Illinois Family Institute
Pastor Jim Nicodem on 40 Days for Life
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 09:00:52 +0000

Illinois Family Institute wants to encourage Christians everywhere to prayerfully consider taking part in the upcoming peaceful campaign known as 40 Days for Life. It is an important pro-life effort to save lives and share truth. By partnering with 40 Days for Life we can live out Ephesians 6:13-18: “your feet shod with the
preparation of the gospel of peace…. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.”

The mission of the campaign is to have Christians praying in one-hour time slots during a focused 40-day campaign of prayer and fasting for repentance and to seek God’s …

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Largest Illinois High School District Opposes Single-Sex Locker Rooms
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:00:32 +0000

Just when you thought civilized first-world countries had deposited mythology and science-denying irrationality in the dustbin of history, the “trans” cult emerged seeking to force science-loving Americans to embrace the solipsistic, “trans”-centric worldview in which biological sex has neither reality nor meaning. Worse, you have ostensibly non-mentally ill school leaders capitulating to the “trans” cult’s absurd and offensive demands—people like Township High School District 211 superintendent Dr. Daniel Cates. Cates wants District 211—the largest high school district in Illinois with 12,000 students and five high schools—to sexually integrate locker rooms.

Cates wants to allow students who pretend to be …

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Let There Be Light
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:00:41 +0000

Light, in all of its meanings and manifestations, is directly associated with Jehovah God and with Jesus the Christ.  In fact, a study of light in the Bible can tell us much about God and his intended relationship to Man.  When a concept is mentioned over 50 times in Scripture, we would do well to see why this is so. 

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Contact Your Officials in St. Charles
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:27:04 +0000

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Pot Stores Coming to St. Charles?
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:42:55 +0000

Elected officials in the City of St. Charles recently voted (6-3) to move ahead to approve marijuana retail sales, with plans to allow one recreational pot shop east of the river and one west of the river. However, they have NOT voted to approve this yet, and are having a PUBLIC HEARING next Tuesday, September 17th at 7 PM at the St. Charles City Hall (2 E. Main St.) to hear from the public about whether St. Charles should allow businesses to sell recreational marijuana.

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New Book Examines ‘Faith for Exiles’
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:00:05 +0000

A new book coauthored by David Kinneman, president of Barna Group, reveals the church dropout rate among young people who profess Christianity has increased in the last decade. But research also found a bright spot which became the focus of the book, “Faith for Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon.”

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Oswego Officials Consider Ban on Marijuana Retail Sales
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:16:19 +0000

Elected officials in the Village of Oswego have been considering a ban on limiting drug traffic and marijuana sales within village limits. We hope and pray that they will seriously consider an ordinance that would prohibit marijuana retail businesses from setting up shop in Oswego.

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Can Homosexuality Spread Via Culture?
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 09:00:05 +0000

Much of what the homosexual community (i.e., those who choose to place their unchosen homoerotic desires at the center of their identity) claims is false, and increasingly they’re being forced to admit their claims are false. Some of these claims may have been born out of ignorance, others out of a deliberate strategy to deceive. For example, for decades the myth that homosexuals constitute 10 percent of the population continued to be disseminated by homosexuals and their ideological allies long after the statistic had been thoroughly discredited. It was used to promote implicitly the idiotic and destructive idea that the …

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Transgenderism: The Consequences
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:03:20 +0000

Since the time he was a young boy and his grandmother sewed him a purple dress and told him how beautiful he looked, Walt Heyer had struggled with transgenderism. Through elementary school and high school, where he was a successful student and athlete with a beautiful girlfriend, he hid his secret identity as a woman, and continued to do so through college and prestigious careers at both NASA and Honda, until he went through destructive therapy sessions and became an alcoholic, losing his job and nearly all of his respect. But then something changed–while sitting with a friend who was …

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Babies Lives Matter
Sat, 07 Sep 2019 11:25:05 +0000

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Rejection of Moral Absolutes Continues to Plague the Modern Left
Fri, 06 Sep 2019 12:00:21 +0000

If death—anyone’s death—brings you joy, you should intently re-examine your worldview. Even the just execution of a mass murderer—which I support in every case—should not bring anyone joy. As a Christian, I often find myself opposed—spiritually, politically, and otherwise—to those outside of my faith. However, I take no joy in anyone’s death, especially those outside of my faith. Christianity teaches that “each one of us will give an account of himself to God.” Any death that results in eternal separation from God is always particularly tragic.

