It’s no secret that families depend in many ways on the involvement of fathers. 

A striking illustration of this can be found in America’s prisons, where charitable groups donate greeting cards for inmates. Mother’s Day cards are quickly snatched up, while Father’s Day cards go unclaimed. Most of the inmates either had a bad relationship with their dads or never knew them. 
06.20.21
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06.19.21
Colorado baker Jack Phillips is a perpetual offender. He simply will not do. His offense? Unswervingly honoring his deeply held, and constitutionally protected, religious beliefs.

We've all heard of Phillips and his travails. Leftist bullies have been tormenting him for years, beginning in 2012, when the Colorado Civil Rights Commission targeted him for refusing to make a custom-designed cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding.
06.18.21
Once upon a time not so long ago, Loudoun County, Virginia, was the most conservative county in the Washington, D.C. metro area. 

An exurb outside the Beltway with a high-tech corridor rivaling California’s Silicon Valley, plus the Washington Football team’s headquarters and Dulles Airport, Loudoun’s sprawling suburbia is supplanting farmland like super-charged kudzu.  
06.17.21
Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3, of the U.S. Constitution requires legislative districts to be based upon an actual count of population every 10 years1.  The Illinois Constitution also requires this.

The procedure for drawing legislative districts prescribed by the Illinois Constitution is for the Legislature to complete a redistricting plan for legislative districts according to the new federal census, in the year following the census.
06.16.21
David Smith, executive director of IFA, and IFA board chairman Richard Hartian return to Illinois Family Spotlight as we wrap up our series on homeschooling. Joining them again for this final conversation is the well-spoken and delightful trio of Kenna and Eliana Hartian and Jenna Smith.
06.15.21
U.S. Representative Mary Miller is a freshman Congresswoman serving Illinois' 15th District at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. Her husband, Chris Miller, is a state representative who has serves in the Illinois General Assembly since 2019. They are a hardworking Christian couple who have raised seven children, operate a family ranch and farm, and are well-respected leaders in their local church and community. They are also the proud grandparents of 17 grandchildren.
06.12.21
June could be a critical month for religious freedom in America like never before. Over the next few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to release most of the decisions for its current term—including cases in which First Liberty is fighting to defend people of faith and religious organizations.
06.12.21
No matter how mentally diminished President Joe Biden is, you have to be horrified by who waits in the wings should he leave office before the expiration of his term.
06.11.21
Senate Bill 825 will soon be on it's way to Governor Pritzker's desk for his signature. It passed in the Illinois House by a vote of 72-46, and in the Illinois Senate by a vote of 41 - 18. If signed into law, it would make the following changes to the Illinois Election Code...
06.10.21
On June 1, 2021, Joe Biden used his bully pulpit to encourage Americans to stand proud in our nation’s march for what he called equality. “Pride stands for courage. [Pride] stands for justice, and most of all [pride] stands for love … Happy Pride Month!” the president tweeted.  
06.09.21