Julaine ApplingPresident, Wisconsin Family Action & Wisconsin Family Council Founded in 2006, Wisconsin Family Action exists to inform Wisconsin citizens about pro-family legislative and cultural issues, involve Wisconsin citizens in activities that strengthen the family, prepare Wisconsin citizens for elections, as the law provides, and advocate in the state legislature on cultural and legislative issues that affect the family. WFA advances Judeo-Christian principles and values in Wisconsin by strengthening, preserving, and promoting marriage, family, life and liberty.
The Bible warns that in the latter days there would be growing immorality, confusion and chaos. As disciples of Jesus Christ we understand that none of this surprises God nor usurps His plans. But we as His followers face the challenge of being light and salt to the world without being sucked in to its ways.
This morning we discuss some news items that lend to more confusion and discuss how committed Christians should respond to all that is happening around us. Our guest is Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action. She offers excellent advice to young Christian parents sending their children back to public schools this time of year. How can they possibly prepare their impressionable kids to handle all the issues of sex education including genderlessness, political correctness, and humanist indoctrination?
Here’s more about this hard working organization, battling for families on the front lines:
After some good news was shared regarding the growth of the pro-life movement in America, Julaine Appling said “in the mop-up after Roe V. Wade,” we have had to work harder to make up for the lack of effort prior to the legalization of abortion. What a graphic image; human hands shedding innocent blood – all federally funded and done, not under God’s Law, but under this nation’s laws.
“There are six things which Jehovah hateth; Yea, seven which are an abomination unto him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood; A heart that deviseth wicked purposes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief, A false witness that uttereth lies, And he that soweth discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19
We closed today’s broadcast by discussing the public reaction to San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, refusing to stand for the National Anthem prior to NFL games. Many great comments came in during the final segment including a local relative of Kaepernick and a U.S. Veteran who had a heartfelt take on the issue.
In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem, Defense of Fort McHenry. The poem was later put to the tune of (John Stafford Smith’s song) The Anacreontic Song, modified somewhat, and retitled The Star Spangled Banner. Congress proclaimed The Star Spangled Banner the U.S. National Anthem in 1931. Here are the first and fourth verses of the National Anthem:
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro’ the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
…O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov’d homes and the war’s desolation;
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!