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MONDAY, MAY 25, 2020
TO CHANGE THEIR WORLD
A summer camp for teens
A ministry & program of
Wisconsin Family Council
When: August 2-7, 2020
Where: Camp will be held at Maranatha Baptist University, Watertown, WI
CLICK HERE for more information
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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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.
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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
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Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators, 2019 Edition
is now available online HERE or
by contacting our office
Get To Know Your Elected Officials
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)
Thank you, Governor Evers?
Recent polling by RealClear Opinion Research indicates that more than 40% of American parents are likely to consider homeschooling their children after getting their first taste of it during the COVID-19 pandemic. The poll also indicated that many parents report a greater appreciation for their child’s schoolteachers after having to step in and be more actively engaged in the formal education of their children. In addition, the survey showed 64% support school choice, including 59% of self-identified Democrats.
On March 25, 2020, Governor Evers directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue a Safer at Home order that closed Wisconsin schools for the balance of the school year. Even though the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that the extension of this original order was unconstitutional and unenforceable, the court did say the Governor and the Department of Health Services had the authority to close schools. The closing of schools for over two months basically put many parents in a kind of “home-schooling” situation.
Wisconsin Family Council strongly believes parents should be involved in the education of their children and in the installation of a proper worldview. For millennia, long before government schools came about, there was simply no question that parents were responsible for educating their children. Wisconsin parents interested in homeschooling next year, can still make that choice. Visit dpi.wi.gov for more information.
WFC president Julaine Appling asks, “Do you have plans made for next Monday, May 25? I hope you do. It’s Memorial Day. And that should mean some special planning.
“I realize that in most communities in The Badger State Memorial Day won’t be commemorated as it has been for decades. Already in my community we’ve been told there will be no parade. No special service at the bridge with wreaths being thrown into the river while we all stand silently listening to Taps being played and ‘Sleep, Soldier Boy, Sleep’ solemnly sung. No service at Veterans’ Park, no recitation of the Gettysburg Address, no laying of the wreaths representing each branch of the military. I’ll miss all of those activities, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give Memorial Day and what and who it represents its just due.
“Plan ahead to have the entire family participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. Officially this is considered a ‘moment of silence,’ but for Christians, this is a wonderful opportunity after the minute of silence to pray together and thank God for those who have given their lives to secure our freedoms and our way of life.”
Read the rest of this week’s “Wisconsin Family Connection” HERE.
“Overturned Safer-at-Home Order Results in Local Whack-a-Mole”
Rick Esenberg and Anthony LoCoco of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) write, “On May 13, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Emergency Order #28, the general shutdown and quarantine order issued by the Department of Health Services (“DHS”) and sometimes referred to as the “Safer at Home Order.” The ruling ushers in what can perhaps be dubbed “Part III” of ongoing governmental attempts to address COVID-19 in Wisconsin: the advent of a patchwork of local-level regulations aimed at controlling the spread of the coronavirus.
“Unlike state-wide orders such as Order #28 which take a one-size-fits-all approach, local orders will necessarily be narrower in geographic scope with a much closer fit between the ‘facts on the ground’ and the restrictions the order imposes.”
READ MORE HERE
Just this week Governor Evers stated he has “given up on any statewide rules to control the coronavirus” leaving the decision-making regarding restrictions to local government.
Wisconsin Family Council Signs on to Letter Asking for Protection of Churches/Ministries
“First Liberty Institute informed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday that faith leaders representing millions of believers in the United States fear ‘a swarm of lawsuits blaming houses of worship and religious ministries for any person who attended a religious gathering or received food or shelter from a charity or ministry and subsequently contracted COVID-19.’
“The legal organization urged Congress to protect groups of believers from lawsuits related to the coronavirus and the manifold orders currently in place.
“The statement was accompanied by a letter to members of Congress, which was signed by hundreds of religious and conservative leaders…”
READ MORE HERE
Julaine Appling, Wisconsin Family Council president, says, “We are honored to be one of the organizations that signed this letter. We are grateful for First Liberty’s proactive work to protect churches and ministries. The reality is today many are very quick to file lawsuits with or without merit. Churches have admirably risen to the challenge of ministering effectively during this pandemic; they should be thanked and protected, not threatened with lawsuits.”
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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 this week’s Wisconsin Family Connection, “Memorial Day 2020: Making It Meaningful One Family at a Time“ HERE. Subscribe to our podcasts HERE!
“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 firstname.lastname@example.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 to Julaine discuss important information about the fall elections, summarizes the latest state COVID-19 orders (or absence thereof), and gives an update on a change in WFC’s new LEAD WI summer program for teens. A new season of Home Front will begin after Labor Day. 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 discussing the constitutionality of Governor Evers’ “Safer at Home” order on Monday, May 18, 2020. Click HERE to watch the archived episode.
STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH – Q90 FM