Wisconsin Family Connection Transcript


2021 | Week of July 26 | Radio Transcript #1422 In May the US Supreme Court agreed to take up a case that some maintain could overturn the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that gave us abortion on demand in all fifty states. The case comes out of Mississippi which has just one abortion facility. The state legislature passed a law in 2018 that banned abortions after fifteen weeks gestation. Jackson Women’s Health Organization brought...

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2021 | Week of July 19 | Radio Transcript #1421 (re-aired from week of February 15, 2021) The Equality Act. What could possibly be wrong with a law that is all about equality? This question demands a response. We begin with Mary, a single mom, who has hit on hard times. She is now homeless and is looking to the local shelter in her community for a place for her and her young daughter to stay at night. One evening as she and her...

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2021 | Week of July 12 | Radio Transcript #1420 Earlier this month Governor Tony Evers and the Oneida tribal officials signed an agreement authorizing for the first time in our state, betting on professional sporting events. The sports gambling would be available at the tribe’s casino in Green Bay, but the agreement also allows for digital, meaning online, sports bets to be placed if the person is physically present on tribal land...

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2021 | Week of July 5 | Radio Transcript #1419 (Re-aired from week of Nov. 30, 2020) In general human beings don’t like being lied to. But because unregenerate, unsaved people are, according to Scripture, of their father Satan, who is the father of lies, lying happens all the time. Certainly and sadly, Christians aren’t immune to this sin that destroys trust, shatters relationships, and ensnares us. One of the hardest things to do...

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2021 | Week of June 28 | Radio Transcript #1418 Reality declares that the opening statement of the inerrant, unchanging, eternal Word of God is “In the beginning God…” It’s not “In the beginning, I” or “In the beginning me.” Functionally, however, many people operate today as if this rewrite of Scripture is reality, is truth. They believe they are autonomous beings, self-made and self-determining. That’s one of the results of decades...

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2021 | Week of June 21 | Radio Transcript #1417 In the book and film, The Wizard of Oz, we meet a tin man without a heart, a scarecrow without a brain and a lion without courage. Author Frank Baum was onto something in these characters. About a month ago I addressed some basic ideas regarding Critical Race Theory as explained by Christopher Rufo in a lecture he delivered at Hillsdale College earlier this year.[1] I’m returning to this...

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2021 | Week of June 14 | Radio Transcript #1416 Fatherhood. It’s a concept we don’t hear about all that frequently, at least positively, in our society. And yet it is a paramount theme in Scripture: God the Father, God’s instructions for fathers, admonitions for children to obey their fathers, the joys and pains of fatherhood, the relationship between the Father and the Son. Like the institution of marriage, fatherhood was designed by...

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2021 | Week of June 7 | Radio Transcript #1415 This is Julaine Appling for Wisconsin Family Council reminding you the prophet Hosea said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Wait! You didn’t miss this week’s commentary. It’s just really important that before I get into the meat of this commentary that I remind you that knowledge is important—and sometimes knowledge that we need can be unpleasant and tough to hear, but we...

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2021 | Week of May 31 | Radio Transcript #1414 How do six bills dealing exclusively with the COVID-19 vaccination issue land in a state legislative committee on the Constitution and Ethics? Good question. Each of these bills is about the rule of law. And the rule of law in this country and this state rests squarely on the US Constitution and the Wisconsin Constitution. The question each of these bills addresses is whether or not it is...

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2021 | Week of May 24 | Radio Transcript #1413 The following story isn’t about us. It’s really about how God used us to help parents and their daughter. A couple of weeks ago we got a call from a concerned mother with a young daughter in the Kettle Moraine school district. As the story unfolded, we learned the twelve-year-old daughter had been struggling with her gender identity. The parents called the school and instructed teachers...

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2021 | Week of May 17 | Radio Transcript #1412 It is time to roll up our sleeves! I’ve been saying that all across the state since February. It’s way more than just the title of a presentation I’ve now done fifteen times in fifteen different Wisconsin communities. It’s a declaration that the time has come for Christians in particular to go to work taking back our communities from liberals and their dastardly agendas. To put it...

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2021 | Week of May 10 | Radio Transcript #1411 Critical race theory. That phrase is being bandied about across the country. While the phrase is new, the ideas behind the words aren’t. Christopher Rufo, founder and director of Battlefront6, a public policy research center, in a speech given earlier this year at Hillsdale College, says “[c]ritical race theory is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s, built on the intellectual...

