WFC E-Connection – April 30, 2020

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 in WFC FEC, Wisconsin Family eConnection


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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!

More events are coming soon!
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FREE MOVIE!
TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MAY 1
8 P.M.

FREE BURMA RANGERS

Lifeway Films has decided to offer
a “one-night only”
free live-streaming of
the entire Free Burma Rangers film.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
Habakkuk 2:14
Join NDOP-Madison
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020


12-1 p.m. via ZOOM
and/or
Participate in “Drive Thru”
Community Prayer
CLICK HERE for more information
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SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020
MOTHER’S DAY!


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LEAD Wisconsin

EMPOWERING YOUTH
TO CHANGE THEIR WORLD
A summer camp for teens
A ministry & program of
Wisconsin Family Council

Who:  Teens,13-19
When: August 2-7, 2020
Where: Camp will be held at Maranatha Baptist University, Watertown, WI
CLICK HERE for more information

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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 Council to advance Judeo-Christian principles and values in Wisconsin by strengthening, preserving, and
promoting marriage, family, life and religious liberty. 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.
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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)

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​​​​Parental Choice Has an Exciting New Opportunity
Online Christian Education Never Sounded So Good!  

Earlier this year a Waukesha County judge said it was illegal to block private schools from offering online courses that count towards hours and credits. This ruling forced the Department of Public Instruction to change its policy. So what this means is Wisconsin parents now have yet another option for how they educate their children—they can do so virtually at home using programs provided by private schools—including private schools that take voucher students. Finally the playing field has been a bit leveled.

Academy of Excellence, a private Christian school in Milwaukee and the second largest private school in the state accepting voucher students, recently announced they are offering, beginning next fall, a virtual program, which will be available to families statewide, including those who qualify for the state vouchers.”
Read more about this opportunity HERE. The deadline to apply for a voucher to attend a private school is Thursday, May 14.

“Combining the voucher program with this virtual learning opportunity is going to give parents across the state a wonderful educational option for their children,” says Julaine Appling, WFC president. “Many families live in rural areas with no Christian school readily available.”
Listen to Julaine discuss Wisconsin’s educational opportunities on this week’s Wisconsin Family Connection HERE.

Application information is available HERE.

Wisconsin Family Council supports Parental Choice in Wisconsin, giving all families the ability to decide the very best educational avenues for their children. Partner with us today! Click HERE to donate securely.


NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER 
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Habakkuk 2:14

Because of the faith of many of our founding fathers, public prayer and national days of prayer have a long-standing and significant history in American tradition.

The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May.

Here in Wisconsin, National Day of Prayer-Madison will be hosting a ZOOM prayer meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020 and encourages families to participate in a “drive by” prayer time by driving to their local schools, businesses, government offices, etc., at a time that is convenient for them that day.

>>>>>Learn more HERE.


US Attorney General Defends Religious Liberty 

U.S. Attorney General William Barr (photo left) issued a memorandum Monday directing the Department of Justice to be on the lookout for state and local actions that violate the rights of the American people under the guise of COVID-19 emergency measures and to intervene if necessary. “Even in times of emergency…the First Amendment and federal statutory law prohibit discrimination against religious institutions and religious believers,” Barr wrote, adding that “the Constitution also forbids in certain circumstances…undue interference with the national economy.” Read more HERE.

Julaine Appling, WFC president, states, “Having a US Attorney General who understands and supports the Constitution and the rule of law is always important, but never more so than in times of national crisis. Attorney General Barr is showing appropriate leadership in this directive. Fundamental rights such as religious freedom must be vigorously defended even in emergencies. Freedoms yielded are very difficult to regain.”

Wisconsin Family Council, your voice in The Badger State for marriage, family, life and religious freedom. Click HERE to partner with us securely today!
Photo courtesy: The Federalist Society


Guidelines for Re-opening Your Church & More
Share with your church leadership, pastors, elders! 

As the “Safer at Home” mandate is slowly lifted in Wisconsin, a number of organizations have put together some helpful guidelines for churches. Some practical topics offered include
►What Pastors Should Know About the White House Plan to Open Up America Again
►Paycheck Protection Program Loans
►Guidelines for Re-opening Your Church
►Religious Freedom and the SBA Paycheck Protection Program

Check out Wisconsin Family Council’s “Churches/Nonprofits COVID-19 Resources” page on our website HERE!
Read this week’s Church Ambassador Network newsletter HERE.


When SCOTUS “Got It Wrong” 

During a recent Supreme Court ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas referred to Roe v. Wade as one of many “incorrect decisions” in relation to the Fourteenth Amendment. In the same context, Thomas also mentioned the 2015 Obergefell ruling that guaranteed a “right” to homosexual “marriage,” and the Dred Scott case which said the Constitution didn’t allow for black people to be citizens. In the same recent decision Justice Brett Kavanaugh also addressed what he called “erroneous precedents,” mentioning in particular Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed Roe v. Wade.

Judicial precedence is an important part of what judges use to make decisions. But as Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh note, if care isn’t taken, bad precedence continues indefinitely and often gets worse. Good justices, like these two, will take steps to right the wrong. Overturning bad judicial decisions or precedence is exactly what we need when it comes to abortion and marriage.

Wisconsin Family Council is your voice for families in your community, in the state and in the legislature. Click HERE to partner with us securely today!


IN THE MEDIA

WEEKLY RADIO COMMENTARY. “WISCONSIN FAMILY CONNECTION” –  Airing this week on over 20 stations statewide. Read the transcript of this week’s commentary HERE. Listen to “Virtual Learning in Wisconsin: Leveling the Playing Field” HERE. Subscribe to our podcasts HERE! 

ARCHIVED:
Week of April 20, 2020 – 
No, Governor Evers, We Don’t Need Another Casino
Week of April 13, 2020 – Taking Advantage of Fear 
Week of April 6, 2020 – Pray for Those In Authority

“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. Click HERE to listen as Julaine gives important information about Wisconsin’s school choice options in light of extended deadlines for applying for some of them, including the state’s voucher programs. She also gives updates on WFC’s new LEAD WI program and on the current stay-at-home orders from Governor Evers. 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. Julaine was most recently on “InFocus” with host Jim Schneider giving an election update on Monday, April 6, 2020. Click HERE to watch the archived episode. Julaine’s next appearance on “InFocus” will be Monday, May 11, 2020.

STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH – Q90 FM

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 on the most recent “Stand Up for the Truth” program on Q90fm, hosted by David Fiorazo:  “Effects of Coronavirus on States, Businesses and Churches.” Julaine’s next appearance on “Stand Up for the Truth” will be on Thursday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m.

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