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An Inquiry into Reparations: Who will pay Whom?

Written by Edward R. Straka, MA

At first blush, one may think that “reparations” are entirely something that has arisen with the context of 21st century American politics, but this is incorrect. The legal concept has been around for quite some time going back centuries here in America and even further in other countries.

Yet to simplify our current discussion, we will focus on the American examples of it, and future demands for it. Equally, we will define it to get our terms correct:


A repairing or keeping in repair

B reparations plural REPAIRS

2 a the act of making amends, offering expiation, or giving satisfaction for a wrong or injury

bsomething done or given as amends or satisfaction[i]

Historically, the first example of “reparations” in America was in the year 1773 and involved a kidnapping case of one man (white) and another man (molatto).… Continue Reading

Sanctuary Cities and NGOs: Follow the MONEY! (Part II)

Written by Nancy Hayes

According to a recent report from WBEZ Chicago, there were unprecedented record numbers of illegals apprehended at the southwest border in the last week of December 2023. In fact, it was reported in the last five days of December alone that over 50,000 illegals crossed our southwest border.

One might ask: when did we decide it would be good for the U.S. to become the number one WELFARE COUNTRY in the world?… Continue Reading

When Heaven and Nature Sing: The Wonders of God’s Love

Written by Robert Knight

At Christmastime, we’re surrounded by sights and sounds that remind us not only that God loves us but also all of his creation. It was Psalm 98 that sent the English poet Isaac Watts to his desk in 1719 to pen one of the most beloved hymns of all time, “Joy to the World.”

The psalm begins with a celebration about singing to the Lord a “new song.” Midway through, it says:

All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.Continue Reading



Illinois Family Action would like to wish all of our friends a very Merry Christmas!! Enjoy this special time of the year with your families.

Below I’ve included a Christmas essay by Chicago Pastor Thorin Anderson that proclaims the good news of our Savior, Jesus Christ, yet at the same time reminds us that the world is far from being ready to accept the Truth, that we all are sinners in need a Savior.… Continue Reading

Traitorous Pat Brady Heads Deeper Into Darkness

Written by David E. Smith

The disgraced former Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, Pat Brady, has gone further to the dark side. In various media reports it has been revealed that the double-dealing Brady has joined the board of Personal PAC, a pro-abortion, pro-transgender organization. Their agenda is fixated on the destruction of innocent pre-born life and the chemical castration of confused young people. They seem to be obsessed with the devil’s war on human beings.… Continue Reading

Growing Fears of Government Weaponization

Written by David E. Smith

During a U.S. House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, U.S. Representative Victoria Spartz (R-IN) emphatically complained to Attorney General Merrick Garland that there is growing fear of government persecution among Americans, saying at one point, “It’s like KGB.”

In a subsequent Tweet later, she points out:

“As someone who grew up in the Soviet Union, I’m disturbed by the fact that so many hardworking Americans—including my constituents—are afraid of political persecution by our own government.”

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Church Attendance Continues To Decline

Written by Rev. Jason J. McGuire

According to The Atlantic, over the past 25 years, 40 million Americans have stopped attending church.

Professor Ryan Burge of Eastern Illinois University states that 45% of members of Generation Z (persons born in the 1990s or later) have no religious affiliation. On the basis of this fact and of other data, Professor Burge asserts that nearly one-third of America’s 350,000 churches are “‘on the brink of extinction’” and that thousands of churches will close in the next few decades.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Horace Cooper Shares A Hopeful Vision for the Future

Written by Ecce Verum

Is the American church dying or reviving? Is being black synonymous with being a progressive liberal? In this episode of the Illinois Family Spotlight podcast, Monte Larrick addresses these and other questions with Horace Cooper, who is currently the Chairman of the Project 21 National Advisory Board and formerly a law professor and senior counsel to a majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives.

As they explore the black community’s current position in America and assess the strengths and failings of the American church, Larrick and Cooper address topics ranging from Christian charity to the declining black support for the Democratic party.… Continue Reading

If You Think Christians Shouldn’t Be Involved in Politics, Please Consult Your Bible

Written by Paul Hurst

The Bible is filled with reasons for Christians to be involved in politics. This is especially true in America, where unlike many places around the globe, we still have a say in who leads our nation.

I found myself in 2 Kings, Chapter 23 recently. If you read it, you’ll see that a government official, with support of the grassroots, showed great leadership, as he called for a return to a foundation of honoring God, human dignity, and morality.… Continue Reading

Radical Groups Renewing Effort to “Reform” the U.S. Supreme Court

Written by Jorge Gomez

Are court packing and radical “court reform” making a comeback? A coalition of 30+ activist organizations relaunched an effort calling for “structural changes” to the U.S. Supreme Court.

They kicked off their “Just Majority” campaign this week in Boston alongside Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley. This is the first stop in a nationwide bus tour scheduled to end in late June in Washington.… Continue Reading