Several essential characteristics separate humans from other mammals. The most significant among them is our complex reasoning ability. We can solve problems throughout the full range of our current awareness. We have a powerful capability to observe, collect, and analyze facts. We can formulate theories and design meticulous studies to test them out. And we can debate the meaning of the findings of those studies.
Posted in Child Exploitation, Education, Faith, Federal, Illinois Politics, Marriage/Family/Culture, Pornography, Religious Liberty, Sexuality
Tagged 1st Amendment, All Boys aren’t Blue, American Library Association, book bans, child exploitation, children, Crank, Different Perspectives?, DSM-5, Gender Queer, Governor Pritzker, HB 2789, It’s Perfectly Normal, J.B. Pritzker, Jack Rigert, John Paul II Renewal Center, Kate Buckson, LGBT, nationalism, St. Charles Public Library
Given the moral and fiscal bankruptcy of our state and so much of our nation, we might ask, “Are we as conservative Christians in Illinois good for nothing?” It may feel that no matter what we do, our witness and work bear no fruit. But it does not need to be that way.
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Tagged Are We Good for Nothing?, Crete, fruit, Governor Pritzker, Illinois, Illinois Family Institute, Paul, Titus
Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois Secretary of State, recently testified before a U.S. Senate Committee on the issue of how to determine what books belong in libraries and who determines what stays and what goes. Under questioning by Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), Giannoulias found himself at a loss for words after Kennedy read obscene passages from two controversial books, Gender Queer and All Boys Aren’t Blue, often found in public and school libraries.
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Tagged Access to Library Resources and Services for Minors, ALA, ALA Bill of Rights, Alexi Giannoulias, All Boys aren’t Blue, American Library Association’s Bill of Rights, child exploitation, Fictional Book Bans, Gender Queer, Governor Pritzker, HB2789, Illinois Secretary of State, Interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights, libraries, minors, pornography
Earlier this week, Governor Pritzker and U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona visited an after-school program at Fairview Elementary School in Springfield. This was just one stop on Cardona’s five-state midwestern bus tour to promote the Biden Administration’s new “Raise the Bar: Lead the World” education agenda.
Posted in CRT/Racism/BLM, Education, Faith, Federal, Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged Biden, Biden Administration, children, education, Governor Pritzker, Mary Miller, Miguel Cardona, Parents, Pritzker and Cardona’s Band-Aid for an Educational Hemorrhage, school, “Raise the Bar: Lead the World” education agenda.
Two weeks ago, Governor Pritzker signed a bill, Public Act 103-0518, allowing any multiple-occupancy restroom to be identified as an all-gender multiple-occupancy restroom at the discretion of the building owner or leaseholder. Anyone of any “gender” could use it. Why was this law introduced, why did it pass?
Posted in Faith, Federal, How Did They Vote, Illinois Politics, Marriage/Family/Culture, Sexuality
Tagged AASECT, After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90s, Alfred Kinsey, All Gender Restroom, American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists, Barna, churches, elders, Forgetting How to Blush: United Methodism’s Compromise with the Sexual Revolution, Glide Foundation, Governor Pritzker, Harvard University, homosexuality, Hunter Madsen, Karen Booth, Laird Sutton, Marshall Kirk, National Sex Forum, NSF, Pastors, Public Act 103-0518, SAR, Senate Bill 0818, Sexual Attitude Readjustment, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, sexuality, Ted McIlvenna, The Overhauling of Straight America, transgender, University of Minnesota's College of Medicine