The Left Hates IFI
The Left Hates IFI
Written By David E. Smith   |   12.27.16
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If you have been reading our material over the past several years, you know that IFI is a favorite target of the Left.

Apparently, even the Christmas holiday season cannot temper their hatred of our pro-life and pro-family message.

Last week, a Mr. Reed McCann visited the Facebook page for Illinois Family Institute and left an angry and hateful review and a comment in which he expressed his desire that God kill all of us:


Laurie did a great job trying to reason with Reed, but he decided to take it to an unacceptable level by threatening IFI’s staff with a comment under our article about the 2017 legislative plans of State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz. Therefore, we reported his threats to Facebook and banned him from our page outright.

Why does Reed hate us so intensely that he would say this:

“If I were to see any of you *********** cross the street in front of my car I will run you over and then back up and make sure you’re dead.  Fascist hypocritical lying religious zealots should all go ******* die.”

It’s simple: It’s because of what we do and what we represent.

No other organization in Illinois boldly fights for faith, family, and freedom like IFI. It’s why many of you have given to us in the past. And it’s why I hope everyone reading this email will support us: the only pro-family group in our state that can take the fight to our opponents.

A few years ago, socialist Andy Thayer, founder of the Chicago-based Gay Liberation Network, warned a group of LGBT activists about IFI, calling us a linchpin organization in the battle against sexual anarchy. He has a valid point. If there were no organized opposition, if IFI did not exist, the agenda of the godless would have a much smoother path through the legislature.

Absent a clear moral voice in the public square, our children and grandchildren would likely grow up in an environment where the liberal worldview was the norm. IFI partners with likeminded Illinoisans to speak with a clear moral voice in the public square even in the face of withering hatred.

It is why the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) labels us a “hate group.”  They are desperate to delegitimize our work and message. And since Leftists are unable to respond rationally and coherently, they resort to hurling epithets and misrepresenting us and our positions.

Yet we’re here not only to educate our lawmakers but also to inform and motivate Christian citizens throughout the state, equipping and empowering them to engage our culture. But we cannot do it without your help! Please double our ability to fight for you by supporting the work and ministry of Illinois Family Institute.


In a culture consumed by with debauchery, decay, and death, IFI stands boldly in the public square to shout the truth about God’s design for marriage and family, the sanctity of life, and the importance of religious freedom. His plan would see families thrive and communities blessed. It’s why each and every one of the members of the IFI team is dedicated to our mission.

Will you help us continue to fight for the future of the family? By making a year-end, tax-deductible investment in IFI now, you’ll join other pro-family Illinoisans, enabling us to be your voice in the Land of Lincoln. In order to speak out with a strong, unified, and persuasive voice, we must have financial resources. By giving today, you can help make it happen.

Please consider how you can help us begin 2017 from a place of strength. DONATE ONLINE or call the IFI office at (708) 781-9328.

Also, I’d like to invite you to visit our Facebook page and “like” us. There is no reason that Equality Illinois (a pro-LGBT group) should have three thousand more Facebook “likes” than we do. While you are there, please take time to rank us and/or write a supportive review.

We appreciate all that you do and ask for your continued prayers and participation.

Thank you for your support! We look forward to partnering with you to speak courageously and winsomely for the beliefs and values we share.

To make a credit card donation over the phone, please call the IFI office at (708) 781-9328.  You can also send a gift to:

Illinois Family Institute
P.O. Box 876
Tinley Park, Illinois 60477

David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 30 years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes countless interviews for numerous radio, television, cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as the sanctity of life, natural marriage, broadcast decency, sex education, marijuana, gambling, abortion, homosexuality, tax policy, drug decriminalization and pornography. He and his wife of 29 years are blessed to be the parents of eight children. They strongly believe that their first duty before God is to disciple their children in the Christian faith, and...
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