|Illinois Family Institute|
|Teach Your Children Diligently|
|Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:00:24 +0000|
|Senators, Confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State|
|Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:00:42 +0000|
Written by Rob Chambers
President Donald Trump nominated Mike Pompeo, current Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director, to become the next U.S. Secretary of State.
During a recent Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing, Mr. Pompeo was asked about past comments he made about his religious views on marriage and sexuality. At a church event in 2015, Mr. Pompeo commented on the U.S. Supreme Court opinion that forced states to recognize homosexual “marriage.” Mr. Pompeo quoted a pastor who had said our nation had “endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle.”
U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) took issue with Mr. …
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|Guns or Family Dysfunction Cause of Mass Killings?|
|Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:30:04 +0000|
With each horrific mass killing, “progressives” preach against guns. Again and again, when a man mows down innocent people, liberals put gun-ownership in their sights, which is like looking at the problem of teens who cut themselves and angrily proclaiming that the problem is easy access to razor blades. Women have access to guns too. If guns were the problem, then why aren’t any mass killers women?
Of course, gun control and the Left’s obsession with killing the Second Amendment by a thousand regulatory cuts are political issues, but if the Left truly cared about protecting society from gun violence, …
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|The Dark Forces Behind the Transgender Revolution|
|Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:00:38 +0000|
Long-time conservative activist Cliff Kincaid recently interviewed Liberty Counsel’s Mary E. McAlister. They covered a lot of important ground in a little over 30 minutes. Here is the intro to the video interview (see below):
|Rocky Mountain High Brings State to New Lows|
|Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:42 +0000|
Recently, a Colorado expert on the consequences of legalizing recreational marijuana spoke to groups in Bloomington, Pontiac, and Naperville, in addition to doing numerous media interviews.
|Free Speech: Use It or Lose It|
|Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:28 +0000|
For many years I’ve said that, when it comes to America, I’m more concerned with the absence of light than with the presence of darkness. In the same way, I’m more concerned with our failure to speak freely than with those who are trying to silence us.
|Homosexual Teacher Shames First-Graders at Illinois School|
|Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:00:03 +0000|
Reason #__ (oh, heck, I’ve lost count) for grabbing your kids and fleeing public schools: “teachable moments” and out and proud homosexuals in legal but fake marriages.
Seeing a big front-page Chicago Tribune photo of 30-year-old homosexual hipster Nathan Etter, who teaches music at Prairie View Grade School in Elgin, with a wee little boy holding Etter in a bear-cub hug was not a good way to start Wednesday. I should clarify: the little tyke appears to be a boy. I guess it could be a girl or a human who rejects the binary.
The photo—obviously designed to pull …
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|A Black-Robed Counterrevolution|
|Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:00:21 +0000|
Federal judges sit on the bench for life and can either uphold the law or rule like tyrants. This puts judicial appointments right near the top of the most important things a president can do.
The newest U.S. Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch, has already shown what a difference a constitutionalist can make. But we need many more to counter the hundreds of Clinton, Obama and Jimmy Carter-appointed judges who issue zany rulings that override common sense and thwart democratically enacted popular will.
A case in point is U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves, a 2010 Obama appointee. In …
|‘Net Neutrality’ in Illinois: Just One More Leftist Act of Deception|
|Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:00:45 +0000|
Last year the Federal Communications Commission overturned the Obama-era policy (referred to as “net neutraliy”) that “had placed Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon under the strictest-ever regulatory oversight.”
The “net neutrality” debate has gone for several years but is now back in the news as a state rather than a federal issue. Last year, the attorneys general from over twenty states, including Illinois, sued to overturn the FCC’s action. Now legislation has been introduced in Springfield to apply “net neutrality” principles to Internet service providers that operate in Illinois.
The Illinois Family Institute occasionally addresses things that seem …
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|Devilish Details in School Sexuality-Indoctrination Bill|
|Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:00:32 +0000|
Here’s something many Illinoisans don’t know about the school sexuality-indoctrination bill created by Illinois’ premier homosexual and “trans” activist organizations: Equality Illinois and the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (formerly part of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network).* This bill, which requires that the “teaching of history shall include a study of the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this state,” also mandates...
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|Mike Pompeo Faces Cory Booker’s Inquisition|
|Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:09 +0000|
Thursday, we witnessed again an arrogant Leftist lawmaker demonstrate his disregard for constitutional principles—specifically for the First Amendment’s religious protections and the prohibition of a religious test for holding office.
In the U.S. Senate inquisition confirmation hearing for Secretary of State nominee and current CIA Director Mike Pompeo, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) both interrogated and lectured Director Pompeo on sexual ethics.
