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Preference vs. Orientation vs. Deciding

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2020 | Week October 19 | Radio Transcript #1382

In the space of three days last week, the LGBTQ+ issue was front and center in situations involving two different high-profile Americans.

On Tuesday, the second day of the confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to the US Supreme Court, Democrat California Senator Dianne Feinstein asked Judge Barrett if she would “roll back hard fought freedoms and protections for the LGBT community.”[1] Judge Barrett responded, “Senator, I have no agenda, and I do want to be clear that I have never discriminated on the basis of sexual preference and would not ever discriminate on the basis of sexual preference.”

When the Democrat Senator Hirono from Hawaii’s turn came to question Judge Barrett, she gave the following scathing diatribe when referring to the Judge’s earlier response on this issue, “Not once, but twice, you used the term sexual preference to describe those in the LGBTQ community. And let me make clear, sexual preference is an offensive and outdated term. It is used by anti-LGBTQ activists to suggest that sexual orientation is a choice. It is not. Sexual orientation is a key part of a person’s identity. That sexual orientation is both a normal expression of human sexuality and immutable was a key part of the majority’s opinion in Obergefell, which by the way, Scalia did not agree with.…I don’t think that you used the term sexual preference as just a … I don’t think it was an accident.”[2]

We don’t have time to unpack all of that but suffice it to say Senator Hirono was carrying the water that day for the LGBTQ+ community. She and others in the public arena who went after Judge Barrett for using “sexual preference” rather than “sexual orientation” put her in a position of having to make a public statement in which she said she was not intending to offend anyone with her statement.

The truth is she didn’t owe anyone an apology.  Sexual orientation isn’t immutable; it is a preference. It is true that the issue is complex for some people, but the science clearly shows that a sexual preference other than heterosexuality is not inborn nor is it unchangeable. In addition, there are now so many “orientations” being recognized that one is clearly making a preference for the type of “orientation” one is choosing.

Meanwhile on Thursday, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden took a question from a mother who said her eight-year-old daughter is transgender. That right there is just breathtaking. However, the mother went on to slam the Trump administration for attacking the so-called “rights of transgender people,” and asked Biden what he as president would do to “reverse this dangerous and discriminatory agenda and ensure that the lives and rights of LGBTQ people are protected under US law?”[3]

Biden quickly responded, “I’ll change the law…The idea that an eight-year-old child or a ten-year-old child decides, ‘I decided I want to be transgender. That’s what I think I’d like to be. It’d make my life a lot easier.’ There should be zero discrimination.”

You have to wonder if Biden really heard what he was saying. He was saying, for instance if you carry what he said out to where it would eventually go, taxpayers should pay for the hormone therapies and surgeries a child or an adult want so they can try to do the impossible—change their gender so their lives, they think, will be easier. In addition, this “no discrimination” idea will result in boys and men having free and open access to girls and women’s athletic teams, not to mention locker rooms and rest rooms.

Notice, too, that here Biden uses the word decides.  That did get the attention of the LGBTQ+ community but as has happened on so many issues, Biden got the benefit of the doubt of not really being aware of what he was saying since no one decides to be transgender, they argue; they are simply conforming their bodies to reality. What an amazing perversion of truth and reality.

If there is an apology to be made anywhere, it should be from Biden to parents everywhere because what he has basically done is said he’ll do everything in his power, should he become president, to ensure school officials, for instance, push the transgender agenda on innocent minors, encouraging them to reject reality and accept and act on a lie. If that’s not child abuse, I don’t know what is.

Last week was a powerful reminder that those pushing the LGBTQ+ agenda remain as aggressive as ever and intend to keep their issues front-and-center either in the court or in policy or in both. The voters will have something to say about that on November 3.

This is Julaine Appling for Wisconsin Family Council, reminding you the Prophet Hosea said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”

[1] https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/amy-coney-barrett-senate-confirmation-hearing-day-2-transcript

[2] Ibid.

