Prostitution Abuses Human Dignity

prostituteby Derick Dickens

“If no one is harmed, why should you care?”

Used as a tool to advocate a number of issues from prostitution, legalizing drugs, to homosexual marriage, the “no harm” argument has found a new potency in the modern political arena.  However, the end results will be devastating.

One issue often advanced by the “no harm” adherents is prostitution.  Heralded as a victimless crime that provides economic benefits and commerce, they advance the idea “no one is harmed”, and, “it is between two consenting adults” to weaken opposition and supposedly bolster their own arguments.

However, the “no harm” philosophy misunderstands the nature of harm, the role of individual choices, and the impact these choices have on others and society.  “No harm” arguments are often a smokescreen hiding the real issues.

Despite this being a choice between two supposedly consenting adults, both society and individuals are harmed by prostitution. [Read more...]

Today’s Lesson: Sex Between Students and Teachers Should Remain Illegal

Teacher studentMaybe we, as a society, should make sex between teachers and students legal and acceptable. Perhaps we can even do away with the crime of rape and make non-consensual sex just another “sexual orientation” in need of tolerance.

If your face is getting red and your blood is beginning to boil it means you have an ounce of moral fiber within that recognizes the absolute absurdity of such statements. And yet…

The Washington Post recently printed an article by Betsy Karasik, a former lawyer turned writer, in which Karasik asserts that laws which punish teachers for sex with students are perhaps outdated and in need of change. Karasik relies on her own experience growing up in the 60’s and 70’s during which “the sexual boundaries between teachers and students were much fuzzier. Throughout high school, college and law school, I knew students who had sexual relations with teachers.”

This experience has led Karasik to ponder if we need to simply rehabilitate teachers that engage in sex with students rather than criminalize them; in order to remove stigma and shame for both the teacher and student.

Here’s a summary of Karasik’s thoughts:

I don’t believe that all sexual conduct between underage students and teachers should necessarily be classified as rape, and I believe that absent extenuating circumstances, consensual sexual activity between teachers and students should not be criminalized… I do think that teachers who engage in sex with students, no matter how consensual, should be removed from their jobs and barred from teaching unless they prove that they have completed rehabilitation… Many teenagers are, biologically speaking, sexually mature. Pretending that this kind of thing won’t happen if we simply punish it severely enough is delusional.” [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.

Break the Silence – Kermit Gosnell by the Numbers

The media has been silent on the trial of Kermit Gosnell. But his barbaric and illegal actions need shared so people can see what abortion is really about: money and killing. What this man did is beyond horrible and the fact that he knowingly performed illegal abortions and practices for money means he is little more than a war-lord, drug-kingpin, or pimp. The fact that Planned Parenthood has not condemned his actions shows they are complicit in his actions.

We are joining with our partners in Pennsylvania to share an infographic they have created outlining the details of Gosnell’s atrocities. Take a look at it, and then share it with others. Share in on Facebook, Twitter, by email. Share it in any way you can. Share it over and over so people can get a true picture of abortion.

We thank the Pennsylvania Family Institute for being dedicated to getting the news of this man’s illegal actions in the media – doing the job the mainstream media have ignored. Click here for original article.

Gosnell Numbers

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.

Planned Parenthood Being Sued for Illegal Abortion

A woman is suing Planned Parenthood for what is being called an illegal late-term abortion. Ayanna Byer initially wanted the abortion but then told the doctors to stop after they did not give her anesthesia as they told her they would. The doctor told her it was “too late to stop” and proceeded to perform the abortion which ultimately resulted in a trip to the emergency room and an infection. A recent article explains the ordeal:

“Plaintiff immediately told the Planned Parenthood Doctor to stop and that she did not want to go through with the abortion procedure because she had not received any anesthetic.  Plaintiff also informed Planned Parenthood Doctor and agents or employees of Planned Parenthood Defendants that she believed this to be a sign she should not go through with the abortion.  The Planned Parenthood Doctor did not stop despite Plaintiff’s request, and assured Plaintiff the I.V. would be administered and the procedure would only take a few minutes. At this time, the Planned Parenthood Doctor turned on the vacuum machines and told Plaintiff it was too late to stop.” This is what Planned Parenthood calls “safe, legal, rare,” and “women’s health care.” 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: Boy Scout Leader Sodomizes Young Boy, Lawmakers Want to Ban Reparative Therapy for Minors, Focus President Makes Unsettling Comments on Marriage

Engaging Weekend

Engaging Weekend is a collection of article 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.

Former Boy Scout leader arrested, charged with sodomizing boy

The Boy Scouts have come under fire in recent years for refusing to allow homosexuals into their membership or as leaders. But stories like this one should make it crystal clear why the Boy Scouts maintain this position and why parents of Scouts should support the Boy Scouts decision. After a Scoutmaster was accused of sodomy with an underage boy the Scouts responded:  “The abuse of anyone, especially a child, is intolerable and our thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who may be a victim of this type of behavior…The behavior included in these allegations runs counter to everything for which the Boy Scouts of America stands…This individual has been removed from Scouting and has not been involved in the program for several months. He has been permanently banned from participating in the Scouting program.” We continue to support the Scouts and their position in defense of our sons that would be at risk if the policy was altered. Click here for original article.