Here is the astonishing exchange:
Booker: I do want to give you a chance to speak on your comments about gay and lesbians. You said in a speech that morning in America that endorses perversion and calls …
|IFI Update: ERA Passes Illinois Senate|
|Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:00:01 +0000|
In a stunning display of ignorance, the Illinois State Senate just voted 43-12 in favor of the resolution to adopt the Equal Rights Amendment. What makes this vote even more enraging is that Republicans Pam Althoff (R-Crystal Lake), Jason Barickman (R-Pontiac), John Curran (R-Lemont), Mike Connelly (R-Wheaton), Karen McConnaughay (R-West Dundee), Chris Nybo (R-Hinsdale), Sue Rezin (R-Morris), and Tom Rooney (R-Palatine) voted with Democrats on this partisan resolution. (Updated at 7:30 pm)
According to Illinois Review, McConnaughay made this remarkably foolish and dishonest statement in defense of her traitorous vote:
|When a Man Set the Record for the Fastest Marathon Run by a Woman|
|Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:00:24 +0000|
If our world survives a few more generations, historians will doubtless look back at our current era and ask, “Was there something in the water? Something in the air? How is it that an entire society went mad at the same time?”
If you’ve read my columns over the years, you know I have compassion for those who genuinely struggle with their gender identity. That is something I wouldn’t wish on anyone, something I do not treat lightly. At the same time, you know that I have often spoken against today’s cultural madness in which perception becomes reality.
In the …
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|Planned Parenthood: Killing the Pre-born and Perverting the Already Born|
|Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:00:59 +0000|
Planned Parenthood has now partnered with another radical group, the Human Rights Campaign -- a virulently pro-homosexual organization, to force "comprehensive sex education" on every public school in every state.
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|Leftist Public School Indoctrination Bill Moving Forward in Springfield|
|Mon, 09 Apr 2018 09:00:09 +0000|
The noxious Leftist “Inclusive Curriculum” bill (SB 3249 and HB 5596) created by two Chicago-based homosexual/”trans” activist organizations (i.e., Equality Illinois and the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance) is moving through the Illinois Senate. The central goal of this costly and ideologically driven mandate that robs schools of local control is to use curricula in government schools to transform the way children think and feel about homosexuality and biological-sex rejection (aka as “transgenderism”).
If passed, this indoctrination bill will require that any “book or book substitute that will be used as a text or text substitute” in …
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|What You Need to Know About Medical Abortion and Abortion Reversal|
|Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:00:18 +0000|
[Last] month Governor Butch Otter signed a law making Idaho the fifth state to mandate that women getting a medical (drug-induced) abortion be told that the abortion may possibly be stopped after the first dose if the woman changes her mind about having the abortion. This abortion reversal process involves taking the hormone progesterone to counteract the first abortion drug mifepristone and before taking the second drug misoprostol 36-72 hours later that causes expulsion of the unborn baby.
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|Banning and Confiscating Guns in Deerfield, Illinois|
|Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:49:12 +0000|
Deerfield, Illinois, an affluent suburb on Chicago’s North Shore, is making national headlines for passing an amendment to a 2013 village ordinance that regulates the storage of guns. The amendment mandates a ban on “certain types of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” and grants to the “police chief or his or her designee” the authority to “confiscate” any of the banned weapons if they are not “removed, sold, or transferred.” In addition to gun confiscation, failure to comply will result in fines of $250-1,000 per day. Deerfield residents have until June 13 to get rid of the banned guns.
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|The U.S. Supreme Court Confronts California’s Abortion Craziness|
|Wed, 04 Apr 2018 10:11:38 +0000|
On Tuesday [March 20th], the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for NIFLA vs. Becerra, the case which focuses on the “law that requires pregnancy centers to notify women that the state offers subsidies for abortion.” In other words, pro-life pregnancy centers, which exist to offer women alternatives to abortion, would be required by law to tell their clients that the state can subsidize their abortions. But that hardly tells the story of how absurd this law is.
Certainly, it’s bad enough that the state thought it had the right to require pro-life pregnancy centers to inform their clients about …
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|Barack is Immune to Embarrassment about the Obama Library Boondoggle|
|Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:00:42 +0000|
Here is U.S. News and World Report (yes, it’s still in business) introducing our topic, the Obama Library:
From the same article (This is embarrassing):
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|Inclusive Curriculum Bill and the Church of Secularism|
|Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:00:04 +0000|
I object to two legislative attempts to impose the Secular Religion upon citizens of Illinois: SB 3249 and HB 5596. They are wholly unnecessary as LGBTQ icons and their works are already present in government schools.
My objections concern the establishment of secularism as our national religion, the valorization of LGBTQ icons more for their sexuality than their gifts and accomplishments, and using the legislature of Illinois as a social engineering lab.
In this my 65th year, our society is nuts. Rather than being led forth into light and away from ignorance, children are being herded by teachers (and …
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