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The City of Springfield Considering a Ban on Marijuana Retail Sales?
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 15:00:01 +0000

Written by Julia Reinthaler and David E. Smith

Next week, elected officials in the City of Springfield will hold a hearing about whether to limit drug traffic and marijuana sales within the city limits. We hope and pray that they will seriously consider an ordinance that would prohibit marijuana retail businesses from setting up shop in Springfield.

It is imperative that local officials hear from pro-family residents, especially the clergy! They need to hear your concerns about the consequences of marijuana sales in the area.

The Springfield City Council has scheduled a Committee of the Whole hearing regarding future marijuana …

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More Than Replacing the Landline Phone
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:00:27 +0000

Years ago, one might have assumed that new technology would simply replace the home telephone as a primary means of communication between the sexes.  For decades the stereotypical teenager spent hours on the family phone talking to a boyfriend or girlfriend while the parents worried about their phone bill or their own missed calls.

However, not only has technology changed communication, it has also changed how couples meet and date.

According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Michael Rosenfeld, of Stanford University, compared the results of surveys conducted in 2009 and …

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Toxic Progressivism in Public Schools and at the Chicago Tribune
Wed, 04 Sep 2019 09:00:39 +0000

On August 15, I wasted a half hour of my day by agreeing to be interviewed by Chicago Tribune reporter Hannah Leone for an article she was writing on the “LGBTQ” school indoctrination bill that Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed into law and which takes effect July 1, 2020. Before I talk about her article, I should explain more about the interview.

Leone asked what my primary concern is with the law, which is a difficult question because there are so many problems with it. I responded that my primary concern is that our culture-makers—including the Tribune, lawmakers, and …

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Brookfield Officials Want Your Input on Pot Sales
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 18:00:51 +0000

Next month, Village of Brookfield officials will continue the debate on whether or not to allow marijuana dispensaries and marijuana businesses from setting up shop. No trustees have yet made their opinion known except to say they need input from residents.

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Ideological Fascism at American Colleges and Universities
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 09:00:56 +0000

Once there was a prominent landowner who had a son. Even though the boy was quite well cared for and had everything he needed, he became restless. One day he approached his dad and said: “Father, I don’t want to wait for my inheritance. Frankly, I am suffocating living under your rules and your expectations. I want my freedom. I want my money. It is time for me to move out of the house, get my own place, and live as I want.”

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Contact Your Officials in Grundy County
Mon, 02 Sep 2019 21:23:53 +0000

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Unexpected Responses to Criticism of Feckless Yard Sign Campaign
Sat, 31 Aug 2019 09:09:21 +0000

Something unexpected happened following the posting on Illinois Family Institute’s Facebook page of my article on the divisive “HATE HAS NO HOME HERE” yard signs. Well, actually two unexpected and related things happened. One of the things is the Chicago Tribune’s restaurant critic Phil Vettel left a response. Here’s his...

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Taking action for unborn children is easier than ever
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 21:26:16 +0000

Unplanned and 40 Days for Life… pro-life responses to extremism in Illinois.

Find a campaign and sign up for vigil hours here: https://40daysforlife.com/browse-campaigns/…

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Media Effort Distorts True History of America
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 20:00:29 +0000

The New York Times has embarked on an effort to rewrite the history of the United States as a nation built upon slavery.  Calling it the “1619 Project,” the opening article is a whopping 7,600-word effort to look at 18th Century history through a liberal 21stcentury lens.  Joshua Lawson has written an excellent rebuttal to this effort in The Federalist.  Because much of the NYT’s ideology is already being inserted into the narrative of schools and universities, I wanted to pass along some portions of this important article for your consideration.

No, America Wasn’t Built On Slavery,

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