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Thank God for Good Friday!
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:00:33 +0000

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Notre Dame and a Brief Lament for Western Civilization
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:00:00 +0000

Even many who are little disposed to viewing life’s vicissitudes symbolically found themselves wondering about the meaning of the inferno that consumed much of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris during Holy Week. What does the gutting of this magnificent architectural symbol of man’s adoration of the Creator of all things beautiful signify?

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Don’t be Shocked When Many “Christians” Cheer the Criminalization of Christianity
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:00:13 +0000

As I read the enraged responses from professing Christians at the news that Vice President Mike Pence would be the commencement speaker for Taylor University (a leading private, Christian institution located in tiny Upland, Indiana) I realized something.

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Descanso del Primero de Mayo
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:11:17 +0000

Los legisladores del estado de Illinois están de vacaciones de primavera durante las próximas dos semanas. Muchos de ellos han anunciado horas de trabajo "en el distrito". Este es un buen momento para obtener una cita con el representante y el senador de su estado para hablarles sobre sus preocupaciones, especialmente sus preocupaciones sobre estos dos extremos proyectos de ley en contra de las vidas en la matriz que podrían ampliar el alcance del aborto en nuestro estado

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IFI Joins Conservative Coalition to Expose the SPLC
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:00:25 +0000

Blockbuster news came out this week revealing that Twitter has cut ties with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) because of reports of controversial financial activity, leaders tainted by scandal, and–according to one source–a “toxic” work environment.

The news has rocked an organization whose stated purpose is to combat discrimination, intolerance, and groups that in the view of the SPLC, practice hatred towards others.  The organization reports such groups to the FBI and is often cited by the media.  Academics and others rely upon SPLC’s listings, which they in turn use to ostracize such groups.

Founded in 1971 and based …

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May Day Meltdown!
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:00:30 +0000

Illinois state lawmakers are on spring break for the next two weeks. Many of them have announced "in-district" work hours. This is a great time to get an appointment with your state representative and senator to talk to them about your concerns, especially your concerns about these extreme anti-life bills which would expand abortion's reach in our state...

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Perfect Peace in the Storm
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 09:00:52 +0000

Last night we had an unexpected thunderstorm. If you have young children, you know that a nighttime storm can mean Mom and Dad won’t be getting much sleep for as long as it lasts! Such was the case last night. Thankfully it was short-lived and everyone was sleeping peacefully again relatively soon.

Dealing with frightened little ones during the crash of thunder brings up some interesting parallels to my own life as an adult. Because like a child huddled in bed during a storm, sometimes I can find myself overwhelmed or frightened by events outside my control.

What can I …

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Opposition to “Trans” Ideology Grows
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 09:00:48 +0000

The God-rejecting, science-denying, incoherent “trans” ideology lurches on destroying lives, aided and abetted by ignorant people like Illinois’ Governor J.B. Pritzker who is using an administrative rule to force Illinoisans to pay for “gender reassignment” surgery and risky cross-sex hormone-doping through Medicaid.

The term “gender reassignment surgery” is absurd. Physicians do not “reassign” or “confirm” gender. Nor do they reassign, confirm, or change a person’s sex. The surgery Pritzker seeks to make taxpayers fund in this morally and fiscally bankrupt state is surgery that mutilates healthy bodies in order to enable those who suffer from gender dysphoria to pass as …

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Watching a Bully Get Smacked
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:30:58 +0000

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…

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Praying for Our Enemies
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 20:00:26 +0000

We at IFI and IFA have been humbled and blessed by the words of encouragement, prayers, and support we have received over the past two weeks from subscribers. We can’t adequately express how thankful we are for such support or describe how is has bolstered our spirits and strengthened our resolve to act and speak boldly in defense of the least among us.

