June 24, 2016 Radio Commentary

Women in Foxholes

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, June 24, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Three years ago, a decree came down from the administration that gave the military until January 2016 to integrate women into all combat jobs, but that decree also authorized branches of the military to ask for specific exemptions. Acting on that decree, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced on December 3rd that the Pentagon would open all combat jobs to women.

That was not good news to General Joseph Dunford, Jr., who is a former Marine Corps commandant and current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He skipped the Defense Secretary’s announcement ceremony, but said, “I have had the opportunity to provide my advice on the issue of full integration of women into the armed forces. In the wake of the secretary’s decision, my responsibility is to ensure his decision is properly implemented.” In other words, he will do his job.

Since the decree had an opt-out provision, the Marine Corps learned through studying its units that all-male units had much lower injury rates and higher overall performance than co-ed units. So, the Marines asked permission to exempt females from infantry and armor positions. However, Defense Secretary Carter did not honor the opt-out provision, overruled the Marines, and mandated that the military operate under a common set of standards. Continue reading

June 17, 2016 Radio Commentary

The General Got Fired … for Five Hours

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, June 17, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Some time in your life, you’ve probably said: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never harm me.” Maybe, they shouldn’t, but they do, especially in this day and age.

Case in point is Lt. General Jerry Boykin, who was President Bush’s Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. He was in the Army for 36 years, and 13 of those years he served on Delta Force counter-terrorist missions, including the Iran hostage rescue attempt, the hunt for Pablo Escobar in Colombia, and Black Hawk Down in Mogadishu.

General Boykin is a born-again Christian and, to get to my point, I’ll fast-forward to 2007 when he retired from the Army and took a teaching job at Hampden-Sydney College, one of two all-men’s colleges left in the U.S. He’s taught there for nine years, and has been Executive Vice President of Family Research Council since 2012.

The General, who is a seasoned successful warrior on the battlefield, just emerged as a target in the culture war about sex, gender and who uses which restroom. In his speech to conservatives in March, the General jokingly said, “The first man who goes into the restroom with my daughter will not have to worry about surgery!” Continue reading

June 10, 2016 Radio Commentary

The Battle for Privacy

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, June 10, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

The bathroom issue is far from over, but, thankfully, Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods assured local superintendents he “has their backs.” Referring to a joint letter to schools nation-wide from the U.S. Department of Education and Department of Justice, Superintendent Woods said this:

“We at the Georgia Department of Education believe the [letter] openly violates, misinterprets and moves to rewrite established U.S. law … [Therefore] you are not required to comply … or make changes to your established actions and policies.”

Then, he said, “However, if the federal government DOES decide to withhold federal funds, ENFORCE this directive, or bring suit against ANY district in Georgia … we will work with all parties to take appropriate action. …I do not believe a student of another gender should use a restroom or locker room alongside students of the opposite sex.” Continue reading

June 3, 2016 Radio Commentary

Leaders Matter, and So Does Prayer!

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, June 3, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

In his first inaugural address, the U.S. president said he would transform this country. When that statement was made, most of us didn’t know what he meant, but we know now.

He hired dozens of czars and strategically stationed each one throughout the federal government to oversee the planned transformation, and they work 24/7 to get it done.

Since much of the change is funneled through public schools and woven into the curriculum, soon the entire culture will be transformed from Biblical standards to a nation of situation ethics where “anything goes,” and truth is ignored.

The administration and the educational system are working in tandem to change culture through federal mandates and NEA policies that substitute wrong for right and force compliance. Unfortunately, their success is transforming this country and the world! Continue reading