Posts Tagged ‘Obama’
While politicians in Charleston play down the threat to the redefinition of marriage in West Virginia, President Obama prepares to address the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 13th Annual Dinner this Saturday night.
According to several reports, HRC – the nation’s leading pro-homosexual lobbyist group – has been lobbying in recent days for legislation permitting gays serving openly in the military, extending hate crimes based upon one’s “sexual orientation,” and the repeal of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). While several such legislative initiatives will have varying degrees of success, it is clear where the President stands concerning DOMA. According to Citizenlink.org:
Obama has made many promises to gay activists. One of those promises came at the signing of a memorandum granting same-sex benefits to federal employees.
“Among the steps we have not yet taken, is to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),” he said. “I believe it is discriminatory, I think it interferes with state’s rights, and we will work with Congress to overturn it.”
The debate over whether or not there is a concerted effort to redefine marriage nationwide is over. There is no legitimate reason to prevent West Virginians from determining for themselves under which definition of marriage they will consent to be governed.
To learn more about what you can do to defend marriage in West Virginia, visit WV4Marriage.com.
On the occasion of “Family Day,” a proclamation from the desk of the President of the United States, via WhiteHouse.gov (emphasis added):
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Our family provides one of the strongest influences on our lives. American families from every walk of life have taught us time and again that children raised in loving, caring homes have the ability to reject negative behaviors and reach their highest potential. Whether children are raised by two parents, a single parent, grandparents, a same-sex couple, or a guardian, families encourage us to do our best and enable us to accomplish great things. Today, our children are confronting issues of drug and alcohol use with astonishing regularity. On Family Day, we honor the dedication of parents, commend the achievements of their children, and celebrate the contributions our Nation’s families have made to combat substance abuse among young people.
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Two cases from the UK show the trend toward Islam and the trampling of Christianity
By Nathan A. Cherry
Martinsburg, W.V. – At times President Obama and other lawmakers in Washington like to look across the pond to Europe to get ideas as to how to make America better. A dubious practice at best, it’s too bad they don’t look to the pages of our history books to gain wisdom and insight from our founding fathers; men who surely know what it takes to make a country succeed.
More troubling is the news from Europe in regards to religious freedom and the implications which exist if our current president keeps thumbing through the pages of their legislation (or their newspapers) for ideas. The following headlines out of Europe should make clear my disinterest to imitate any country across the pond.
I won’t even begin to comment on the phrase “offending religious sensibilities,” for its pure silliness. But in reading this article it became crystal clear that Europe is on a one way street to abolishing all Protestant religions, or at least the fundamental ones that hold to traditional morals and values.
The hypocrisy of this particular borough in London is stunning. The Camden website advertises that “’we work hard to spread a true picture of Islam and the Muslim faith,” but God and Christianity are offensive. How does one person’s religion gain tolerance over another? What if Hindu’s are offended by Muslims, will they apologize to the Hindu’s and forsake the Muslims?
But the hypocrisy continues when a Camden Council member said; Read the rest of this entry »
Today, President Obama is to address the students of America’s schools. A few private schools will likely tune into the address, but mostly public schools will be the ones carrying the address live across the country. It is an address that has been met with not a little controversy.
Critics of the President cite the original “proposed lesson plans” and attendant “I Pledge” video that asked students to make a “pledge” to President Obama as attempts to indoctrinate our children in neo-socialism. The White House has since, commendably, backed away from the controversial lesson plans.
Now, the President will simply offer a relatively benign speech, one that is commendable of any President who would dare his nation to dream bigger and do more. (For more on this point, see Al Mohler’s insightfully balanced piece on the subject.)
Still, I have mixed feelings about this address. It is laudable that President Obama is offering a challenge to the students of America to set goals, dream big, achieve what others say is impossible, etc. And, I don’t have a problem with a President addressing students; in fact, I find such a speech a good lesson in civics for our students.
Yet, at the same time, I can’t help but feel a bit of an Orewellian tone to the President’s speech. It’s also unfortunate that I see very little regard given to the parent’s role in education within his remarks.
My frustration over the President’s remarks today are not out of an irrational fear of indoctrination; if I’m concerned at all, it is over the expansion of paternalism. Mostly, I’m entertained by the irony of the speech. In the end, like many others, I’m left wanting something more.
Judge grants restraining order, gives family time to make informed decision.
By Nathan A. Cherry
Martinsburg, WV – The fight of Angela Lanciano-Moreno to keep her son, 22 year old Chris, alive is still ongoing. The family received good news this week when Martinsburg Circuit Judge Gina Groh granted them a 10 day temporary restraining order; which will give the family time to have tests done, and seek an alternative facility for care.
I told you of my visit with Angela and her son in the Martinsburg City Hospital intensive care unit last week. Angela, who does not agree with City Hospital doctors’ prognosis that Chris is brain dead and being kept alive by artificial means has been researching alternative facilities and treatments since her son was admitted to the hospital on August 22nd.
I spoke with family friend Michelle Duerr, who has been by Angela’s side through most of the past week in helping to fight for Chris, and in making phone calls to pro-life groups such as the Right to Life organization in Washington, D.C., and the Alliance Defense Fund. Ms. Duerr told me,
“Angie will fight like a lioness for her child, especially Chris, he is her baby.”
And fought is exactly what Angie has done. Read the rest of this entry »
Recent studies show that abortion harms women, abstinence far more successful in the classroom.
By Nathan A. Cherry
Martinsburg, WV - “The thought of the word “abortion” should be unthinkable.” These words were spoken recently by Alveda King at a locally organized pro-life event at Rocky Mount High-School. I wish more people had this mind-set when it came to the murder of innocent children.
