Join a New American Heritage Girls Troop! Here’s How

AHG-ReimertAs the Girl Scouts become a liberal, progressive camp for teaching girls all about homosexuality, abortion, and casual sex. You might consider an alternative that believes in strong values and morals. The American Heritage Girls is just such a group and they are starting a new troop right here in Kanawha County.

The troop, WV0413 will be holding an open registration day on Monday, November 18th, from 6:30 – 8 PM at St. Timothy Lutheran Church.

Registration for the following ages will take place:

Pathfinders: (Parent /Daughter program) 5yrs and in Kindergarten
Tenderhearts: 1st-3rd grade
Explorers: 4th-6th grade
Pioneers: 7th & 8th grade
Patriots: 9th-12th grade

Payment is due at the time of registration. The fees are minimal and depending on the age of your daughter you can start from scratch and be fully involved for between $75-$95. That’s an incredible value.

Regular meetings for troop WV0413 will start on December 2nd and be held every Monday from 6:30-8:00 PM.

For more information you can contact the troop coordinator, Kelly Reimert at 304-545-6548, or via email at rkalways@suddenlink.net. Here’s those details one more time.  [Read more...]

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A Biblical, Family Friendly Alternative to Girl Scouts – American Heritage Girls!

AHGI’m no fan of the Girl Scouts. Anyone following this blog would know that by now. The fact that the Girl Scouts partners with Planned Parenthood to promote sexual experimentation at young ages, explicit sex ed, casual sex, and abortion goes against everything I believe. The fact that the Girl Scouts partners with homosexual activists to promote the LGBT agenda is equally troubling. So I have no intention of supporting the Girl Scouts in any way. But I want something for my daughter that will further reinforce the biblical values and patriotism I seek to teach.

American Heritage Girls.

I had the privilege of spending time with the co-founder and current president of AHG and was impressed with this biblically based, family-friendly organization for girls. Here’s a brief history and a little about this quality organization:

“American Heritage Girls was founded in 1995 in West Chester, Ohio by a group of parents wanting a wholesome program for their daughters. These parents were disillusioned with the increasing secular focus of existing organizations for girls. They wanted a Judeo-Christian focused organization for their daughters and believed that other parents were looking for the same for their daughters. This became the catalyst for the birth of the organization we have come to know as the American Heritage Girls. AHG is seen as a Christ-centered alternative to Girl Scouts. American Heritage Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. The organization offers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences to its members. It serves as a catalyst for building young women of integrity and faith. It also broadens girls social development through extra-curricular activities. This program of character building has successfully served thousands of girls since its inception and will continue to do so long into the 21st century. The founders of the American Heritage Girls and the volunteers of today give all credit for the success of AHG to God for His constant hand upon the organization and His unceasing blessings.”

For more information go to www.ahgonline.org where you can learn their history, values, program details, and locate a troop near you. If there is not a troop close by, I would encourage you to start one. As a Christian I am encouraged by a group like AHG. As a father I am excited that there is something for my daughter that will reiterate the biblical values I teach. As an American I am proud of the patriotism this group instills in their girls. Check it out.

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: Democrats Vote to Fund ObamaCare and Abortion, New Jersey Judge Allows Gay Marriage, Obama Asks for Pastor Saeed to be Released

FPC-BlogUpdate-EngagingWeek

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.

Senate Democrats Block Republicans’ Effort to Defund Pro-Abortion Obamacare

The Senate voted on Friday to return funding for ObamaCare to the continuing resolution bill. A recent article states: “With the Senate voting 54-44 on a party-line vote today, Senate Democrats blocked an effort by Republicans to de-fund the Obamacare legislation that pro-life groups oppose because it will fund abortions and presents rationing concerns.” What this means is that every Democrat voted to fund ObamaCare and force the horrible legislation on Americans once again; including forcing Americans to fund abortions. Even though a super majority of Americans despise ObamaCare and want it repealed, Democrats don’t seem to care about the wishes of the American people. Furthermore, this means that Sen. Joe Manchin can never again claim to be pro-life. This is without a doubt a heavily pro-abortion bill that anyone claiming to be pro-life could not support. Evidently Manchin likes to tell West Virginians he is pro-life and then support abortion funding with his vote. Now we know where he stands. Click here for original article.

New Jersey judge allows same-sex marriage; state plans appeal [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.

