The Army Identifies Terror Threats: Christians, Pro-Lifers and Tea Party Groups

soldier prayingAre you a Christian? Pro-life? Are you part of a Tea Party group? The Army wants you to know that it now considered YOU a terror threat that is “tearing this nation apart.”

In a recent pre-deployment meeting at Fort Hood, a group of soldiers listened for nearly a half hour as an instructor informed them that Christians and Tea Party members were a terror threat to the nation. They were then told that anyone supporting or donating to these groups would be disciplined under the military uniform code of justice.

This outrageous occurrence comes just a couple of weeks after another group at Camp Shelby was told that the American Family Association should be labeled a “hate group.” The Army, after a public backlash backed down and said they made a mistake in labeling the AFA a “hate group” and apologized.

Fox News’ Todd Starnes first reported the incident and spoke of what the unidentified soldier told him:

“The soldier told me he fears reprisals and asked not to be identified. He said there was a blanket statement that donating to any groups that were considered a threat to the military and government was punishable under military regulations. ‘My first concern was if I was going to be in trouble going to church,’ the evangelical Christian soldier told me. ‘Can I tithe? Can I donate to Christian charities? What if I donate to a politician who is a part of the Tea Party movement?’” [Read more...]

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Considering Adoption as a Pro-Life Cause

Many Americans proudly claim to be pro-life. A majority of Americans in fact now claim to be pro-life. But I wonder how many have ever considered adoption? This aspect of being pro-life is essential in order to have a fully developed pro-life outlook. We cannot place all our efforts into saving the lives of unborn children while ignoring the plight of those already born. This makes the criticism that pro-lifers only care about unborn children all the more credible.

To be sure there is cause for caution in adopting. A recent article explains: “Some evangelicals are so enamored of international adoption as a mission of spiritual salvation — for the child and the adoptive parents — that they have closed their eyes to adoption-related fraud and trafficking, and have not fully embraced alternatives that would help orphans find loving families in their home countries.” Then again, we cannot close our eyes to the fact that many children are being trafficked either. The bottom line is that if we are going to be pro-life, we must care about every life, born and unborn. But like any good conviction it has to come with action, not just words. 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 Pro-Lifers Care About Women?

LifeNews.com: “In an article deemed ‘news’ by Yahoo!, a young woman by the name of Elizabeth Jahr explained to her readers that, in reality, the pro-life movement does not really protect the unborn. Jahr argued that the bulk of pro-life work goes towards legislating abortion out of existence, while pro-lifers ignorantly turn a blind eye to the fact that women experiencing what they perceive to be crisis pregnancies do not have the resources to carry out the alternative, that is, carrying their child to term.”

The premise of this article is simply that pro-lifers don’t really care about women at all. I guess this writer has never heard of Care Pregnancy Centers. I guess she doesn’t know that CPC’s outnumber abortion clinics in the U.S., or that CPC’s are non-profits that don’t receive federal money like the millions given to Planned Parenthood. I guess she doesn’t know that it’s people, pro life people, who support these CPC’s and volunteer in them. I guess this writer doesn’t really know what she’s talking about. 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.

LifeNews: The 10 Dumbest Things Said in Defense of Abortion

life is beautifulI ran across the article below at LifeNews.com and thought it properly showed the absurdity of pro-abortion arguments. The common sense here is palpable. I found it worth posting here, click here for original article.

10. Women shouldn’t have to choose between their cell phones and birth control.

In a stunning display of entitlement, students at the University of New Mexico got upset because the school would no longer be subsidizing birth control. While pro-aborts often try to give sad, sad stories about women who need birth control out of medical necessity, or need abortion because they will DIE without it, the truth is, it’s often merely a matter of convenience. The reason women should get free birth control? Because otherwise, students might be forced to choose between their birth control and… their cell phones! Or their gym memberships! Oh, cruel world! It is just an unthinkable notion that a college student be forced to work out for free at the icky gym on campus, or go with a cheaper cell phone model — or, even worse, pay for the ultra-cheap generic brand birth control at Wal-Mart. Worst of all is the notion that they might be forced to abstain from sex, since they can’t afford birth control and aren’t ready for a baby. Because in the pro-abort world, women are merely animals, incapable of controlling their sexual urges, right?

9. Pro-lifers need a lesson on the birds and the bees.

Nancy Pelosi makes her first appearance on our list, where she responded to laws limiting (but not outlawing) abortions in North Carolina and Texas by saying that pro-life politicians needed “a lesson on the birds and the bees”. Because the only people who understand sex and pregnancy are the pro-aborts, right? Unfortunately, that has turned out to be less and less true over the years. Pro-lifers have embryology on their side, as well as the science of pregnancy and fetal development. Meanwhile, pro-aborts just try to insist that a baby is just a clump of tissues, or that fetal pain laws are dumb because fetal pain doesn’t exist, or that there are no adverse risks that come with abortion. It doesn’t matter that the science isn’t on their side — they’ll still keep claiming, like Nancy Pelosi did, that it’s pro-lifers who are the idiots in need of educating. [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.

Illuminate: Pastor Don Cherry: Let’s Talk Women’s Health

Illuminate-GraphicImage-TextAndWeb-SocialMediaThe year 1973 holds a mixed bag of memories for me.  On the upside it was the year I graduated high school on the down side it was the year the Supreme Court affirmed the right for women to abort their unborn child.

