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An inspirational event for churches and small groups!
“Together we will learn the forgotten story of the great acts of faith behind our National Anthem.” – Family Research Council
Participate in the 90-minute webinar event on Sunday, September 14, 6 p.m. CST. Be challenged by the story and the speakers, which include Tony Perkins, Pastor Mark Harris, Rick Scarborough, and more!
>>>>>Click HERE to learn more about this FREE event that you can bring to your congregation, your friends and neighbors, and your small groups!
Coming to Wisconsin?
“Hello. This is Tom’s Limousine Service. We take you where you want to go in style! How can I help you?”
“Hi, Tom. This is Tyler Jones. I’m looking to book your services for my wedding on Saturday afternoon, September 13. My fiancé and I want you to take us and the wedding party from the park where we are getting married to the reception. The park is in Waukesha and the reception is in Milwaukee. Can you do that?”
“Sure, Tyler. I have a limo available for that day. I just need some information from you. How many in your wedding party?”
“Well, let’s see. There’s John and me and then Steve, Chuck, Scott, and Hank.”
“Ok. That’s 6 guys. And how many girls in addition to your bride?”
“ Oh. None. John and I decided we wanted all men in the wedding party.”
“Um, well, uh, so you are marrying John? Wow. This is difficult for me, Tyler, but I’m going to have to refer you to another limo service in the area who will give you the same price I would. I’m happy to make that call for you right now.”
“What?? You just told me you had the day open and a car available. Why are you now telling me you won’t provide a limo for me and John? Oh, I get it. It’s because we’re gay, right?
“Well, not exactly. It’s not because of your sexual orientation. It’s because this is a wedding. That takes it to a different level. But again, I’m happy to call another limo service who I am sure will be pleased to have your business.”
“I don’t want another limo service. I want yours. You’re one of those Christians, aren’t you, who believe marriage is only for a man and a woman. You are fine with discriminating against me just because I happen to love a man. That’s just great. I guess there really are homophobic, hateful bigots who just can’t stand the idea of men being in loving and committed relationships.”
“Look, I’m not judging you about who you love; I am just saying I can’t provide you limo service your wedding. But, hey, let me call Sam’s Limo Service. He’s a great guy and will give you an excellent price and service. “
“I don’t want Sam’s Limo Service. John and I want you to provide the limo for our wedding. Since you’re telling me your religion is standing in the way of my happiness, I guess we’ll just have to see where this goes.”
“I’m sorry you’re upset. It’s true that I run my business according to Christian principles. That doesn’t mean I hate you; it means I disagree with you on marriage. This is America. Surely we can just agree to disagree, and I can refer you to another limo service.”
“No, we can’t just agree to disagree on this. I have a fundamental right to marry whomever I want and according to Wisconsin’s law, you as a business must provide me with what I want—and John and I want limo service for our wedding. Would you provide service for a black man and white woman? Probably not since your silly Christian beliefs have hate and discrimination built into them. Now I really understand why the state of Wisconsin added sexual orientation as a protected class to our laws. Without them and with people like you in business, we’d be treated just like the blacks were before the Civil Rights laws were passed. Black, gay, whatever…we’re all the same. I’m born gay; you’re born straight. You’re saying you can marry who you love but I can’t. We’ll see what the courts say about that!”
“Tyler, again, I don’t hate you and you are free to love anyone you want. But how is it right for you to try to force me to violate my beliefs about marriage, especially when I have offered repeatedly to refer you to another guy who does limo service. I’m asking that you respect my beliefs just as you want me to respect yours.”
“I’m through with this conversation, Tom. You’ll be hearing from John and me—and our attorneys. In the meantime, you need to go to some diversity training and learn how to treat people. You can’t go around hating gay people and discriminating against them just because of your outdated, narrow religious beliefs. And by the way, in case you haven’t noticed, across the country guys like you have been losing, man. Losing their businesses, losing in court, losing money…because just like you, they are so narrow-minded and bigoted. We don’t tolerate that kind of stuff in Wisconsin and America any more. We’ll see you in court!”
