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Early Bird Deadline Approaching!
By David E. Smith   |   08.14.19
Illinois Family Institute is looking forward to welcoming Rev. Franklin Graham to our annual fall banquet in a few months to share his faith, concerns about the secular culture and his vision for our country. He truly inspires hope for...
It’s the Morality, Stupid
08.14.19
Everyone is scratching their heads trying to figure out what has gone wrong when disturbing stories break of more attacks by young men killing strangers at random. We are reeling as a nation in the wake of these mass shootings and wondering what has gone wrong. Our cultural elites have led us down a path of unbelief, and now we are reaping the consequences.
Social Justice: What Does It Really Mean?
By Oliver Perry   |   08.13.19
What is social justice? Is it a virtue, a philosophy? Social justice encompasses economic justice. Social justice is the virtue which guides us in creating those organized human interactions we call institutions. In turn, social institutions, when justly organized, provide...
Stonestreet: Have We Lost the Culture? Why Christians Should Continue to Care
By David E. Smith   |   08.12.19
What is culture? For many Christians, “culture” simply means “all the bad stuff that happens in the world,” but according to John Stonestreet, it’s far more than that. The problem is not with culture, for culture is neither good nor...
Illinois Human Rights Commission Mandates Co-Ed Locker Rooms in Public Schools
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.10.19
The ideological and moral idiocy of “woke” Americans has not yet reached its nadir, but it’s getting close. A complaint was filed with the Illinois Human Rights Commission by a female minor who pretends to be a boy and her parents, Tracy and Michael Yates. She alleged that she was discriminated against based on her “gender identity” when Lake High School District 108 in Roselle, Illinois required her to...
Uncorking Hate for Pink and Blue Parties
08.10.19
The "gender reveal" has become a growing phenomenon in the world of social media. When expectant parents discover the gender of their unborn baby, they make a big announcement revealing the baby's sex, with cakes and balloons and even pyrotechnics.
When Humans Don’t Procreate
08.08.19
According to a Pew Research Center analysis, “the world’s [human] population is expected to virtually stop growing by the end of this century, due in large part to falling global fertility rates.” This isn’t a new story (e.g., Ben J. Wattenberg’s 2005 book, Fewer), but it’s worth identifying the reasons for this momentous, unprecedented development.
A Thinking People’s Revolt
By Terrell Clemmons   |   08.07.19
Science Uprising Pulls back the Curtain on Pseudo-Scientific Posturing In the 1980s, Madonna captured the image of one girl’s shallow, self-absorbed life with her pop song, “Material Girl”: You know that we are living in a material world
And I...
Guns Are Not the Ultimate Cause of Mass Killings
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.06.19
The father of El Paso, Texas shooter Patrick Crusius, who slaughtered 22, wounded more than 20, and traumatized countless others at a Walmart on Saturday, wrote a memoir in 2014 detailing his 40 years of alcohol and drug abuse that resulted in two divorces, including from his second wife—Patrick’s mother—when Patrick was 12 years-old.
Is Marriage Bad for Your Social Life?
By Micah Clark   |   08.05.19
A recent article in the liberal magazine, The Atlantic, suggests that those who are married are more socially isolated than their single counterparts.  The scholars who wrote this used two national data sets to show that marrieds have a diminished...
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