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Privacy in Bathrooms Going, Going, Soon Gone
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.10.19
For those who find unpersuasive the warnings of conservatives about the cultural implications of “trans”-cultism, perhaps the words of “progressive” New York City father George Packer who experienced firsthand the effects in his children’s grade school of the totalitarian, anti-liberal...
Trans Wreck
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.09.19
Anyone born before 1990 likely remembers the "tomboys" they grew up with. Well, that was then. This is now. Today those girls are told they're boys trapped in girls' bodies, acquiring new names and invented pronouns, cross-dressing, and having their natural puberty treated as an endocrine disorder.
Slowly Leftists Turn, Step By Step
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.08.19
Last month, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee made it clear that it is specifically coming after your Illinois Family Institute. Led by some of the country's most liberal and political activists, members of the Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing on "How the Tax Code Subsidizes Hate" for the purpose of stripping certain Christian groups of its tax-exempt status.
IFI Banquet Tickets Still Available
By David E. Smith   |   10.07.19
The Illinois Family Institute Faith, Family, and Freedom Fall Banquet will take place in less than a month and we can hardly wait to welcome our special guest, Rev. Franklin Graham!
Raising Kids in Church is Good for Future Communities
By Christine Misner   |   10.07.19
In good news for church going families, a recent study by Harvard University’s School of Public Health found kids raised going to church are happier adults. The study explored the association of the religious involvement of children and teens with their mental health and physical well-being as young adults.
The Religion of Climate Change and the New Doomsday Scenario
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   10.05.19
When I came to faith as a 16-year-old, drug-using, hippie rock drummer, I was told that Jesus was returning very soon. The end of the world was near. Very near. Today, there is a new religious narrative, especially among young people, with a new “end of the world” scenario. But this one is depressing and grim, with nothing redemptive about it.
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Or Can You?
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.04.19
In an essay published by the online magazine Quillette titled "'I Basically Just Made It Up': Confessions of a Social Constructivist," Christopher Dummitt, associate professor of Canadian Studies at Trent University, confesses to "making up" his argument in defense of the dubious proposition—now widely accepted in academia as well as the culture at large—that "gender" is a social construct.
The Self-Congratulation in Banned Books Week
10.04.19
Washington Post book critic Ron Charles made a confession the other day. "I banned a book," he wrote. "Or at least I helped get it banned, which makes Banned Books Week a little awkward for me this year. Like celebrating Arbor Day by cutting down a tree."
What All Conservatives Must Learn from District 211 “Trans” Activism
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.03.19
Folks, if you hope to defeat “trans” activism in your public schools, public libraries, the Springfield Swamp, and halls of Congress, you must first find those old rubbery spines that have been gathering dust in your attics. Then muster some...
When Abortion Politics Overrode Women’s Health
By Terrell Clemmons   |   10.02.19
In 1996, Dr. Joel Brind along with colleagues at Penn State Medical College published a meta-analysis of peer-reviewed literature on the connection between induced abortion and subsequent breast cancer. Based on 23 studies, it found a 30 percent higher rate of breast cancer for women with abortion histories. Six years later, in February 2003, the National Cancer Institute officially declared the abortion breast cancer link nonexistent. Clear-thinking people know risk factors are complex and that study results are subject to interpretation, but which is it? Some say the abortion-breast cancer link is real; some say it’s not. Who should we believe? Hold that thought.
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