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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively on welfare and family issues such as child support enforcement, abstinence and sex education, child welfare, sexually transmitted diseases, marriage, divorce, cohabiting and gay marriage.

She has won several newspaper awards, including 1977 Cub Reporter of the Year and 1983 Heart of New York award, both from the New York Press Club.

Articles by Cheryl Wetzstein

Sen. Ted Cruz told a crowd at the American Renewal Project that the country's 90 million evangelicals must vote to uphold America's values. (Associated Press)

Cruz: Pastors must run for office to save America's soul

Whether it's 1,000 pastors who throw their hats into the political arena or 1,000 football coaches who "take a knee" after a game, America needs more religious people to step up, speakers told a Virginia training workshop Tuesday. Published November 17, 2015

Robert Oscar Lopez, associate professor of English and Classics at California State University-Northridge and executive board member of the International Children's Rights Institute. (Photo courtesy International Children's Rights Institute, November 2015).

California professor faces discipline over optional conference on family matters

A tenured, conservative Christian professor in California -- who was raised by lesbian mothers but opposes same-sex marriage -- is waiting to hear what action his university employer will take against him in its finding that he tried to "intimidate" students who sought to complain about an optional class assignment on family matters. Published November 12, 2015

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden took questions from reporters on Oct. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/John Amis/File)

Syphilis in newborns up sharply: report

Syphilis infections in newborns increased sharply over a two-year period, prompting calls for better disease screening and prenatal care of at-risk women, the federal government said Thursday. Published November 12, 2015

This undated image provided by shows a package of estrogen/progestin birth control pills. (AP Photo/

U.S. birth-control use stable, except for increase in use of IUDs: study

American women of child-bearing age continue to use birth control at high rates, with the pill, condoms and sterilization remaining the most common methods of avoiding pregnancy. However, use of the intrauterine device has steadily grown, the National Center for Health Statistics said Tuesday. Published November 10, 2015

Pro-life demonstrators head towards the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, during the annual March for Life. Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators gathered in Washington for an annual march to protest the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decisions that declared a constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

New support for pro-life annual march

Uplifted by a swelling public outcry over the undercover Planned Parenthood videos, the pro-life movement's marquee event is taking aim -- again -- at the idea that opposing abortion is pro-women. Published November 4, 2015

Lt. Cmdr. Wesley J. "Wes" Modder, a Navy chaplain, is shown at his chapel at his new duty station in San Diego. (Earnie Grafton/Special to The Washington Times)

Navy chaplain resumes ministry after fight over beliefs

Lt. Commander Wesley J. "Wes" Modder, a decorated Navy chaplain with nearly 20 years of unblemished service, remembers vividly the moment he told his wife he could go back to the calling he loved, having been reinstated after a bitter battle that pitted religious freedom and individual conscience against the mandate to respect gay and women's rights. Published November 4, 2015

A Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant in Atlanta is seen here on July 19, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby lead in new 'Faith Equality Index'

Taking a page out of numerous groups' playbooks, a marketing company has issued its first annual index on how welcoming more than 100 companies are to the 41 million-strong consumer base of devout Christians. Published November 2, 2015

Science, religion not in conflict for most Americans

Two-thirds of American adults have no problem reconciling their religious faith with the facts of science, but 59 percent think "other people" have a problem, according to a new Pew Research Center study. Published October 22, 2015

Reconciling faith and science: Pew study

Two-thirds of American adults have no problem reconciling their religious faith with the facts of science, but 59 percent think "other people" have a problem, according to a new Pew Research Center study. Published October 22, 2015