Respect For Cops Has Increased. A Lot.


Written by Aaron Banler

A new poll shows that the despite the poisonous rhetoric from the Black Lives Matter crowd, respect for police officers has increased significantly over the past year.

A Gallup poll released on Monday found that 76 percent of Americans said they respected their local police officers “a great deal,” close to the all-time high of 77 percent in 1967. Gallup first started this particular survey in 1965.

Among political ideology, conservatives had the most respect for cops, at 85 percent. Self-described moderates and liberals were recorded at 72 percent and 71 percent, respectively. The results were similar among political parties: 86 percent of Republicans said they have “a great deal” of respect for cops, as did 75 percent of Independents and 68 percent of Democrats.

Across racial lines, whites had the most respect for cops at 80 percent, while 67 percent of nonwhites said they had “a great deal” of respect for cops.… Continue Reading

OB-GYN to Hillary Clinton: ‘No Medical Situation’ Requires Late-Term Abortion


Written by Samuel Smith

In response to Hillary Clinton‘s defense of partial-birth and late-term abortions at [last week’s] debate, a California obstetrician-gynecologist has reportedly taken to Facebook to decry the claim that third-trimester abortion is necessary to help save the life of the mother.

The Democratic presidential nominee defended her opposition to bans on late-term and partial-birth abortions by arguing that there are cases in which mothers and families are forced to make “the most heartbreaking, painful decisions” because they get news that the woman’s health may be in jeopardy.

As Clinton effectively supports a woman’s right to abort up until birth, she has defended her opposition to 20-week late-term abortion bans by saying that bans should only be put in place at the “very end” of the third trimester and should allow for health of the mother exceptions.

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Check Out The Best Online Voter Guide Before Voting!


Equipping Christian Conservatives to Vote Wisely

During the last presidential election, between 20-30 million Christian voters did not vote!  Many voters don’t feel they have access to factual information on the candidates. Many consider the information they do obtain to be marred by the candidate, big money, or the media. Illinois Family Action believes is the solution to that problem!

Is your candidate truly a reflection of your convictions and vision for the state and nation? may be the best asset and tool to guide you through the upcoming General Election.

The General Election is Tuesday, November 8th.  Hotly contested races include Presidential, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and Illinois House and Senate.

Compare candidates’ answers on over 20 survey questions like religious liberty, life, immigration, defense, and even the candidate’s spiritual beliefs.  … Continue Reading

Emails Revealed: Anti-Catholic and Anti-Evangelical Bigotry


Written by John Biver

Wikileaks has made a large contribution to the information war this election season.

The much admired Princeton Professor Robert George had this to say about the recently revealed emails from Wikileaks:

…I can’t say I’m surprised by the noxious anti-Catholic bigotry contained in emails exchanged between leading progressives, Democrats and Hillary Clinton operatives. These WikiLeaks-published emails confirm what has been evident for years. Many elites, having embraced secular progressivism as not merely a political view but a religion, loathe traditional faiths that refuse to yield to its dogmas.

Here is C.C. Pecknold writing at National Review in an article titled, “The Progressives’ Plot to Change Catholicism”:

The e-mail leaks are disturbing.

There has been much talk of a ‘Post-Christian’ America lately. All these wonderful Pew studies keep the theme of Christian decline ever before us.

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2016 General Election Endorsements


The November 8th General Election is just around the corner! Prior to going to the polls, make sure that you know where your candidates stand on life, natural marriage (one man/one woman), and religious freedom.  Please take a moment to check out IFA’s online voter guide at:

As in every election cycle, we have the blessing of being part of something that’s extraordinary, which most of the world can only dream of doing. We get to participate in self-government by casting our vote for local, state and federal officials. While some people claim that this is a wonderful privilege, we submit to you that it is much more than a privilege.  It’s an phenomenal responsibility and it’s a stewardship issue.

Illinois Family Action’s board members Dr. Barbara Bellar, Richard Hartian, Pastor John Kirkwood, Jan Klaas, Pastor Calvin Lindstrom, Pastor James Pittman, and Executive Director of IFA and IFA-pac David E.… Continue Reading

Candidate Endorsement Guides


Who endorses the candidates can be just as helpful as knowing where they stand on the issues – especially when the candidates refuse to respond to pro-life and pro-family candidate questionnaires.

See who’s endorsed them!

Click HERE for the presidential and federal office Endorsement Guide.

Click HERE for the state candidate Endorsement Guide.

Click HERE for Cook County Judges and various county candidates.

–> For more great election information, check out our online voter guide at:

–> Congressional District (2-sided) handouts of the IFI Voter Guide can be found HERE.

–> Download this IFA BULLETIN INSERT for your church, friends and neighbors.

–> Pray! Please intentionally pray for our state/nation during this election cycle. Learn more HERE & HERE.

As Christians in this great nation, it is our duty to elect into office men and women who share our values — the uniquely Judeo-Christian values upon which this nation was founded.… Continue Reading

Ahead of Elections, U.S. Congress Approval at 18%

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Written by Justin McCarthy

With less than a month to go before the U.S. congressional elections, 18% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. This rating has been low for some time, and has not cracked 25% since 2009.

Congressional Job Approval Ratings: 2009-2016

The latest figure, from an Oct. 5-9 Gallup poll, represents Americans’ final job approval rating of Congress before the November elections, and is similar to the ratings found in final pre-election polls in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, when Congress approval ranged between 18% and 21%.

Republicans Remain Least Approving of Congress

Supporters of the majority party in Congress tend to rate the institution more favorably than do supporters of the minority party, but the GOP bucked the trend when its supporters’ approval did not improve after the party took the second chamber of Congress in 2014.… Continue Reading

Voter Fraud: A Battlefield That Cannot Be Surrendered

Written by John Biver
First a bit of news from Western Journalism. In one of his typically difficult to watch and listen to comments, President Barack Obama had this to say about those warning about voter fraud:

It happens to be based on no facts. Every expert, regardless of political party, regardless of ideology, conservative or liberal, who has examined these issues in a serious way will tell you that instances of significant voter fraud are not to be found.

Here is one expert — former voting section attorney at the Department of Justice J. Christian Adams:

[W]e have 4 million ineligible and dead voters on American voter rolls, according to the Pew Charitable Trust. That’s too many and it’s going to affect the election.

You can watch a clip of his interview on the Fox News Network here.… Continue Reading

Marijuana Myths


On this week’s podcast:  Ed Ronkowski once again joins Monte Larrick and Dave Smith to shed some light on pressing questions about marijuana and its legal status. Mr. Ronkowski dispels the common misunderstanding that marijuana crowds prisons, and the panel discusses the idea marijuana is “not that bad,” whether medicinal marijuana is an acceptable medical option, and how Illinois is currently facing the marijuana question.

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2016 Election Exposes Evangelical Divides


Written by Bob Smietana

Americans with evangelical beliefs share a great deal in common. They trust in Jesus alone, evangelize their neighbors, and believe the Bible is the final authority in their lives.

But when it comes to voting, race and political affiliation still divide evangelicals, according to a survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research taken before the second presidential debate.

Overall, fewer than half (45 percent) of those with evangelical beliefs who plan to vote support Donald Trump, according to the survey. A third (31 percent) say they will vote for Hillary Clinton. Fifteen percent are undecided. One in 10 (9 percent) support a third-party candidate.


White Americans with evangelical beliefs favor Trump (65 percent) over Clinton (10 percent). Sixteen percent are undecided. Eight percent plan to vote for Gary Johnson.… Continue Reading

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