Wisconsin Family Connection Transcript


2020| Week of January 13 | Radio Transcript #1342 Religious freedom. Two pretty simple words, easy to pronounce, but packed with meaning. Words that represent an idea that has been worth fighting for more than once. We’re not talking about freedom of worship here. That’s what President Obama used frequently when talking about the First Amendment to our US Constitution.  Freedom of worship means that in places where worship would...

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2020 | Week of January 6 | Radio Transcript #1341 My church had one of my favorite services this past Sunday. After an excellent sermon on the Father’s love for us as shown in John 3:16, Pastor Bob Loggans, Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown, conducted our annual Parent Dedication. Each year, usually the first Sunday in January, we have this special time after the sermon in the morning service. I love it! Since we...

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2019 | Week of December 30 | Radio Transcript #1340 Welcome to 2020—a brand new year that will be an important year for our state and our nation. This is an election year, not only for the national president, but also for a number of local and state positions as well. And if the past year is any indication of what’s to come, it’s going to be a very busy year. The fate of the family in the nation and the state could be decided by the...

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2019 | Week of December 23 | Radio Transcript #1339 Biographies and autobiographies are very near the top of my list of reading material. The stories of real-life individuals are compelling and mesmerizing, even when I know how the story ends. Perhaps that’s why I took my pastor’s challenge the first Sunday in December to read a chapter a day from the book of Luke during December. Luke tells the story of Jesus, from beginning to end—a...

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2019| Week of December 16 | Radio Transcript #1338 At Christmas most of us would, I think, really like kind of a universal truce, even if for just a few days. I’m thinking a few days where evil doesn’t show up every few minutes, the culture wars take a break, opponents of religious freedom stand down for a bit. Things like that. Oh, I realize I’m asking for the impossible, but wouldn’t it be nice? That sentiment reminds me of the 1914...

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2019 | Week of December 9 | Radio Transcript #1337 I apologize at the beginning for a sobering commentary during this season of the year, but I believe the message I’m delivering is too important to sit on it for the next month. Recently three news articles came to my attention, each dealing with disturbing statistics and trends in our country.  The first report is the number of children and young people committing suicide is...

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2019 | Week of December 2 | Radio Transcript #1336 Who sits at the decision-making table in your community matters. Do you know who represents you in your city, town or village? In your county? Or in your school district? You should, because they are making decisions that directly impact your life. Perhaps some recent real-life examples will drive home the point. For starters, the fifteen-member Milwaukee Common Council voted 13-2...

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2019 | Week of November 25 | Radio Transcript #1335 This week Americans worldwide will be celebrating our national Day of Thanksgiving.  It’s a longstanding tradition, dating back to 1619 at Berkeley Plantation in Virginia and followed by the more recognized event in 1621 in Plymouth Colony hosted by the Pilgrims. Nearly four hundred years later, we still carry on that tradition of thanking God as a nation for His protection,...

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2019 | Week of November 18 | Radio Transcript #1334 What do a childless couple in Michigan, a middle-aged couple with three teenage children getting ready for the college years, a retired missionary couple homeschooling their young children and a successful young couple with a bright future all have in common? The answer is, big hearts. Each of these couples and families provided “forever families” for young children who otherwise...

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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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