Just hours after sending out an email to the IFI Prayer Team, we received word that Gov. J.B. Pritzker had lifted all restrictions on churches in the state. Peoria area attorney Brian Heller put the development more succinctly:
We won, or more accurately, the Gov. retreated from the field of battle facing likely humiliation.
Why is it safe to wait in a car for a liquor store to open but dangerous to wait in a car to hear morning prayers?
Posted in Religious Liberty
Tagged Ann Coulter, Coronavirus, COVID–19, DOJ, Dr. Richard Land, Florin T. Cimpean, Liberty Counsel, lock-down, Lori Lightfoot, Mat Staver, Philadelphia Romanian Church, Planned Parenthood, shelter-at-home, William Barr, WirePoints
Truth is not only stranger than fiction. Truth is also more disturbing than fiction. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the abortion industry, where baby parts are meticulously collected and systemically labeled for immediate, profitable sale.
Not only so, but all this takes place without the knowledge of the mother, who recovers in a waiting room nearby. And, if the reports are accurate, some of the slicing and dicing is done while the baby is still alive.
Posted in Sanctity of Life
Tagged baldness, Center for Medical Progress, David Daleiden, feminism, Jezebel’s War with America, Kermitt Gosnell, Liberty Counsel, Mat Staver, militant pro-abortion movement, Moloch, Planned Parenthood, Robert Jeffress, San Francisco Federal District Court, Sandra Merritt, Selling Baby Scalps, Stem Express, witchcraft
It appears that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is having a long overdue comeuppance.Seven years ago, inspired by SPLC’s “hate map,” a gunman walked into the Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington, intending to massacre the staff and then stuff Chick-fil-A sandwiches in their faces.FRC is among many Christian organizations targeted by the SPLC for pro-family stances. During the 1990s, FRC helped draft the Defense of Marriage Act and defended the right of the military and the Boy Scouts to adhere to traditional morality. Over the years, FRC has produced a mountain of meta-research papers that debunk the many…
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture, Religious Liberty
Tagged 'Hate' Map, Alliance Defending Freedom, AmazonSmile, Boy Scouts, Chick-fil-A, D. James Kennedy Ministries, Family Research Council, Floyd Lee Corkins II, GuideStar USA, Internal Revenue Service, Kristen Waggoner, Ku Klux Klan, Leo Johnson, Liberty Counsel, Morris Dees, Richard Cohen, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, Tom Cotton
The hate business may not be what it used to be – at least on the government level.
The Defense Department has become the latest federal agency to sever ties with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an Alabama-based, hard-left group whose “hate map” is being used against Christian groups.
Well, bully for the Pentagon for showing that bully to the door.
The DOD’s pullback from the SPLC was reported by the Daily Caller, which said that a Justice Department attorney stated in an email that the DOD “removed any and all references to the SPLC in training materials used …
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged Alliance Defending Freedom, Amazon Smile, American College of Pediatricians, American Family Association, Ben Carson, D. James Kennedy Ministries, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Discover/Diners Club, Facebook, Family Research Council, Floyd Lee Corkins II, Google, GuideStar, Jeff Bezos, Liberty Counsel, Mat Staver, Raymond Jackson, Silicon Valley, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, the Ruth Institute, Tim Cook, Twitter
A New Hampshire Planet Fitness did right by its members this week by having police arrest a man who said the company’s “Judgement Free Zone” let him do yoga poses naked. The man is being hit with multiple charges, and will go to trial in September.
I earnestly hope and pray that every child and adult struggling with gender identity issues will find wholeness, peace, and happiness from the inside out. I earnestly hope and pray that we will live to see the day when every person who feels trapped inside the wrong body will find internal resolution without hormones and radical surgery. At the same time, I wholeheartedly oppose the transgender revolution and predict that, ultimately, it will fail. Here’s why.
Long-time conservative activist Cliff Kincaid recently interviewed Liberty Counsel’s Mary E. McAlister. They covered a lot of important ground in a little over 30 minutes. Here is the intro to the video interview (see below):
Mary McAlister of Liberty Counsel discusses the Soros-backed transgender revolution in America, including its “progress” under former President Obama and what President Trump is doing to reverse the damage to our nation and our families.
