Engaging Weekend is a collection of articles you might have missed over the weekend. But we thought they were important and wanted to make sure you had a chance to read them.
Catholic high school cans teacher after his big, gay wedding
In a state like California, this is sure to start some controversy. But this is an important story and the results of the events taking place could have ramifications for us all. It seems a Catholic school employed a homosexual teacher for a number of years, and knew he was gay. But then he decided to get married in a very public way and pictures were published in the local newspaper. The Catholic school then decided not to renew his contract. The school said their decision was based on doctrine: “While the school does not discriminate against teachers or other school employees based on their private lifestyle choices, public displays of behavior that are directly contrary to church teachings are inconsistent with these values.” This, to me, is a very tentative position to take. If a faith-based school is going to employ a homosexual and say that their “private life” is of no consequence to them, but then fire that same teacher for making his private life public, it seems inconsistent. Not just morally and biblically inconsistent, it seems legally inconsistent. What I am most concerned about is the possible challenge to the church’s autonomy in hiring based on adherence to doctrine for churches. The Hosanna-Tabor case has set a precedent, but as we’ve seen recently, that doesn’t seem to be an obstacle for the Obama administration and our current Supreme Court. This is one to watch. Click here for original article.
House votes 232-185 to block the IRS from enforcing ObamaCare
The House of Representatives is trying once again to defund ObamaCare and prevent government over-reach into healthcare. A recent article reports: “The House voted Friday to prevent the IRS from enforcing any aspect of ObamaCare, a bill meant to exact revenge against an agency that Republicans say is incapable of neutral enforcement of the law. Members approved the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act in a 232-185 vote. Four Democrats supported the bill along with every Republican.” Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem any of the representatives from West Virginia voted for this much needed measure. Americans have overwhelmingly displayed contempt for ObamaCare and desire to see it repealed and replaced with measures that will actually benefit hard-working families. Republicans in the House have responded by trying to defund ObamaCare, which would effectively halt enforcement of the bill, but Democrats have continued to push it through despite its harming effect on health care and the economy. One has to wonder, if this bill is so great for Americans, why is Congress exempting themselves and their staff from it? It seems to me if it was truly a great bill they would set the example and be the first to follow its requirements. Actions speak louder than partisan rhetoric. Click here for original article.
Mainstream Media Ignores Massive Fraud at Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
Our readers know by now how much I detest Planned Parenthood. Those who try to convince me that they “do some good” quickly get my response of “I don’t go to the garbage can to find a little ‘good food.’” Planned Parenthood has done more harm to women and children in America (and the world) than most organizations. And they are doing it with the help of President Obama and out tax dollars. Speaking of our tax dollars, Planned Parenthood is abusing our money. You wouldn’t know that Planned Parenthood is setting fraud cases in various states because the mainstream media isn’t covering it. They love Planned Parenthood and will quickly cover for them. Not us. We are seeking to bring the abortion industry into the spotlight, fraud and all. Next time you pay your taxes, remember that Planned Parenthood will get a lot of your money and will then abuse it, the media will cover it up, and President Obama will then give them more. Click here for original article.
Majority of Americans Back 20-Week Abortion Ban, Women More Than Men
As liberals continue to claim conservatives are waging a “war on women,” a new poll shows that a majority of Americans support a ban on abortions at 20 weeks. A recent article says: “A total of 55 percent want a 20-week limit while 30 percent favor the current 24 week limit.” The best part about this new poll is that it shows the 20 week abortion ban is supported by more women than men. So if conservatives are waging a war on women, why are women supporting a 2o week abortion ban? Oh, that’s right, because people in general, but women specifically know that unborn children, not masses of tissue are growing inside them. And to subject that very real human to the torture of abortion after 20 weeks when they can feel pain, would be inhuman. Click here for original article.
New poll: Born again evangelicals by far most likely to support a child’s right-to-life
Bonus: A new poll shows that evangelicals are the group most likely to be pro-life and support restrictions on abortion. It must have something to do with recognizing that every person is made ‘in the image of God” and that whole “thou shalt not kill” thing. Click here for original article.
Public college freshmen forced to read comic book starring lesbian, child molester
Bonus: Before you send your high-school graduate to a public university, make sure you know what he or she will be reading and learning. The list of “required reading” for incoming freshmen includes books that better belong in the trash. 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.