Category: Marriage, Family & Culture

Prostitution and Abortion: The Exploitation of Women and Children

Written by Abigail Moreno-Riano

Earlier this year, the state of New York legalized abortion up until birth, and the governor and abortion activists then proceeded to celebrate this loss of life as a joyous occasion. Now, another crisis of human dignity was narrowly averted after New York came close to passing the first ever complete decriminalization of prostitution.

While Nevada is the only other state to legalize forms of prostitution, New York’s bill is the most extensive bill that has ever been introduced, and as these authors noted, “would only turn mostly women and girls into ‘commodities to be bought and sold.’” Thankfully, this bill has been tabled for now, but there is no doubt that pro-prostitution activists will continue to push for more decriminalization legislation in the future.… Continue Reading

The Left Stokes Racist Flames and Demonizes Millions

Written by Dr. Michael Brown

It is insidious to watch the left do its dirty work of demonization. It starts with a narrative constructed on false accusations and misleading innuendos. Then, the narrative is repeated enough until it becomes accepted truth. Finally, wider conclusions are drawn from it, casting ugly aspersions on the innocent.

In the current iteration, the narrative began with accusations that President Donald Trump was a white supremacist and racist, fueled by selective quotes from his Charlottesville press conference.

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The War On Cops

Written by Gary Bauer

Remember a few weeks ago when videos went viral of people dousing New York City police officers with water while onlookers cheered their approval?  It was pointed out that this would inevitably lead to more violence against cops.

Well, this weekend that warning came true as a cop-hating mob erupted in taunts and violence against police who were patrolling their New York City neighborhood. At one point, people even began throwing objects off of buildings onto the police.… Continue Reading

The Same People Who Pushed Early Release For Gun Felons Now Want to Take Guns Without Due Process

Written by Daniel Horowitz

For every person who fits the profile of the El Paso shooter, there are likely thousands who fit the profile of Maurice Hill, the man arrested for shooting six cops in north Philadelphia [last week]. Based on a quick look at court documents from Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, Hill has a rap sheet dating back to 2001 that includes charges for illegal gun possession, drugs, driving offenses, assault, burglary, theft, robbery, kidnapping, and attempted murder.… Continue Reading

Classical Liberalism Is The Answer To The Absurdity of Our Times

Written by Dr. Everett Piper

Today we are in the midst of a cultural crisis where it seems that the one thing the left and the right can agree on is that our nation no longer enjoys a binding “cult” of ideological unity, common cause, common sense, i.e. sense that is common.

Many leaders of the public square seem content to elevate tolerance as the country’s only remaining virtue. But, in the same breath, it is these same cultural high priests who are then quick to make it clear that our intolerance is intolerable and that you and I should be excluded under their banner of inclusion.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: “The Sanity of Insurrection” by Pastor Doug Wilson

Written by Benjamin Smith

This edition of IFA Spotlight features Pastor Douglas Wilson. His presentation at the March 2019 Worldview Conference on “Trans” Ideology is simply amazing. His talk, is not limited to the transgender issue, however; it covers the culture war as a whole.

The Reverend Douglas Wilson is a conservative reformed and evangelical theologian, pastor at Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, faculty member at New Saint Andrews College, and prolific author and speaker.… Continue Reading

Jesters, ‘Hypokrites,’ Actors & Actresses

Written by Nicholas J. Stojakovich

The next time a Hollywood actor or actress tries to persuade or impress you with their profound knowledge and insights on political or world affairs, keep a few things in mind.

Never forget that the word “actor” comes from the Greek word “hypokrites,” which means “an actor” or “a stage player.”

Of course, many actors and actresses throughout history and today are incredibly gifted, and have created and will continue to create memorable stage plays and films that impact society for good.… Continue Reading

Voters Rate Political Corruption as America’s Biggest Crisis

Written by Scott Rasmussen

Fifty-three percent of voters believe political corruption is a crisis in the United States, while another 36 percent believe it is a significant problem but not a crisis.

That’s consistent with other ScottRasmussen.com polling data showing that 87 percent of voters nationwide believe corruption is widespread in the federal government. Solid majorities believe there is also corruption in state (70 percent) and local (57 percent) government.

The belief that our nation has a political corruption crisis is shared by 53 percent of women, 52 percent of men, 51 percent of white voters, 55 percent of black and Hispanic voters, 54 percent of rural voters, 53 percent of suburban voters and 52 percent of urban voters.

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Drafting Jesus for Unholy Purposes

Written by Robert Knight

The question is often raised:  Who is Jesus?

As C.S. Lewis wrote, the Gospels leave no gray area:  Either Jesus was God Incarnate or a madman for claiming to be so.  Merely being “a good teacher” doesn’t cut it.

The New Testament says that Jesus is not only the Jews’s long-awaited Messiah but the Son of God, who was sacrificed for the sins of the whole world, rose from the dead and grants eternal life to all who believe in Him.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Pastor Doug Wilson on the Church, Culture and Courage

Written by Benjamin Smith

Our guest on this edition of Spotlight is Pastor Doug Wilson of Moscow, Idaho. Pastor Wilson recently spoke at the fifth annual IFI Worldview Conference which focused on “trans” ideology. He joins Monte Larrick and David Smith to discuss the cultural/creation mandate, the genesis of worldliness, socialism (especially as it relates to the decline and failure of public schools), the value of a classical, Christian education and the growing LGBTQ agenda in government schools, appropriate responses to liberal overreach and civil disobedience.… Continue Reading

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