[3] https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/joe-biden-abc-town-hall-transcript-october-15

 

WFC E-Connection October 15, 2020

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Responding to the Transgender Issue:
Parent Resource Guide


This resource is fully researched and documented, defines terms,
explains the issue thoroughly and gives parents practical ways
to address the issue with their children and especially in schools.
A free pdf of the publication is available HERE.
Call our WFC office at 888-378-7395 to obtain a print copy for a suggested donation of $5.
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PARTNER WITH US!
It is the mission of Wisconsin Family Action to advance Judeo-Christian principles and values in Wisconsin by strengthening, preserving, and
promoting marriage, family, life and religious freedom. Our vision is a Wisconsin where God is honored, families thrive, human life is cherished
and religious freedom flourishes.

CLICK here to invest in your family, faith, freedom and future!
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LEAVING A LEGACY

Because of our desire to serve and help families, our ministry is making resources available that can be useful in creating a wise giving plan.
Click HERE for more information on how you can significantly impact the Kingdom while strengthening and building families.


Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators 2019

Click HERE to read more
Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators, 2019 Edition
is now available online HERE or
by contacting our office
at 608-268-5074.
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Get To Know Your Elected Officials

Wisconsin’s 2019-2020
Legislative Directory
Now available for download
Click Here to find out who your state and federal legislators are, along with their contact information.

Establish a relationship; let them know you are informed, interested, and involved. PRAY for your elected officials!  (I Tim. 2:1-4)

As we approach November 3, 2020,
there’s nothing more important right now than
having all the information you need at your fingertips! 

As we approach the most critical election of our lifetime, we’ve worked hard to bring everything you, the Christian voter, will need to carefully, prayerfully and confidently cast your vote, your voice, on your ballot for this election..

We created “Election Central” with you in mind so that you wouldn’t have to go searching and/or fumbling through website after website to find (or not find) what crucial information you need to vote knowledgeably and responsibly. Click HERE to check out Election Central if you haven’t done so already!

Pssst! These resources are c3 compliant and suitable for use in churches!

On your Election Central, we’ve brought you:
A DOWNLOADABLE “Honoring God With Your Vote” Prayer Guide — CLICK HERE
How to Vote in Wisconsin —  CLICK HERE
Presidential Voter Resource
 — CLICK HERE
Party Platform Comparison —  CLICK HERE
3 BRAND NEW Videos In Series “Honoring God With Your Vote” Featuring Wisconsin Pastors — CLICK HERE
Q&A For Ballot & Referendum Questions — CLICK HERE
Other Valuable Resources for Churches During Elections —  CLICK HERE

It’s clear, condensed and user friendly – all in on place!

MAKE THE PROMISE & SIGN THE PLEDGE! Join with thousands of Wisconsin citizens who are committing to make a difference by voting in this fall’s elections.  CLICK HERE AND SIGN TODAY!

PLEASE BE A FRIEND AND SHARE “ELECTION CENTAL” TODAY! Finding voter information has never been made so easy!

Wisconsin Family Council works hard on the front lines on behalf of families in The Badger State. Click HERE to partner with us today!


Released this week!
Final video in our series of Wisconsin Pastors Talking About Elections

Wisconsin Family Council has created a series of encouraging videos featuring pastors from across the state that explain how we can all honor God with our vote.  CLICK HERE to watch the third and final video in our Honoring God series featuring Pastor Brian Richard of Brookridge Church in Plover, WI.

This week’s release is a message on the importance being actively involved in the election process, acting as God’s ambassadors for such time as this as we exercise good stewardship with our vote on Election Day.
CLICK HERE to watch the video, then encourage your pastors, church leadership and others in your sphere of influence to watch, be encouraged and share this video.

All three videos in the “Honoring God” series may be found HERE.

Won’t you JOIN US in signing our pledge today? In America, voting is our opportunity and our obligation, our duty and our privilege. CLICK HERE NOW and sign our pledge. Let us know that YOU WILL be voting in the November 3 election!


4 Ways the Equality Act Would Harm Children


According to the Daily Signal, the so-called Equality Act is back in the news in part because Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has said signing this bill would be among his top legislative priorities when he takes office. The bill, which passed the House last year, would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes under the Civil Rights Act. Experts say rather than shielding Americans who identify as LGBTQ+ from discrimination, the bill will likely be weaponized by activists against anyone who disagrees with their radical and politicized ideology.
Click HERE.to read “4 Ways the Equality Act Would Harm Children.”

