We Support Jerry Long for State Representative


Written by John Biver

As voters we can’t take our eyes off the ball this election season. The importance of flying the ‘W’ flag on election eve doesn’t just apply to the high profile races at the top of the ticket or for baseball teams. Illinois Family Action has not endorsed in either the presidential race or the U.S. Senate contest here in Illinois — but it has enthusiastically endorsed a candidate for state representative in your area.

The conservative candidate for state representative in the 76th district is Jerry Long, and as you can see at the Illinois Family Institute’s Voter Guide — as well as the Illinois Family Action ILVoterGuide.com, Jerry is exactly the kind of lawmaker we need more of in Springfield.

Jerry’s opponent represents another vote for the kind of policies that have made it more difficult for Illinois families to flourish.… Continue Reading

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 ILVoterGuide.com is the solution to that problem!

Is your candidate truly a reflection of your convictions and vision for the state and nation? ILVoterGuide.com 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: ILVoterGuide.com

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: ILVoterGuide.com

–> 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

IFA’s ILVoterGuide.com is Online!!


Written by David E. Smith

Illinois Family Action is excited to announce the best voting resource for the Illinois General Election – the IFA Voter Guide – now updated and available for your review!  Just log on at ILVoterGuide.com to get started.

This free online voter guide is an evaluation of candidates and includes a detailed summary of important information that will help inform you on where the candidates stand on important issues like religious liberty, natural marriage, and the sanctity of life.

We researched candidates based on a number of criterion and then rated them on a seven point scale from Very Liberal to Very Conservative.  The IFA Voter Guide also provides critical background information such as endorsements, donations to and from the candidate(s), candidate statements on the issues, and information from other sources.… Continue Reading

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