Remember IFI on #GivingTuesday
 
Remember IFI on #GivingTuesday
Written By David E. Smith   |   11.27.17

We sincerely hope you had a great (and hearty) Thanksgiving weekend with your family, friends and neighbors.

We’re back in action at Illinois Family Institute after enjoying a restful holiday break. There are many reasons to take advantage of this annual opportunity to thank God Almighty for His many blessings. But our gratefulness certainly shouldn’t end (or begin) with the fourth Thursday in November!

As we resume our work, I don’t have to tell you that there’s an all-out war on traditional family values taking place right now in America. And when I look at the latest political headlines, I get concerned about what 2018 will hold for the pro-life, pro-family, pro-freedom movement. But I’m also hopeful with some of the candidates that will be on the ballot in 2018.

Both in Illinois and nationally we will have an uphill climb. But together, we can accomplish much!

Let’s be clear: our concern isn’t centrally about politics. Like you, we care about the issues:

>>>Sanctity of Life: the 40,000 abortions that take place annually in Illinois is both outrageous and heartbreaking.

>>>Religious Intolerance/Christian Bigotry: the ongoing battle to ensure Christians are free to live by their conscience and share their faith.

>>>Identity Politics and Sexual Anarchy: the Leftists have gone too far. For example, no clear-thinking person believes there are 63 genders. This, however, has created an opportunity for those of us defending marriage and family to gain back ground in the culture.

>>>Big government on the backs of working families: the increase in taxes lawmakers think will fix their reckless and irresponsible spending is never the answer.

Today,  I invite you to take part in this effort by supporting the Illinois Family Institute, which works  diligently to defend traditional values and politically-incorrect truth. It is a wonderful opportunity to help protect children, families, and religious freedom.

As we wrap up the 2017 Thanksgiving weekend, I ask you to prayerfully consider giving #4Families on #GivingTuesday.

Maybe it $25, maybe its $50, maybe it’s $100 or even more. Whatever the amount, we are thankful for your support and encouragement.

Click here to make a donation

IFI is the leading organization in Illinois advocating for your family, for your faith and for our collective and individual freedoms at the Capitol in Springfield and in the public square. And without your partnership in this mission, we can’t get the job done.

Thank you for standing with us!

David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is Illinois Family Institute’s executive director.  He and his wife of 22 years are blessed to be the parents of seven children. David has been interviewed for numerous radio, television, cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as marriage, broadcast decency, sex education, marijuana, gambling, abortion, homosexuality, tax policy, drug decriminalization and pornography. From 1996 – 2004, he worked as an aide to a City of Chicago Alderman.  During that time, he was a volunteer decency advocate for the group Citizens for Community Values of Illinois, filing 70 indecency complaints over a period of four years with...
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