Category: Marriage, Family & Culture

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

Leftists Whipping Themselves Into a Jacobin Frenzy

Written by David Limbaugh

There’s no question that animosity exists on both sides of the political spectrum, but have you noticed how personal it has become for many on the left?

It is disturbing how intolerant and filled with rage leftist extremists have become, and how many more people are falling into the category of leftist extremism.

But what concerns me as much as this pattern of ill will and abuse from leftists is that it is unchecked by their peers and often applauded.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Erwin Lutzer Answers Audience Questions

Written by Benjamin Smith

As March draws to a close, Illinois Family Spotlight turns to the Q&A session from Dr. Erwin Lutzer’s presentation at a recent IFI forum, “When the State Becomes God Christian Life in Exile.”

Dr. Lutzer fields questions on civil disobedience, legality vs. morality, the importance of language, compassion and immigration, “tolerance,” and much more. Be sure to listen to hear the wonderful encouragement Pastor Lutzer has for the Church today and, to glean more of Pastor Lutzer’s biblical insight and godly wisdom, read his legacy book, “The Church in Babylon.”


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Liberalism Is Dehumanizing

Written by David Limbaugh

Liberal ideology is rife with inconsistencies, but none is greater than how its supposedly animating motivation — human compassion — is contradicted by its devaluation of human life.

Liberals have long claimed superior compassion and demonized conservatives as being uncaring. This has always been untrue while superficially appearing to be true, and liberals have evangelized countless young minds with this seductive canard.

It’s difficult to convince embryonic liberal activists that individual liberals may be compassionate but their governing ideology and the inevitable consequences of their policies are not.… Continue Reading

No, We’re Not All Socialists Now

Written by Jerry Newcombe

[Recently], the New York Post had an editorial about how many millennials embrace “socialism,” while not really knowing what it means:  “Millennials — ignorant of socialism’s appalling economic and human-rights history — increasingly embrace socialism and its naively unrealistic prescriptions for ending all human want.”

I’m reminded of a college student who wrote his dad: “Dear Dad, No mon. No fun. Your son.”

His dad wrote back: “Too bad. So sad. Your Dad.”

The Post points out that a majority of Democrats view socialism positively—yet the very same poll finds them in favor of small business and free enterprise.  … Continue Reading

Hate Crime Hoaxes: The Bad and the Good

Written by Walter WIlliams

Jussie Smollett, “Empire” actor, claimed that on Jan. 29, two masked men identifying themselves as Donald Trump supporters and using racial and homophobic insults attacked him. Smollett said the assailants yelled “This is MAGA country,” bashed his face, crushed his ribs, splashed him with bleach and put a noose around his neck. Smollett’s telling of the hate crime was gobbled up hook, line and sinker by the anti-Trump news media, but Chicago police say it was a hoax.… Continue Reading

Yes, Mr. Commenter, Freedom Only Works for Moral and Religious People

Written by Peter Heck

Without public morality, government must grow.
When government grows, freedoms contract. Freedom requires morality.

There’s a commonly understood, even if unspoken, rule for most opinion columnists, and that is: don’t read the comment section. It’s not that those forums can’t ever produce good thoughts or insightful observations. It’s that those sections are far more often havens for nameless trolls who are far more interested in name-calling and pejoratives than in seriously engaging the argument being made.… Continue Reading

Definitions of Socialism Broaden as Support for Capitalism Drops, Gallup Research Shows

Written by Wendy Wilson

Americans today are less likely to define socialism as government ownership of the means of  production and more likely to describe it in relation to equality or government benefits and social services, according to a new Gallup poll conducted in September.

Only seventeen percent of Americans in 2018 define socialism as government ownership of the means of production compared to twice that number in 1949 when Gallup first surveyed Americans on the term.… Continue Reading

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