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Wealth Tax: The Envious Enabler of American Socialism
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 11:19:27 +0000

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to become President. If elected, one of her plans is to implement a wealth tax. She said:

We need structural change to get our economy and our democracy back on track – and no billionaire is going to get in my way of fighting for it.[i]

While a wealth tax would bring in revenue, its most important effect might be fast-tracking a complete government takeover of the economy. Merely change some tax rates, some thresholds, and the government taxes everything into its own hands. Behold! The socialist dream of “the people” owning everything.

If …

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Regressives in Springfield Attack IFI and IFA
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 11:00:31 +0000

Last week ten lawmakers from the Jewish Caucus in Springfield sponsored a resolution condemning Illinois Family Action (IFA) and Illinois Family Institute (IFI) for engaging in what they call “hate speech,” because IFA compared the abortion holocaust to the Jewish Holocaust. Titled “Illinois Family Action-Hate Speech” (HJR 55), the resolution uses subjective hyperbole, disreputable sources and unreasonable inferences that make the alleged offense seem overtly sinister.

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Marijuana Update
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 09:00:38 +0000

Illinois Senate Bill 7 to legalize and commercialize passed out of committee this week as a “shell bill”.  The sponsor said they are still working on the language for the bill and will file an amendment by the end of April.

Preliminary recreational cannabis plan – SB 7

Illinois State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) said she and other stakeholders are looking to allow people 21 and older to have a little more than an ounce at a time. They are also considering proposals to add three new licenses to the state’s existing medical marijuana program’s cultivation and dispensary licenses.

“So …

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What to Teach Your Children About Gender
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 14:00:17 +0000

I got thinking the other day that I probably needed to start paying attention to some of what I was writing for others to read.  Here’s what I mean: I wrote a couple times recently about former tennis great Martina Navratilova, a woman who came out of the closet as a gay athlete long before it was culturally cool to do so, who was plowed over by the tidal wave of transgenderism in our culture.

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Undesirable Humans
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 09:00:03 +0000

I spent several days visiting the death camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland back in 1989, when Poland was still occupied by the Soviets and run by their Communist Party lackeys. Abortion was a common yet seldom- mentioned procedure in the arsenal of National Socialism's energetic desire to murder millions of "undesirable" persons.

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Congressional Resolution Calls for the Military to Accept Transgenders
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 12:00:40 +0000

A non-binding resolution which would force the armed forces to disobey the directive of Commander-in-Chief President Donald Trump and compromise national security has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The deeply-flawed resolution (H.Res. 124) is replete with LGBT ideology and is a continuation of the radical social agenda of the previous administration.

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Left-Wing Partisans File Stunning Resolution Against Illinois Family
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 08:00:19 +0000

Illinois is morally, fiscally, and intellectually bankrupt, and you know what some lawmakers in swampy Springfield are doing with their time and taxpayers’ money? They’ve crafted a stunning resolution titled “Illinois Family Action-Hate Speech” (HJR 55) condemning Illinois Family Action (IFA) and Illinois Family Institute (IFI), falsely accusing us of bigotry and engaging in “hate speech” because in two articles we compared the abortion holocaust to the Nazi Holocaust.

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Stand Firm!
Sun, 31 Mar 2019 03:08:58 +0000

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Is the American Nurses Association Ready to Drop Opposition to Assisted Suicide?
Sat, 30 Mar 2019 13:00:01 +0000

In 2013, the American Nurses Association (ANA) stated this : “The American Nurses Association (ANA) prohibits nurses’ participation in assisted suicide and euthanasiabecause these acts are in direct violation of Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2001).”

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Marijuana and Psychosis
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:00:05 +0000

The pitfalls and perils of marijuana legalization are well-documented. But whenever we discuss that research here on BreakPoint, we’re accused of not having the right research. What that means is that we’ve used studies that contradict the very vocal advocates of weed.

Well, let’s see what happens when we cite The British journal The Lancet, which, along with the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association, is considered the “gold standard” for peer-reviewed medical research. It doesn’t get more “real” than being published in The Lancet.

A just-published study in The

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