Porn Causing Sexual Violence Among Teens

Some like to claim that pornography is a victimless crime. I believe such a claim is patently false and absurd. Not only does this billions dollar industry contain victims within the industry itself, but the number of victims outside the industry is growing. A recent report says that nearly 10% of young people between the ages of 14 and 21 admit to committing an act of sexual violence with porn being the most common factor. The report says:

“Nearly 1 in 10 young Americans between ages 14 and 21 acknowledges having perpetrated an act of sexual violence at least once, and 4% of a nationally representative sample of American kids reported attempting or completing rape, a new study finds…And among perpetrators of sexual violence, consumption of X-rated materials — specifically those depicting physical harm in the context of sex — was notably more common than it was among youths who did not report efforts to coerce or force someone else to engage in sex.” Those who believe porn is a victimless crime should talk to the growing list of victims of sexual violence.” 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.

Do Kids Really Need “LGBT History Month” in Schools?

With all the useful information in the world needing to be imparted to students while they are in school, does LGBT history really qualify as “essential” in educating our kids? My answer is a very quick no. Kids no more ned LGBT history than they need the history of sex, heterosexual or otherwise. The only logical conclusion for why a school would highlight the work of gay porn actors and bisexual erotic fiction authors has nothing to with history and everything to do with a political agenda.

Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute commented: ”It is deeply disturbing that the organizers of LGBT History Month think our kids should be celebrating homoerotic authors and porn producers…This should be a serious wake-up call for anyone who still thinks gay history in schools is a good idea.” Is it any wonder more parents are turning to private and home school as first options for their kids’ education? Considering the low academic performance of public education, coupled with the social engineering and indoctrination, education that allows for parental involvement is essential. 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.

Will West Virginia Adopt the Common Core Book List?

Common CoreOnly the local districts know for sure, but the months that I and others have spent digging below the surface of the Common Core Standards (CCSS) has revealed some pretty strange things.  There has been much obfuscation and denials regarding the truth of whether or not the federal government is behind the push to nationalize the standards throughout America or whether it has been a “voluntary, state-led” effort to simple find a solution that will work to “… help the kids prepare for 21st century careers.”

There is a high likelihood that there is truth in both positions depending on the honest motives of those involved.  There is no doubt, however, that the federal government has jumped on the opportunity to use the “state-led” CCSS as a vehicle to further their collectivist agenda and homogenize education across the country.

One of the most maligned aspects of the CCSS effort has been the inclusion of a list of books provided as an appendix to the actual standards that is claimed to be “just examples of books that illustrate the level of reading material appropriate to the grade level shown.  Sounds benign enough, right?

When one takes a closer look at the books that are listed (here), there are two things that one will eventually notice: [Read more...]

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

America Is Top 10 – In Porn

In recent years America has slipped from world rankings in all the best categories. We have, however, managed to retain the top spot in one area – porn websites. The graphic below shows just how far ahead of every other country America is in the  number of porn websites. Is it any wonder our kids are being exposed to explicit sex images at younger ages? Between school sex-ed curriculum and Internet access, sexual images are just a click away at any time. This graphic underscores the need for parental involvement in their kids’ lives. Moral training is a must for any parent if you desire your kids to grow with a healthy self-esteem, and proper moral compass. They won’t get that in school. 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.

Sexuality is Killing the Family and the Church

Shhh

The church has been too quiet on sexuality. It’s time to speak up.

The more I read of Russell Moore the more I respect him and pray his ministry as the head of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is a long-tenured one. In light of remarks made by British PM David Cameron, Dr. Moore tackled the issue of pornography in the church. In a recent article he wrote:

“In our time, pornography is the destroying angel of (especially male) Eros, and it’s time the Church faced the horror of this truth…In one sense, the issue of pornography is not new at all. Human lust for covenant-breaking sexuality is rooted, Jesus tells us, not in anything external to us but in our fallen passions (Matt. 5:27-28)…But the situation is unique now. Pornography is not now simply available. With the advent of Internet technology, with its near universal reach and its promise of secrecy, pornography has been weaponized.”

Weaponized indeed, as groups like Planned Parenthood push for explicit sex education in elementary schools, cable television offers anything the mind can imagine, and Holly wood still hasn’t figured out that family friendly movies are the biggest hits. What is important about this discussion, and what I think Dr. Moore recognizes and others will too, is that the porn discussion is one aspect to a large discussion about human sexuality. We tend to focus on homosexuality and other perverse forms of sexuality, but pornography, adultery, and even modesty are critical aspect to this lager discussion.  [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.

Engaging Weekend: MSNBC Host Says Life Begins When Parents “Feel” It Does, Should Online Porn Be Blocked by Government, California Wants to Let Boys Use the Girls Bathroom

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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.

MSNBC host who wore tampon earrings: Life begins whenever you ‘feel’ like it does

This might be one of the most absurd statements ever uttered on the issue of abortion. It’s not surprising that it comes from MSNBC anchor and pro-abortion loyalist Mellissa Harris-Perry, the woman who wore tampons as earrings in support of abortion. It seems Harris-Perry and the abortion crowd is irritated that everyone is celebrating the royal baby and wants to remind the world that it’s okay to kill innocent children before they are born, or perhaps even a few minutes after they’re born. To that end Harris-Perry wanted everyone to know that life begins…wait for it…when you “feel” that it begins. She said: “When does life begin? I submit the answer depends an awful lot on the feeling of the parents. A powerful feeling – but not science.” Yes, let’s forget the science and rely solely on the feelings of parents. That makes perfect sense. So abortion up to the minute of birth, or perhaps even minutes after birth is acceptable if the parents just don’t really feel the child is alive? The desperation of the abortion lobby is showing as they resort to absurd arguments in the absence of logic, science, and common sense. Thanks for the sound bite Ms. Harris-Perry; you’re comments rank up there with VP Biden. Click here for original article.

