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Take the Lead, Men!
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 09:00:22 +0000

The classic 1961 film The Guns of Navarone is one of my favorites. Set in World War II, it’s about a small group of Allied commandos set ashore on the German-controlled Greek island of Navarone to blow up the massive guns stationed there. The presence of those guns—situated high on a cliff and controlling the surrounding waters—prevent the Allies from storming the island of Kheros where 2,000 British soldiers are stranded. Time is running out for a rescue, but it will be impossible if the guns aren’t disabled.

In other words, the fate of 2,000 men rests on the shoulders …

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First Santa, Now Drag Queens: Macy’s Celebrates “Pride” Month
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:00:47 +0000

Macy’s was once a symbol of wholesome American fun with its Thanksgiving Parades and visits with Santa Claus, immortalized years ago in the classic movie Miracle on 34th Street. But this month the department store chain is busy promoting the debauchery associated with LGBT “pride” and pushing the new all-American tradition of encouraging children to interact with perverted drag queens.

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Pro-Lifers Respond to Gov. Pritzker’s Signing of the RHA
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 22:13:22 +0000

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Saving Charleston: Emanuel AME Christians Overcome Evil with Good
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:00:42 +0000

On the evening of June 17, 2015, at about 8:15 p.m., 21-year-old Dylann Roof pulled into the parking lot of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, SC, and casually entered the building through one of the side doors. Wednesday was Bible study night, and he quietly joined the small group of twelve. About forty-five minutes later, as everyone closed their eyes to pray, he pulled out a gun and started shooting. He then left the building as casually as he had entered it and drove away.

Fourteen hours later, Roof was apprehended without incident in Shelby, NC. Upon questioning, …

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Leftists Have Intolerance and Bigotry All Wrong
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:00:52 +0000

In light of being accused of “intolerance” and “bigotry” on IFI’s Facebook page by purportedly tolerant and unbigoted “progressives,” I think some clarification of the meaning of tolerance and bigotry is in order. And while I’m at it, I’ll say a little sumpin’ sumpin’ about anger—again.

Save this. You may need it.

The first definition of “tolerance” in the Oxford English Dictionary is “the action or practice of enduring pain or hardship; the power or capacity of enduring.” Another definition is “the disposition to be patient with or indulgent to the opinions or practices of others; freedom from bigotry or …

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2019 IFI Banquet Speaker Just Announced!
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:00:52 +0000

You’ll definitely want to save the date for the next IFI Fall Banquet: Friday, November 1st. This year our keynote speaker will be none other than Rev. Franklin Graham, President & CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Christian evangelist & missionary. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Decision Magazine, the “Evangelical Voice for Today,” which features solid scriptural teaching as well as cutting-edge stories about issues and events in today’s culture, from a biblical worldview.

Franklin Graham is recognized as one of our nation’s most outspoken Christian leaders who has consistently defended Judeo-Christian values, America’s religious

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Leftist Government Employee Calls IFI Divisive Promoter of Christian Sharia Law
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 09:00:18 +0000

I recently had a Facebook debate with Leftist government employee (is that redundant?) Jeffery Moore, Senior Department Coordinator at Illinois Housing Development Authority. Moore alleges that I and the Illinois Family Institute are divisive, unloving, un-Christlike advocates for “Christian sharia law.” Wowzer.

I felt a response was in order, so here’s how it went down.

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News You May Have Missed
Sun, 09 Jun 2019 00:00:25 +0000

Barbarous body snatchers calling themselves "doctors" don't harvest just the parts of recently killed tiny humans. They also harvest them even while tiny humans yet live. One such "doctor" is Jörg C. Gerlach about whose work in harvesting livers from babies between 18-22 weeks gestation David Daleiden wrote in an essay published by the Washington Examiner on June 7 and excerpted here:

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The Divided States of America
Sat, 08 Jun 2019 11:19:36 +0000

I recently wrote about the coming civil war over the issue of abortion, and day by day, state by state, the divide is getting more pronounced and more extreme.

Let’s take a look at a map of America to see where things stand at the moment.

As broken down by NBC News, the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia – forming a connected chain – along with Utah, have passed strong pro-life bills.

Of interest is the fact that, in most of these states, the bill passed with overwhelming approval in each of the …

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Clowns to the Left of Dale Righter in Springfield
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 09:00:45 +0000

You must watch 8 gut-busting minutes of one floor “debate” that took place recently in the Springfield swamp. Then when you’ve caught your breath and dried those tears of laughter, take a moment to dash off a thank you to State Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) for his exasperated and exquisite exposure of yet another exasperating and chuckleheaded bill sponsored and unfortunately passed by Springfield clowns.

