lurid abnormal sexual escapades.  Now all they need is “consenting” anyone….man, woman,  girl, boy, it matters not the age.  As long as they “consent” there should be no limits on such behavior and it should all be accepted as normal by society as a whole.

According to an article from Matt Barber, the poster child for this is Kaitlyn Hunt.  The student from Florida was charged with repeatedly committing sexual assault on a 14 year old.  As Barber relates, [Read more...]

About Tom Stark

Tom Stark began writing for the Engage Family Minute blog in February 2012. As a small business owner Tom is passionate about the intersection of faith and politics in the life of Christians and the community around him. Having been touched by both the abortion issue and the issue of homosexuality in his own family, Tom is passionate about defending the lives of the unborn and upholding Biblical Truth. Tom also writes for www.westvirginiaconservative.com