House Dems look to end practice of treating children for sexual orientation

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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.

Another Victory in a War of Tiny Steps!

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Now, minor girls will be almost as protected as the wildlife.

When ideological or political wars are waged, victories are measured in very small increments.   Even more often, as in the war against abortion, battles are won, battles are lost, and progress is measured by individual cases and circumstances.

For that reason, there is reason for rejoicing today as Alaskahas joined the ranks of those states that protect their underage citizens from the predatory practices of Planned Parenthood (PP) and other abortion providers.  According t0 CitizenLink, this elevation of status is at the hands of the Third Judicial District, Alaska Superior Court judge John Suddock who ruled that the law approved by voters in August of 2010 could stand with only two provisions removed.

The law was temporarily blocked by a lawsuit that was filed by, you guessed it, PP claiming the law was unconstitutional.  In large part, Suddock apparently disagreed.  You can read his actual ruling here.

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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

Family Facing Fines for Hosting Home Bible Study

by Nathan A. Cherry, 09/19/2012

Cases are beginning to pop up all over the U.S. of people being fined and even imprisoned for hosting home Bible studies. I’m not talking about having 40 people over to have church in your home, though I would have no problem with that. I’m talking about 10 people getting together to study the Bible and pray, and host is being threatened with fines. The most recent case comes from Florida, as TheBlaze.com reports: “Now, there’s yet another case — this time involving a Florida family — that is capturing headlines. Like the aforementioned cases, Shane and Marlen Roessiger, of Venice, are being held accountable for hosting weekly, Friday night home Bible study meetings that include as many as 10 participants…The cost of their zoning violation amounts to $250 per day. In addition to holding the home studies, the Roessiger family is also under fire for posting a small sign in their front yard. It reads, ‘Need Prayer (941) 484-4915.’ The husband and wife, though, aren‘t taking the city’s response to their home Bible studies and personal yard sign without fighting back.” The husband correctly wonders how it is illegal for him to have a dozen people over to study the Bible and pray but not illegal to have the same people over to watch football. How many of us have had birthday parties with 20 people or more, Super Bowl parties, Mary Kay get together, or book clubs that involve more people. So why is it perfectly acceptable to do any of those things, but not to study the Bible and pray. This seems to be nothing more than religious discrimination to me. 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.

More of the Same from That Looney Left Coast…oops, West Coast!

CaliforniaBy Tom Stark, 09/12/2012

As has become the expected rule in California, the state legislature, like the coffee, is Chocked Full of Nuts, and they have been working overtime to shell out more loony rules for people to live by should they find themselves residing in that state.

The most recent insanity prohibits “reparative therapy” to help minors disengage from the homosexual lifestyle.  This refers to quite successful efforts by Christian and other therapists to assist young people who find themselves with unwanted same-sex attractions but want to rid themselves of the sin, guilt, and danger inherent therein.  Countless numbers of kids have been successfully withdrawn from homosexuality and returned to healthy lifestyles through voluntary submission to such therapeutic efforts.

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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

California Decides to Make It Illegal to Help Gay Youth

by Nathan A. Cherry, 09/03/2012

California generally does things that makes the rest of the country shake our heads and wonder what is wrong with them. At the same time, California can be a trend setter that unleashes a wave from it’s shores to the east; making it a state to be monitored carefully. Its no secret that California is hostile to religious groups and parental rights. But a new law awaiting signature from Gov. Jerry Brown is one for the record books. The new law says it is illegal for any licensed, professional mental health professional to engage in any kind of “conversion” or “reparative” therapy of homosexual minors; even if their parents encourage it. NARTH is vowing to challenge the law if signed by Gov. Brown, a recent article states: “The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality has vowed to challenge the legislation in court if Brown signs it into law, calling it a ‘dangerous trend toward limiting the right of families to seek mental health care for some aspects of their children’s lives.’” 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.

CNN Poll Concludes Most Americans are Pro Life

Will Presidential Candidates listen to Americans on abortion?

by Nathan A. Cherry, 09/27/2011

Martinsburg, WV – as election campaigns heat up and races get more focused there will be a narrowing of issues leading back to some of the main concerns Americans continue to have. For conservatives – Republican and Democrat alike – one issue where common ground is found is on the issue of abortion. More than once surveys have shown broad bi-partisan support for limiting abortion and a recent CNN Poll is no different.

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Americans stand strong in favor of life

 

This new CNN Poll concludes, nearly the same as an earlier Gallup Poll did, that nearly two-thirds (62%) of Americans want to see a majority of abortions made illegal. It would be hard to argue that the findings reflect only Republican or even conservative American opinion. The issue of abortion has taken on a political position all its own as both Democrats and Republicans are tired to seeing innocent children killed and millions of dollars wasted in the form of Planned Parenthood and other abortion business funding.

Consider these findings from the CNN Poll:

*The survey found 25 percent of Americans want all abortions legal while 21 percent want all abortions illegal, and it had a large group of 53 percent of Americans saying abortions should be legal only under certain circumstances.

*In total, 62 percent of Americans want all or most abortions to be prohibited while only 37 percent of Americans want all or most abortions kept legal — the position of President Barack Obama and Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business.

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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.