“We’re concerned about this bill,” says Julaine Appling, WFC president. “First, it puts religious freedom in its crosshair, which is bad enough. But it also would harm children through medical treatments, school curriculum and policies, parental rights, and even in adoption mandates. Rather than creating some kind of supposed equality for a small group of people, this bill actually creates significant inequality for the majority of citizens.”


Pleading the 25th
It’s no secret that Joe Biden’s mental state has been under great scrutiny.
Could this be a set-up to oust Biden and quickly have
Kamala Harris become the president of the United States?
~Julaine Appling, WFC president

What in the world is the 25th Amendment? Lots of people are asking that question right now, and rightly so.

It’s unfortunate that so many people are having to learn about this constitutional provision the hard way, when they should have already known about it from their time in school. But like so many things today, real civics and truthful American history is often absent in our government schools, from kindergarten through college.

This Amendment was adopted in early 1967, and deals with presidential succession and how to handle presidential disability.  The Amendment clarifies that the vice-president becomes President if the president dies or resigns when in office.  It also delineates what happens if the office of vice-president is vacant. In that case, the president nominates a vice president who assumes office after a majority confirmation vote by both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate.

Read the rest of this week’s Wisconsin Family Connection HERE or listen HERE to learn what the rest of the 25th Amendment says and why it’s become a popular topic for some elected officials..

Did you know? Wisconsin Family Council is on the front lines daily defending religious freedom. Click HERE to partner securely with us today!


IN THE MEDIA

WEEKLY RADIO COMMENTARY. “WISCONSIN FAMILY CONNECTION” –  Airing this week on over 20 stations statewide. Click HERE to listen to this week’s Wisconsin Family Connection,“Pleading the 25th”  Read the transcript of this week’s commentary HERESubscribe to our podcasts HERE! 

ARCHIVED:
Week of October 5, 2020 – What Parents Don’t Know Hurts Them—And Their Children

“WISCONSIN FAMILY MINUTE”
A daily program for Christian radio stations! Click HERE for our daily program; listen or download! Click HERE to subscribe to your Wisconsin Family Minute podcasts! Find your local station HERE. If the Christian radio station you listen to isn’t carrying “Wisconsin Family Minute,” please encourage them to do so. Contact us at 866-849-2536 or info@wifamilycouncil.org. 

HOME FRONT – VCY AMERICA
WFC President Julaine Appling hosts VCY America’s “Home Front” program every Wednesday afternoon (Sept.-May) at 3:15 p.m. Listen as Julaine dives into developing individual plans for voting, gives some ideas for how individuals can impact this election and more. CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s Home Front. Click HERE to subscribe to future Home Front podcasts!

VCY AMERICA TV30 “InFocus”
Julaine Appling, WFC president, is a regular guest (one Monday per month) on VCY America’s TV 30 “InFocus” live, call-in program with Jim Schneider which airs on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Sept. through May). Livestream “InFocus” HERE. Click HERE to watch archived episodes. During this month’s episode (aired live on Monday, October 12) Jim and Julaine discuss the Supreme Court nominee hearing taking place this week, the upcoming general election, and Governor Evers’ emergency declarations. Click HERE to watch this month’s “InFocus.”

STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH – Q90FM
Julaine Appling is a regular guest on Q90’s “Stand Up for the Truth” program hosted by David Fiorazo (9-10 a.m., M-F). CLICK HERE to listen to Julaine’s appearance from Tuesday, September 22, on “Stand Up for the Truth” program on Q90fm, hosted by David Fiorazo. (Julaine’s segment begins right about 30 minutes into the program.) Julaine was a guest on Stand Up for the Truth again today, Thursday, October 15, and we’ll have that link available in next week’s newsletter!

WFC E-Connection October 8, 2020

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Call our office at 866-849-2536 to schedule a speaker from WFA or WFC for your next event!

