Roe V. Wade Will Be Overturned

One of the greatest judicial mistakes in US history was the Roe V. Wade decision to legalize abortion. This decision has been blasted by everyone from pro-life to human rights advocates for government over reach, human rights violations and absurdity. Pro-lifers believe the decision will be overturned, perhaps sooner rather than later. A recent article shared three common sense reason the decision must, and will fall.

Writing at LifeNews.com, Paul Stark says that Roe V. Wade will “buckle under the weight of reason, of democracy, and of human rights.” Each explanation is a concise pillar of support for overturning the decision. As science advances we are increasingly aware of the humanity of the unborn. As government over reach becomes a greater problem we are drawn to states’ rights and the liberty of each state to decide what is best – by the people, for the people. Without the need for government intrusion. Knowing the human rights violations taking place worldwide causes us to defend with greater rigor the rights of the weakest, most vulnerable of our society. The unborn are no doubt that greatest of this class. We look forward to the day when this decision falls. 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.

Was the Decision of the Supreme Court Wrong Regarding Marriage?

GavelIf this is not one of those issues over which I am very likely to receive a number of dissenting comments there never has been one (and those that have followed my messages for a while know that is not true).

The reason for anticipated dissent is that I believe that the Supreme Court [may have] got the issue of the Defense of Marriage Act right, according to the construction of the U.S. Constitution for several reasons.

First, The Constitution requires that a state honor the public determinations of every other state.

Article. IV.

Section. 1.

Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof. [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

Parents Sue Over Toddler’s Sex Reassignment Surgery

A recent article shares the details of a family that is suing the state of South Carolina for performing unnecessary sex reassignment surgery on a 16 month old toddler. The article states: ”‘The doctors knew that sex assignment surgeries on infants … poses a significant risk of imposing a gender that is ultimately rejected by the patient,’ attorneys claim in the suit…’That was a permanent, irreversible decision that was not theirs to make.’”

This child was born with male and female sexual organs and doctors decided to remove the male organs and essential make the child a female. Here’s the logical result of creating a culture of fluid sexuality. People become quick to make decisions that have lasting implications and could even be a mistake. Now, at 8 years old, this child has decided he wants to be a boy. Truly I feel sorry for this child as his sexuality was forced on him, rather than being allowed to grow into it. Will he now face unwanted same-sex attractions? Will he feel isolated for wanting to be a boy after being raised as a girl for 8 years? This is what happens when sexuality becomes fluid and people act as if it can be changed as easily as a light bulb. 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.

Boy Scout Homosexual Ban Decision Coming Soon

Boy scoutsIn light of other events that have taken the national spotlight over recent weeks, the Boy Scouts and their looming decision over whether or not to lift a long-standing ban on homosexuals in the BSA has been largely ignored. But as the national meeting in May creeps closer you can bet the conversation will be revived for both sides of the issue.

Commentary and punditry abound on the issue and whether or not the BSA will actually cave to social and political pressure from LGBT activist groups seeking to fundamentally change scouting. We’re not talking about just changing an arbitrary rule or some inconsequential policy. Changing the homosexual ban will fundamentally alter the face and culture of scouting permanently. The irreversible damage it will do cannot be measured. But, as with the Girl Scouts, we can rightly expect other elements of the liberal social agenda to creep in and begin taking root.

Writing at Townhall.com, Todd Starnes quoted John Stemberger, the founder of OnMyHonor.net about the looming decision:

“When it comes to young boys, parents have the final say on the issues of sex and politics…It would be an enormous mistake if they allowed homosexuality in scouting. They have no idea what these folks really want to do….What they want is full-blown gay activism in scouting, and that’s what they can’t have under the current policy…We think that sex and politics should stay out of Scouting, We think that’s utterly inappropriate where boys as young as six and seven years old are being trained to be men.” [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.

Judge Drops Charges Against Kermit Gosnell

Despite eyewitness testimony to the fact that seven babies were born alive and then killed by Kermit Gosnell, the judge said he isn’t convinced they were actually born alive and has dropped three of the murder charges against the infamous abortionist. A recent article reports: ”According to a report from Action News Philadelphia, an ABC affiliate, Gosnell’s lawyers had requested that charges be dropped due to lack of evidence. Judge Jeffrey Minehart agreed to dropping three of the charges on those grounds, deciding that he had not heard enough evidence that the babies were born alive. The judge also dropped five charges of abuse of a corpse…”

It seems fairly difficult to me for people to mix up whether or not a child was alive. So when eyewitnesses testify to these children being alive and then killed, I’m not sure what other evidence is needed. Unless of course the judge simply picked a side in a he-said-she-said argument, in which case he chose poorly. Either way the decision to drop these charges seems more politically motivated than factually informed, but that’s just my opinion. 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.

Was March 26, 2013, Just Another Day? Or Something Else?

Supreme Court marriageMarch, 26, 2013, began much like any other day.  The sun came up.  It was a morning of dreary rain/snow and clouds in Parkersburg, but was that all there would be at the end of the day?  Certainty cannot say for a few more months.