Ms. King, relative of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became a staunch pro-life supporter after her own abortion experiences before accepting Christ in 1983. At the community event she said,
“This country was founded upon the respect for personal freedom; nobody should go against his or her conscious or moral values in order to keep their job. This is what abortion will do.” (Click here for origin)
Ms. King is referencing an open letter written to President Obama regarding his proposed health-care reform in which abortion on demand will be included at tax-payer’s expense; and doctors and nurses will risk losing their jobs for refusing to perform abortions on religious grounds.
Amazingly it would seem that all that is needed to reduce abortion rates is a little education on abstinence and the potential hazards for a woman’s health that exist from abortion.
“Abstinence is the first line of defense in preventing abortion. A woman does have the right to choose. But her moment of choice comes before she has made the choice to become sexually active. We need to educate people on that moment of choice,” said Marica Brown, director of the “Worth Waiting 4” program. Read the rest of this entry »
FPC Media Blitz: Advocates for Life Triumph, Mayo Clinic Doctor Admits Abortion Harms Women, Homosexual Twice as Likely to Seek Treatment
By Nathan A. Cherry
Below are some of the headlines and stories making news across our country and across the world.
“Italian high court finds no difference between traditional family, cohabiting couple” – Obviously the Italian High Court has not been paying attention to recent sociological studies which show the traditional family as having a positive impact on society as opposed to single-family, cohabiting families, and same-sex families. Next time, they should do their homework.
“Truth and Advocates for Life Triumph” – Townhall columnist Ken Blackwell speaks on the Obama health-reform policy and its hidden agenda of abortion on demand paid for by the American people. He says, “Opposition to federally-funded abortion is a bridge issue, bringing together Americans of all parties and ethnic and religious backgrounds.” President Obama is just plain delusional if he thinks that the American people are interested in paying for other people’s abortions. And we’re not near as naïve as he thinks; we have read his proposal and know that abortion on demand is in the policy.
“UN Health Data Show Liberal Abortion Laws Lead to Greater Maternal Death” – Despite Planned Parenthood’s attempt to assure us that there is no significant link between widespread, legalized abortion and women’s health, all the evidence says otherwise. And now, even Planned Parenthood themselves can’t seem to deny the truth any longer, coming out to say that there does seem to be a link between abortion and maternal death rates. Maybe our government will take Planned Parenthood out of their pocket and start looking out for the health and well-being of women; and not the health and well-being of their own bank accounts.
“Mayo Clinic Doctor Admits Abortions Hurt Women, Cause Premature Births” – A doctor at the renowned Mayo clinic has recently published a study showing the connection between abortion and premature birth, which can also lead to cerebral palsy. This is just one of the many ways women put their health and the health of future children in jeopardy by abortion. So let’s see, doctors at the Mayo clinic say abortion harms women, Planned Parenthood says abortion harms women, a large body of empirical evidence says that abortion harms women. I am not sure what else our lawmakers need in order for them to admit that abortion harms women.
“Study: Homosexuals Twice as Likely to Seek Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment” – This study out of UCLA shows that homosexuals seek treatment at a rate of twice that of heterosexuals. A quick glance of facts from the study, “The study of 2074 people interviewed in the California Health Interview Survey found that 48.5% of homosexual and bisexual individuals reported receiving psychiatric or drug abuse treatment in the past year as compared to 22.5% of heterosexuals.” How long will people continue to try and convince us that this lifestyle is good, and normal, and healthy?
“Homosexual U.K. Documentarian Says Gay Lifestyle a “Sewer” of Casual Degrading Sex, Drug Abuse, Misery”
How one reporter found herself conflicted as she witnessed a first-trimester abortion for the first time.
By Nathan A. Cherry
Martinsburg, WV – Many people will fiercely defend the right to an abortion, and many people will fiercely defend the right to life. But what happens when an abortion reporter for Newsweek visits an abortion clinic and witnesses an abortion for the first time? Such a case happened this week when Newsweek reporter Sarah Kliff was in Omaha, Nebraska at LeRoy Carhart’s abortion clinic. The experience, it would seem from her report, has changed her.
After her experience Ms. Kliff wrote about her journey in a web exclusive for Newsweek entitled, “Competing Emotions: When I watched an abortion for the first time, my reaction surprised me.” And indeed her response will surprise you as well, not to mention the reactions of some of the women she met in the waiting room of the abortion clinic and the response of some of her friends and colleagues after hearing of her latest assignment.
It seems that Ms. Kliff was concerned with a negative physical reaction to witnessing a first trimester abortion firsthand; a reaction that didn’t come. Though relieved that she did not pass out, or throw up in the operating room, it was her emotional response that surprised her.
Kliff said, “I met a few patients who saw nothing complicated about that decision, who never second-guessed their choice. But they were not the majority. In Carhart’s clinic, most women were doing their best to balance competing emotions about their abortions, simultaneously sad and relieved, conflicted but confident.”
Even Kliff’s friends and colleagues had trouble with what she experienced, as she notes,
“When I returned from Omaha, friends and colleagues wanted to know if I had “done it.” When I said I had, their reactions surprised me. Friends who supported legal abortion bristled slightly when I told them where I’d been and what I’d watched. Acquaintances at a party looked a bit regretful to have asked about my most recent assignment…my experience (among an admittedly small, largely pro-choice sample set) found a general discomfort when confronted with abortion as a physical reality, not a political idea. Americans may support abortion rights, but even 40 years after Roe, we don’t talk about it like other medical procedures.” Read the rest of this entry »
Barracuda Sarah has raised some eyebrows, once again, by daring to suggest that the proposed healthcare overhaul would provide for “death panels” aimed at easing the handicap and elderly into an almost passive euthanasia.
The rhetoric has angered supporters of the healthcare overhaul, including the President himself. Some of my friends on facebook have even suggested that such has detracted from what could have been a healthy debate on an important topic.