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 17, 2017 Radio Commentary

Mainstreaming Alternate Lifestyles

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, November 17, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

It took 39 years, but the education establishment has reached its 1978 goal to transform culture.  1978 was the year the president of the National Education Association, boldly, “spilled the beans” in a magazine interview with this statement, “We will need to recognize that the so-called ‘basic skills,’ which currently represent nearly the total effort in elementary schools, will be taught in one quarter of the present school day … the teacher will be a conveyer of values, a philosopher .… Teachers no longer will be victims of change; we will be agents of change.”

In 1982, the Georgia Department of Education published and implemented a three-volume Middle School Seminar Series for teachers.  The first volume was Psychological Education; second, Personal Education; third, Achievement Education.  On page 9 of Psychological Education is the “Group Contract” for each student to sign, pledging to keep the class work confidential, even from parents.

Fast-forward another ten years to 1992 when the Georgia Department of Education revealed Georgia’s Sexuality Education Training guidelines based on “universally held values.”  Note the change from sex education, concerning undisputed biological facts, to sexuality education, about variant sexual behavior. Continue reading

November 10, 2017 Radio Commentary

Compelled Speech & Fallacious Words

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, November 10, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Today, my subject is “compelled speech” and “fallacious words.”  “Compelled speech” is the forced use of language, terminology, or words that you don’t choose to use, but you must use or suffer the consequences.  “Fallacious words” express false or mistaken ideas, opinions, or errors.  I’m using those words in the context of gender identity that’s being forced upon our culture, from preschoolers to nursing homes for senior citizens.  By the way, compelled speech is presumptively unconstitutional because it is forced.

Both phrases apply to the October 6th LGBT Senior Bill of Rights that authorized California to jail nursing home and long-term care residents that don’t use preferred gender pronouns of other residents.  Also, it’s an example of fallacious words, since residents of those facilities must disregard the truth about other residents’ biological sex and address them by the pronoun that reflects their choice of gender (sexual behavior) identity.  See Leviticus 19:19, Job 21:10, Job 38:29 in the Bible, KJV.

Some say using preferred pronouns show respect for the trans-person, but it shows even more disrespect for those who recognize the fallacy of the words and are compelled to speak a falsehood that rejects the truth. 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