October 9, 2015 Radio Commentary

Perks for Refugees

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, October 9, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Did you know? Over 60,000 people signed a White House petition encouraging an increase in refugee admissions to the United States. Did you know? The Refugee Council USA wants the administration to bring in 100,000 refugees every year. That’s an annual increase of 30,000, and they want 200,000 brought in next year.

Each state has a Refugee State Coordinator to coordinate public and private benefits for refugee resettlement. In Georgia the Department of Human Resources, DFACS Office of Family Independence administers the refugee program.

There are five categories of refugees; two are nation-specific; and all of them benefit from the Program that gets them here, and gets them started with cash, housing, education, healthcare, and job training. Here in Georgia, State government contracts with 12 public and private agencies for specific social services, but local government is expected to provide “existing community resources.”

Communities are told that 80 percent of employable adult refugees resettled in Georgia are working and paying their own expenses and taxes within six months. But the literature doesn’t mention the other 20 percent that don’t get jobs, don’t pay their own way, but remain dependent on “utilizing existing community resources.” If 20 percent of the 200,000 don’t get jobs, 40,000 refugees will continue to be taxpayer-dependent, indefinitely. That’s a lot of milk and cheese and bread and butter, and housing and healthcare and education and transportation. Continue reading

October 2, 2015 Radio Commentary

Who Decided to Shut Out God?

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, October 2, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

The Christian Index July 23rd edition reported a July mandate from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that GuideStone Financial Resources plaintiffs must comply with the controversial demands of Obamacare or face the wrath of the IRS. As the benefits arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, GuideStone won’t be affected, but it serves ministries that will be grossly penalized if they don’t comply with the abortion/contraceptive mandate.

Joining in the case are Georgia’s Truett-McConnell College, affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, Oklahoma’s Reaching Souls International ministry to pastors, and the Little Sisters of the Poor order of nuns serving the needy in Denver. However, this is only a fraction of the 56 religious non-profit organizations that, also, object to the contraceptive rule that exempted churches and related services, but did not exempt religious non-profit organizations.

This story is not over, yet. On August 24th GuideStone, Truett-McConnell, Reaching Souls, and the nuns joined in a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court asking for a review of the ruling that private religious ministries must provide health insurance coverage for federally approved contraceptives, such as the “morning-after” pill that causes abortion, and “ella” that kills an implanted embryo.

Additional briefs to the Supreme Court were filed by the Christian Legal Society, American Center for Law and Justice, the Council for Christian Colleges, Lutherans, Orthodox Jewish rabbis, and 20 states. Continue reading

September 2015 Newsletter

(The September 2015 Newsletter content includes topics on NEA, Refugee Resettlement)

The Federal DOE and NEA-Style Morality

The National Education Association, founded in 1857, is the nation’s oldest and largest labor union for teachers. Its online self-description states: “The NEA lobbies elected and government officials on everything from government funding of education to school safety to teacher pay. The union is a staunch opponent of school vouchers, which would allow parents to use government funding to send their children to private school.”

In 1972 the massive NEA union formed a political action committee, and three years later joined other unions to create the Labor Coalition Clearinghouse for election campaigning. Ten percent (400) of NEA’s 4,000 members in each congressional district went to the Democratic National Convention in 1976 to nominate that party’s presidential candidate Jimmy Carter.

He was elected, and upon his signature October 17, 1979, S.210 became law, authorizing the creation of a federal Department of Education.

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September 25, 2015 Radio Commentary

Please, explain this to me!

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, September 25, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

If you’re a patriotic American like I am, you might be just as confused as I am … not about where my next meal is coming from or does my car need new tires. But, you’re probably baffled at what’s happening in the world … not just “over there,” but the world right here at home.

One of the things bothering me is the reason a Christian family packed up and left their native country for asylum in the United States. In 2006, as Mr. and Mrs. Romeike were home-schooling their children, German police appeared on their doorstep to forcibly take their children to public school.

The German court had decided religious or philosophical motivation develops “parallel societies” that must be counteracted. So, to avoid fines and threats for refusing to send their children to a state-approved German school, the Romeike family left their native country in 2008 seeking asylum in the United States, because Christian home education was not tolerated in Germany. Continue reading