Open Letter: Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you

If you missed Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance, thank God in Heaven. I don’t watch award shows, and didn’t see it. My news feed the next day was littered with video’s and photos of what can only be described as a vulgar, disgusting display. I won’t even post a link to videos or images because it’s just that bad. Much talk has taken place on blogs and social media after her “performance.” But a letter from a mother to her daughter is going viral for its truth and honest. The letter is posted below. The original blog can be found here. Share this with every parent, every child, as a reminder of the need for parents to actually be parents, and for them to instill values in their children. The world doesn’t need anymore Miley Cyrus’. [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.

Incredible Letter by a Conservative Professor

When a conservative professor, Mike S. Adams, was recently called “the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America,” he took the opportunity to prove otherwise. The result was a letter that is going  viral and being called an “epic” response. Adams listed just 10 incidents, all happening in North Carolina, to show he is not the biggest embarrassment in higher education by a long shot. Part of his letter states:

“While I respect your right to conclude that I am the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America, I think you’re wrong. In fact, I don’t even think I’m the biggest embarrassment to higher education in the state of North Carolina. But since you’re a liberal and you support ‘choice’ – provided we’re talking about dismembering children and not school vouchers for those who weren’t dismembered – I want to give you some options. In fact, I’m going to describe the antics of ten professors, official campus groups, and invited campus speakers in North Carolina and let you decide which constitutes the biggest embarrassment to higher education.”

Click here to read this brilliantly written letter in its entirety.

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.

Letter: You should Euthanize Your 13 Year Old Son

Hate LetterA family was shocked to receive an anonymous letter berating their 13 year old autistic son. After talking about the child’s “noise” and calling him “retarded” the anonymous writer suggests the family should move far away or consider euthanizing their son. It’s inconceivable that someone could write such vile words about another human being. Then again, the culture of death spread by Planned Parenthood and other groups have led to this conclusion: anyone not considered “normal” is not worthy of life.

The write had one thing very wrong though. The write wrote that “nobody wants you living here and they don’t have the guts to tell you.” But the community proved the writer very wrong as they began showing incredible support for the family and letting them know they were welcome in the neighborhood.

It’s encouraging to see the neighborhood showing such support and defending the family in the face of such hatred. It’s also sad they have to. Watch the video below to see more and hear excerpts of the letter. Warning: strong language in the video. If the video doesn’t appear automatically, please refresh your browser. 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.

Rep. David McKinley: Letter to AG Morrisey – “You are doing the right thing.”

Rep. David McKinley recently send the following letter to Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to encourage him in the effort to bring regulations of the abortion industry to West Virginia. As Rep. MicKinley rightly states, AG Morrisey has been receiving both criticism and pressure from state and national groups to end his efforts to protect women. But Rep. McKinley goes on to remind AG Morrisey that despite all the criticism and pressure he is receiving that he is “doing the right thing.” We agree. And we thank Rep. McKinley for his encouragement and for his defense of life and desire to protect the sisters and daughters of West Virginia from a dangerously unregulated abortion industry.
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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.

Members of Congress Sign Letter Supporting Romeike Family

A recent letter signed by 27 members of Congress and sent to Eric Holder says: “The Romeikes fled to our country, seeking relief from high fines, removal of their children by armed police officers, and threats of prison and termination of their parental rights.  If forced to return to Germany, they will certainly face renewed persecution…As Americans, we have an obligation to stand with those who seek freedom.  The Romeike family should find a welcoming home in the United States.”

It was the Obama administration, led by Eric Holder that said there is no fundamental right to home school for parents. We respectfully disagree and believe that the education of children is one of the most basic parental rights, and religious rights of every American. The alternative, if there is no fundamental right to home school, is that it is the sole responsibility of the government to educate children. This is patently false. We hope more members of Congress will sign this letter and that the Obama administration will rethink their position and affirm the religious rights of every parent to educate their children in a manner consistent with their religious beliefs. 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.

Pope Francis Says Pro-Abortion Politicians Cannot Receive Communion

Pope Francis has made a lot of waves since being elected Pope of the Catholic Church. Thankfully, they are good waves as the newest Pope seeks to serve in humility. His latest wave comes as he issues a letter to all Catholic Cardinals and Bishops stating that those people, particularly politicians and world leaders, that are pro-abortion and pro-euthanasia are not eligible for communion. This is sure to upset the likes of Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi who claim to be practicing Catholics while supporting abortion. Part of Pope Francis’ letter states:

“[people] cannot receive Holy Communion and at the same time act with deeds or words against the commandments, particularly when abortion, euthanasia, and other grave crimes against life and family are encouraged. This responsibility weighs particularly over legislators, heads of governments, and health professionals. These are the guidelines we need for this time in history.” We hope the Pope continues to be staunchly pro-life and condemn the violence of abortion and any practice that does not convey the sanctity of human life. 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.

