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.

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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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Do Kids Really Need “LGBT History Month” in Schools?

With all the useful information in the world needing to be imparted to students while they are in school, does LGBT history really qualify as “essential” in educating our kids? My answer is a very quick no. Kids no more ned LGBT history than they need the history of sex, heterosexual or otherwise. The only logical conclusion for why a school would highlight the work of gay porn actors and bisexual erotic fiction authors has nothing to with history and everything to do with a political agenda.

Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute commented: ”It is deeply disturbing that the organizers of LGBT History Month think our kids should be celebrating homoerotic authors and porn producers…This should be a serious wake-up call for anyone who still thinks gay history in schools is a good idea.” Is it any wonder more parents are turning to private and home school as first options for their kids’ education? Considering the low academic performance of public education, coupled with the social engineering and indoctrination, education that allows for parental involvement is essential. 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.

Can You Find One of These Banned Books?

libraryIn case you’re like me and had no clue that “Banned Books Week” was September 22 through 28, not you know. What was “Banned Books Week?”  It was/is a week set aside by the American Library Association (ALA) to highlight books that have been the subject of censorship to one degree or other.

Why is this of interest to the average reader of this blog?  Hold on for a ride through Bizarro World.  Instead of highlighting books that have been subjected to censorship, some librarians are using their positions to exclude books from their shelves simply because they can and because they do not agree with what the books present.  Seems a bit hypocritical, doesn’t it?

Regina Griggs is the executive director of Parents and Friends of Gays and Ex-Gay (PFox).  She is quoted in an article at WND.com as follows:

“‘Every week is ‘Banned Books Week’ for the ex-gay community. Books about leaving homosexuality are routinely censored in high schools and community libraries across the United States, while gay-affirming books are readily available for any young person questioning their sexuality.‘”

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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

BREAKING: Lambda Legal Files Lawsuit to Legalize Gay Marriage in W.Va.

Breaking Newslawsuit by Lambda Legal, a homosexual rights group, has been brought in both Kanawha and Cabell counties. The suit says the West Virginia DOMA law violates the 14th amendment to the Constitution and seeks to overturn it and allow homosexual couples to marry. In response to this lawsuit the Family Policy Council of West Virginia made the following statement:
“Our lawmakers should respond to this lawsuit by doing everything in their power to strengthen and defend marriage between one man and one woman in West Virginia.  This current attack is being encouraged, coordinated, and funded by Lambda Legal, a well-funded, out-of-state, same-sex activist organization.  This attack on the institution of marriage between one man and one woman is regrettable, but not surprising.  For several years, we have encouraged our lawmakers to strengthen our state’s constitution and protect traditional marriage laws against such lawsuits.  The WV DOMA may not be sufficient to protect the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.  We hope our lawmakers will now, as they have promised, protect this most central institution for society and the well-being of children.”
The lawsuit by Lambda Legal can be read in full here.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as we receive information. For the latest updates please check our blog at www.engagefamilyminute.com.

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.

What Percentage of American Men Are Gay?

The CDC is saying that only about 2% of men in the U.S. are “men who have sex with other men.” The report states: “The CDC made the assertion in a new report indicating that 80 percent of all new HIV infections in 2010 were of men and that 78 percent of those were among men who have sex with men (MSM). ‘MSM represent approximately 2 percent of the U.S. population…Using meta-analysis with behavorial data from population-based surveys, we found that MSM comprised 3.9% (3.5%-4.4%) of the U.S. adult male population. This translates into approximately 2.0% of the overall population or 4,791,626 MSM in the United States. In fact, the Census Bureau estimated there were 304,059,724 people in the United States as of July 2008. That would make the 4,791,626 men who have sex with men that the CDC estimated were in the United States in 2008 equal to about 1.57% of the population.”

So what we can learn is that the percentage of homosexuals in America is incredibly small, not the vast number alluded to in mainstream media. And, that being homosexual is very dangerous as it leads to nearly every new case of HIV among men. I guess those claims that it is a safe lifestyle are just marketing rather than reality. 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.

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.

Gay Men Barred from Giving Blood – For Now

Despite recent legal victories for homosexuals the one front they are not winning at all is in blood donation. A recent article reports: “The U.S. gay-rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years – on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men. Dating from the first years of the AIDS epidemic, the ban is a source of frustration to many gay activists, and also to many leading players in the nation’s health and blood-supply community who have joined in calling for change.”

Why does the FDA continue this ban in the face of political pressure? Because, as they have reported numerous times “men who have sex with other men are, as a group, at increased risk for HIV, hepatitis B and certain other infections that can be transmitted by transfusion.” This is one fact the homosexual lobby cannot overcome as study after study confirms the results. What would happen to the nations blood supply if homosexual men with higher risks of HIV and other transferable diseases were allowed to give? I dare say we would see an immediate shortage. Thankfully the FDA is standing resolute in their refusal to remove the ban. For now we can be relatively sure our blood supply is safe. 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.

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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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.

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.

Great Commission Politics: Don’t Ask My Opinion About So-Called Gay Marriage

opinionby Pastor Mark D. Johnson

I have decided to quit answering when people ask my opinion about same-sex marriage. Instead of answering, I will pose another question and reply, “First, let me ask you what your source of authority is. Once I know that, I can probably guess your opinion. Once you know that mine is the Bible, you will already know my view. My opinion is not the issue.”

I will happily talk for hours about how we know that the Bible is the very Word of our Creator. If it is, we are bound to obey His authority.  If He made us, He owns us, and has a right to tell us what to do and punish us if we disobey. He who knows what is best for us loves us too much to have it any other way.

If God wrote a Book, then that Word settles all issues to which it speaks. I am well aware that volumes are being written trying to twist the Scriptures concerning the homosexual issue. But, “the Bible as it is for people as they are” is clear and simple. Any sexual relationship outside the marriage covenant of one man and one woman is sin. Our Maker said so.

A salesman in our church recently asked me how to answer when friends asked his opinion about same sex marriage.  “Our view is made to sound so narrow, prejudiced, old-fashioned, and unloving,” he lamented. “What can I say that sounds better to the culturally savvy?” [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.

New Scouting Program Announced: Trail Life USA

Much anticipation surrounding the launch of a new scouting program for boys has culminated in the announcement of the formation of Trail Life USA. A recent article states: ”In response to the organization’s decision to lift a ban on gay youth earlier this year, former boy scouts convened in Tennessee this weekend to hammer out the nuts-and-bolts of a faith-based alternative. NBC News reports that more than 1,200 ex-participants of the Boy Scouts of America, hailing from 44 states, met in Nashville for a two-day ‘national leadership conference,’ at which the ‘new scouts’ name, logo, and uniforms were selected.”

The new policy of the Boy Scouts has caused many to leave the storied organization in search of an alternative that would continue to embrace the values that made the Boy Scouts great. John Stemberger, a Florida based lawyer and Eagle Scout, has led the way in forming such a group. Stemberger said he wants to weave faith into every aspect of Trail Life USA in order to train up boys into men. 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.