Wisconsin Family Connection Transcript


2019 | Week of November 11 | Radio Transcript #1333 Loyalty. Duty. Respect. Selfless Service. Honor. Integrity. Personal Courage—the seven core values of the United States Army. Honor. Courage. Commitment—the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Integrity First. Service Before Self. Excellence in All We Do—the U.S. Air Force. Honor. Respect. Devotion to Duty—the U.S. Coast Guard. Integrity. Commitment to People. Loyalty. Selfless Service....

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2019 | Week of November 4 | Radio Transcript #1332 This month we officially recognize National Family Week, which is celebrated the week of Thanksgiving, which this year will be November 25 through the 29th. National Family Week was first proclaimed by Richard Nixon in 1972 pursuant to a resolution introduced by a member of Congress from Indiana, Representative John Myers, upon the suggestion of a constituent. National Family Week is...

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2019 | Week of October 28 | Radio Transcript #1331 Emily is a mom of seven in Minnesota. She purposely sent all of her children to a classical charter school, known for its values and rigorous academic program, to avoid many of the policies and problems parents are concerned about in public school. Yet, parents who believe their child to be transgender moved into the school, and—with the help of an LGBT-activist organization—pressured...

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2019 | Week of October 21 | Radio Transcript #1330 The Wisconsin Lottery began operations in September 1988 after Wisconsin voters adopted a constitutional amendment in 1987 that allowed the Legislature to create a state lottery with net proceeds to be distributed for property tax relief. Since 1995, the Department of Revenue has managed the Wisconsin Lottery. That’s a brief history of how the state lottery came to be in the Badger...

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2019 | Week of October 14 | Radio Transcript #1329 If you’re over 40, you likely well remember the poem beginning “In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” The famous line of poetry, along with the Columbus discovering America, and the observance of Columbus Day is likely not what kids in our government schools will have experienced this week. Political correctness and craziness have dictated that in recent...

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2019 | Week of October 7 | #1328 Years ago in Michigan my family was friends with Casey and Roberta Rost. Their children, two sons and a daughter, were all a few years older than I; so as teens and young adults we didn’t run together, but our parents did.  The Rost family had a summer home near where we lived and came to our church when they were up our way. I vividly recall many times my folks socialized with them at church, on the...

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2019 | Week of September 23 | Radio Transcript #1326 “Daddy is leaving. In order for daddy to be a good daddy, he needs to be happy. Daddy’s not happy right now. You want daddy to be happy, don’t you?” “I know your dad and I just got divorced, but mommy really wants to marry Sam. I’ll be happy if I can just marry Sam—and I know you want a happy mommy.” Parents, hear this clearly. Your children are not interested in your happiness. Nor...

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2019| Week of September 2 | Radio Transcript #1323 Remember how we began the summer in Wisconsin? Governor Evers proclaimed June as “Gay Pride Month” and issued an Executive Order authorizing the “Rainbow Pride Flag” to be flown over the state capitol and giving other state and public buildings the right to do so as well if they chose. Like so many citizens, we were appalled by the Governor’s decision regarding the flag.  We...

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2019| Week of September 9 | Radio Transcript #1324 “He’s an originalist.” “He’s a modernist.” “She’s a ‘living document’ proponent.” Some, upon hearing those statements, might think they are referring to what people believe about the Bible.  Others will immediately recognize them as referring to how people view the US Constitution. And more specifically, these statements would especially refer to how judges view the constitution. Next...

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2019 | Week of September 16 | Radio Transcript #1325 “Do you know what they are teaching to kindergarteners in our local public schools?” an irate parent said to me at one of our community events recently.  Sadly, I was pretty sure I did know what that school was teaching in kindergarten, especially when this mother went on to say it was part of the so-called “human growth and development” program. If you’re not aware, in Wisconsin we...

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2019 | Week of August 26 | Radio Transcript #1322 “Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” So said John Adams, Founding Father and 2nd president of the United States. We owe much to the fact that Adams was himself a student of the principles of freedom. He firmly believed that the only way to preserve and protect our American heritage of freedom was to train the next generation in the ways of liberty....

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2019 | Week of August 12 | #1321 This commentary is dedicated to the proposition that what we don’t know really can hurt us. So what do you know about the Electoral College, the brilliant provision contained in Article 2, Section 1 and in the 12th Amendment to our US Constitution? This means by which we elect a president and vice-president protects federalism, the important concept of sovereign states united by a federal government....

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2019 | Week of July 22 | Radio transcript #1318 Author George Orwell opined that “[t]he most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” Orwell’s statement should give us serious pause. Are we being effectively destroyed because we have either been denied the truth about our American history or that history has been essentially obliterated by our educational system and our media...