Hobby Lobby Founder Writes Letter You MUST Read – And Pass On (Video Included)

David GreenHobby Lobby founder David Green penned an honest letter lamenting the fact that he now has to file a lawsuit in order to protect his religious freedom against the Obama administration. Perhaps the most telling part of his letter is when he explains that though Obama has granted thousands of exemptions from the HHS mandate forcing employers to offer abortifacients in their health insurance, for reasons of convenience and cost, he is not being granted an exemption based on his religious convictions. This is still America, right? The First Amendment is still in place, correct?

Read the letter below, and watch the video at the end of this article. Then pass it on to everyone you know. We must take this opportunity to let our elected officials know that penalizing a company for adhering to their religious beliefs is unacceptable. And, in this particular instance is bad policy as it will hurt the employees and their families. Regardless of what Obama says, he is and has been the most hostile president to religious freedom in U.S. history (along with being the most pro-abortion president). There’s a legacy to be proud of. The letter begins on the next paragraph.

When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store wasn’t much bigger than most people’s living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked according to God‘s word. From there, Hobby Lobby has become one of the nation’s largest arts and crafts retailers, with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Our children grew up into fine business leaders, and today we run Hobby Lobby together, as a family.

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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 Email & Graphic Images Changed My Pro-Life Position

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Graphic images of abortion are hard to look at, but can serve a purpose

I wrote an article yesterday based on one in the State Journal that discussed the advertisements of several political candidates that featured photographs of a highly graphic nature showing the results of abortions.  These photos which I have not seen, are so shocking (according to the reports) that the TV stations are likely to post warnings about their graphic nature before each of these ads airs in WV and several other states.  My position 16 hours ago reflected what could be said to be the typical reaction of most – that the ads were inappropriately offensive and would likely upset too many people to justify airing them.

That was before a related but separate exchange of emails with a friend who actively and faithfully works very hard for the pro-life cause.  It culminated with my receiving the following message this morning that has shaken my core and caused a severe shift in my view of this issue.   With her permission, I am providing virtually the entire message here for all to see because I believe those who shared my “safe and comfy” position of yesterday might also see the honest and direct approach may just be the thing that turns the tide with more and more people’s view of abortion and its horrors.

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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

Univ. of Tenn. Ignores Letter from Freedom from Religion Foundation

The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) is notorious for trying to intimidate people into silence with their baseless and hollow letters. Anytime someone complains about something religious at a public place the FFRF is all too happy to send a letter demanding that whatever took place ceases immediately. Such was the case when an alumnus (note, just one) complained about the pre-game prayers at Tennessee football games over the public address system. The FFRF sent their standard “cease and desist” letter to intimidate and silence the prayers. But, as a recent article explains, the Univ. of Tenn. wasn’t about to give in: “In a Sept. 13 letter to UT Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor said the organization had received a complaint from a UT alumnus about the public invocations at Neyland Stadium prior to Tennessee football games. She urged UT to ‘take action to stop any further involvement, endorsement, encouraging or scheduling of prayers at university functions and sporting events.’ Cheek, in a Sept. 17 response, said he had discussed the matter with the school’s legal counsel, who informed him that the university’s prayers do not violate the U.S. Constitution. He told FFRF that the practice would continue.” We applaud UT for standing for religious freedom and refusing to cave to the FFRF and their empty threats. 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: Obama and Romney on the Issues, Father “proud” of Son after finding Porn on Computer, California says no helping kids.

Engaging Weekend is a collection of articles you might have missed over the weekend. But we thought they were worth your time and wanted to make sure you saw them.

THIS IS WHERE OBAMA & ROMNEY STAND ON ABORTION AND BIRTH CONTROL (AND WHY IT MATTERS)

This election may not be a single issue election, but the issue of life is one of the most critical issues during any election. Abortion is being pushed on our kids by groups like Planned Parenthood, and some lawmakers believe every American should subsidize abortion with their money. This article shares the position of Romney and Obama on the issue of life and birth control and tells people why it really does matter. The reality is that we have a chance to see Roe V. Wade overturned in our lifetime, a goal of millions of pro-life advocates. But it will only happen if people are prepared to vote for candidates that support life and will advance a pro-life agenda. As the most pro-abortion president in history, Obama has been hostile to life, and continues to push abortion. Click here for original article.

ALLEGED LETTER FROM FATHER TO TEEN SON AFTER DISCOVERING PORN ON HIS COMPUTER: ‘I COULDN’T BE MORE PROUD OF YOU’

Pornography is a multi-billion dollar industry that shatters lives. It has been responsible for the rise in violence against women, domestic abuse, and human trafficking. Adults should be ashamed for looking at porn, and parents should certainly guard their kids against it and teach them to avoid it. At least, that’s probably what any normal parent would do. But one dad decided to embrace his sons’ porn habit and write him a letter telling him how “normal” it was and how “proud” he is of him. An article explains: “Rather than punish the young man, the father detailed — in a letter — some of the steps his son can take to ensure he surfs porn in a safe manner on the web (i.e. without infecting the computer with viruses). And he concluded by assuring his son he was not angry and even ‘proud’ of him.” Clearly this is a father that does not have his sons’ best interest at heart, otherwise he would help his son overcome any porn habits and teach him to avoid it altogether. 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.