Billboard Reaches out to Atheists in NYC

Answers in Genesis is seeking to reach out to atheists in New York City using a billboard stating “Thank God You’re Wrong.” Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis says they want to share the message of Christ using the billboard. To that end, the web address on the billboard directs viewers to an article called “How Do We Know There is a God?” Answers in Genesis makes an important point that, without Christ and the hope of eternal life there is no purpose or meaning to this life. I would also say that without Christ, without purpose or meaning, there is no basis to defend life, marriage, or religious freedom. If life has no purpose them there is certainly no point in protecting the unborn from meaninglessness. And there is no reason to defend traditional marriage, the method of procreation which allows a mom and dad to pass on their faith and share the meaning of life. And our faith is meaningless so there’s no point in defending its freedom. However, thanks to Christ and the eternal life found in Him, there is meaning to this life and these critical biblical moral issues are worth defending. Click here for original article.

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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: Gay Activists Want Much More from Boy Scouts, Obama Admin Fights Plan B Ruling, Bronx Household of Faith Case Takes a Surprising Turn

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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.

‘Gay’ activists want much more from Boy Scouts

The vote that took place last Thursday to fundamentally alter the DNA of the Boy Scouts is no less than tragic. Not simply because the BSA turned its back on members and their families, or because they caved to outside pressure. The most tragic aspect to this vote is that it won’t be the last. If the Boy Scouts really think this matter is settled and that they will now be left alone to conduct business as usual, they are naïve, at best. What many warned the BSA about and we continue to believe will happen is the door will now get wider. By allowing homosexual scouts, the BSA will now be pressured to allow openly homosexual leaders, to allow transgender people, and to begin affirming homosexuality. One needs to look no farther than the Girl Scouts to see just how far the Boy scouts will actually fall. And, as the Girl Scouts saw a tremendous decline in membership as their liberal social and political agenda was revealed, so too will the Boy Scouts. A recent article proves that the pressure will continue: “California Democratic state Sen. Ricardo Lara says that despite the vote, he will continue to push a resolution that would revoke the BSA’s tax-exempt status “to ensure that discrimination in any form does not exist – not in our state, not on our dime.” As we’ve seen, after you compromise one time, you will inevitably do so again. Now we wait for the response from thousands of churches that currently host groups and the Christians that lead and participate in those groups. If you want to share your thoughts on forming a new organization for teaching values to boys, you can send comments to Contact@OnMyHonor.net 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.

NYC Schools Hand Out Abortion Drugs Without Parental Consent

A newly published report shows that schools in New York City have handed out more than 12,000 Plan B abortion drugs to students without parental consent. First, there is no reason fro schools to be stocking such drugs. These drugs can have adverse side-effects and schools are not equipped with medical personnel and facilities to deal with the side-effects. Second, the idea that a school can’t hand out an aspirin without a parents approval, but they can hand out an abortion drug is absurd. Parents ought to be outraged at such divisive, secretive dealings. A recent article comments:

“Last September, the city revealed it had started giving out Plan B and other birth control in the nurses’ offices of 13 high schools. At the time, officials said 567 girls had gotten Plan B. But the birth-control blitz was much bigger than the city had acknowledged. About 40 separate ‘school-based health centers’ doled out 12,721 doses of Plan B in 2011-12, up from 10,720 in 2010-11 and 5,039 in 2009-10, according to the newly released data. About 22,400 students sought reproductive care from January 2009 through last school year, records show. Under state law, minors don’t need parental OKs to get contraceptives.” 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: New Obama Ad Compares Voting to Losing Virginity, Obama Says Men Have No Say in Abortion Decisions, Parents Oppose Giving Students Abortion Drugs

Engaging Weekend is a collection of article you might have missed over the weekend. But we wanted to make sure you had a chance to read them.

I think Lena Dunham’s Obama ad is great and she should do a bunch more just like it

The following video from the Obama campaign is emblematic of the out of control immorality often pushed and advocated by liberals. The video adds “sex appeal” to the issue of voting by comparing voting to losing your virginity. Liberals and the Democratic Party are frequently accused of infusing sex into areas and issues where it doesn’t belong; this video is yet another example of this sad fact. Watch the video below. If the video doesn’t appear automatically please refresh your browser. 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.

Government Treats Churches Unfairly by Banning Them from Schools

by Nathan A. Cherry, 08/15/2012

It has been a long 17 year battle against the city of New York. The case that started in 1995 by challenging the city’s ban on churches meeting in public schools has been ongoing. While temporary injunctions have allowed churches to meet in the schools as the case drags on, the end could be in sight. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear the case and a decision could finally end the long legal battle; unless it becomes necessary for the case to go to the Supreme Court. Jordan Lorence, senior legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom has been part of this case every step of the way. He questions: “The city agrees that allowing community groups to use schools enhances civic life; it opens its school buildings for any use ‘pertaining to the welfare of the community.’ Thousands of groups meet regularly in 1,200 city schools for concerts, neighborhood meetings, youth training, even the filming of TV shows like ‘Law and Order.’ So why single out worship services for exclusion?” His question is on the mind of nearly every American that can’t figure out why the city of New York seems to hate churches that serve the community and seek to enhance the neighborhoods they worship in. The question I have is, if the Bronx Household of Faith loses, what does it means for every other church meeting in a school across the nation? 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.

Is Churches Meeting in School Legal? Bronx Case Sets Precedent

by Nathan A. Cherry, 07/03/2012

Many churches around the country meet in public places like schools. So the case of the Bronx Household of Faith V. NYC BOE has particular interest for these churches and defenders of religious freedom. The Bronx case has been going on for years and, at one point looked bleak as the circuit court ruled to evict churches from schools. However, just recently an appeals court granted a permanent injunction allowing all NYC churches to continue meeting in public schools while the matter it settled in court. The case continues and much prayer and vocal support is needed to remind the court and lawmakers that denying churches access to public facilities is nothing more than discrimination. Timothy Dalrymple writes more about the case at Patheos.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.

Giving Students Bullets and a Gun

by Nathan A. Cherry, 08/16/2011

Martinsburg, WV – Here’s a question for you. What is the best way to ensure students are properly taught about sexuality while encouraging them to take every precaution and doDanger street sign what is best for their overall health and well-being?

Your choices are:

1 – Explicit sex-education in public schools with free condoms and access to birth control and abortions!
2 – Abstinence education in partnership with parents so that sexuality is taught according to parental standards!

Can you guess which answer I am going to advocate? Of course answer two makes perfect sense to me for a few reasons. First, elementary and middle school students are far too young to understand the complications that come with sex. The theory that “everyone is doing it,” or “since they’re going to do it anyway we might as well give them condoms” is absurd. Polls show that not everyone is doing it and, in reality, abstinence is on the rise. But the idea that we should “equip” those that are going to have sex by exposing all children to explicit sex education is simply dangerous; not to mention it usurps parental rights in teaching a key component of their child’s development.

Just consider a recent report that says schools in New York are now going to make sex-education courses mandatory. Up until now sex-education courses have been in the hands of each individual principal to do what is best for his school. This seems wise considering the principal would know his school and his students and how to best meet their needs.

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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.