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2019 | Week of July 8 | #1316 “Ok. Let’s pray. Fold your hands and bow your head. Ready? ‘Come Lord Jesus and be our Guest and let these gifts to us be blest.’ Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for this good food you have provided and for taking care of us today. Be with Daddy while he’s at work and bring him home safely to us tonight. In Jesus’ name, Amen.” That’s what I overheard recently at a restaurant when a mom with a toddler and...

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2019 | Week of July 1 | Radio Transcript #1315 This week we have the incredible privilege of commemorating Independence Day, and it is certainly appropriate that we do so, complete with, as John Adams said in a letter to his wife Abigail, “solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty….[and] solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from...

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2019 | Week of June 24 | Radio Transcript #1314 What a week it’s been!  Maybe better said, what a month it’s been! Governor Evers raises for the first time ever in Wisconsin’s history the so-called “Rainbow Pride” flag over the state capitol and shortly after making the announcement, sends out an email letting people know he’s started his own petition drive seeking support for his decision. Seriously? Who has ever heard of a sitting...

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2019 | Week of June 17 | #1313 The last couple of weeks have been a bit topsy-turvy in Wisconsin, what with Governor Evers abusing his power and raising the so-called “Rainbow Pride Flag” over our State Capitol. Unless you have zero access to the news, I’m sure you’ve heard about this issue. We responded organizationally by immediately issuing a press release denouncing the governor’s action and encouraging people to call his office...

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2019 | Week of June 10 | #1312 This year our Director of Church Relations, Dave Lingle, wrote a great piece on being a Christian dad. I think it’s worth sharing here. At a time when fatherlessness is truly epidemic in our society and is playing a major role in so many of the ills we are experiencing, encouraging Christian fathers is time well spent. With that, here’s what Dave writes, “On Fathers’ Day last year a friend remarked that...

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2019 | Week of June 3 | Radio Transcript #1311 If wedding bells aren’t ringing in your ears then you haven’t been watching Hallmark movies recently. While jokes about Hallmark movies abound, I assure you Hallmark and all the actors associated with that company are laughing all the way to the bank! They are making a handsome profit and a pretty penny (excuse the puns, please) off what many would say are formulaic, predictable, and even...

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2019 | Week of May 27 | #1310 Joining the ever-growing bandwagon of those pushing to ensure 100% of children are fully vaccinated, Democrat State Representative Gordon Hintz and Democrat State Senator Tim Carpenter, joined by Republican Representative Tyler Vorpagel, are introducing a bill that removes the personal conviction option as an exemption from vaccination. Currently, Wisconsin is one of seventeen states that has three...

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2019 | Week of May 20 | #1309 Next Monday, May 27, will be my fifteenth Memorial Day without my dad, who was a World War II veteran. I always think of him as we prepare to commemorate this special day. Dad very rarely talked about his war experience because it was unbelievably horrific. Consequently, as a family, we did little to recognize Memorial Day or Decoration Day as it was called in Georgia where I grew up.  Unfortunately, I...

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2019 | Week of May 13 | Radio Transcript #1308 If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it hundreds of times—and generally from well-meaning people: “You can’t legislate morality.”  Every time I hear this, I take vigorous exception. First let’s clarify what morality is. Morality is someone’s view of what’s right and wrong. Those views can be based on anything or nothing. Morality can and does shift with time and people. A great example would...

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2019 | Week of May 6 | #1307 A Family Circus comic strip back a number of years ago pictured a Census employee interviewing the mom surrounded by her four children. He’s filling out the form for her and answers his own question as to her occupation with, “just a housewife.” The mom is frowning, and we see her thoughts as she fills in the job description for “just a housewife:” teacher, cook, gardener, nurse, veterinarian, accountant,...

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2019 | Week of April 29 | #1306 For biblical Christians, what is more powerful than prayer lifted up to the Creator God? As Christians, we are instructed to pray without ceasing, to pray faithfully for those in leadership in our country, to pray about everything.  Praying should be second nature to us, as should be praying for our nation.  Often, National Day of Prayer goes unnoticed and rather “untouched” by Bible-believing...

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2019 | Week of April 22 | #1305 In 2015, I saw “The Drop Box,” a powerful film telling the story of South Korean Pastor Lee who one day found an abandoned infant on his church steps. He and his wife took the baby in. Pastor Lee knew there were thousands of babies in Seoul just like this one he had rescued; and he determined to do something about it. So he built a drop box outside his church where people needing a safe place to do so...

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