Girl Scouts Walk in Gay Pride Parade

As the buzz surrounding the Boy Scouts dies down, for now, the Girl Scouts are stepping in to fill the void. A California chapter of the Girl Scouts made history last week by walking in the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade. But don’t worry, they aren’t pushing an agenda, just supporting their community. Anyone remember the last time the Girl Scouts did a nativity, supported a pro-life event? Of course not. They don’t support “those” communities, just the homosexual and abortion communities.

A former Girl Scout said of the incident: ”There exists an intriguing discrepancy here between what the Girl Scouts say and what they do. GSUSA has promised they have ‘established standards that do not permit the advocacy or promotion of a personal lifestyle or sexual orientation…yet here is undeniable participation in an advocacy campaign. Unfortunately, this is not their first broken promise.” This former scout, Sydney Volanski has started SpeakNowGirlScouts.com, to show people just how liberal the Girl Scouts really are. I can’t help but believe the Boy Scouts will soon walk side by side with the Girl Scouts in promoting views and lifestyles dangerous to the very children they claim to serve. It’s a disservice. 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.

Girl Scout Cookies Turn Into Blood Money

blood moneyIt’s that time of year again. With great anticipation everyone eagerly awaits the arrival of spring! Not just the day it begins on the calendar, since it was about 37 degrees that morning. We all await the days when we don’t need coats and hats, and can relax on the front porch until the sun goes down with a sweet treat.

You have probably seen them on the side of the road, and passed them as you headed into a local retail store. They are the Girl Scouts, and they are out in full force to sell their cookies. I usually smile and keep walking; I don’t buy those cookies anymore. Why? Because I don’t support the Girl Scouts. Why? Because the Girl Scouts partner with Planned Parenthood to push a radical sexual agenda ending with abortion. The initiatives supported by the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood are nothing more than a second sexual revolution aimed at young girls. LIfeNews.com shares some of the details:

“…realize how radical the Bali Youth Declaration really is: it asserts ‘sexual rights’ for youth (including 10 year-olds) on nearly every page and demands, over a dozen times, youth access to ‘abortion’ or ‘reproductive rights’ and services. It marginalizes families—decrying parental consent and ‘age of consent’ restrictions in sexual and reproductive matters—and casts religious objections to LBGT lifestyles as ‘religious intolerance.’”

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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.

Do You Really Know What the Girl Scouts are Teaching?

It’s that time of year again. At every shopping center and four way stop there is a Girl Scout troop eagerly trying to sell their cookies. I live in one of those neighborhoods where it is inevitable, they will knock of my door. But I won’t be buying any cookies. The reason, if they ask, is that I don’t support the Girl Scouts. That may sound harsh, but after several years of research into what the Girl Scouts teaches and advocates I cannot, in good conscience, support the organization. The Girl Scouts partners with Planned Parenthood to push a radical abortion agenda. Planned Parenthood also pushes an immoral view of sex and sexuality that encourages girls to experiment at a young age (then conveniently have an abortion if something goes “wrong.”) The homosexual agenda is a major emphasis as well.

Some might argue that local troops are not all teaching these things. But the problem is that every troop is ultimately connected to the organization and helping to advance this agenda. A recent article at the FRC Blog states: “A noted player on the international stage, WAGGGS is an ardent advocate for controversial social policies including abortion and sex rights for children. Girl Scouts USA is its single largest organizational funder. In fact, every American girl who joins a Girl Scout troop at her neighborhood church is made a de facto member of this radical group.” Giving just one penny to this organization really does matter. 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.

Why Have Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts? The Importance of Gender Lines

Gender LinesI dare you to do a study on sex-segregated learning environments. What most people don’t know, and most lawmakers don’t want to admit, is that sex-segregated learning environments are far more successful that mixed-sex environments. When you remove the distraction of sexual attraction, learning ability increases. This was common practice until feminists complained that it was unfair and demanded equality. The next thing you know our teen pregnancy rate skyrockets. That’s some great equality right there.

Fast forward nearly a century and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are on two very different paths. The Girl Scouts have caved to cultural pressure and become advocates for abortion, homosexuality, and other morally objectionable views. The Girl Scouts have seen declining membership over the last decade as parents with moral fiber refuse to allow their daughters to be indoctrinated by Planned Parenthood, GLSEN, GLAAD, and every other liberal social group funneling money into the Girl Scouts in exchange for access to young, impressionable girls.

What will the Boy Scouts do? No one will know for sure until the May meeting where a vote will be held to determine whether or not the BSA will reverse a long-standing policy of excluding openly homosexual members and leaders. At this point, it’s anyone’s guess.

