Analysis: 91.5% of black Cook County Third Graders Failed State Math Exam in 2021
In Cook County, 91.5 percent of black third grade students failed the 2021 state math exam. This means 91.5 percent of black third graders are not proficient at math, which is considered a core skill for later success in life. These students struggle with quickly adding and subtracting, multiplying one-digit numbers by multiple digit numbers, and fractions, according to the standards set by the state.
The “Trans” Cult Marches On Even As Its Harms Are Exposed
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.05.22
A 25-year-old man who pretends to be a woman was kicked off a community college campus in Texas and charged with a class C misdemeanor for allegedly choking a 17-year-old female student. Like the teen victim, the strange adult man who goes by the name Averie Chanel Medlock was a member of the women’s cheerleading team. Medlock complained that the teen girl said he is a man—which he is—and that he has a penis—which he presumably does.
A Call to the Church: Teaching Post-Dobbs
So now it is official. The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has overturned Roe v. Wade, and the legal issue of whether and how to restrict abortion has been returned to the states.
Be Bold and Courageous
By Lynn Bowman Tabb   |   05.16.22
With the U.S. Supreme Court announcing it will be issuing opinions starting this week, we may have a final decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health – the case that should overturn Roe v. Wade. Should this occur, and after nearly 50 years of bloodshed of the innocent and unborn, rejoicing will abound!
Dr. Everett Piper on Truth: The Only Rebellion Left
By Brian Wencel   |   05.14.22
Many Americans have concluded that truth is nothing more than subjective opinion, shaped by “lived experience.” In his IFI presentation,  Dr. Everett Piper dismantles society’s beliefs about truth through a biblical lens and makes clear the consequences these beliefs will...
Dr. Everett Piper: The Religion of Wokeism
By Brian Wencel   |   05.07.22
Should politics and religion completely separate from each other? Are Leftism and Christianity diametrically opposed? Is Leftism even compatible with Christianity? Listen to Dr. Everett Piper, former president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, as he tackles these questions and more in his worldview presentation titled: “The Religion of Wokeism.”
High Taxation Adds to Already Soaring Gas Prices
By Kristi Shaffer   |   04.09.22
Gas stations across the country are filled with annoyed drivers who are incensed by the rising prices at the pump. In the last year, gas prices have risen by nearly 50 percent and are currently at the highest level since 2008. Several factors have caused the soaring prices of gasoline, but in Illinois, we can blame the left's proclivity toward excessive taxation.
Russia, China, Canada, and a Reminder of Why So Many of Voted for Trump
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   02.22.22
In the aftermath of the events of January 6, 2021, the narrative is becoming more and more fixed. Simply stated, it claims that the vast majority of Americans who voted for Trump were gun-waving, white supremacist, insurrectionist, Christian nationalists, who need to be marginalized, if not purged from society. For many reasons, we need to continue to challenge that narrative. And recent world events involving Russia, China, and Canada provide a perfect opportunity to push back against that misleading and caricatured narrative.
File Witness Slip in Support of HB 4126
By Kathy Valente   |   02.09.22
HB 4126 enhances a great program already underway in Illinois. It allows children who have qualified to receive a tuition scholarship through the Invest in Kids program eligible to renew first for the next school year.
Rod Dreher Warns Christians About “Queer” Assaults on Religious Liberty
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.03.22
For over half a century, theologically orthodox Christians in America have been woefully late and buckets of ducats short when it comes to cultural degradation. Most seem to have no ability to read portents, and they stubbornly refuse to heed...
“Trans”-Cult Has Religious Liberty in Its Sights
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.26.22
It’s astonishing that America’s first freedom—the most fundamental of all constitutionally protected rights—is threatened by cross-dressers and others in bondage to disorders related to sexuality. That which has made America great—a beacon of light to oppressed peoples around the world—is...
STOP Immunization Data Registry – HB 4244
By Kathy Valente   |   01.17.22
As if Illinois lawmakers aren't doing enough to control your life, they now want to track your vaccination status with a state immunization data registry.

HB 4244 is scheduled to be heard in the Human Services Committee on Wednesday at 9:00 AM. It is time to take ACTION!
Family Estrangement on the Rise in America
Earlier this year the New York Times reported that 27% of American adults are currently estranged from at least one family member. 12% of parents over the age of 65 are estranged from at least one adult child. In parent-child estrangement, the adult child is usually the one who has cut off contact. Value-based disagreements play a significant role in these estrangements, especially when the rift is between a parent and an adult child. Family therapists have pointed out that rising political tensions in the past half-decade have coincided with increased family rifts.  
The American Experiment
By Dr. Jerry Newcombe   |   11.27.21
Is the Biden administration governing in a way that takes into consideration the will of the American people? Based on his plummeting poll numbers and crude anti-Biden chants filling sports stadiums, the answer would seem to be no.

The recent defeat of the left at the polls in Virginia and elsewhere was a reminder of the pushback of “we the people.”
Thanksgiving, Leprosy, and a Thankful Man
By David E. Smith   |   11.23.21
When I say the word “Thanksgiving,” what comes to mind? For most of us, it would be turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and football. If we go back in our history books, we learn that the early pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving to give God thanks for His goodness. From that time forward...
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