Since that ruling over 50 million unborn precious souls have fallen victim to the abortionist scalpel.  This decision certainly ignited a cultural clash that has pitted Americans against each other for the past 40 years not to mention endangering the most innocent and helpless of our society.

In my humble opinion, while the left has argued a woman’s right to do with her body as she will, those on the other side of the isle truly are concerned for the health of both mother and child.  We were all shocked and dismayed when the revelations were made with regard to the Kermit Gosnell case in PA.  Mutilated babies, deplorable conditions and cover-ups run amok sent chills throughout the soul of this nation.

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How does something like this happen in a nation where we boast the finest medical industry of any country in the world?  Not just that, but is what took place at the Gosnell clinic merely an aberration or a harbinger of more atrocities taking place behind the abortionist doors?  While abortion is indeed the law of the land (for now), what can be done to make sure there is not a repeat of the horrors which went on in Philly?  [Read more...]

Pro-Abortion Prof Admits Most Americans Are Pro-Life

You know the message of life is winning when a liberal, pro-abortion professor admits that most Americans are pro-life. Professor Tracey Weitz from UC San Francisco made this candid statement recently: “If you look at it numerically, most Americans think abortion should be illegal in most numerical cases…People are confused not just about the numbers when it comes to abortion. They also are confused about labels. Clustering the issue under a single heading tends to cloud political dialogue and obscure the real public pulse.”

It’s a very honest and true statement. Nearly every poll now shows a majority of Americans are pro-life, and even those who support abortion want to see it restricted to extreme cases, and don’t believe it should be federally funded in America or abroad. It is only the most extreme pro-abortion activists that refuse to see the good in limiting abortion to extreme cases. And few people, other than Planned Parenthood and President Obama believe it should be funded with tax payer dollars.

The article also explains how a very solid majority support banning abortions after 20 weeks when unborn children can feel pain. This is a common sense measure that compassionate people are able to support. 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.

Are Christians Just PLINO’s?

RINOWe’ve all heard a politician referred to as a R.I.N.O. at some point or another. The term, which stands for “Republican in name only,” usually applies to a self-described “conservative republican” whose actions indicate anything but. In fact, the actions of said politician generally align with another party, thus garnering the term. It’s the actions I want to focus on for a few moments.

Anyone can say anything they want. Making statements is not what gets politicians in trouble or labeled a R.I.N.O. It’s when that person makes a statement and then their actions completely contradict those statements. For instance, a politician will campaign as “pro-life” but then vote to give funding to Planned Parenthood, or vote against a 20 week abortion ban. The words and actions are obviously contradictory and will often result in that lawmaker being labeled a R.I.N.O.

My question is, “Are Christians just P.L.I.N.O.’s?

What is a P.L.I.N.O. you ask? Well, it’s someone who claims to be “pro-life” but in reality is just “pro-life in name only.” In other words, it’s someone who, when asked, will gladly say they are pro-life and support the pro-life movement, but in reality has never lifted a finger to make a difference.

I’m afraid this is where many Christians would fall. Christians have historically been pro-life and supported the pro-life movement. But I wonder how many Christians have ever actually done anything practical to make a difference? I’m not saying that the only way to make a difference is to stand outside an abortion clinic, hold a sign, volunteer at a care pregnancy center, work with a community group, make phone calls or send emails to elected lawmakers, attend a rally, march in Washington, write a blog, or anything else. Of course, those are some great ways to get involved. [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.

Is ObamaCare Falling Apart?

One lawmaker says ObamaCare is “falling apart at the seams.” A recent article explains that through GOP efforts in the House the health care overhaul that most Americans dislike, most doctors detest, and is mostly a failure is coming apart. The article says: “So, there’s no question we’ve caused some strain within the administration already. Since that day, and this is one of the things I’ve been concerned about, we see this trail of debris that streams out behind the Affordable Care Act. It’s falling apart at the seams.”

This is good news for pro-life people and people of faith as the unpopular healthcare bill forces Americans to fund abortion, abortion services, and drugs in their insurance plans. The HHS mandate, part of ObamaCare, has been the most unpopular and challenged section of the bill and has failed in court. People of faith are increasingly suing the government for trying to force them to pay for abortion against their religious convictions. There’s a potential that we could see this bill repealed, or de-funded so it does not take effect. That would be welcomed news. 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.

Not All Guys Support Abortion So They Can Have Casual Sex

A new video is opposing the idea that men support abortion in order to have casual sex. The “BroChoice” video supported by Planned Parenthood shows men saying they support abortion so they can have consequence free, casual sex. It’s about as shallow as you can get. But the video below is a compilation by Counter Cultured, found on their website, showing men that support life and their reasons for that support. It’s worth a few minutes of your time. Share it with friends and family to show that not all men support abortion so they can have casual sex. 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.

Care Pregnancy Centers Should Consider This Tool

There’s a lot of misinformation out there surrounding pregnancy. But technology is increasingly eliminating the misinformation with scientifically accurate information. A new tool, utilizing technology now exists which, in my opinion, every Care Pregnancy Center and pro-life organization ought to take advantage of. Watch the video below to learn more. 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.