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2021 | Week of May 3 | Radio Transcript #1410 The late Phyllis Schlafly was one of my heroes. This diminutive in stature but giant in character woman fought battle after battle for our nation’s best natural resource—our nuclear mom-and-dad married families. During her lifetime, Mrs. Schlafly was given nearly every conservative award, honor and recognition you can think of, but she said that the highest honor she ever received was in...

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2021 | Week of April 26 | Radio Transcript #1409 For biblical Christians, what is more powerful than prayer lifted up to the Creator God?  What is more necessary than God’s grace?  What is more ennobling than the prayer that beseeches that God’s grace be shed abroad in the hearts of mankind and that our homeland be the beneficiary of that inexplicable grace? Next Thursday, May 6 is National Day of Prayer. As I think about...

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2021 | Week of April 19 | Radio Transcript #1408 Oh, the difference some organization, motivation and mobilization can make! For at least the last decade in our state, liberal progressives have made significant inroads into school boards, city councils, town and village boards and county boards across our state. Usually just didn’t see it coming—and often weren’t aware of it or didn’t even recognize it until they woke up one morning...

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2021 | Week of April 12 | Radio Transcript #1407 Charles Dickens wrote a timeless work entitled A Tale of Two Cities. What follows is most likely not a timeless tale, but rather a very timely tale of two governors—with a sequel involving a third governor. Last month, Governor Kristi Noem, a Republican governor from South Dakota, who became a darling of the conservatives because of her positions and policies regarding COVID in her...

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2021 | Week of April 5 | Radio Transcript #1406 A sobering recent Gallup poll found that church membership is declining pretty significantly in the United States, with fewer than 50 percent of Americans now saying they are members of a local church. That’s an historic low.[1] Of course, that’s an aggregate number. If you break the data out by age, for example, you find notable differences, with the older population considerably more...

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2021 | Week of March 29 | Radio Transcript #1405 A friend of mine ran for county board here in Wisconsin a couple of years ago. He lost by fewer than 10 votes in a county with over 100,000 eligible voters. Another friend went to the polls in our spring election a few years back and found that in the race for his county board district, no one was running. So, this friend wrote in his own name, called his wife and asked her to write in...

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2021 | Week of March 22 | Radio Transcript #1404 In a recent conversation with a Wisconsin youth pastor, one of our team members asked what kinds of questions teens are asking today. This youth pastor said, “They are questioning whether God is real—and if He is real, is He really a good God and worth the price that, in their opinion, they are having to pay to follow Him.” He elaborated about these teens, most of whom come from middle...

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2021 | Week of March 15 | Radio Transcript #1403 Elections are a sore point right now for many in our state and in other states across the country—and I get that. After this past fall’s election, the temptation is very real to just throw in the towel, wave the white flag, walk away in disgust and even vow to never vote again. That’s a temptation that must be resisted. Giving in is exactly what the liberal progressives want. They want...

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2021 | Week of March 8 | Radio Transcript #1402 Doug and Sally have decided their ten-year marriage isn’t working, and they want out. They just aren’t happy anymore; the love they once felt is gone—and working it out just isn’t going to happen. They agree to divorce—as amicably as possible—and take the legal steps to make that happen. They of course will share custody of their two minor children, ages eight and six. During the time it...

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2021 | Week of March 1 | Radio Transcript #1401 A 1996 survey revealed that less than 1% of Wisconsin citizens, or about 32,425 residents were problem gamblers and that the annual social costs related to those problem gamblers was over $300 million, or $9,469 per problem gambler in general and over $10,000 per casino problem gambler. Those numbers clearly should have told us something.  But they didn’t. And now, in 2021, Wisconsin has...

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2021 | Week of February 22 | Radio Transcript #1400 At least two notable Americans died this month—but, oh, the difference in the impact they had on our nation and the legacy they left. Larry Flynt died on February 10 at age 78. Flynt made millions on pornography.  He saw himself—and others often agreed—as a champion of the First Amendment because starting in the 1970s, Flynt pushed the legal boundaries of what free speech meant as it...

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2021 | Week of February 15 | Radio Transcript #1399 The Equality Act. What could possibly be wrong with a law that is all about equality? This question demands a response. We begin with Mary, a single mom, who has hit on hard times. She is now homeless and is looking to the local shelter in her community for a place for her and her young daughter to stay at night. One evening as she and her daughter are getting settled in the women’s...

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2021 | Week of February 8 | Radio Transcript #1398 You, yes, you, have an opportunity to be a difference-maker next Tuesday! Are you prepared to do that? Are you ready to vote knowledgeably, responsibly and prayerfully? Next Tuesday, February 16, Wisconsin has its spring non-partisan primary election. This election narrows the field of candidates to two per race in preparation for the general election in April.  No candidates in any...

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