Category: IFA News

UPDATE: Matching Challenge Extended!

Matching Challenge Deadline Extended to March 10th!

Year after year the anti-family, left-wing organizations devote massive amounts of time, energy and money to promote their agenda in our legislature, media and schools. Our values–the commonsense values of those in our state who believe in the importance of a mother and a father to a child, in the sanctity of human life, in the value of religious freedom–are often dismissed and ridiculed by political leftists. That is because our opponents have spent the last forty years organizing, funding and activating a powerful lobbying machine to embolden them.Continue Reading

February Matching Challenge Update

I am glad to be able to share some good news with you regarding the $20,000 matching challenge I wrote about earlier this month. The response to this annual matching challenge has been slower than we had hoped, but we are making progress toward our goal of raising a total of $40,000 before the end of the month.

We still need to raise a little more than $14,000 over the next two days in order to realize the full matching challenge.… Continue Reading

February Matching Challenge for IFA

I am pleased to announce that in an effort to help Illinois Family ACTION raise $40,000 by the end of February, two generous donors have offered to match donations to IFI all the way up to $20,000! So between now and the end of this month, you can double the impact of your giving!

Last year, a handful of legislative votes stood between pro-family policies and further cultural decay in Springfield. If we had had the support of only three more pro-life lawmakers in the Illinois House, your tax dollars would not be paying for abortions today.… Continue Reading

A Very Merry Christmas!

We hope your days and weeks leading up to Christmas Day have been filled with opportunities for rich worship and contemplation of the enormity of what Jesus Christ’s first coming means to you in this life and what His second coming will mean for you in eternity.  Such reflection may be aided by thoughtful reading of Scriptures and devotionals that speak of the Lord’s Advent, joyful singing of carols and hymns that tell of the hope that we have in Emmanuel, God with us, as well as prayers of gratitude and praise that in the fullness of time, God sent forth His Son.… Continue Reading

Social Media Tools For Social Conservatives!

Written by Tami Jackson

In 2012, Barack Obama was running for a second term for President of the United States. The U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, had been attacked by Islamic terrorists. United States Ambassador Chris Stevens, IMO Sean Smith, and CIA Contractors and former Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were all killed in the attack. Yet, the White House and State Department, under the lead of Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, lied repeatedly about the nature and cause of the attack.… Continue Reading

Higgins Responds to Reader’s Concerns

Written by David E. Smith

I recently asked Laurie Higgins, the cultural affairs writer for the Illinois Family Institute, to join me in a podcast. In this episode of Illinois Family Spotlight, we discuss Laurie’s satirical, sarcastic and sassy style of writing, which makes some people uncomfortable. Unfortunately, there are even some who go so far as to say that it is unbiblical or not Christ-like. I understand where this is coming from, but I think it is often misapplied or too often used as an excuse to remain silent.… Continue Reading

2016 General Election Endorsements

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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.… Continue Reading

Presenting IFA’s New Podcast

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Written by David E. Smith

We are excited to announce a new Illinois Family Action (IFA) feature: podcasting! For those who are unfamiliar, a podcast is simply a digital audio recording that is easily listened to and shared with others through a computer or smart phone. Podcasts are a convenient and popular way to reach, educate, and connect with an audience.

Our podcast, Illinois Family Spotlight, will be a weekly podcast that provides analysis of and commentary on political and cultural events and issues.… Continue Reading

Can You Help Us?

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Dear IFA Friends,

I am reluctantly coming to you to ask you for your financial help, but I need to ask you: Will you consider an online donation of $15 or more to support the work of Illinois Family Action (IFA)?

Five members of the Illinois Family organization are going to the Illinois Republican Party convention this weekend, not only to promote our pro-life, pro-family, pro-marriage message, but to defend the current Platform from liberal attempts to weaken the life and marriage planks. … Continue Reading

IFA in Springfield TONIGHT: “Agenda 2: Masters of Deceit”

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When:  Thursday, April 28th
Where:  iWorshipCenter (map)
Time:  6:30 PM

Written by David E. Smith

After Curtis Bowers, a former Idaho state representative, wrote a letter to the editor about the drastic changes in America’s culture, it became the feature story on the evening news, people protested at the Capitol, and for weeks the local newspapers were filled with responses.

He realized then that he’d hit on something. So, he began to investigate and found an abundance of evidence proving how the Left is advancing a “progressive” socialist agenda.… Continue Reading

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