August 26, 2016 Radio Commentary

Cakes and Christianity

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 26, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

When two men strolled into his business four years ago, a Colorado baker’s life was changed forever. Bakery owner Jack Phillips walked over, stuck out his hand and said, “I’m Jack. What can I do for you?” One of the men said, “We’re here to look at wedding cakes.” The other added, “It’s for our wedding.” To that Jack replied, “Sorry, guys, I don’t make cakes for same-sex weddings. I’ll sell you birthday cakes, shower cakes, cookies, brownies … I just don’t do cakes for same-sex weddings.”

Indignantly, the two men left, yelling something about “this homophobic cake shop!” Twenty minutes later Jack received the first of many harassing phone calls that continued for weeks, supplemented by angry emails, and it wasn’t long before the Colorado Civil Rights Commission sued him for violating the state’s non-discrimination laws.

Two years later, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ORDERED Jack to bake wedding cakes for same-sex as well as man-woman couples or NOT make them at all. To force him to comply, state officials DEMANDED quarterly reports for two years, detailing which orders he accepted or refused and why. Then, he was ordered to train his employees that (a) his religious beliefs violate state law, and (b) he cannot draw on those beliefs to run his business. Evidently, Colorado places more value on politically correct equality than constitutional liberty and freedom. Continue reading

August 19, 2016 Radio Commentary

LGBT Grades 2 – 12

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 19, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

No doubt, many parents of school-age children were alarmed when California passed S.B. 48 in 2011 and became the first state requiring a homosexual curriculum for grades 2 – 12. So, regardless of community attitudes, California schools became cultural change agents for alternate lifestyles through enhanced classroom instruction.

To accommodate multiculturalism, handicapped individuals, and sexuality activists, two California code sections now require history and social science courses to focus on three additional groups: (a) hyphenated Americans, (b) persons with disabilities, and the (c) ever-expanding list of alternate lifestyles – lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender groups. Also when S.B. 48 became law, California gave “sexual orientation” civil rights status.

As for textbooks and instructional materials, “sexual orientation” and “occupation” were added to the list of designated groups teachers must present in a positive light, always. To get it done immediately, California’s Board of Education adopted updated guidelines to integrate changes into current instruction, because the next scheduled adoption of teaching materials is 2017.

Meantime, California’s second-grade teachers are encouraged to read students stories about “a very diverse collection of families,” including “families with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender parents and their children.” Continue reading

August 12, 2016 Radio Commentary

Mosque Zoned-In, Other Religions Zoned-Out

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 12, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Acting under new regulations, the Housing and Urban Development Agency has begun its strategy to over-turn the right of states and local government to zone property according to community standards. This is what’s happening.

Last month, the federal Department of Justice filed suit against a tiny 21-square-mile township, where 60,000 residents live “out in the country,” just northeast of Philadelphia. The town was originally named Salem, meaning “peace,” but in 1701 Ben, which means “son,” was added to honor William Penn. So, Bensalem – “son of peace” – is in trouble with the federal government, because local officials refused to adjust the local zoning code to allow a mosque to be built in town.

This is the story in a nutshell. In 2014 Muslims who were meeting in a local firehouse, applied to build a mosque next to township property. After six meetings their application was denied, but last month on July 21st, the Department of Justice filed suit in District Court to force Bensalem officials to grant a permit for the mosque.

A similar problem arose in Bloomington, Minnesota, where residents filed a formal complaint with the city council on July 25th, claiming city officials gave special privileges for a mosque to have exclusive use of Smith Park. Therefore, a group of residents, identified as “Friends of Smith Park,” complained that “you’ve privileged [members of the mosque] above all other religions. You’ve made Smith Park a [mosque-only] zone after the park is already closed, excluding citizens of all other faiths and those of no faith.” Continue reading

August 5, 2016 Radio Commentary

Satan Clubs Target Good News Clubs

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 5, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Circumstances often remind us that the “conflict of the ages” is alive and well, and right now the enemies of God are doubling down in their battle for children.

When public schools first began, teachers used the Bible to teach children to read. Students learned what the Bible says about right and wrong, obeying mom and dad, and living God’s way, but now the Bible is banned from schools, teachers aren’t allowed to mention the God of the Bible, and children are taught they can create their own values.

However, in 1937 God WAS honored in public schools, children COULD read the Bible and pray, teachers COULD mention Jesus and teach Christian principles, and that was the year Reverend J. Irvin Overholtzer founded Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) to reach children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His organization established after-school Good News Clubs to reach as many children as possible with the Truth.

By 2011 CEF had established Good News Clubs in 3,560 schools in the United States. Currently, CEF is world-wide with 1,400 staff members scattered over 165 countries, and is active in every state and province in North America. Continue reading