The Engaging Essentials

Less than 2% of Britain – That’s how many folks self-identify as either homosexual or bisexual.  Quite a fair bit less than the usually touted 5% to 7%.

Pro-Life Apologetic – Do you sometimes feel like you have no idea how to debate the issue of abortion?  Try this flow chart on for size.

Divorce: An Evangelical Scandel – Al Mohler has some harsh words for the church regarding the issue of divorce.  Snip:

Evangelical Christians are gravely concerned about the family, and this is good and necessary. But our credibility on the issue of marriage is significantly discounted by our acceptance of divorce. To our shame, the culture war is not the only place that an honest confrontation with the divorce culture is missing.

Divorce is now the scandal of the evangelical conscience.

Judge Walker Retiring – The judge who overturned 7 million voters who voted for Proposition 8 has announced his intention to retire.  Convenient timing, don’t you think?

Pulpit Freedom Sunday – This past Sunday was the day.  Our friend Erik Stanley gives a brief report on how it went.

About Jeremy Dys

Jeremy Dys is the FPCWV's President and General Counsel. In addition to his duties of providing strategic vision and leadership to the FPCWV, Dys is the chief lobbyist and spokesman. Dys is regularly featured in local, state, and national print, radio, and television outlets. He lives close to Charleston with his wife and growing family.

The Engaging Essentials . . . Prop 8 Edition

So much to read about Judge Walker’s decision to overthrow the self-determination of 7 million voters.  Here’s a few I find worthwhile:

Local Reactions – The Gazette profiles the local reaction to the decision, including comments from me.  Favorite online comment?  ”Dys is noting more than a media prostitute.”

Local Reaction 2 – In case you missed Talkline yesterday, here’s the story from wvmetronews.com.

The Predictable Vaughn Walker – This may be the best pure legal analysis I’ve seen yet on the decision.  Plus, how can you go wrong with an article that starts with a Jack Bauer reference?!

The Gavel Falls’ by Al Mohler – Hands down the best theological/philosophical review of Walker’s decision and a compelling warning/clarion call to the church.

Flip-Flop . . . Flip? – The Atlantic examines President Obama’s ever changing position on Prop 8 and dedication to marriage.  Incidently, I think this will be the position many of our local lawmakers will look to take.  It’ll sound something like, “I’m for marriage and I’m for equality, even if that means I’m against the people deciding the definition of marriage.”

Natural Law Theory by Robert George – One of the clearest thinkers on this subject is Robert George of Princeton.  He makes the case against Walker from Natural Law here.

Your Bias is Showing – NRO’s Ed Whelan quotes Gerard Bradley as he breaks down Walker’s scorched earth approach to judicial opinion writing . . . and what the means for appeal.

Bonus Reading – Peggy Noonan writes on the Wall Street Journal’s website that America is at the point of boiling over.  Not directly related to the Prop 8 decision, but still applicable.  Favorite line, “The biggest political change in my lifetime is that Americans no longer assume that their children will have it better than they did. This is a huge break with the past, with assumptions and traditions that shaped us.”

About Jeremy Dys

Jeremy Dys is the FPCWV's President and General Counsel. In addition to his duties of providing strategic vision and leadership to the FPCWV, Dys is the chief lobbyist and spokesman. Dys is regularly featured in local, state, and national print, radio, and television outlets. He lives close to Charleston with his wife and growing family.