Did You know Each State Can Repeal ObamaCare?

A recent article states: “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) itself empowers states to block the employer mandate, to exempt many of their low- and middle-income taxpayers from the individual mandate, and to reduce federal deficit spending, simply by not establishing a health insurance ‘exchange’…To date, 34 states, accounting for roughly two-thirds of the U.S. population, have refused to create Exchanges. Under the statute, this shields employers in those states from a $2,000 per worker tax that will apply in states that are creating Exchanges (e.g., California, Colorado, New York). Those 34 states have exempted at least 8 million residents from taxes as high as $2,085 on families of four earning as little as $24,000. They have also reduced federal deficits by hundreds of billions of dollars.”

You probably didn’t know that, and won’t hear it on the nightly news. Also unfortunate is the fact that West Virginia, rather than protecting citizens has chosen to full implement ObamaCare. This means higher taxes, fewer choices, and funding abortion against our religious convictions. Our lawmakers seem bent on forcing us to comply with this awful despite the overwhelming opposition to it on the part of Americans, and especially medical professionals. Perhaps we need new lawmakers. 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.

Lawsuit Over Public Funding of Religious Schools

Evidently, according to the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, it is perfectly acceptable to take money from citizens in order to fund public schools that are teaching things parents are morally and religiously opposed to. However, it is not acceptable, to these groups, for that same money to go to religious schools teaching things that others are opposed to. Does anyone else see the blatant hypocrisy in this philosophy? And yet, a lawsuit in New Hampshire over a tax credit program that would divert some funds to religious schools is being brought by these very hypocritical groups. A recent article by the ACLU states:

“The Education Tax Credit Program allows businesses to reduce their tax liability by receiving an 85 percent tax credit in exchange for donations made to K-12 scholarship organizations, which will pay for tuition at religious and other private schools. Since there is no state oversight of the schools receiving funds, religious schools will be able to use the donations for religious instruction, indoctrination and religiously based discrimination…The program, passed by the New Hampshire Legislature last year, took effect Jan. 1. It allows up to $3.4 million in tax credits to be claimed in the first year and $5.1 million during its second year.  It provides for additional increases in tax credits in subsequent years.” Frankly, if I have to pay taxes to public schools that I ardently disagree with, why shouldn’t others pay taxes to religious and private schools they disagree with? 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.

Planned Parenthood is Happy About SCOTUS/ObamaCare Ruling

by Nathan A. Cherry, 07/03/2012

All you need to know about the SCOTUS/ObamaCare ruling right now is that Planned Parenthood is happy. If they are happy then pro-lifers have plenty of reason to be unhappy. All those promises about “no money for abortion” are worthless because, let’s face it, if not one dime was going to groups like Planned Parenthood for abortion funding then they have no reason to be happy. The fact that they are happy says money is on the way. Anyone believing this law will lower insurance and/or taxes on already struggling families just doesn’t know how economics truly works (nothing is free). The moral atrocities contained in the law are equally unsettling. LifeNews.com carries the story.

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.

SHOCKING! The “Jaffe Memo” from Planned Parenthood is Atrocious

by Nathan A. Cherry, 12/09/2011

Jaffe MemoMartinsburg, WV – I bet you’ve never heard of the Jaffe Memo, or Frederick Jaffe. Don’t feel bad, I’d never heard of it either until Abby Johnson shared it in a recent post she wrote. What is contained in the Jaffe Memo is utterly disgusting and shocking. But first, here is a little background on why it was written from Johnson’s article.

“When I worked at Planned Parenthood, there was something that we were not allowed to talk about. If we didn’t talk about it, then maybe no one else would either. It was called the Jaffe Memo. In 1969, Planned Parenthood was asked by the government to produce some ideas to help with overpopulation. They did just that. What is in the memo as a ‘solution’ to overpopulation is astonishing. And, I’m sorry to say, it looks like the Jaffe Memo is starting to show its face in our culture.”

AS I read through this memo I could not help but think of countries like China and other communist countries. We hear so much about the civil rights violations and violence taking place in China and other communist countries, especially related to reproductive rights, and we cringe. The idea of forced abortions, forced sterilizations, indoctrination of children regarding homosexuality, redefining the family, and penalizing marriage through higher taxes is repulsive. Yet this seems to be just the tip of the iceberg.

You can read the Jaffe Memo in its original form (as provided by Abby Johnson on her website) by clicking here. And I would encourage you to read it before continuing in this post.

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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.