It hasn’t happened yet in Wisconsin, but the above isn’t at all far-fetched. What are you willing to stand up for? What price are you willing to pay to stand for the truth?
Press release from Wisconsin Family Action PAC:
Marriage is a litmus test
Madison—Wisconsin Family Action PAC (WFA PAC) announced today that it is revoking its earlier endorsement of Republican Assembly candidate, Ashton Kirsch (AD 81-Baraboo).
“Unfortunately, it has become apparent to us in recent weeks that Mr. Kirsch’s position on our most important issue, marriage, is different from what we understood it to be as we went through the endorsement process,” said Julaine Appling, WFA PAC director. “We have worked directly with Mr. Kirsch in attempting to clarify his values and beliefs related to the foundational institution of marriage. At the end of the discussions, we realized his position was enough different from ours that we could not endorse him. If we have an endorsement litmus test for candidates, it’s marriage. You have to get marriage right to get WFA PAC’s endorsement.”
WFA PAC’s values and beliefs parallel those of its sponsoring entity, Wisconsin Family Action (WFA). WFA promotes and defends traditional one-man, one-woman marriage, the natural family unit of husbands, wives and children, as well as the sanctity of human life, and religious liberty.
Appling continued, “Citizens across the state look to WFA PAC to give them reliable information on which candidates are pro-marriage, pro-life, pro-liberty and pro-limited government. While rescinding an endorsement is an extreme action and has required a great deal of time and much careful deliberation, we would be especially derelict in our responsibility to the voters if we continued endorsing Mr. Kirsch or any other candidate whose position and belief on marriage is not in line with ours.”
Authorized and paid for by Wisconsin Family Action PAC and Wisconsin Family Action Federal PAC, Judith Brant, Treasurer. Not authorized by any candidate or by any candidate’s agent or committee.
Choose Life WI part of amicus group asking SCOTUS to take a case
regarding Choose Life plates
Yesterday, the Thomas More Society filed an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to hear a case involving “Choose Life” license plates, in order to resolve disputes among lower courts over how to treat specialty license plates.
>>>>>Read the rest of the article HERE.
Wisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling states, “We’re honored to be part of this effort before the US Supreme Court. Earlier this year the Republican-led Wisconsin state senate killed our bill that would have authorized a Choose Life plate in our state. Their political games cost pro-life citizens their free-speech rights and the opportunity to create a legitimate funding stream for Wisconsin’s incredible life-saving, women’s-health promoting Pregnancy Resource Centers.”
What will your children be learning in the school they attend this year? Will their teachers and school district support your family values?
As we approach a new school year, parents need to go the extra mile in checking out their local school district’s website and asking to review curriculum, as well as perusing the school library for inappropriate materials.
Homosexual activists have begun a push in The Badger State to “educate” citizens on why same-sex “marriage” would be good for the state. The ACLU, Fair Wisconsin, and Freedom to Marry have formed a coalition to hold events across the state to try to gain support for their position. This in spite of the fact that in a 2006 vote, nearly 60% of Wisconsin voters voted to keep marriage in our state between one man and one woman. This past June, a lone federal judged ruled that state constitutional amendment violates the US constitution. That decision is being appealed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals with oral arguments scheduled for August 26 in Chicago.
WFA president Julaine Appling notes, “People have a right to form coalitions, spend money and get their message out, even those wanting to redefine, and thereby deconstruct our state’s most important institution. The question is, do those of us who know the truth about why marriage between one man and one woman is a public good care as much about getting our message out as do those who oppose God’s plan We, too, must put our time and our money into making sure people know the truth.”
What you can do:
- Talk with others about marriage, the importance of traditional marriage, and God’s plan for this sacred institution.
- Hold a Bible study, or encourage others to gather for a study, to learn more about marriage God’s way.
- Pray for those who are seeking to tear apart marriage as between one man and one woman.
- Download, read, and share our newest publication, Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators, 2014 Edition, to learn more about the benefits of marriage in our state and the harmful effects of marriage breakdown in our society, and across the nation.