A Return to Virtue in the Wake of Scandal?
By Eric Metaxas   |   12.09.17
The consequences of the secular worldview on sexuality are now coming to light as sexual harassment scandals explode into public view. As Christians, we can use this moment to encourage those in our spheres of influence to “rethink sex” in terms of human flourishing—and to point them to the One who gave us this gift in the first place.
Things You Don’t Hear About Gender Dysphoria
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.08.17
School administrators and board members terrified of expensive lawsuits are capitulating to the demands of “gender”-confused adolescents. Parents are capitulating to the disordered thinking of their children, terrified that if they don’t, their children will commit suicide. Their fears are stoked by a deeply flawed study that is grossly misunderstood.  Academia, the arts, and the professional medical and mental health communities are controlled by Leftists who affirm the nonsensical “trans” ideology. And the mainstream press—not known for deep thinking...
Paraphilias of the day: Peodeiktophilia and Homeovestism
By John Biver   |   12.08.17
Just a quick review: what is a “paraphilia”? As previously noted, this intro to the Wikipedia page on the topic is sufficient: Paraphilia (also known as sexual perversion and sexual deviation) is the experience of intense sexual arousal to atypical...
Identity Politics in 2018 and Beyond: Are Conservatives Ready?
By John Biver   |   12.06.17
Here is Jonathan Haidt delivering the 2017 Wriston Lecture to the Manhattan Institute, Nov. 15 (the emphasis is my own): Today’s identity politics . . . teaches the exact opposite of what we think a liberal arts education should be....
Paraphilias of the Day: Frotteurism and Toucherism
By John Biver   |   12.02.17
Our paraphilias of the week: Frotteurism and Toucherism. “Toucherism” might have given you the clue about the definition. Frotteurism is a paraphilic interest in rubbing, usually one’s pelvic area ... against a non-consenting person for sexual pleasure. It may involve touching any part of the body, including the genital area. Toucherism is sexual arousal based on grabbing or rubbing one’s hands against an unexpecting (and non-consenting) person. School districts of the not too distant future might want to get ready for the letters F and T.
Illinois Association of School Boards’ Disturbing Document
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.29.17
On March 9, 2017, the Illinois Association of School Boards issued an update to a 2016 guide titled “Transgender Students in Schools Frequently Asked Questions for Public School Boards and Staff,” which is a publication of the National Association of School Boards (NASB). Since so much of what goes in our government schools is barely visible through the noxious bureaucratic fog that envelops them, conservative parents and teachers should peruse this document to get a clearer picture of where the “trans” cult and its sycophants are shoving us.
The Law of the Harvest: America Sows Free Love and Reaps Heartbreak
By Tami Jackson   |   11.22.17
America was founded as a beacon of light, a refuge to those who only wanted to worship the God of the Bible as they saw fit. Our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, were infused...
Restoring Hope to Those with Same-Sex Attraction
By Monte Larrick   |   11.03.17
Governor Rauner and his like-minded colleagues in the General Assembly made Illinois one of a handful of states to ban counseling that steers children away from same-sex attraction. Licensed therapists are even prohibited from offering such counseling to young people who seek it.
Boy Scouts Allow Girls to Join. Are Transgender ‘Zir Scouts’ Next?
By Peter J. LaBarbera   |   10.30.17
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced Wednesday that it will start admitting girls to its Cub Scouts program, and eventually will create a parallel program that allows older girls to rise to the level of Eagle Scout. In a ...
Wikipedia and Our Paraphilias of the Day: Acrotomophilia and Apotemnophilia
By John Biver   |   10.27.17
These days government (“public”) schools prefer to teach from Howard Zinn’s text book rather than fact based American history. Mobs want to tear down monuments to everyone from Columbus to Lincoln, Wikipedia hasn’t gotten up to speed. Leftists want history...
Who Is Teaching Our Children?
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.25.17
There are myriad reasons why young people are abandoning conservative principles, one of which is that our publicly funded schools are run by and our children are taught by fools who revile truth. Neil Rigler, an English teacher at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois, is one such teacher.
‘Identity Politics Aim for the End of America Itself’
By John Biver   |   10.23.17
The above title was used as a subheading in this article by Elizabeth Kantor at The Federalist: “Donald Trump Isn’t Fighting a Culture War but A Cultural Revolution.” Underneath that subheading, Kantor writes: [T]he genius and the miracle of America...
Pushing Back Against Transanity in the Sports World
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   10.23.17
Every so often, there is a moment of sanity that pushes back against transgender activism in the sports world, although the reaction to the sane decision is often anything but sane. And so it happened in Australia, where, “A male-female...
Facebook Discussion with a Homosexual
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.18.17
Occasionally IFI publishes discussions we’ve had with someone on our Facebook page in the hope that these discussions will help our readers better understand some of the fallacious arguments Leftists use to normalize homosexuality or the “trans” ideology. Here is...
Medusa’s Pink Hat & the ERA
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.17.17
Like Medusa, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has reared its chthonic head again, and this time it’s wearing a silly pink hat over all those snakes. Here’s what the ERA actually says: Equality of rights under the law shall not...
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