The bill (HB 3394) amends the Business Corporation Act of 1983 in such a way as to try to force corporations to judge people by the color of their skin—or rather by the …

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Actress Ellen Page, Catholic-in-Name-Only Stephen Colbert & Marriage
Wed, 05 Jun 2019 09:00:51 +0000

Lesbian actress Ellen Page just posted an Instagram photo of her and her “wife” topless and kissing in honor of LGBTQ “pride” month, providing symbolic evidence that the cultural movement to normalize homoeroticism is chiefly about sex—not love—at least not love in its true and complete sense.

Page is the young actress who in early February delivered an anti-Christian screed on The Late Show with arrogant Catholic heretic Stephen Colbert in which she attacked Vice President Mike Pence over his theologically orthodox views on marriage. In her diatribe, Page demonstrated—again—that cultural regressives can’t distinguish between moral disapproval of acts and …

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No Me Hablen Acerca de Compasión…
Wed, 05 Jun 2019 09:00:29 +0000

Legisladores pro-aborto escuchenme ahora. No me hablen de compasión, ya no. No quiero escuchar de familias separadas en las fronteras, tasas de suicidio en la comunidad LGBT, la difícil situación de las personas sin hogar o de los osos polares sobre los flujos de hielo derretidos, ya no, no de ustedes. Su compasión es falsa, ustedes quien defienden el desmembramiento de bebés vivos en el vientre.

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More Anti-Family Legislation Approved by State Lawmakers
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 14:30:04 +0000

The regular session of the Illinois General Assembly ended at midnight on May 31st. When that deadline passed, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) called for a Special Session of the Illinois House in order to finish what they started--namely the expansion of immorality, exploitation of citizens with new fees and taxes, and irresponsible spending of state government. They finished "business" on Sunday.

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Offending Christians: The Bladensburg Cross Case
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 11:00:11 +0000

One of the major U.S. Supreme Court decisions we’ll soon hear about is the Bladensburg cross case. This is the case in which secularists are demanding the removal of a large cross that memorializes veterans in the town of Bladensburg, Maryland because the cross resides on public property.

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Why Prayer is Key for Illinois
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 22:31:15 +0000

Tim Moore from Springfield Right to Life says Christians should be praying not only for the end of abortion, but for individual cases, and employees in the industry. He also challenges pro-lifers to volunteer and/or financially support pregnancy care centers and life advocacy groups.…

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Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth? No.
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 09:00:19 +0000

The theory that people are “born gay” has been used to argue that sexual orientation is similar to race—that “gay is the new black.” Based largely on this premise, the proposed “Equality Act,” which is currently under consideration in Congress, would treat sexual orientation exactly like race under federal civil rights laws. But is it true that sexual orientation is determined at (or before) birth?

The biological purpose of sex is reproduction, and natural sexual reproduction only occurs in opposite-sex relationships. So in one sense, everyone who is born with a normal reproductive system is physiologically “oriented” toward …

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Chicago Tribune Promotes Destructive Deviance–Again
Sat, 01 Jun 2019 09:00:12 +0000

On Thursday Heidi Stevens, the Chicago Tribune’s foolish lifestyle writer, wrote in glowing terms about a noxious new Gillette razor ad that features trans” -activist Samson Bonkabantu Brown, a young woman who pretends to be a young man, getting a face-shaving tutorial from her father. Stevens views the science-denying ad that implicitly affirms the chemical sterilization and surgical mutilation of children as evolutionary, helpful, and powerful. And here I thought we were supposed to love our bodies just as they are.

On the very same day, arts and entertainment writer (the Trib uses the words

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2019 Session Recap and Perspective
Sat, 01 Jun 2019 04:25:58 +0000

If you follow politics and public policy at all, you know well the saying, "elections have consequences." Well, during this most recent General Assembly session (January-May), and especially the last two weeks, we have seen those consequences in spades, as super majorities in both the Illinois Senate and Illinois House passed far-reaching agenda items that can only be described extreme, duplicitous, and destructive.

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Evangelist Franklin Graham Calls for Day of Prayer
Thu, 30 May 2019 23:00:32 +0000

Reverend Franklin Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, posted a message on Facebook and sent an email to his social media followers requesting they dedicate Sunday, June 2, as a day of prayer for President Donald Trump. Two hundred and fifty Christian leaders quickly responded by signing the proclamation, including three former presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention (the largest Protestant denomination in America) and the general superintendent of the Assemblies of God.

The proclamation reads:

“We the undersigned are calling for June 2 to be a special Day of Prayer for the President

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Illinois Senate Passes Legal Weed
Thu, 30 May 2019 12:00:11 +0000

The Illinois Senate approved the so-called  “Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act” (HB 1438 Senate Amendment 2) late yesterday by a vote of 38–17 with two voting present and two not voting. This bill now moves to the Illinois House for consideration. We have been told that Governor Pritzker has been making personal calls to lawmakers, promising them favors for their yes vote.

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