CANCELLED
Due to issues related to COVID-19,
the event in Lacrosse has been cancelled.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Lacrosse, WI
Black River Community Center

Watch for more events in
next week’s newsletter!
___________
BE PART of GIDEON’S ARMY

Is this YOU?
300 people investing $1000
between now and December 31,
so Wisconsin Family Action has
all we need to educate and motivate voters,
continue our regular work and begin 2021 strong
for you and your family.
READ MORE HERE

___________
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020
GENERAL ELECTION DAY

Pledge, right here and now, to committing your voice, your choice,
your values by ballot in the upcoming election!
CLICK HERE to
SIGN THE PLEDGE!
______________

Responding to the Transgender Issue:
Parent Resource Guide


This resource is fully researched and documented, defines terms,
explains the issue thoroughly and gives parents practical ways
to address the issue with their children and especially in schools.
A free pdf of the publication is available HERE.
Call our WFC office at 888-378-7395 to obtain a print copy for a suggested donation of $5.
_____________

PARTNER WITH US!
It is the mission of Wisconsin Family Council to advance Judeo-Christian principles and values in Wisconsin by strengthening, preserving, and
promoting marriage, family, life and religious freedom. Our vision is a Wisconsin where God is honored, families thrive, human life is cherished
and religious freedom flourishes.

CLICK here to invest in your family, faith, freedom and future!
_____________

LEAVING A LEGACY

Because of our desire to serve and help families, our ministry is making resources available that can be useful in creating a wise giving plan.
Click HERE for more information on how you can significantly impact the Kingdom while strengthening and building families.


Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators 2019

Click HERE to read more
Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators, 2019 Edition
is now available online HERE or
by contacting our office
at 608-268-5074.
_____________
Get To Know Your Elected Officials

Wisconsin’s 2019-2020
Legislative Directory
Now available for download
Click Here to find out who your state and federal legislators are, along with their contact information.

Establish a relationship; let them know you are informed, interested, and involved. PRAY for your elected officials!  (I Tim. 2:1-4)

Wait! Don’t fill out that ballot until you do THIS! 

November 3, 2020 is Election Day across our nation. Being an informed voter is a challenge with all the races and questions on the ballot during this presidential election.

Here at Wisconsin Family Action we like to say “know before you vote.” That’s why we are excited to offer our new Presidential Voting Resource to you, Wisconsin’s decision-makers, as a FREE resource before you check that first box on your ballot.

The Presidential Voting Resource for Wisconsin’s voters gives a report on the issues that are important to you and where the presidential candidates stand on each one.

Click HERE to access our Presidential Voter Resource today and, yes, we will say it again—Know Before You Vote.

And remember to SHARE this helpful voter resource far and wide! Be an informed voter and help others be the same!


Just Released!
Second in a Series of Wisconsin Pastors Talking About Elections

Recently, Wisconsin Family Council launched the first in a series of Honoring God videos featuring pastors from across the Badger State. CLICK HERE to watch the first video featuring Pastor Mark Englebert of Door Bible Baptist Church in Sturgeon Bay, WI.

This week’s release is a message on the importance of pastors teaching their congregations a biblical worldview and encouraging them to be involved in elections from Pastor Dan Reehoff of DaySpring Church in Pewaukee. CLICK HERE to watch the video, then encourage your pastors, church leadership and others in your sphere of influence to watch, be encouraged and share this video. More to come!

Wisconsin Family Council works hard on the front lines on behalf of families in The Badger State. Click HERE to partner with us today!


Have You Made Your Calls? 

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, President Trump nominated an eminently qualified candidate, Amy Coney Barrett, for the US Supreme Court. The Left has long prepared for this battle to replace the Supreme Court’s most liberal icon, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died last month.

As conservatives, we know what we are getting with Amy Coney Barrett—a successful and intelligent judge, wife, and mother of seven, not an activist judge who will be swayed by the winds of culture and “elite” opinion.

We must fill this seat with a nominee of integrity who will deliver an unimpeachable originalist record on the high court.

Please call our Wisconsin senators TODAY! They NEED to hear from you. Let them know your opinion about President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.


The Dangers of Socialism to Religious Liberty in the U.S.

Written by Pastor Mario Lleonart Barroso, Cuban refugee and survivor of religious persecution, “The prosperity and the vast protection of fundamental rights that Americans enjoy today exist largely because there’s been a sacred respect for religious liberties, in an almost direct, cause-and-effect relationship.

