WFC E-Connection – July 2, 2020

Posted on Jul 1, 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!

Thursday, July 9, 2020 – Hillsboro
(Trail Ridge Camp)
Thursday, July 23, 2020 – Racine
(The DeKoven Center)
Thursday, July 30, 2020, Oostburg
(Pizza Ranch)
Reserve your place at the event of your choice today!
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JULY 4, 2020
INDEPENDENCE DAY

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LEAD Wisconsin Has Gone Virtual!
DON’T MISS THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!

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

Who:  Teens,13-19
NEW! VIRTUAL Registration Fee: $100
2 WEEKS STILL HAVE ROOM!
Week 1: June 21-26 | Week 2: July 12-17 | Week 3: July 26-31

Where: VIRTUAL!
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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Are You a #PROUDAMERICAN?

From Heritage.com: “Now, more than ever, we need to remember why we are proud to be Americans. Ours is a nation that strives for the highest ideals of liberty and integrity, and we are privileged to live under a Constitution that affirms the inherent dignity and God-given rights of every individual. We are blessed to call America home.

“This Independence Day, make your pride for America go viral!”

CLICK HERE for ways you can share what makes you a #ProudAmerican.

The staff and board of Wisconsin Family Action and Wisconsin Family Council wish all Americans a celebratory Independence Day!


Supreme Court Advances Abortion, Devalues Women

From HeritageAction: “On Monday, the Supreme Court decided the landmark abortion case June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, overturning a Louisiana law placing common-sense health guidelines on abortion providers and requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The decision was anti-woman, anti-life, and anti-liberty.

“Chief Justice Roberts [photo left], who dissented in a similar case in 2016, has reversed course to cast the deciding vote to overrule the Louisiana legislature’s decision to protect women’s health.”
Learn more HERE.

Julaine Appling, WFC president, responds to the SCOTUS decision, “When Scott Walker was governor, Wisconsin enacted basically the same law Louisiana did. Planned Parenthood immediately filed a lawsuit, and as a result our law has never been enforced—and now we know it likely never will be. In this case, I think the court has wrongly held itself to a poor practice: assuming one bad decision by the high court, in this instance the Texas decision, must be perpetuated.”

Wisconsin Family Council, the educational arm of Wisconsin Family Action, was part of a friend-of-the-court amicus  brief in support of the State of Louisiana in this case.

Read Wisconsin Family Action’s press release on this issue HERE.

Wisconsin Family Council is 100% pro life, from conception to natural death. Click HERE to securely donate online or call us at (Madison) 608.268.5074 or (toll-free) 866.849.2536. 


 Victory for Religious Liberty
Supreme Court Upholds Montana School Choice Program

On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court issued a five-to-four ruling upholding Montana’s school choice program which includes giving scholarships to qualified families whose children attend a private religious school. The court held that the state issuing such payments does not violate the US Constitution but prohibiting such religious schools from being part of the scholarship program does indeed violate the First Amendment’s Free Exercise clause. Chief Justice Roberts wrote the opinion for the majority, joined by Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.

Lindsey Burke writing for the Daily Signal, “In a 5-4 decision Tuesday, the Supreme Court held that families have a right to seek the best educational opportunities for their children, by preventing states from blocking the participation of religiously affiliated schools in state school choice programs.

“In Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, the court ruled that the application of a ‘no-aid’ provision in Montana’s Constitution violated the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, since it barred state tax credit scholarships from being used at private religious schools.

“In a huge win for families, the high court held that states cannot apply the ‘no-aid’ provision to discriminate against religious schools by excluding them from private school choice programs.
READ MORE HERE

Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy John Bursch states, “The Supreme Court was right to rule that states can’t oust parents and children from neutral benefit programs simply because they choose a religious private school. This is consistent with the court’s 2017 decision in the ADF case Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, which unequivocally reaffirmed that states can’t impose ‘special disabilities on the basis of religious views or religious status.’ The court was right to not allow the dead hand of 19th century anti-Catholic bigotry—which motivated the state constitutional provision at issue here—to put a stranglehold on educational resources desperately needed by parents and their children.”

Julaine Appling, WFC president, says, “After a raft of disappointing Supreme Court decisions, we finally have one we can celebrate. This decision strengthens our Wisconsin school choice programs, which is good news for parents. While private religious schools have been able to participate in the voucher program since 1998, this decision makes it clear that the state cannot discriminate against a school just because it is religious.”

Wisconsin Family Council is your voice in the Badger State for religious freedom. Click HERE to partner with us securely today!


If You Missed Our Webinar, We’ve Got You Covered! 

Wisconsin Family Council held a one-hour Lunch with a Purpose webinar featuring David Fowler on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

A family advocate and devout Christian, author and former TN state senator David Fowler speaks with the voice of compassion as he outlines in terms of the two great commandments of Scripture how Christians should respond to the controversies of the day. As a former politician, practicing lawyer and policy analyst, he is in a unique position to offer insights on the politics of loving God and neighbor in a post-modern culture. As Fowler points out, contrary to popular opinion, biblical love requires more than the live-and-let-live philosophy of today. And he beckons Christians to reckon love for God and neighbor as the basis upon which God once again makes America a beacon of light to others. His book, The Politics of Loving God: Courageous Truths for Contentious Times speaks the truth in love to a nation that needs it.

If you were unable to attend, the webinar was recorded and is provided for you HERE to watch/listen to at your convenience.


IN THE MEDIA

WEEKLY RADIO COMMENTARY. “WISCONSIN FAMILY CONNECTION” –  Airing this week on over 20 stations statewide. Listen to this week’s Wisconsin Family Connection, “Perpetuating Bad Decisions HERE. Read the transcript of this week’s commentary HERESubscribe to our podcasts HERE! 

ARCHIVED:
Week of June 22, 2020 – 
Judicial Activism: Figment or Fact?
Week of June 15, 2020 – Taking Every Thought Captive
Week of June 8, 2020 –  The Hearts of Fathers
Week of June 1, 2020 – Marching & Advocacy Orders

“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. Home Front is currently on a break for the season. We hope you will tune in when we return in September! Click HERE to listen to archived episodes. 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 until September 2020 when we resume our regular programming schedule. See you in the fall!

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 last month’s “Stand Up for the Truth” program on Q90fm, hosted by David Fiorazo. Julaine’s next appearance on “Stand Up for the Truth” is Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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