Romney West Virginia Case has Big Implications

Romney WVA recent Associated Press article published in the State Journal gives us fair warning that the fight against homosexual marriage has reached the borders of the state and in the small town of Romney, WV.

In the article by Vicki Smith, she informs us of the “plight” of one Cynthia Landis who moved here from another state about a year after getting “married” to her partner, another female, in the District of Columbia where such transactions are considered legal.

A few years back,West Virginia passed what some in the legislature called the West Virginia Defense of Marriage Act (WVDOMA).  That act requires that the State not recognize or give any substance to documents that are connected in any way to homosexual marriages conducted in other states.  This law is completely compatible with the federal Defense of Marriage Act as currently enacted by the U.S. Congress (in spite of our current President’s determination solely on his own that it is unconstitutional).

Cynthia Landis’ complaint that created the “news” story is that when she attempted to obtain a West Virginia driver license in her “married” name, she was denied based on the WVDOMA’s restrictions.

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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

Have You Heard? The New President Is…

we vote pro lifeI don’t actually know who the president is. As I’m writing this the election is still a day away and millions of Americans are right now preparing to vote. I can tell you that I believe Mitt Romney has an excellent chance of winning and that it is my intention to vote for him. But whether he wins or not is still to be determined.

Even though the election is over and Facebook walls have returned to “normal” and folks on opposite sides of the aisle who were not speaking are once again friends. There is much to remember about the importance of voting for a president and the ability of the president to affect policy change. In particular I am referring to the issue of life, and just how great an impact the president can have in defending life, or helping to end life.

Over the past four years we have lived under the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history. No other sitting U.S. president has done more to advance the liberal pro-abortion agenda that Obama. From revoking the Mexico City policy and funding UNFPA, to helping Planned Parenthood through billions in tax-payer funding, Obama has been a very good friend of the 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.

Not Voting is Not an Option

As the election unfolds today, millions of Americans – like me – will be distracted at work by the continuing coverage. We watch as the results pour in anticipating the outcome. But regardless of who you vote for, the key is to vote. I can’t think of another election in my lifetime that has been so critical than this one, and experts around the country agree. A recent article says“Voting is both a right and a responsibility,” said American Values President Gary Bauer. “The country is narrowly divided. Whichever side turns out in the greatest numbers will not only prevail on election day, but make all the most important decisions in how we’re governed, our religious rights, our free-speech rights, marriage and parenting. So it’s critically important that people who believe in those values turn out on Election Day.” The truth is, I would rather you go vote for someone I oppose than to sit home apathetic to what is happening around the country. Be informed. Be engaged. Be in prayer. God bless America. 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.

Voting for Mitt Romney Instead of a Third Party Candidate

Jared Moore, writing at SBCVoices.com has an interesting article on why it may be unwise to vote for a third-party candidate in the presidential election. Many are unhappy with the two-party system and are planning to write in a candidate or vote for a third party candidate on the ballot. Some reason that neither Obama or Romney meet their religious qualifications for president and prefer another option. While I personally find this thinking suspect, perhaps Moore’s arguments for voting for Romney over a third party candidate will resound with you. Moore argues: “A Third party candidate will not win this election, a Third party may or may not be the best answer for a revolution against the two-party system, voting for a third party candidate may allow for the murder of millions.” The last thought is the one that hits me hardest. I can’t fathom writing in a name or voting third party when I know an Obama second term will result in millions more abortion. Romney doing what he has said, reinstating the Mexico City policy, defunding Planned Parenthood, defunding UNFPA, will save millions of lives worldwide. 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.

Reasons Why Romney (and Americans in General) Want to Defund Planned Parenthood

Lifenews.com: Planned Parenthood should be defunded. Here’s why:

1. Planned Parenthood duplicates services offered by county health. With overhead costs, this is an inefficient use of taxpayer funds.

2. Planned Parenthood pressures Title 19 low-income women to donate for services and charges for pregnancy tests and other services that can be obtained at other clinics for free.

3. Planned Parenthood’s billing is questionable. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which also manages Iowa, was recently dropped from an Oklahoma State Department of Health program because of Planned Parenthood’s “high cost per participant, along with faulty billing practices.”