“In fact, in any society, there’s a close relationship between respecting religious liberty and the prosperity of other political, civic and economic freedoms. That’s why in societies where socialist, communist or totalitarian ideologies have predominated, we see the contrary take place.”

“Attacks on religious freedom are among the primary and most recurrent violations we see in those societies. When a nation with a democratic heritage is interrupted by a totalitarian regime that breaks the constitutional order and destroys foundational institutions, its first targets are precisely religious institutions, as well as individuals with religious beliefs.

“Destroying the foundations of any society and guaranteeing the oppression of a population who’s been stripped of its rights requires these regimes to also destroy the certainty of imago dei, the idea that we have equal dignity because we are created by God, that our rights come from Him and not from government.”
CLICK HERE to read the rest of Pastor Barroso’s testimony.

“Our founders called religious freedom our first freedom not because it is in the First Amendment to the Constitution, but because it is the underpinning, the foundation, of our other freedoms,” says Julaine Appling, WFA president, “Those promoting socialism today make it sound as if this ideological system is somehow just pretty benign and that in the end we would all be better off we go that direction. That’s a dangerous lie.”

Wisconsin Family Council is on the front lines daily defending religious freedom. Click HERE to partner securely with us today!


IN THE MEDIA

WEEKLY RADIO COMMENTARY. “WISCONSIN FAMILY CONNECTION” –  Airing this week on over 20 stations statewide. Click HERE to listen to this week’s Wisconsin Family Connection,What Parents Don’t Know Hurts Them—And Their Children”  Read the transcript of this week’s commentary HERESubscribe to our podcasts HERE! 

ARCHIVED:
Week of September 28, 2020 – Hey, What Are These Questions on My Ballot?
Week of September 21, 2020 – Even In This, God Is In Control

“WISCONSIN FAMILY MINUTE”
A daily program for Christian radio stations! Click HERE for our daily program; listen or download! Click HERE to subscribe to your Wisconsin Family Minute podcasts! Find your local station HERE. If the Christian radio station you listen to isn’t carrying “Wisconsin Family Minute,” please encourage them to do so. Contact us at 866-849-2536 or info@wifamilycouncil.org. 

HOME FRONT – VCY AMERICA
WFC President Julaine Appling hosts VCY America’s “Home Front” program every Wednesday afternoon (Sept.-May) at 3:15 p.m. Tune in to hear Julaine examines Governor Evers’ recent mass-gatherings order and reactions to it.  She also gives important election updates. CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s Home Front. Click HERE to subscribe to future Home Front podcasts!

VCY AMERICA TV30 “InFocus”
Julaine Appling, WFC president, is a regular guest (one Monday per month) on VCY America’s TV 30 “InFocus” live, call-in program with Jim Schneider which airs on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Sept. through May). Livestream “InFocus” HERE. Click HERE to watch archived episodes. The new “InFocus” season kicked off on Monday, September 14, and we are now back to our regular programming schedule. Julaine was the guest for the fall season premier of “InFocus” in which she, along with host Jim Schneider, discuss the effects of Governor Tony Evers’ second statewide public health emergency declaration, and the chaos in Kenosha after the August 23, 2020, shooting of Jacob Blake. They also give a preview of the November 3, 2020, General Election and encourage viewers to go online to myvote.wi.gov to see what is on their ballot in November, to be informed on the candidates, how to register to vote and how to vote by absentee or early in-person. Click HERE to watch this month’s “InFocus.” Julaine’s next appearance on “InFocus” is this coming Monday, October 12, 2020. Tune in!

STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH – Q90FM
Julaine Appling is a regular guest on Q90’s “Stand Up for the Truth” program (9-10 a.m., M-F). CLICK HERE to listen to Julaine’s appearance fromTuesday, September 22, on “Stand Up for the Truth” program on Q90fm, hosted by David Fiorazo. (Julaine’s segment begins right about 30 minutes into the program.) Julaine is a guest on Stand Up for the Truth again on Thursday, October 15.

Honoring God 2020 | Video

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Is America Beyond Hope in 2020? | VIDEO

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Join Jim Scudder, Jr. as he interviews Congressman Gary Palmer at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. The two cover a wide range of topics about the upcoming election and encourage all American’s to VOTE!

 

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