November 24, 2017 Radio Commentary

Thank you, Heroes of Faith!

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, November 24, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Sometimes Thanksgiving comes and goes with not much thought about the wonderful gift of salvation provided by our Lord Jesus Christ when He died on the cross.  But let’s not let that happen this year. 

As I thank Him for paying for my sins with His blood, I am, also, thankful that so many Christians are standing in the gap for nation-wide religious liberty.  These heroes of faith include men and women whose refusal to compromise their faith resulted in untold personal hardship, economic loss, and undeserved repercussions in the workplace.

Most of you have heard of Jack Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop, where he told two men he could provide other products for their wedding reception, but he could not do a wedding cake for them.  So, they sued him and two courts ruled against him.  Despite that, Mr. Phillips is still standing on his Christian beliefs, and Alliance Defending Freedom will represent him before the U.S. Supreme Court in early December.  The Trump administration filed a brief, urging the Supreme Court to rule in Mr. Phillips’ favor on free speech grounds.  Continue reading

November 3, 2017 Radio Commentary

Military Restricts Religious Freedom

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, November 3, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

The National Campaign to Stop the War on Religious Freedom in the Military is circulating a petition that should be signed by U.S. citizens who want to reverse the unconstitutional restrictions made during the Obama administration.

For example, the Pentagon launched a campaign to make it a crime for service members (including military Chaplains) to share their faith.

That campaign was counteracted on May 4 this year, when President Trump issued his Executive Order requiring all federal departments, including the Department of Defense, to “vigorously enforce” federal religious liberty laws, so Christians in the military are “free to practice their faith without fear of retaliation by the federal government.”

Although Christians face many problems in the military, we’ll consider only a few more:  In 2011, the Bible was banned from the premises of Walter Reed Military Medical Center, untila fierce public backlash forced them to put it back.  Continue reading

October 27, 2017 Radio Commentary

Down the Slick Slope

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, October 27, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

On October 5th California’s Governor Brown signed an “LGBT Senior Bill of Rights,” that slaps a $1,000 fine and a year in prison on anyone failing to use the “preferred gender pronoun” of seniors in nursing homes.  While not using preferred pronouns for senior citizens in California could mean a year in prison, the penalty for infecting another person in California with HIV has dwindled to six months.  Does that mean California, finally, acknowledges the obvious connection between those two situations?

The California law is a frontal attack on the freedoms of speech and religious expression BECAUSE sexual morality is defined in the Bible.  The California gag order flies in the face of the Constitution that deals with fact, not preferential pronouns.  People with different opinions are forced to keep their mouths shut or use lip-service to affirm biologically false sexual identity.

The California senator who authored the “LGBT Senior Bill of Rights” said “religious views don’t hold weight in public areas, [and added] …The LGBT Senior Bill of Rights is an important step in the fight to ensure all people are treated equally regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”  Please note that his bill is only a STEP toward forcing everyone to use “preferred pronouns” for sexual identity, regardless of fact or age or circumstance. Continue reading

October 20, 2017 Radio Commentary

Q. Do you want freedom to worship or religious freedom?

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, October 20, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Today, I have a question: Do you want freedom to worship or freedom of religion?  If you said “freedom to worship,” you might be surprised that politically correct advocates would agree with you, because worship suggests a place where people gather in reverence to a chosen deity.

Since I brought up “politically correct,” I’ll quote Webster’s New World College Dictionary definition of it: “Politically correct means conforming or adhering to what is regarded as orthodox liberal opinion on matters of sexuality, race, etc.”  So, political correctness is used to eliminate conservative thought and action.

However, the term “politically correct” cannot be fully understood unless we realize that political, actually, refers to government, the state, or politics, which leads us to this conclusion: The pressure to be politically correct in all dealings with God, family and country, actually, is pushing everyone to confine religious expression to the inside of churches.  But when we’re not in church, we are expected to walk and talk in lockstep with liberal/radical attitudes about God and everything else. Continue reading