Why do we not know today, Saturday, what happened last Tuesday?  Seems strange, but then, many things that are happening lately seem very strange to me.

OK.  Enough of the mystery.  Last Tuesday and Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding two extremely important issues.  These cases will have far-reaching implications for our country and potentially the entire world as we know it.  Their decision will not be known for another two months.

I am, of course, referring to the case of Proposition 8 from California which presented the question of defining marriage to the voters with a very positive result that, even in California – the left coast, the voters strongly spoke to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.  Not so fast, you say?  Yes, an openly homosexual federal judge overturned the decision of the people and set the course for Tuesday’s ultimate test of just who runs America – the courts or the people. [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

Update: Boy Scouts Delay Decision to Remove Homosexual Ban Until May

The Boy Scouts have announced they will postpone a vote on whether or not to reverse their longstanding policy banning homosexuals from the organization. After intense meetings and 2 weeks of public outcry from both sides of the issue, the BSA has announced they need more time to make the decision. A recent report states:

“Faced with intense pressure from two flanks, the Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday it needed more time for consultations before deciding whether to move away from its divisive policy of excluding gays as scouts or adult leaders. Possible changes in the policy – such as a proposal to allow sponsors of local troops to decide for themselves on gay membership – will not be voted on until the organization’s annual meeting in May, the national executive board said at the conclusion of closed-door deliberations. As the board met over three days at a hotel in Irving, near Dallas, it became clear that the proposed change would be unacceptable to large numbers of Scouting families and advocacy groups on the left and right. Gay-rights supporters said no Scout units should be allowed to exclude gays, while some conservatives, including religious leaders whose churches sponsor troops, warned of mass defections if the ban was eased.” 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.

40th Anniversary of Roe v Wade Approaching

It’s hard to believe that nearly 40 years has passed since the Supreme Court created a legal right to kill innocent children in America. But the 40th anniversary of that fateful decision is slowly approaching. As we prepare to pass a milestone we as pro-life Americans wish did not exist, we need to remember that our fight is far from over. It’s not time to pull back, lose hope, or give up. A reminder from LifeNews.com is very timely:

“Countless individuals have been educated about the tragedy of abortion, and have been brought into our Movement as allies and friends in the cause of protecting the unborn and their mothers. Countless lives have been saved thanks to the heroic efforts of crisis pregnancy centers, sidewalk counselors, and citizen activists who have enabled the enactment of protective pro-life laws and have demonstrated that we can affirm and save life, and not callously destroy and disregard it. A careful study of the wider picture on abortion in America shows real and profound change and tangible hope for the future. The number of abortions is down from their historic highs, public attitudes have shifted, a breathtaking number and array of pro-life laws have been passed, and a younger generation is emerging that is more pro-life than the one before it.” 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 Top 10 Reasons Why Roe v. Wade is a Bad Decision by the Supreme Court

Roe v WadeThe Live Action Blog published an article last week worth reading. It is a recount of Steven Aden’s “Top 10 Reasons Against Roe v. Wade” presentation. No need for me to further comment, read his reasons below.

Top 10 reasons against Roe v. Wade

10. Roe was a decision that came out of the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s. The Court decided with Griswold v. Connecticut that there is “right of privacy” in the 14th Amendment and the “penumbra” of the Bill of Rights based on a “feeling.”

9. Roe was based on lies. Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” in this case, was persuaded by activist lawyers that as a young single mother, she should file an affidavit saying she had a right to abortion. She said that she had been raped, which was not true, and that she did not want to keep the baby. However, this affidavit was never actually signed.

8. Roe was not a strictly constitutional decision. The text of the Constitution from the framers was not the context for this decision; rather, a socio-political manifesto was. John Hart Ely is a scholarly example of someone who, even though he was in favor of abortion, did not like how the Court came up with the decision. The decision actually relied on history, medicine, and the philosophy/theology/sociology of abortion, but not the Constitution. By deciding what the law should be, this was a badly decided law, said Ely. It was a constitutional upheaval. Thus, the legacy of Roe and abortion in the Constitution is distorted.

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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.

Engage Quickly: Headlines on SCOTUS and ObamaCare to Keep You Informed

by Nathan A. Cherry, 06/29/2012

SCOTUSYou don’t have time to read every article on the groundbreaking SCOTUS/ObamaCare decision that took place this week. Neither do we. But we have compiled a list of a dozen or so that we believe will be worth perusing to make sure you fully understand the issue, the decision, and the implications of the decision for us all. We hope this brings you up to speed and that you pass them on to others that need to see them. (To read the full article simply click the title of the article.)

ADF comment on U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on ObamaCare

U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on ObamaCare:
“ObamaCare treats American citizens like subjects. This administration has used health care law to become a dictator of conscience. The court’s decision is alarming and deeply wrong. ObamaCare holds your health care hostage and offers no real choice. Either comply and abandon your religious freedom and conscience, or resist and be fined for your faith. All current ADF legal challenges to the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate will proceed, and we are confident that the Supreme Court will strike it down as unconstitutional.”

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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.