December 2, 2016 Radio Commentary

On December 19th Electors Cast Votes!

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, December 2, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

If you thought the election was tough, you should be GLAD you’re not an elector from Georgia. They’re being hammered with emails and calls, begging them to betray Georgia voters and cast their ballots for ANYBODY but Trump.

Harassment shifted into overdrive when leaflets that were passed out at anti-Trump rallies gave the names, addresses and contact information for 16 Republican electors who say they will NOT “flip” for Hillary.

Protesters have been down-right ugly to one Georgia elector. They stole two Trump signs out of her yard and smeared her front door with mud and dirt. Thankfully, they didn’t key her vehicle with profanity about Trump, which they did to her neighbor’s car, but all of them are being deluged with harassing emails and telephone calls, with some from outside Georgia.

Of the 16 electors selected by the Georgia Republican Party, one was replaced after declaring he would not support Trump. Since the alternate’s name was not immediately published, he won’t have as much harassment to endure. Continue reading

November 2016 Newsletter

2016: What a Year!

Q. Who would’ve thought U.S. taxpayers would fund sex-changes for military personnel?
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the Defense Department’s new transgender policy on June 30, 2016, explaining its three-stage time-line as follows:

June 30, 2016        Transgender service members may openly serve in the U.S. military.
October 1, 2016    Military services will provide gender transition medical care to members.
July 2, 2017           Services begin accepting transgender members into the military.

Stage two of the above strategy superseded the military’s transgender policy of 2015, when the Department of Defense issued the new 18-page transgender policy¹ for U.S. military reserves and active members.

Military personnel already serving when Defense Secretary Carter made his announcement on June 30th could begin the official gender-change process 90 days later, which was October 1st. When the transition is complete, the subject will wear the uniform consistent with the preferred gender (sexual behavior) and use bunks, bathrooms, and shower facilities, accordingly.

The gender transition process in the military “begins when a service member receives a diagnosis from a military medical provider indicating that gender transition² is medically necessary, and concludes when the service member’s gender marker³ in DEERS⁴ is changed and the member is recognized in the preferred⁵ gender.”
The document explains “cross-sex hormone therapy” as hormones for males who identify as female and masculinizing hormones for females who present as male.
The military will provide transgender service members ID⁶ documents as follows:

  • A certified true copy of a State birth certificate reflecting the individual’s preferred gender;
  • A certified true copy of a court order reflecting the individual’s preferred gender; and
  • A U.S. passport reflecting the individual’s preferred gender.

Active service members and reserve service members will have the same considerations.
Beginning in 2018 and every three years thereafter, an Inspector General will review the response of military branches to determine compliance and implementation of this process.
¹Department of Defense Instruction 1300.28 “In-Service Transition for Transgender Service Members,” October 1, 2016
²Period of time when individuals change from the gender role associated with their biological sex to a different gender role. Transition may or may not include feminization or masculinization of the body through cross-sex hormone therapy or other medical procedures. The nature and duration of transition are variable and individualized.
³ Data identifying a service member’s gender (preferred sexual behavior)
⁴ Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
⁵ The identity in which a transgender individual will be recognized when gender transition is complete
⁶ Those who (a) have received a medical diagnosis indicating gender transition is medically necessary, (b) are beginning transition, (c) undergoing transition, (d) completed transition, or (e) are stable in the preferred gender

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November 25, 2016 Radio Commentary

Thanks Be to God!

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, November 25, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Whether your Thanksgiving dinner was turkey and all the trimmings or a bologna sandwich, you should thank God you ate it in the United States of America, because this is a special country, which has been, especially, blessed.

Most of those blessings can be traced back to the beginning of this great country when the Founding Fathers honored God in the document that has become the world’s oldest written constitution. Of the original 13 colonies, only Rhode Island refused to participate in the 1787 Constitutional Convention, when 55 delegates from the other twelve colonies hammered out the governmental structure that formed the 13 colonies into one union.

Among the delegates were 31 lawyers, 19 military veterans, 28 former congressmen, two college presidents, three college professors, several doctors and scientists, and a surprising nine from foreign countries. The Bible was the chief source of their education; all but four belonged to mainstream religious congregations; and in their personal writings, 34 percent of their quotations were from the Bible.

A major part of their work was the Declaration of Independence, which sets forth the basic ideals of the United States and is the true preamble to the Constitution. The Declaration refers to God five times: God as Creator of all men, God as supreme Lawmaker, God as the Source of all rights, God as the world’s supreme Judge, and God as our Patron and Protector. Continue reading

November 18, 2016 Radio Commentary

Where Did Religious Freedom Go?

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, November 18, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

For years, large sections of the United States, including the state of Georgia, were known as the Bible Belt, but things are a-changin’ and religious freedom has been targeted for extinction, even in the Bible Belt.

On Monday, October 3rd, Henry County teachers at East Lake Elementary School received this memo: “You are hereby directed to remove all items which contain religious symbols, such as crosses, printed Bibles, angels, Bible verses, printed prayers, and biblical quotations from the common areas, hallways, classrooms, and office of East Lake Elementary School.”

A Henry County Schools spokesman defending those instructions said, “That is a federal law that we’re abiding by. We just sent out these reminders and things to be aware of and we’ve been doing that for the past two decades.” Since all the prohibited symbols are Christian and the prohibited quotations are from the Bible, parents in Henry County should require the local school board to amend the memo to prohibit other religious symbols, such as hijabs, burkas, and prayer rugs and quotes from the Quran, or rescind the prohibition against Christian symbols.

On October 26th, a press conference was held at the Georgia capitol to announce that Dr. Eric Walsh would not hand over his sermons to the state that had served him with legal papers demanding that he give state officials copies of his sermon notes and transcripts. Soon after the press conference, the state rescinded the demand that should never have been issued. Continue reading