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Jan
2018
January 19, 2018
IFI Staff
by Curt Smith, President, IFI I hate crime. You hate crime. We all hate crime, which is why we use the power of the state to prosecute and lock up criminals.  Given this consensus, then, why is the Indiana General Assembly again debating so-called ‘hate-crimes’ legislation?   The short answer is the LGBTQ community seeks to politicize the criminal code to elevate its legal status. Indeed, one bill before the Legislature requires that crimes against LGBTQ citizens include five added years of jail time. Let’s...
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20
Dec
2017
December 20, 2017
IFI Staff
Last week, the Ohio Senate passed legislation which would “prohibit a person from attempting to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman who is seeking the abortion because an unborn child has or may have Down Syndrome.” The legislation still needs to be signed by Governor John Kasich, who indicated in a 2015 CNN interview that he would gladly sign legislation like the bill passed by the state legislature.   “A prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome should not mean a death sentence,” said Mike Gonidakis,...
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14
Dec
2017
December 14, 2017
IFI Staff
The United States has a long history of honoring parental rights. But these rights are slowly being chipped away at as the push continues to affirm and celebrate gender dysphoria among children.   LifeSiteNews is reporting that the Portland School Board in Portland, Maine, recently passed new policies prohibiting teachers from telling parents “if their children identify as transgender unless the children allow them to do so.”   Under the new set of policies, teachers must also attend comprehensive transgender...
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06
Dec
2017
December 6, 2017
IFI Staff
Did you see the president’s address at the National Christmas Tree Lighting last Thursday? In their first tree lighting ceremony as residents of the White House, the president and first lady welcomed in the Christmas season at President’s Park, where the National Christmas Tree is displayed. President Trump’s address, which followed the tree lighting, is being praised for its unambiguous references to the indispensable role of families in maintaining a happy and healthy society, the importance of Christmas, and the influence...
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