Choose life

Choose life

“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live…”

~Deuteronomy 30:19

Defending Families

Defending Families

“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”

~Phil. 2:4

Equipping The Body of Christ

Equipping The Body of Christ

“You are the light of the world… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

~Matt. 5:14-16

Religious Liberty

Religious Liberty

An individual’s civil rights of religious liberty and freedom of conscience should be affirmed and free from government interference.

Illinois Pro-Lifers Answer the Call
As the oldest teenage daughter of Illinois Family Institute’s executive director, I have had the privilege of visiting Springfield for a great number of events. But this past Wednesday was perhaps the most important event I’ve volunteered for as I witnessed over four thousand pro-life Illinoisans converge on our state capitol to oppose two extreme abortion bills currently pending in the General Assembly.
By Jenna Smith   |   03.23.19
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Becoming a Deuteronomy 6 Dad
I don’t know about you, but I find God’s instructions in Deuteronomy 6:6-7 both challenging and convicting. It’s in this passage that God commands parents to teach their children in His ways diligently—as we sit at home, walk along the way, rise up, lie down, and so on. In other words, we’re basically supposed to be training our children in the ways of God all the time. It’s a constant, unending priority. If you’ve got kids, one of your primary...
By Jonathan Lewis   |   03.23.19
What the World Needs Now is Some Conservative Civil Disobedience
Arguably, the most tyrannical, divisive, hateful, destructive political movement in the country will once again urge children and teens to disrupt government schools for an entire day on Friday April 12, 2019. And for the 23rd year in row, spineless Christians will take it on the chin. They tolerate the intolerable—not for principled reasons—but out of cowardice. 
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.22.19
The Anti-Natalist Fallacy
Back in college, I participated in one of those summer-long, Koch-funded libertarian internship programs. During the final week of the program, clusters of us interns, fresh off working in the "real world" for two total months, were tasked with arguing an esoteric philosophical point of our choosing.
03.21.19
Illinois Lawmakers Want Your Children
Back in 2012-2013, Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford (D-Chicago) introduced legislation to lower the mandatory age for school attendance in Illinois from 7 to 5 years-of-age.  Springfield lawmakers eventually compromised, passing a bill to make mandatory school age at age six. This year, Illinois Senator Lightford is taking another shot at lowering the school age to five with SB 2075.  In other words, she believes the state knows best about how early our children should be subjected to formal education,...
By David E. Smith   |   03.19.19
1984 and the End of Freedom in Illinois
George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, which was published 70 years ago, portrays a totalitarian world of censorship and ubiquitous surveillance where ordinary citizens are expected to report resistors who are  then ruthlessly punished for their “thought crimes.” Illinois State Representative Joyce Mason (D-Gurnee) has introduced HB 3402, onerous legislation that might have been taken straight from the pages of 1984. After laying out a long list of virtually every conceivable profession that involves human interaction, from school employees to public...
By Timothy J. Dailey   |   03.18.19
If You Care for the Poor, You’ll Oppose the Green New Deal
I struggle to even make the effort to outline my opposition to the so-called “Green New Deal” because it seems flatly absurd that anyone could take it serious enough to justify my time spent.  Retrofitting every building in America, spending almost $100 trillion, providing a job for every person that wants one and paying for those who don’t – these are the kinds of juvenile ideas that get laughed out of high school government classes.
03.15.19
The Travesty Called the “Equality Act”
The Equality Act seeks to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by adding “sexual orientation” (which really just means homosexuality and bisexuality) and “gender identity” as protected conditions. Further, it specifically addresses the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), essentially neutering it. According to the National Religious Broadcasters, the passage of the Equality Act, which “does not have an effective exemption for religious employers…. actually eliminates any appeal to RFRA in lawsuits arising from its new provisions.”
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.14.19
Illinois House Approves LGBT History Mandate
This afternoon, the Illinois House of Representatives voted 60-42 to pass HB 246, which would mandate that all students in K-12 public schools be taught about the “roles and contributions” of homosexuals and opposite-sex impersonators and that textbooks purchased include discussions of the roles and contributions of homosexuals and opposite-sex impersonators.
By David E. Smith   |   03.13.19
Important Details for Pro-Life Rally & Lobby Day
Before you arrive in Springfield, you will want to know what your lawmakers look like plus their Springfield office addresses. Go to Officials Finder at www.illinoisfamily.org.  Your state senator and state representative are the last 2 officials on the state list. Print their pictures and addresses to bring with you or look them up on your phone and take a snapshot.
By Kathy Valente   |   03.12.19
Exposing the Fallacies of the Social Justice Movement
Speaking at a recent conference on Social Justice and the Gospel, Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr. addressed the meaning of social justice and explains that the term doesn’t mean what we think it means. Dr. Bauchman is a Dean of Theological Education at African Christian University in Zambia. He begins by quoting Dr. William Young, who defines social justice as the redistribution of advantages and resources to disadvantaged groups to satisfy their rights to social and economic equality.  In theological terms,...
By Timothy J. Dailey   |   03.12.19
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