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The Engage Family Minute – October 7

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Written by Jeremy Dys

October 7, 2009 at 10:00 am

Washington Times: ‘Serious questions about Jennings keep piling up’

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From today’s Washington Times about Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools czar, Keving Jennings of fame:

The Obama administration isn’t adequately vetting important presidential appointees. When it was exposed that former “green jobs czar” Van Jones believed in crazy conspiracies about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, it was questionable whether anyone had even bothered to Google individuals before they received presidential appointments. In that case, the White House strategy was to refuse to answer questions and hope interest faded away. That approach worked for most of the media, which carried water for President Obama’s scandal-plagued pick. Stonewalling scandal is not what Americans were expecting from an administration that promised to usher in an “unprecedented level of openness in government.” Instead, a pattern of presidential obfuscation is developing.

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Written by Jeremy Dys

October 5, 2009 at 11:17 am

PRC’s: A Passion to Serve

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Because the policy battle for funding abortions, regulating abortion procedures, and litigating breaches of abortion practices often overshadow, the unsung, heroic work of pregnancy resource centers is often overlooked.  Politicians that beg for the “common ground” of making progress at stemming the tide of unwanted pregnancies rarely account for the magnificent results that come from the shoe-string budgets of pregnancy resource centers.  And rare is the day that our taxpayer dollars fund them.

That is the heart of the Family Research Center’s (FRC), “Passion to Serve, A Vision for Life” report.  Moira Gaul, director of this initiative at FRC elaborates at

Wednesday, September 30th, FRC was very pleased to announce the release of a groundbreaking report, “A Passion to Serve, A Vision for Life:  Pregnancy Resource Center Service Report 2009” which coincides with the 40-year anniversary of the pregnancy resource center movement (“PRC”) in the United States. A collaborative project with the three major pregnancy resource center networks Care Net, Heartbeat International, the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, and LIFE International the report tells the story of a movement contributing in significant ways daily to the enhancement of maternal and child health nationwide, as well as around the world.

Go to to learn more about the PRC movement and the report, view news stories, to order/download a copy of the report, and/or to view the press conference web cast.

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Written by Jeremy Dys

October 5, 2009 at 10:14 am

Jennings On a Mission

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Czar of Safe and Drug Free Schools, Kevin Jennings, explains his mission in life while at GLSEN:

“I can envision a day when straight people say, ‘So what if you’re promoting homosexuality? . . . That is our mission from this day forward.

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Written by Jeremy Dys

September 30, 2009 at 2:56 pm

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The czar leading the Department of Safe and Drug-Free Schools under the US Department of Education is one Kevin Jennings who, in his memoirs, said:

What had [God] done for me, other than make me feel shame and guilt? Squat.  [Sr*w] you, buddy – I don’t need you around anymore.


Written by Jeremy Dys

September 29, 2009 at 9:02 am

“Abortion is about life”

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The Charleston Gazette this morning reports of Dr. Susan Wicklund’s visit to Charleston yesterday for a book signing and speaking engagement with the Woman’s Club of Charleston.  Wickland, a long-time abortionist from Montana, offers praise for her profession.  The Gazette article, unsurprisingly, is glowing in its coverage.  But it is the actual words of Dr. Wicklund that left me stammering for words.

Consider, for instance, her description about what abortion is:

“Abortion is about life: quality of life for infants, children and adults. Everywhere and in every sense of the word. Life, not death,” she writes in her book, “This Common Secret, My Journey as an Abortion Doctor.”

I am at a complete loss for comment on such a statement.  Abortion is “about life?”  Really?  Clearly, the abortion industry has done much to justify, conceal, and rationalize their life-ending practices for decades, but is this the new face of pro-abortion activists like Dr. Wicklund?  In recent years, the rhetoric of pro-abortion politicians has shifted from discussing the actual procedure to focusing on the focus-group approved message of making abortion safe and rare.  President Obama has infamously declared that, though we may disagree, we ought to agree on ending unwanted pregnancies.  Such an argument, it would seem, is lost on Dr. Wicklund, who would rather end a human life to improve quality of life for another.

However, as I think about, Dr. Wicklund has actually made a profoundly correct statement.

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Written by Jeremy Dys

September 25, 2009 at 9:48 am

Values Voter 2009 – Congressman Mike Pence Stands Strong

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mike Pence (IN-6), has been in Congress for just about 10 years. His hair is growing whiter with each year, but his voice and his stance is firmer now than it has ever been. His voice grew strong as the congressman spoke of “A great awakening is beginning, I am encouraged.” And from there Mr. Pence proceeded to share why he is encouraged and to encourage everyone in the room.

In addressing healthcare Congressman Pence admitted what every American has known for years, that we all want healthcare reform. The room erupted in applause as  Mr. Pence proclaimed,

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Written by Nathan Cherry

September 18, 2009 at 10:15 am