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The ALA Plunges Deeper into the Drag Cesspool
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.21.18
The American Library Association (ALA) has revealed that it has not yet reached the nadir of ethical corruption. Through its Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) division, the Intellectual Freedom Committee, which promotes “continuing education programs” for children, just...
Co-Ed Restrooms in Government Schools Led by Fools
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.20.18
As the school year begins, public elementary, middle, and high schools across the country are being asked by parents of “trans”-identifying children to sexually integrate restrooms and locker rooms. These parents are making the presumptuous request for all children to...
Fall Banquet Early Bird Special Expires Soon!
By David E. Smith   |   08.18.18
Illinois Family Institute is proud to be welcoming George Barna as our keynote speaker at our fall banquet to share his faith, political insights and his most recent polling work regarding faith-based statistics, leadership and upcoming elections in the United...
September Gathering to Pray for Illinois and the Nation
08.16.18
In conjunction with FRC's Watchmen on the Wall, Illinois Family Institute is hosting a prayer gathering on September 17th, in Springfield, to pray for our state and nation. The fact that this is an election year only accentuates the urgency of such a gathering. The prophet Jeremiah told the people of God in Babylon to “seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” (Jeremiah 29:4-7)
Male Attorney Who Pretends to Be a Woman Goes After Jack Phillips
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.15.18
What the heck is wrong with Denver attorney “Autumn” Charlie Scardina? Oh yeah, he’s delusional. He thinks he is or wants to be a woman. And he definitely masquerades as one. That’s not an excuse for his reprehensible act of...
The Real Reason for the Left’s Double Standard on Hate Speech
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   08.15.18
Why is it that organizations like the SPLC can designate conservative Christians as hate groups while ignoring radical leftists like Antifa? Why is it that Facebook and Google and YouTube and Twitter appear to punish conservatives disproportionately for alleged violations of community guidelines? The answer is as disturbing as it is simple. The left believes it is so morally and intellectually superior to the right that it can see nothing wrong with its extreme positions and hostile words. Is it wrong to be intolerant of bigots? Is it wrong to hate (or even punch) a Nazi?
Addiction: Big Marijuana Targeting Children
By Kathy Valente   |   08.14.18
Illinois' senior U.S. Senator, Dick Durbin, recently introduced legislation in Washington, D.C. to crack down on flavored tobacco in e-cigarettes. He believes Big Tobacco is marketing to children with flavors like cake batter, whipped cream and gummy bears. As a mother and grandmother, I applaud his efforts. But there’s another industry targeting kids right under our adult noses - Big Marijuana.
Does Gender Really Matter?
By Dr. Joey Krol   |   08.13.18
In a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer in April 2015, Bruce Jenner announced he is a “transgender woman,” saying that he had dealt with gender dysphoria since his youth and that, "for all intents and purposes, I'm a woman." In the summer of 2017, Pastor Paul Williams, who led the conservative church-planting organization Orchard Group for 20 years, announced he is a “transgender woman.”
Will “Progressives” Affirm Identity of Christ-Followers?
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.12.18
We at IFI identify as theologically orthodox, Bible-believing Christians. Our faith is central to our identity. We did not choose this identity. We were chosen. We must act in accordance with our faith in order to be our authentic selves. ...
Facebook Censoring? Say it Ain’t So!
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.10.18
Among the reasonable and fairly well-defined criteria Twitter uses to censor content is this more ambiguous criterion: content “that incites fear about a protected group” or that “degrades someone.” Does Twitter think it’s degrading to say “homosexual acts degrade persons”?...
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