Engaging Weekend is a collection of articles you might have missed over the weekend. But we though they were important and wanted to make sure you had a chance to read them.
Baltimore Ravens Player Skips White House Visit Because Obama Backs Abortion
Matt Birk is a Super Bowl champion lineman with the Baltimore Ravens. Birk is also an outspoken advocate for life. So when the time came for the Ravens to go to the White House and be congratulated by President Obama, Birk declined. His decision not to attend the meeting is making headlines as Birk takes the opportunity to share why he refused to go: “I wasn’t there…I would say this, I would say that I have great respect for the office of the Presidency but about five or six weeks ago, our president made a comment in a speech and he said, ‘God bless Planned Parenthood.’ Planned Parenthood performs about 330,000 abortions a year. I am Catholic, I am active in the Pro-Life movement and I just felt like I couldn’t deal with that. I couldn’t endorse that in any way…I’m very confused by [the President's] statement. For God to bless a place where they’re ending 330,000 lives a year? I just chose not to attend.” It’s no secret that President Obama is the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history. He has done more to advance abortion, given more money toward abortion in the U.S. and worldwide, and continued to ignore the wishes of the American people to defund abortion of all taxpayer money. The actions of a man like Birk matter because the media pays attention to what professional athletes say. And while it can no doubt be a lonely stage to stand on, Birk has boldly stood in defense of life as a result of his faith. We applaud Birk and hope more people with a stage such as Birk will be vocal in their opposition to abortion. 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.