Join Dan Proft & Jeanne Ives with George Barna!
By Kathy Valente   |   09.24.18
This is the last week to purchase tickets for the 10th annual IFI Faith, Family & Freedom Banquet! Click HERE to reserve your seat(s) or table. You won’t want to miss a great evening with two of the most influential...
Reserve Your Banquet Seat Today!
By David E. Smith   |   09.22.18
Illinois Family Institute is excited to be welcoming George Barna to our fall banquet to share his faith, research, political insights and projections for our nation's future. For more than three decades now, Mr. Barna has conducted national surveys to gauge the sentiment and activity of politically conservative, spiritual active Christians in America. He has also been a pollster in three presidential campaigns.
Socialism is Also a Religion
By Oliver Perry   |   09.21.18
Many people complain about “socialist medicine,” or socialism in the schools. But what is socialism? It is frequently described as an economic system, but it also has some features of religion. This article shows how socialism qualifies as a religion.
Legislating Behavior  – Yes, It Is Possible
By Micah Clark   |   09.20.18
There is an often-repeated falsehood that liberals and some libertarians love to throw out in knee-jerk fashion to dismiss those who support morally ordered liberty.  You may have encountered it on social media.  The retort is “you can’t legislate morality.”...
Marijuana Alert
09.11.18
The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the Illinois Sheriffs' Association are offering a Marijuana Webinar Series focusing on the impact recreational marijuana has had in states that have legalized it. The nine webinars will be live-streamed at Facebook.com/noweedillinois on the date and time listed below...
You Say You Want a Revolution…
By Micah Clark   |   08.31.18
A new poll from Gallup Polling finds that a significant number of Americans today say that they might join a protest.  A little over a third of Americans, 36%, say they have "ever felt the urge to organize or participate in a public demonstration about something."
September Gathering to Pray for Illinois and the Nation
08.16.18
In conjunction with FRC's Watchmen on the Wall, Illinois Family Institute is hosting a prayer gathering on September 17th, in Springfield, to pray for our state and nation. The fact that this is an election year only accentuates the urgency of such a gathering. The prophet Jeremiah told the people of God in Babylon to “seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” (Jeremiah 29:4-7)
Will “Progressives” Affirm Identity of Christ-Followers?
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.12.18
We at IFI identify as theologically orthodox, Bible-believing Christians. Our faith is central to our identity. We did not choose this identity. We were chosen. We must act in accordance with our faith in order to be our authentic selves. ...
What Just Happened?
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   07.13.18
What is really going on with the “Weinstein women” and the multitude of others who are now coming out and pointing fingers at men who made debauched advances toward them?  Was Harvey Weinstein’s behavior only offensive because the women weren’t...
Special Panel on Radical Islam – 3 Locations
By David E. Smith   |   07.10.18
Illinois Family Institute and local ACT for America leaders are hosting a panel of experts to answer your questions about radical Islam in three locations this weekend. This panel includes: Philip Haney, former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whistle blower...
U.S. Supreme Court Recap for First Amendment Cases
By Andrew Willis   |   07.06.18
It has been an eventful term for the U.S. Supreme Court, which has provided many closely decided cases and ended with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. For those interested in free speech and religious liberty, there have been plenty...
How LGBT Activism Works, Illustrated in Front Of Our Eyes
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   06.14.18
It starts with one outraged person. Then, the outrage gets reported. Next, it becomes a story. Then it becomes a cause. It’s happening today, right in front of our eyes. Earlier this week I reported how YouTube had come under...
Illinois House Ratifies the ERA
By David E. Smith   |   05.30.18
On Wednesday evening, the Illinois House of Representatives voted 72 to 45 to ratify SJRCA 4, a completely unnecessary proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to eradicate sex as a legitimate characteristic on which to base reasonable distinctions. Illinois House GOP Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and ten House Republicans voted for the ERA, while five Democrats voted against this resolution.
Top Videogame Company Steam Removing Sexually Graphic Content
05.23.18
According to Gadgets 360, Steam, one of the largest distributors of online games, has contacted several videogame developers asking them to remove sexually graphic content in their games on Steam or face delisting.
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