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Trump Administration Stands for Biological Reality and Sexual Sanity
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:00:29 +0000

The New York Times reached a new low in silliness, ignorance, and alarmism—or would that be new high—with this headline on Sunday: “‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration.” What this silly, ignorant, alarmist headline is referring to is the Trump Administration’s reasonable and increasingly necessary decision to make clear that when Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 refers to “sex,” it meant and still means biological sex. Ever-cunning, slippery-as-eels “progressives” at the NYTimes said this:

The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at

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Jews as Parasites and Jews as Termites: From the Nazis to Farrakhan
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:00:01 +0000

There is no hiding the ugliness of Louis Farrakhan’s latest antisemitic comments, in which he likened Jews to termites. There is one thing you do with termites. Exterminate them!

Termites are destructive. Termites are nasty. Termites survive by destroying. Termites do nothing good. Rid the earth of them

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IFI Voter Guide — **SPECIAL LOCAL EDITIONS**
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 19:00:15 +0000

The full 16-page version of the IFI 2018 General Election Voter Guide is available for download HERE. You can also order them in bulk to distribute in your church or neighborhood. They include candidate positions on several issues. In this guide you will find important information about many of the candidates for Illinois Governor, U.S. House of Representatives, and both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly.

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Take Up The Cross of Self-Denial
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:00:50 +0000

How is it possible – in fact, necessary – for the sinless, perfect, and holy Son of God to deny Himself? John 10:30 clearly states: I and My Father are one. Yet, in Philippians, the Apostle Paul tells us that Jesus, being in the very nature of God, did not consider equality with God something to be used for His own advantage.

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Call to Prayer for Brett Kavanagh and Donald Trump
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:02:02 +0000

This call-to-prayer is in response to an event taking place tomorrow in New York, when witches claim they will place hexes and curses on President Donald Trump and U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. They are selling tickets for $10 to attend this event. Twenty five percent of the proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

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Stuff You Should Know About “Trans”-Cultism
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:00:45 +0000

Despite a lack of evidence proving the safety and efficacy of chemical and surgical interventions and social “transitioning” for those who experience gender dysphoria, “progressives” plow forward mutilating the healthy bodies and manipulating the psychology of children who feel they are or wish they were the sex they are not.

The science-denying, incoherent “trans” ideology affects all of society. The end game for “trans” activists and others in cultic thrall to this superstition is not access for a few boys and girls or men and women to opposite-sex private spaces and sports. The end game is the eradication of all …

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The Electoral College Debate
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:03:05 +0000

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate's confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. She was lamenting the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, nominated by George W. Bush, and Justices Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, nominated by Donald Trump, were court appointments made by presidents who lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College vote.

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General Election Voter Guides Are Going Quickly — Order in Bulk Today!
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:00:10 +0000

Early Voting is already underway and IFI's 2018 General Election Voter Guide booklets are going fast!  In case you’re not aware, early voting has been proven to win elections for pro-family candidates! And we cannot ignore the fact that early voting is growing in popularity!

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No Suicide Discrimination!
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 09:00:24 +0000

When I was asked by my late daughter Marie’s best friend to join her on a family and friends fundraising walk for suicide prevention last Sunday, I hesitated.

I was in the process of reading yet another disturbing article about assisted suicide, this time a Journal of Clinical Psychiatry article titled “Working with Decisionally Capable Patients Who Are Determined to End Their Own Lives”  and I found it outrageous that the suicide prevention groups I know exclude potential physician-assisted suicide victims.

As a nurse, I have personally and professionally cared for many suicidal people over decades including some who were …

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Hate, Inc. Loses the Pentagon But Gains Silicon Valley
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:00:05 +0000

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 …

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The Most Important Movie You’ve Never Heard Of
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:00:00 +0000

It's here. "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer" debuts in theaters nationwide on Oct. 12. I do believe this groundbreaking film by indie producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney is the most important movie in America right now — a true-life saga of good vs. evil, deadly medical malpractice, systemic government malfeasance and cultural apathy toward the most vulnerable members of our society. I first reported on this real-life horror story nearly eight years ago, but you've probably not heard or read a word about "Gosnell" in the mainstream press, TV news or online. The conspiracy of silence is the result of both malign neglect and active suppression of inconvenient truths...