But here is where this is all leading. If the BSA is forced through cultural pressure to allow homosexuals, you can bet others will seek to invade the group. Just as the Girl Scouts now allow transgenders into their group, we can rightfully expect the BSA to do the same. And if homosexuals and transgenders are allowed in then surely feminist girls, bi-sexuals, and others will demand to be let in. What’s left? [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.

VIDEO: Truth About Girl Scouts’ Liberal Leanings

by Nathan A. Cherry, 07/26/2012

Girl Scouts logoAhh yes, the Girl Scouts! They are a bastion of moral fortitude lending their voice to impart values and truth to impressionable young girls. Yeah, right. By now you know exactly what we think of this once honorable organization that is now nothing more than a shill for pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood and even pro-homosexual groups like GLSEN.

I get called all sorts of names when I write about the Girl Scouts because, admittedly, there is still a few good troops left in America that are not shilling for Planned Parenthood and GLSEN with a morally ambiguous message of sexual experimentation and abortion. But, just as I would not reach to the bottom of the garbage can to get the one untainted thin mint still in the box, I won’t advocate or support Girl Scouts in any way. This includes never buying one box of cookies again.

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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.

As Americans Support Life – Abortion Groups Get Scared

by Nathan A. Cherry, 05/28/2012

Planned Parent Girl Scouts LogoIt’s a great time to be a defender of life here in America. After years of seeing abortion numbers rise and more abortion mills open throughout the states, the tide is turning. And it is turning decisively in the direction of life. The tide has turned so much in fact that, as I reported a couple of weeks ago, even groups like NARAL are seeing membership numbers drop and support dwindle.

But rather than a slightly more passive support for life that has existed in recent years, today’s defenders of life are fierce and committed to seeing abortion end permanently. Younger pro-life advocates in particular are passionate and proactive in their desire to see innocent children protected from the cruel torture of abortion.

Proof of this trend toward life can be seen in the latest Gallup poll, which shows those calling themselves pro-life are now in the majority:

“Currently, about 41 percent of the nation supports abortion — down from 47 percent last July and just one percentage point below the previous record low in May 2009…In contrast, 51 of Americans called themselves ‘pro-life.’”

The thing that makes this trend so successful is that pro-lifers are starting to distances themselves from anything related to or supporting abortion. Boycotts for organizations and companies supporting abortion are increasing in popularity and productivity (just ask the Girls Scouts and Pepsi). And while groups like Susan G. Komen bow to the pressure placed on them by abortion groups like Planned Parenthood, even the nation’s largest abortion provider is feeling the pinch of the pro-life trend.

Speaking of the Girl Scouts, they have been under greater scrutiny from pro-life individuals and organizations for their undeniable ties to Planned Parenthood. Greater numbers of parents just don’t want their daughters involved with a group that advocates for sexual experimentation, abortion, homosexuality, and other immoral behaviors.

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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.

This Website Positively Links the Girls Scouts and Planned Parenthood

By Tom Stark, 04/11/2012

Planned Parenthood Girl Scouts logoI ran across a highly fact-filled web site this week that adds significantly to my knowledge of just what is going on in the Girl Scouts of America (GSA) organization and how they have been moved from a traditional, faith-based, community centered, morally and spiritually supportive source of conservative guidance for our next generation of women in America to a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, pro-promiscuity partner with Planned Parenthood (PP).

In fact, it is almost like PP and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have taken over the Board of Directors of the GSA.  Don’t believe me?  All one must do is visit the website, http://www.100questionsforthegirlscouts.org/100/ .  There is a list of no less than 17 members of national or council management who have strong and activi ties to these organizations and a number of others with dubious views on the moral virtue of our children, particularly girls.

No, not every local council of the GSA has been corrupted yet, but it is only a matter of time.  What time provides is the opportunity for more and more positions within their management structure to change hands with the replacements being more left-oriented and open to the progressive agenda of “anything goes” moral standards heralded by popular opinion instead of the rule of law (both civil and natural law).

Here are a few notable examples of “leadership” being provided our children (Question numbers relate to the numbers listed on the referenced web site):

Question 5: Are parents aware that if their Girl Scout council partners with Planned Parenthood their daughters may be exposed to sexually graphic booklets like, “It’s Perfectly Normal,” which was distributed to 700 Girl Scouts in Texas? This booklet condones masturbation and contains explicit cartoons of couples having sex and a boy putting on a condom.

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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.