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Queer Magic?

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sent out an email celebrating “Pride Month” with their new line of merchandise, prominently featuring hats, stickers, and posters with the phrase “Queer Magic” – whatever that is. Take a look below:

As you know, the ACLU is just one of many organizations and institutions who are trying very hard to force us to conform to the sin of this world. There are very few organizations like Indiana Family Institute who boldly and openly stand for biblical truth in love to a broken and perverse culture. Right now is the perfect time for each of us to take a closer look at where we’re spending our money and whether those organizations support or defy God’s Word. Perhaps it’s time for us to change the focus of our charitable giving before our country is known more for “Queer Magic” than being the land of the free and the home of the brave.

If you’re tired of seeing our culture promote and invest in the wickedness of the LGBT agenda, please consider backing IFI in our efforts to promote biblical values in the public square. It is not an easy fight, and we need your support.

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Listen to IFI’s Podcast hosted by The Good Citizen Project

6/13/24

Did you know IFI has a weekly podcast with discussions ranging from the homelessness crisis in America to religious freedom around the world? The podcast is hosted by IFI’s General Counsel and Director of the Church Ambassador Network, Josh Hershberger, who founded the Good Citizen Project to equip church leaders and other committed Christians to be Biblical citizens in an increasingly divided America. 

The podcast focuses on answering this question: “What should we do now?” and provides listeners with the information, tips and examples they need to do the hard work of Christian citizenship in their city, state and nation.   

Below are a few timely episodes to introduce you to the podcast:

Thoughts on Trump’s Conviction

Does Trump’s felony conviction in the business records case in New York change the moral analysis about Trump? How should Christian citizens think through this case and the moral and political implications? Here are four reflections:

  1. Trump’s character (or lack thereof) matters.
  2. This case was a novel and questionable legal experiment.
  3. This legal conviction does not significantly change the moral equation (see #1 and #2).
  4. The Constitution is creaking.

How to Respond to Pride Month; The Curious Rise of the Religious Left

Now that we are in the midst of June, Christians often wonder about how they should respond to Pride Month. In this podcast, Josh offers three thoughts. He also the culture war in the United States and how it has, to a large degree, been a contest between the religious right and a more secular left. Here is an analysis of this development and what it means for Christian citizenship moving forward:

  1. The religious left is not new.
  2. The religious left is rising.
  3. The religious left is curious.
  4. The religious left leaves us with a choice.

The Biblical Worldview Crisis in the Church and How to Respond with David Closson

Just 43% of adult churchgoers in the United States claim to have a biblical worldview. Extensive testing through the American Worldview Inventory indicates that just 6% of the adult population in the US actually has one. These statistics, taken from a recent worldview survey conducted by George Barna for Family Research Council, evidence a startling worldview crisis in the church and (no surprise) in American culture generally. In this episode, Josh discusses these statistics with David Closson and explores how those trends can motivate and focus discipleship efforts.

We hope you’ll listen to these episodes and subscribe to The Good Citizen Podcast on your streaming platform of choice –  Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, or Amazon Music.

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Recap: Hoosier Leadership Series’ Statehouse Day

6/5/24

Last month, the Hoosier Leadership Series met at the Indiana Statehouse to get a behind the scenes look at Governance – the theme of the class. The agenda was packed with interesting and educational speakers, from Comptroller Elise Nieshalla, who welcomed the class and explained Indiana’s unique financial situation, to Graham Renbarger, the Legislative Director for Indiana’s division of Americans for Prosperity, who spoke about accountability and vision in the legislative process.

The day also included an exercise in learning how a bill really becomes a law, and exploring the nuances of passing a bill even with a supermajority. B23 Strategies led the class in a leadership assessment where class members were invited to explore more about their leadership styles, which they will continue to build on throughout the course at each monthly meeting. 

To wrap up an excellent day, Senator John Crane gave the class a behind the scenes look at the Indiana Senate, how governance actually happens, and talked more about the importance of strong leadership. 

As always, we are incredibly grateful for our sponsors, who help make the Hoosier Leadership Series possible: B23 Strategies, Vertical Immersive, Americans for Prosperity, Adler Law Firm, Ash and Oak, and Samaritan Ministries.

If you’re interested in taking part in next year’s Hoosier Leadership Series, you can apply here, or email HLS Direct Valerie Swack with any questions: valerie@hoosierfamily.org. This class is an excellent way to learn how to apply your faith in a more effective way within the public square. We highly encourage you to consider participating next year!

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