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Charleston City Council Removes Adultery Laws – In an effort to modernize their code, the Charleston City Council removed regulations that would outlaw adultery and fornication.  Mayor Danny Jones laughed, “How did they ever put something like this on the books?”  Perhaps the laws were in need of an update and overhaul, but the story goes on to explain that the City Council is now concerned about laws preventing the sale and resale of pornography and/or immoral books.  Mayor Jones, such laws were put into place to encourage good behavior and punish bad behavior.  Will you likewise chuckle when obscenity laws are tossed out the window as “old-fashioned”?

U.S. Senate Race is Neck and Neck – A left-leaning pollster, Public Policy Polling, has released it’s latest poll concerning the race to fill Sen. Byrd’s vacated seat.  PPP reports that John Raese has a 3 point edge over Gov. Manchin.  Meanwhile, Rasmussen reports that Gov. Manchin has a 7 point lead over Raese.  Hoppy Kercheval sorts much of it out in his daily commentary, but what is clear is this: this race is far from a guaranteed outcome.

Abortion and the UN – Here’s a good piece from a congressman with a warning to the UN as they meet this week to make sure the US does not export abortion.

Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, and George Washington – Jordan Lorence from ADF whimsically connects the dots between these cultural icons.

Rockefeller and Goodwin on DADT – MetroNews carries the statements from WV’s senators who voted in favor of opening the military to homosexual conduct and exporting abortion to our military bases.

About Jeremy Dys

Jeremy Dys is the FPCWV's President and General Counsel. In addition to his duties of providing strategic vision and leadership to the FPCWV, Dys is the chief lobbyist and spokesman. Dys is regularly featured in local, state, and national print, radio, and television outlets. He lives close to Charleston with his wife and growing family.

PRESS RELEASE: FPCWV Urges Senate Vote Against Defense Authorization Bill

S. 3494 would allow open homosexual conduct, threaten religious liberty, and fund abortion on demand

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Family Policy Council of West Virginia sent a letter on Monday to Sens. Rockefeller and Goodwin asking for their vote against the current form of the Defense Authorization Bill (S. 3494).  The letter signed by president and general counsel, Jeremiah Dys, read, in pertinent part:

Our men and women in uniform deserve our respect and ought never to be used to further a social agenda that will decrease unit morale or pose a major threat to the retention and recruitment of our voluntary military force.  S. 3454, unfortunately, does just that.

First, by repealing the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy – against the recommendations of most military commanders – you will expose our soldiers to open homosexual conduct within the corps.  Moreover, such action will lodge a significant threat to the religious liberty of our soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines.

Second, for the first time in our nation’s military history, S. 3454 would revoke the protections for the pre-born on military bases throughout our nation and globe.  Through the use of the hard-earned tax dollars of West Virginians, future soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines will be deprived of life for any reason.  On behalf of our future generation of military men and women, we ask your opposition to S. 3454.

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About Jeremy Dys

Jeremy Dys is the FPCWV's President and General Counsel. In addition to his duties of providing strategic vision and leadership to the FPCWV, Dys is the chief lobbyist and spokesman. Dys is regularly featured in local, state, and national print, radio, and television outlets. He lives close to Charleston with his wife and growing family.

ACTION ALERT: U.S. Senate to Vote on Military Funding Bill That Advances Liberal Social-Engineering Agenda

Sens. Rockefeller (202-224-6472) and Goodwin (202-224-3954) need to hear from you today.  Please call.  Here’s the update from CitizenLink:

With less than 50 days before the Nov. 2 elections – and the reality of a political power shift in both chambers –Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to hold troop funding hostage by allowing controversial measures, such as permitting abortions on military bases and open homosexuality in the armed forces, to be added to that bill.

This will force senators to either vote to support our troops or to protect preborn life and military morale –a choice forced by political maneuvering at its worst.

A key agenda of gay activists for the past 17 years has been to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy (DADT) – along with the underlying 1993 law that states that homosexuality is incompatible with military service.

President Obama is now trying to keep his campaign promises to gay activist before the upcoming election.

Repealing DADT isn’t just social tinkering with our armed forces; it threatens the safety and morale of the troops, as well as unit cohesion, by introducing more sexual tension in the barracks.

Endorsing open homosexuality in the military also endangers the religious liberties of chaplains and servicemen and women to share their beliefs about God’s design for human sexuality.

Majority Leader Reid also allowed a provision to repeal the long-standing ban on allowing abortion on military bases, except when the life of the mother is at risk or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.

This amendment would allow abortions to be performed for any reason at military bases at home and abroad, a drastic shift away from the current life-affirming policy. Adoption of this amendment in the bill will result in more abortions performed and more preborn lives lost.

You can make a difference by calling your two Senators and asking them to vote against the Defense Authorization Bill (S 3454) – unless the DADT and abortion provisions are removed.

Again, the vote is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. (EDT). Please don’t wait.

Take action TODAY!

via U.S. Senate to Vote on Military Funding Bill That Advances Liberal Social-Engineering Agenda | CitizenLink.

About Jeremy Dys

Jeremy Dys is the FPCWV's President and General Counsel. In addition to his duties of providing strategic vision and leadership to the FPCWV, Dys is the chief lobbyist and spokesman. Dys is regularly featured in local, state, and national print, radio, and television outlets. He lives close to Charleston with his wife and growing family.