Illinois Family Institute Week In Review Online Newsletter: June 20, 2015

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June 20, 2015
Cartoon of the Week
Blessed are the Persecuted
Top Recommendations
JONAH Trial: Expert Witness for SPLC Concedes Sexual Orientation is Fluid and Can Change
Written by Christopher Doyle
This Monday marked the second full week of testimony in the “Trial of the Century”, pitting Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), a small, New Jersey-based Jewish non-profit organization, against the $340 million dollar Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).READ MORE
Jenner, Dolezal, and Teenager Caden Boone
Written by Laurie Higgins
Through their foolishness, selfishness, and arrogance, “progressives” are responsible for the harm being done to children, teens, the family, the church, the First Amendment, and what’s left of American culture.

Professor Robert George on SCOTUS and Marriage
Written by Monte Larrick
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will soon issue a ruling on same-sex “marriage.” In the video below, Princeton University Professor Robert P. George tells IFI that Christiansshould be in prayer about the Justices’ decision

3 Things You Need to Know About Marriage and the Supreme Court
Written by Ryan T. Anderson
Later this month The Supreme Courtis expected to issue its ruling on state marriage laws. Here are the three most important things you need to know about the case, and what to do after the Court rules.READ MORE
Action Alerts
AFA joins Graham in call to withdraw from Wells Fargo

Written by Chris Woodward
A prominent pro-family organization has joined a widely respected evangelist in calling for Christians to close their Wells Fargo bank accounts. Last month, Wells Fargo released a commercial video featuring two lesbians preparing to adopt a little girl.


Week in Review
Written by Thomas Sowell
The political left has come up with a new buzzword: “micro-aggression.” Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially warned against saying such things as “America is the land of opportunity.” Why?READ MORE
How Does Gay ‘Marriage’ Hurt Us? Here’s How.
Written by Eric Metaxas
Christians are often asked by gay activists why they oppose same-sex “marriage.” “How does our marriage hurt you?” they ask. Well, I can think of one significant way it will hurt us: It will destroy religious freedom and free speech rights.READ MORE
Things That Make You Say, “Huh?”
Written by Micah Clark
According to a recent study in the American Public Health Journal, kids who identify as “LGBTQ” are not only getting pregnant, even though they claim to identify with sexual behaviors which are non-procreative same-sex interactions, they are getting pregnant at MORE THAN TWICE the rate of their heterosexual peers!

What’s Behind the Decline in Abortions Across the US
Written by Chuck Donovan
Abortion rates continue to drop nearly everywhere in the United States-and by impressive amounts. The Associated Press reported last week on a new survey of state health agencies that found abortions in 45 states had fallen by 12 percent since 2010.READ MORE
You Will Be Assimilated
Written by Jonathan V.Last
You may recall Brendan Eich. The cofounder and CEO ofMozillawas dismissed from his company in 2014 whenitwas discovered that, six years earlier, he had donated $1,000 to California’s Proposition 8 campaign. That ballot initiative, limiting marriage to one man and one woman, passed with a larger percentage of the vote in California than Barack Obama received nationally in 2012.

How Can Christian Organizations Protect Their Religious Freedom From Gay Marriage, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Challenges? Russell Moore and Legal Group Offer Guidance
Written by Napp Nazworth
The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and Alliance Defending Freedom published legal guidance to help Christian groups prepare for the religious freedom challenges likely to result from sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination ordinances, and the legalization of gay marriage.READ MORE
Trans-Gendered, Trans-Raced, Trans-Abled, Trans-Aged, Trans-Specied Solipsists
Written by Laurie Higgins
Once more for the hard of hearing or weak of understanding: The athlete formerly known as Bruce is not now norevercan be a woman. Further, it is the apex of cruelty and ignorance to pretend along with him that he is.

Upcoming Events
IFI Fall Banquet with Douglas Wilson and Anthony Esolen
Mark your calendars for September 18th, 2015 for the largestpro-familygatheringin the state, as Illinois Family Institute presents: The2015IFI Faith, Family, and Freedom Banquet with Douglas Wilson andAnthonyEsolen.

Life after Trafficking with U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren
U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) announced he will host a 14th Congressional District Forum on “Life after Trafficking: Reintegrating Survivors of Human Trafficking Back into our Communities.” Taking place on Monday, June 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. CTinGurnee, the event will highlight stories of hope for survivors of human trafficking and sex slavery…

Call 2 Fall
On Sunday, June 28, 2015, a growing number of faithful Christians will be on their knees across America, praying for our nation. To join this movement, visit and click “I’m in.”










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