Join us this hour to hear an update on the diversity programs the U.S. military is a part of and why such a move puts America’s forces at risk. Why the need to expand the diversity industrial complex within our armed forces? We then take a look at guidelines put out by the federal government on prayer and religion in school. Is it all accurate and legally defensible? This hour we will provide the answers.
If you're not sure where God is during the tough times, or whether He even cares, you're not alone. Are you lacking peace in your life while you walk through a traumatic experience? You're not alone. Discover the path to regain and retain real peace with God, with others, and with yourself amid tragedy. Powering through difficult times is tough, but not impossible. If we knew everything about God, He wouldn't be much of a god, but we know enough about Him to trust him, to know that He loves us, to reduce our anxieties, and regain our peace.
Elaine Donnelly is founder and president of the Center for Military Readiness, an independent, nonpartisan public policy organization that reports on and analyzes military/social issues. Since its founding in 1993, CMR has advocated for high, uncompromised standards in all forms of military training and sound priorities in the making of military/social policies. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger appointed Mrs. Donnelly to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) for a three-year term. (1984–1986). In 1992, President George H. W. Bush appointed her to the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces. For a full year, the commission studied all aspects of issues surrounding women in combat in all branches of the service. Mrs. Donnelly is the author of a chapter titled “Defending the Culture of the Military,” which was published by the Air Force University Press in the book Attitudes Are Not Free – Thinking Deeply About Diversity in the U.S. Armed Forces, released in May 2010. She also wrote a comprehensive, peer-reviewed article titled “Constructing the Co-Ed Military” for the May 2007 edition of the Duke University Journal of Gender Law & Policy.
Kayla Toney is Associate Counsel with First Liberty Institute, concentrating on religious liberty matters and First Amendment rights for clients of all faiths. Prior to joining First Liberty, Kayla litigated religious freedom cases as a Constitutional Law Fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. She clerked for Judge Gregory E. Maggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, where she gained valuable experience in the military justice system. Kayla also worked as a litigation associate in the D.C. office of Winston & Strawn LLP, where she enjoyed working on pro bono religious liberty matters. Kayla earned her law degree from George Washington University, where she served as president of the Federalist Society chapter, a member of the GW International Law Review, and a writing fellow. She graduated summa cum laude from Grove City College with a degree in history and economics.
Jon Heymann is the President of Heymann Consultants. Heymann was born in poverty, trafficked as a child slave overseas, and adopted as a young boy into an American family. From those humble beginnings, Heymann rose to become a Pastor, a Counselor, a College Instructor, a CEO of a multi-million dollar non-profit, and a published author. He has a professional background spanning 35 years that ranges from private ministry to public penitentiaries. Heymann recently created Elevate Jacksonville, and prior to this, was the CEO of the Jacksonville Children’s Commission providing $38 million dollars to support numerous child-serving non-profits.