Why Online Pornography is Being Blocked in the UK—and Why It Should Be in the U.S. Too [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.

Victoria’s Secret: Encouraging Pedophilia with New Line of Underwear

Bright young Things - Victoria's SecretFor some time moral conservatives have been arguing that the sexualization of our kids will have detrimental effects on society. I’ve mentioned this just recently in a blog post on how the effects of exposure of children to porn can lead to a rise in sex offenders. One of my main points in that recent article was how the exposure of children to porn, combine with their explicit sex education in public schools leads to sexual activity at increasingly younger ages:

“Children are given access to pornography at a young age while simultaneously being taught graphic sex-education in public schools. They now have the “know-how” and the drive to engage in sexual activity. Being young they still don’t have the emotional or even intellectual maturity to handle such activity. And they are not yet aware of societal norms and boundaries regarding sex. But they are driven by porn and their explicit lessons in school so they engage in sexual activity anyways.”

This danger has been largely ignored by proponents of explicit sex education lesson, such as Planned Parenthood, and those who believe in the “sexual rights” of children. Such groups, including NAMBLA, also have a vested interest in this social engineering as they advocate for abortion as well. And all this is designed to sexualize children in an effort to destroy the moral character of people and kids so societal norms, such as laws against pedophilia, will be revoked.

Companies like Victoria’s Secret are not helping when they decide to launch a new line of underwear aimed at middle school girls. I can’t understand for the life of me why a middle school girl needs “sexy” underwear. I always though the point of such garments was to show off to a special man in your life. Is this the message we want our middle school daughters receiving? And if you think it is a “toned-down” line for the younger demographic, think again. A recent article explains: [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.

Kids and Porn = Child Sex Offenders

kids surprised computerThe burden to protect my children seems to grow every day. But I’m not talking about merely protecting from strangers, drugs, or other obvious dangers. Instead I’m talking about protecting them from a society that seems bent on destroying them from the inside out through a relativistic morality that has as its end immorality. And what’s frightening is the eerie silence from many parents.

I can rattle off dozens of parents who want to protect their kids from genetically modified foods, vaccinations, and germs. They buy only organic food and natural cleaning and washing products to ensure everything that goes in and around their child is all-natural and safe. They refuse vaccinations in order to avoid long-term side-effects. They sterilize every inch their kids might traverse in order to make sure not one germ touches them.

And I’m not saying any of these practices are a bad idea (Though I believe a few germs are necessary to build a healthy immune system – but that’s a different article for another time). What I am saying is that with all of these precautions many parents are taking to ensure their kids have ever advantage, they seem either oblivious or in denial about the social engineering taking place designed to destroy the moral character of their children.

Several recent articles contain disturbing statistics of how children are being morally corrupted thanks to pornography. In case you haven’t read any of my recent articles or haven’t yet learned how pornography is being used to accomplish a liberal social agenda, let me recap for you.

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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.

Study Says Porn and Same Sex “Marriage” Are Linked

man watching computerThe results of a recent study are making waves across the U.S. The study concludes that watching porn helps increase support for same-sex “marriage” among heterosexual men. The basic conclusion is that people connect enjoying something, pornography, with a cultural issue like same-sex “marriage,” which causes people to lessen their opposition to the thing in which they found enjoyment. So watching pornographic scenes of homosexual activities, and enjoying those scenes, results in lessening their opposition to same-sex “marriage” because they have emotionally connected it with their enjoyment of pornography.

Paul Bedard, writing at the Washington Examiner, explains the results of the study:

“Pornography adopts an individualistic, nonjudgmental stance on all kinds of nontraditional sexual behaviors and same-sex marriage attitudes are strongly linked to attitudes about same-sex sex. If people think individuals should be able to decide for themselves whether to have same-sex sex, they will also think that individuals should be able to decide for themselves whether to get married to a partner of the same-sex.”

But, as John Hayward at Human Events points out, this only further illustrates how culture is able to influence public policy issues. Hayward writes: [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.

Iceland Making Move to Ban Porn Nationwide

Iceland is making headlines with news that it is seeking to ban pornography nationwide. A recent article reports: “The government of the tiny North Atlantic nation is drafting plans to ban pornography, in print and online, in an attempt to protect children from a tide of violent sexual imagery. The proposal by Interior Minister Ogmundur Jonasson has caused an uproar. Opponents say the move will censor the Web, encourage authoritarian regimes and undermine Iceland’s reputation as a Scandinavian bastion of free speech. Advocates say it is a sensible measure that will shelter children from serious harm.”

I would fully support such a bill. Why not ban an industry based on immorality and indecency? There is nothing positive about the porn industry, nothing worthwhile about being part of the industry or viewing it. Porn has been linked to abuse, violence, crime, suicide, divorce, and addiction. I honestly don’t even think I am willing to make the “free speech” argument in favor of the porn industry. There is simply nothing of value to it and no reason at all to defend it. 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.