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Batavia Middle School’s Presumptuous and Ill-Informed Leadership
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:00:34 +0000

Another invasion of children’s privacy and another attack on parents who object to their children’s privacy being invaded has taken place, this time at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, Illinois. Without any notification to parents whose children’s privacy in restrooms and locker rooms would be invaded—which is potentially every girl—Rotolo administrators and school board members gave their unholy blessing to a boy who pretends to be a girl to use girls’ restrooms and locker room with no restrictions.

When the parent of a girl complained about the administration’s decision to sexually integrate girls’ private facilities, the principal, Bryan Zwemke, …

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Healing a Fractured Nation
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 14:00:54 +0000

Never in our lifetimes has America been so divided, and we are in danger of tearing ourselves at the seams. What’s more, it looks like things will only get worse — much worse — in the days ahead.

An article on the Study Finds website states that, “It may not be so hard to believe during this murky political landscape, but a new study finds the divide between Democrats and Republicans is the worst it’s ever been, more so than many people may even think.

“The research, conducted by Zachary Neal, an associate professor of psychology and global urban …

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Marxism and Education
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:44:46 +0000

Written by Anthony J. DeBlasi

At Columbia University’s Teachers College, in the early years of the 20th century, a handful of men inspired by “laws of social evolution” gathered to presume a “science” of education linked with a “science” of human behavior.  They were no mere researchers.  Their sights were on nothing less than the establishment of a new social order.

Laws?  Science?  The scientific method bends out of shape over things like the will.  Love, hate, loyalty, treachery, humility, arrogance, and many other common items of human experience melt science down to its core.  And the study of humans …

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What A Great Opportunity!
Sat, 06 Oct 2018 11:00:39 +0000

Last night, IFI hosted its annual Faith, Family and Freedom Banquet. Hundreds of supporters from across the state gathered to enjoy a good meal and fellowship while being informed, encouraged and edified by our emcee, State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) and our keynote speaker, George Barna. Together we are working for the common good.

In my short presentation, I reminded attendees that we are called to be steadfast and immovable while abounding in the work the Lord calls us to do and to remember that our labor is not in vain. God’s truth is marching on. We are His …

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The Importance of Value Voting
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 09:00:54 +0000

Do you believe your vote can make a difference? Do you truly value your right to cast your vote? If you answered “yes,” then you know your vote is valuable and your actions in the voting booth should be consistent with your pro-life, pro-family values!

Please watch as Ann Scheidler, Vice-President of the Pro-Life Action League, discusses the deception and misinformation abortion activists are using to swell the pro-abortion wave in our nation. Scheidler reminds us that it is imperative for life activists to educate themselves about the candidates and then vote to retain pro-life incumbents, as well as …

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The Importance of Value Voting
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 01:46:31 +0000

The annual 40 Days for Life prayer campaign to end abortion is underway as voters are casting ballots for pro-life and pro-abortion candidates in the midterm elections. Do you believe your vote can make a difference? Do you truly value your right to cast your vote? Know your vote is valuable and your actions in the voting booth should be consistent with your pro-life, pro-family values!

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The Tale of Two Accusations
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 09:00:16 +0000

Recently, accusations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh have dominated the news. Judge Kavanaugh adamantly declares his innocence, while his accuser proclaims his guilt. Some say the accusation is false, while others believe the accuser. Since there is nothing new under the sun, it is helpful to turn to Scripture where we find stories of two men who were accused of rape.

In 2 Samuel 13, we read that Amnon lusted after his sister Tamar. His desires consumed him. The wickedness of his desire was so deep that he raped his own sister. His assault …

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Beyond the Kavanaugh Event: America’s Fading Traditions
Wed, 03 Oct 2018 09:00:10 +0000

A vast divide now exists among Americans. It is far more than a political rift between Democrats and Republicans. It is not merely a struggle between conservatives and liberals. The true nature of this conflict centers on how we shall live as individuals and what values we shall uphold as a nation. The facts at hand are not encouraging.

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Getting Back to the Basics
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 09:00:13 +0000

I recently embarked on the adventure of teaching my boys (ages six and four) how to ride a bike without training wheels. After multiple sessions, our efforts paid off and both boys are doing very well at keeping their balance. (Now we just need to work on steering and braking!)

Our first couple of sessions felt a bit fruitless. We went out to a large empty parking lot. One of the boys would climb on the bike, I’d run alongside holding the handlebars, and occasionally let go for a moment. They usually couldn’t last more than a few seconds on …

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