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Mar
2017
March 2, 2017
IFI Staff
It’s no secret that public schools aren’t always the best advocates for the First Amendment, but that didn’t keep one brave student from taking a stand against her high school’s administration. When administrators told Mary Carmen Zakrajsek, president of Carmel Teens for Life, that they removed her banner with a pro-life message in the Carmel High School cafeteria, she knew that the battle was about more than just the right to speak freely. It was a battle over worldview. "It definitely sparked a conversation,...
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23
Feb
2017
February 23, 2017
Ryan.McCann
    IFI Press Release              Mary Carmen Zakrajsek, the president of Carmel Teens for Life, and Curt Smith of the Indiana Family Institute, will hold a media availability at 2 p.m. today near Carmel High School immediately before the student group re-posts a banned banner inside the high school.   IFI supported the group in its dispute with the school and invited Mary Carmen to testify Monday on a student religious liberty bill before the Indiana General Assembly....
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10
Feb
2017
February 10, 2017
Curt.Smith
Indiana proudly proclaims itself the Crossroads of America, a fun appellation that the Interstate highway system and history confirms is fitting. But it may be time to change the welcome signs at our borders to proclaim Indiana as the Crossroads of American politics.  It seems all things political now lead to the Hoosier State.   First, Donald Trump won the primary here in May of 2016, vanquishing his last credible opponent.  We know in retrospect - because of the Presidential election exit polling -- that win meant Trump was...
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Nov
2016
November 17, 2016
Curt.Smith
It's a bit early, perhaps, to ask you to begin considering participating in IFI's leadership academy, but I thought I'd start now so that you'd have some time to ponder your participation. One reason I decided to write a bit earlier is you might consider signing up with a friend, colleague or someone you want to get some extra quality time with. Participating together would then be a "two-fer." This program enters its 12th year under the able leadership of Indiana State Sen-elect John Crane. He has taken it to the...
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