Here in Iowa, Planned Parenthood still faces a $28 million dollar Medicaid fraud lawsuit by a former Planned Parenthood manager. Among the allegations: Planned Parenthood purchased birth control packets for $2.98, then billed Medicaid $35 for the same packets.

4. Planned Parenthood has a history of dishonesty. Earlier this year, the Register quoted spokesperson Shelby Cloke saying that Planned Parenthood received $8,000 from the Quad Cities Komen organization for services including “low- or no-cost mammograms.” Planned Parenthood does not have, nor has ever provided mammograms, here in Iowa or anywhere in the U.S. President Obama repeated this falsehood in the Presidential debates.

Planned Parenthood’s “abortion prevention” claim is a sham. Here in Iowa, Planned Parenthood has expanded abortion locations from 7 to 16 in the past four years and now aborts an average of 13 Iowans a day. 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.

Former Dem Deleate Asks Jews to Vote for Romney

I support Israel, always have and always will. As a Christian I believe it is imperative for us as a nation to have leaders that support Israel and will stand with Israel. We have not had that in the last four years and this new ad shares a little of the disappointment many Americans feel about President Obama’s handling of the special relationship the U.S. has always had with Israel. Click here for original article. If the video doesn’t appear automatically, please refresh your browser.

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.

Election Could Result in Overturning Roe V. Wade – Here’s How

The next president will most likely have a chance to nominate at least one, possibly two or more justices for the Supreme Court of the United States. This could result in the overturning of Roe. V. Wade if the right justices, those that support life, are nominated. According to LifeNews.com: “the next president, during his four-year term, will have one or more Supreme Court appointments. Obama['s] stance on Roe and four decades of killing children and hurting women is clear — he’s appointed two pro-abortion Supreme Court justices in Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor and they will keep Roe in place for another generation. On the other hand, Mitt Romney has repeatedly called for overturning Roe v. Wade. He has said he would appoint the kinds of judges who would not make law from the bench as they did in 1973 with Roe, but who would strictly interpret the Constitution.” Vote for 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.

Engaging Weekend: Romney Will Reinstate Mexico City Policy, Gallup Finds Only 3.4% of U.S. Adults Are LGBT, More than 2000 Pro-Lifers Call Planned Parenthood.

Engaging Weekend

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

Romney Will Cut Planned Parenthood Funds His First Week in Office

Many Americans have never heard of the Mexico City policy, let alone understand the life-saving nature of it. It will not surprise many to know President Obama eliminated the policy in order to send millions of tax payer dollars to fund abortion overseas. The policy states that the U.S. would not give taxpayer-funded family planning funds to private organizations that perform or advocate for abortion around the world. Since Obama is the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history it is not surprising that he ended the policy. Mitt Romney has promised to reinstate it and refuse to fund abortion around the world, while helping our own economy by saving millions. Click here for original article.

GALLUP STUDY: ONLY 3.4% OF U.S. ADULTS ARE LGBT

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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.

New Video Says Hollywood Women Don’t Speak for All

LifeNews.com: A new ad pushes back against “Hollywood women” for trying to scare other women into voting against Romney for his position on abortion. Watch the video below. If the video doesn’t appear automatically, please refresh your browser.

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.

Romney Wants to See SCOTUS Overturn Roe

LifeNews.com: “In an interview with the Columbus Dispatch newspaper, presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, once again, that he wants the Supreme Court to overturn the infamous Roe v. Wade decision that has paved the way for 55 million abortions. Romney wants states to be able to protect unborn children and, in his interview with the newspaper, indicated overturning Roe was more possible in the current political climate than a Human Life Amendment…”I would love us to be in a situation where the American people decide let’s not have abortion. But that’s not where we are. That’s why I think the most effective next step is to have the court return the decision with regards to abortion to the American people and their elected representatives. And it is my preference that would return to the states and to the people and their elected representatives the issue of abortion as opposed to having the federal government impose, the Supreme Court impose its view on a one-vote majority. 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.