Transgenders, including children forced to undergo these medical procedures and experiments, suffer genital mutilation, become sterile, and have a high suicide rate.
McAlister and host Cliff Kincaid also address
The Illinois Family Institute has been covering the scandal surrounding the Southern Poverty Law Center for years, and now IFI has joined forces with the leaders of over three dozen conservative organizations from coast to coast to raise awareness about the true nature of the SPLC.
I was hoping not to step into the sticky wicket that the Charlottesville protest, counter-protest, and attack created. All discussions of fault or causation carry the risk of being labeled a bigot or hater. But, for a number of reasons, fearful silence is not a justifiable response.
Posted in Federal
Tagged Alliance Defending Freedom, American Family Association, Antifa, Family Research Council, John Piper, Liberty Counsel, Nazi, neo-Nazism, Peter Beinart, SPLC, White Supremacist
Fulfilling a campaign promise to get rid of the “Johnson Amendment,” President Donald Trump, according to Liberty Counsel, “signed an executive order today that promotes religious liberty throughout the federal agencies in general and in certain specific areas”:
The executive order declares that it is the policy of the Administration to protect and vigorously promote religious liberty, directs the IRS to exercise maximum enforcement of discretion to alleviate the burden of the Johnson Amendment, and provides regulatory relief for religious objectors to Obamacare’s burdensome preventive services mandate.
The Johnson Amendment, named for then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas
Last Friday the Alabama Supreme Court rejected the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 marriage opinion, but some media erroneously reported the exact opposite. Below we demonstrate the fact that the Judgment issued last Friday rejected the U.S. Supreme Court marriage opinion.
On March 3, 2015, the Alabama Supreme Court issued its historic 135-page order in favor of Liberty Counsel’s Emergency Petition for Mandamus
, in which the Court upheld the state’s marriage laws and ordered certain named probate judges to cease issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Probate Judge Don Davis asked to be relieved of the order because it would …
[On Friday] in a 170-page ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court rejected the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage opinion by issuing its own Judgment in favor of Liberty Counsel’s Petition for Mandamus. In the petition, Liberty Counsel demanded on behalf of its Alabama clients – Alabama Policy Institute (“API”) and Alabama Citizens Action Program (“ALCAP”) – that the state’s probate judges obey Alabama’s Constitution and laws. On March 4, 2015, the Alabama Supreme Court ordered the probate judges to immediately cease issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
“The ruling last year by the Alabama Supreme Court was historic, and is one of the most …
Posted in Federal, Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged Alabama Citizens Action Program, Alabama Policy Institute, John Robert, Liberty Counsel, Marriage, Mat Staver, Obergefell v. Hodges, Roy Moore, Same-sex marriage, SCOTUS, Tom Parker
While the legal case will continue to work its way through the courts, the bottom line is this: Kim Davis has won. The homofascists have lost.
Last Tuesday, Kentucky’s new governor, Matt Bevin, issued an executive order that eliminates the names of all county clerks from marriage licenses and protects the unalienable constitutional rights and religious freedoms of Kim Davis and all other clerks in Kentucky.
“This action is a fulfillment of a campaign promise by Gov. Bevin and is directly what our client Kim Davis has been requesting for months,” said Mat Staver, Davis’ attorney and founder …
The very notion of “gay marriage” is an artificial construct. It’s the aberrant byproduct of the sexual revolution, which, itself, was largely instigated by bug doctor turned “sexologist,” Alfred Kinsey.
Though married to a woman who took part in his many filmed “scientific” orgies, Kinsey was a promiscuous homosexual and sadomasochist. He managed to completely upend and twist the world’s perception of human sexuality in the 1950s and ’60s with his world famous “Kinsey Reports.”
While his “research” has been universally discredited and exposed as fraudulent, ideologically motivated and even criminal, it remains, nonetheless, the primary source behind today’s …