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English and Math Proficiency Takes a Back Seat to LGBTQ Propaganda
By John Biver   |   05.09.18
Here was the headline: “Only 33 Percent of Students Proficient in English, Math.” Last month, IFI’s Laurie Higgins wrote: “Devilish Details in School Sexuality-Indoctrination Bill.” And in a recent IFA Spotlight podcast, Higgins discussed the Illinois state senate’s approval of...
Special Screenings of Ray Comfort’s “The Fool”
05.08.18
What do you do when the world’s most famous atheist mocks you internationally on television and throughout social media? What consolation can you find when you’ve become known worldwide as atheism’s celebrity idiot? You look to the Scriptures and take...
Only 33 Percent of Students Proficient in English, Math
05.08.18
About two thirds of eighth graders in American government schools do not even rank as “proficient” in reading or math, according to the U.S. Department of Education's recently released National Assessment of Educational Progress. In some districts, less than eight out of 100 students were proficient in either subject.
Anti-Life Groups Pushing the Equal Rights Amendment on Illinois
By Monte Larrick   |   05.08.18
The Illinois Constitution already guarantees equal protection regardless of sex. But, that's not stopping Planned Parenthood and other anti-life organizations from trying to make Illinois the 37th state of the 38 needed to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Torching Marriage
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.07.18
Let’s try a little thought experiment: Let’s imagine that now, after legally recognizing intrinsically non-marital same-sex unions as “marriages,” we notice that there remains a unique type of relationship that is identified by the following features: it is composed of two people of major age who are not closely related by blood, are of opposite sexes, and engage in the only kind of sexual act that is naturally procreative. We decide that as language-users there must be a term to identify this particular, commonplace, and cross-cultural type of relationship. Let’s call it “huwelijk.”
Big Government Poses a Threat to Faith in God
By Micah Clark   |   05.05.18
Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx are the mid-19th century philosophical fathers of Communism.  Both men epitomized the rally cry of Atheism which is “God doesn’t exist, and I hate him.”   They saw religion as a competitor to their agenda...
A Prayer for Illinois
By Kathy Valente   |   05.04.18
With about 4 weeks left of the Illinois General Assembly’s session and several bad bills that still could be voted on, it is very fitting to appeal to “Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,” (Eph. 3:20) and Him through Whom “all things are possible.” (Matt. 19:26)
More Dumb Stuff From Springfield Swampsters
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.03.18
Our “progressive” Springfield swampsters have found another way to waste the money of taxpayers and the time of bureaucrats in bankrupt, debt-ridden Illinois: A bill to create the “Illinois Women & Girls Council” has been sponsored in the Illinois House...
Springfield Swampsters Fear ONLY Private-Schooling Parents
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.02.18
Want to know who “progressives” in Springfield fear? They fear parents with kids in private schools. The rest of you are merely annoying gadflies to be swatted down with a rolled-up copy of their school sexuality-indoctrination bill and haughty flick...
A Progressive Income Tax Proposal Will Not Satisfy the Illinois Taxeaters
By John Biver   |   05.02.18
Back in the 1990s, Illinois conservatives watched as Republican governors cooperated with General Assembly Democrats to lay a foundation for our state’s current fiscal disaster. Today, as 25 percent of the state’s budget goes to paying overly-generous pensions for government...
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