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Earlier this week the city of Sheboygan passed a ban on so-called “conversion therapy” for minors dealing with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion. Racine also recently passed such an ordinance. Now the Racine School district is requiring LGBT “safe zone” training for elementary-school level counselors and social workers. The training is being provided by the LGBT Center of Southeastern Wisconsin. In addition to heightening awareness to bullying, the training includes making sure personnel use whatever pronouns students want.
We need to recognize these conversion therapy bans are aimed at Christians—no one else. Also it’s critical parents understand it is their children those advancing this agenda are wanting and are actively recruiting. That such training is happening in Racine schools means it’s happening elsewhere in our state as well. Parents, it’s time to be proactive to protect your children.
2019| Week of August 5 | Listen Online
Occasionally in the summer in order to give the staff a much-deserved break, Wisconsin Family Council will re-air some of the best-of-the-best “Wisconsin Family Connection” programs that originally aired in the last twelve months or so. This is one of those times. This program originally aired the week of February 4, 2019. Given the push in various WI cities to ban so-called “conversion therapy” for minors, we believe this is an especially important commentary.
2019 | Week of July 29 | Listen Online
Occasionally in the summer in order to give the staff a little break, Wisconsin Family Council will re-air some of the best-of-the-best “Wisconsin Family Connection” programs that originally aired in the last twelve months or so. This is one of those times. This program originally aired the week of March 4, 2019.
2019 | July Church Connection: A Moral and Religious PeopleJuly 2019-no printer marks
STATEWIDE PRO-FAMILY GROUP RELEASES NEW PUBLICATION
Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators, 2019 Edition shows well-being of state closely
tied to well-being of marriage and family
Madison, WI—Today Wisconsin Family Council (WFC) announced the release of Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators, 2019 Edition. The Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators, 2019 Edition is a premier publication unique to Wisconsin Family Council in the state. It provides an overview of important indicators that impact Wisconsin and the state’s best resource: traditional families.
“We are pleased to provide this important resource to lawmakers, educators, pastors and ministry leaders, community leaders and concerned citizens in Wisconsin,” said Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Council. “Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators shows long-term trends affecting the social and economic health of Wisconsin’s families and children. When our families are strong, our state is strong. And the converse is certainly true, as well.”
The seventy-five-page publication includes data and trends for indicators such as “Family Structure and Income,” “Childbearing and Poverty,” “Births to Teenagers Age 15-19,” “Expenditures for Public Education (K-12),” “Underage Drinking Among High School Students,” and “Juvenile Arrests, as well as an extensive look at “Family and the Economy.” Wisconsin-specific data is taken from state agencies; national data is largely from the ten-year census and the periodic intervening census updates. The publication is fully cited.
Copies of Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators, 2019 Edition have been distributed to the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, Wisconsin’s congressional delegation, all state legislators, secretaries of various state agencies, members of the judicial branch, mayors of the 49 largest cities, superintendents of all public school districts, all public libraries and to over 300 pastors.
“Over and over again, the data and trends clearly indicate that married, husband-wife families, on average, are in everyone’s best interest. They bolster the state’s economy and provide the best place for children to grow up to become healthy, well-adjusted, contributing workers and citizens.” said Appling. “This publication is designed to help decision makers and leaders craft policy and programs that strengthen marriage and families and in doing so strengthen our communities and state.”
Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators, 2019 Edition is available online.
Wisconsin Family Council is a statewide organization engaged in strengthening, preserving and promoting marriage, family, life and religious liberty in Wisconsin.
Copy available online.