May 15, 2015 Radio Commentary

Marriage in Georgia & Elsewhere

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, May 15, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Because natural marriage was under attack nineteen years ago, Georgia Congressman Bob Barr (R) authored the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and introduced it in the U.S. House of Representatives; Oklahoma Senator Don Nickles (R) introduced it in the Senate; Congress passed it with veto-proof margins and Democrat President Bill Clinton signed it. Therefore, since September 21, 1996 federal law has defined marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman and spouse as a “person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.” But on June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of DOMA.

Before 1996, Georgia law simply defined marriage as “an actual contract,” without explaining who could enter the contract. So, the Georgia General Assembly passed a bill in 1996 to clarify who could marry whom. As Governor Zell Miller signed it into law, he said, “H.B. 1580 defines marriage in Georgia as the union between a man and a woman. Further, the bill forbids the issuance of a marriage license to persons of the same sex or for the state of Georgia to recognize marriage licenses from other states which do not meet Georgia’s definition of marriage.”

Eight years later in 2004, the Georgia General Assembly passed S.R. 595 to amend the State Constitution with the language of the law and 72.6 percent of voters passed it on the 2004 General Election ballot. But, here we are eleven years later, facing nation-wide campaigns to redefine marriage, although the majority of voters always support natural marriage. Continue reading

August 1, 2014 Radio Commentary

Marriage

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 1, 2014 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Until now, the United States has never had a president who would give foreign aid only to nations agreeing to promote homosexuality.  Never in history has a U.S. secretary of state announced to her staff, “It’s okay to be gay,” but a recent secretary of state used her “stately” role to say just that.  Never has there been a U.S. tax-payer-funded refugee center, specifically, for foreigners claiming variant sexual orientations, but there’s one in Chicago now.

Never have so many decisions of voters been reversed by unauthorized officials posing as law-makers!  Now, almost routinely, judges abandon their duty to determine the constitutionality of laws.  Instead, they assume a legislative role to drastically transform U.S. culture.  Their current over-ride of voters in the redefinition of marriage portends a deathblow to cultural stability. Continue reading

June 27, 2014 Radio Commentary

Marriage Under Attack

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, June 27, 2014 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Good morning, Jim.  June used to be the month for brides, but for the last few years the administration has proclaimed it LGBT Pride Month to support alternate lifestyles.  Such efforts intensified after the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, which was not defended by the attorney general.

Currently, every state in the union has been sued to overturn bans on same-sex marriage.  The last state sued was North Dakota on June 6, 2014, the same day a federal judge overturned Wisconsin’s ban against same-sex marriage.  On June 25th, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado ruled against Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage and so did a U.S. district judge in Indiana, where 50 marriage licenses were issued by mid-afternoon, with hundreds waiting in line for a license.  Reportedly, 19 states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage; 71 lawsuits have been filed to overturn bans in 31 states or territories; and the Freedom to Marry movement claims victory for over-turning marriage laws in six states – Hawaii, New Jersey, New Mexico, Illinois, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

This is the situation in Georgia.  The 2004 Georgia General Assembly passed a proposed constitutional amendment recognizing marriage only as the union of man and woman and prohibiting the recognition of such unions performed elsewhere.  It passed the House 122-52, two over the required two-thirds vote for proposed constitutional amendments.  The Senate vote of 40-14, also, surpassed the two-thirds requirement, and voters ratified it by a simple majority on the November 2004 ballot.  Continue reading

June 2014 Newsletter

When God was Kicked Out, Atheism Took over & Reprogrammed Youth

Two years after the Supreme Court defined humanism1 as a religion (Trocaso v. Watkins, 1961), prayer (Engel v. Vitale, 1962) and Bible reading (Abington Township School District v. Schempp, 1963) were ruled unconstitutional in public schools, leaving a void soon filled by the newly defined religion that rejects God and promotes atheistic doctrines contrary to the Bible and U.S. culture.

Professions weren’t listed for Humanist Manifesto I signers in 1933, but the list for the 262 who signed Humanist Manifesto II in 1973 revealed 73 educators. Meaning, those 73 U.S. educators accepted this doctrine and goal of humanism: “What more daring a goal for humankind than for each person to become in ideal, as well as practice, a citizen of a world community.”

141 signed Humanist Manifesto 2000. Of them, 56 signatories were from the U.S. and half (28) of them were listed as professors or administrators from U.S. colleges and universities. No less than a Harvard professor of education and psychiatry revealed humanism’s plan to reprogram children when he spoke during a childhood education seminar in 1973. He stated:

“Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill, because he comes to school with certain allegiances toward our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural Being, toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you teachers to make all these sick children well by creating the international children of the future.” (Note the all-encompassing goal of humanism.)

Georgia Tech’s Technique announced educators’ adoption of atheistic humanism in the article “Humanism dominates philosophy of educators,” October 17, 1975. By then, students were already taught to base their moral and ethical decisions on humanist doctrine, i.e. atheism.

During Human Rights Week, December 6-13, 1978, Academic Humanists from local colleges and organizations met for formal discussions in Atlanta. The Freeman Digest, September 1978 interview with former NEA president Katherine Barrett revealed her future plans for schools:

The school will be the community; the community, the school. The so-called “basic skills,” that currently represent nearly the total effort in elementary schools, will be taught in one quarter of the school day. The teacher can rise to his true calling – a conveyor of values, a philosopher. Teachers no longer will be victims of change; we will be agents of change.

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