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CWA of Illinois Announces William J. Federer Event – SAVE THE DATE!

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 WILLIAM J. FEDERER will be in the Northern Illinois area OCTOBER 2 & 3! 

This is an event that you do not want to miss!  It will be two different programs at two different locations – October 2 in Rockford and October 3 in Cedarville (7 miles north of Freeport).  SAVE the DATES!

William Federer, American Historian, nationally known radio and television personality, presenter, best-selling author, CEO of Amerisearch, Inc. and the popular AmericanMinute.com will present two of his popular presentations:  ISLAM AND THE UNITED STATES… Lessons Learned from History & MIRACLES FROM AMERICA HISTORY.

1st Presentation:  (REVISED SCHEDULE)

Sunday, October 2, 2016
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. – Miracles in American History Part 1 & 2
6:00 p.m. – Islam and the U.S. – Lessons Learned from History
Faith Center International
4721 S. Main Street
Rockford, Illinois

2nd Presentation:

Monday, October 3, 2016
6:30 p.m. – Islam and the U.S. – Lessons Learned from History
(Desserts and Q & A Following)
Cedarville Community Center
450 West Washington
Cedarville, Illinois (7 miles north of Freeport – Route 26)

These historically-based programs are must-sees for all ages!

Relive America’s history and rejoice in the many times God has guided us through perilous times to win the victory!  Knowledge of America’s past should guide America’s future. Lessons not learned from history are apt to be repeated themselves.

Why not invite your family and friends?

“Those who are wise will take all this to heart; they will see in our history the faithful love of the Lord.” (Psalm 107:43)

“History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

Take Action:

  1. Encourage your friends, family and history buffs to take a walk through American history. Forward this e-alert now so they can save the date.
  2. Post the flyer on social media. Spread the word!
  3. Encourage your pastor to place a poster in your church, advertise the event in the bulletin and/or on their website.

 Please pray for:

  • A reawakening to understand American history and the foundations upon which our nation was built.
  • Strength to stand against those whose goal is to fundamentally change America as we know it through political correctness.
  • Revival in America.

Click here for 8 ½” x 11” flyer.  It can be used as a poster.  Print and distribute liberally.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

It takes many hands to make CWA of Illinois an effective organization. Contact me any time to find out how you can become involved in CWA of Illinois.  Consider donating by sending a check to the address below for click here to contribute now. Any amount is appreciated.

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois

1255 W. Empire
Freeport, IL 61032
director@illinois.cwfa.org
il.cwfa.org
(815) 297-2918

 

 

Gov. Rauner Signs Vile “Health Care Right of Conscience” Bill into Law

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This law forces physicians, hospitals, and crisis pregnancy centers to discuss the benefits of abortion and refer patients to abortion clinics.

 “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)

SB 1564, the Health Care Right of Conscience Bill is now law.

Despite valiant efforts by pro-life organizations, agencies, legislators, and citizens; Gov. Bruce Rauner deliberately signed the bill into law July 29, 2016 as an “in the face” to those opposing it. The bill would have automatically become law that very day without his signature, adding insult to injury. As a result of his vile act, physicians, hospitals as well as crisis pregnancy centers will be forced to discuss the benefits of abortion and refer the patient to a place where they can get an abortion.  Read it for yourself.  It truly is unbelievable.

Thankfully the Thomas More Society is taking up the case to overturn this law in court.

Gov. Bruce Rauner ran for office as a fiscal conservative with “no social agenda”.  Regrettably voters believed him.  He stands accountable to God Almighty for his decision to sign a bill into law that will potentially cause unborn babies to lose their lives.

Thank you for everyone who wrote letters, signed Witness Slips, e-mailed, and called the Governor to oppose the “Health Care Right of Conscience Bill”.

Please express your gratitude to those who stood boldly for life despite the immense opposition.

As Illinois appears to sink further and further into the abyss, remember, nothing is impossible for the Lord.  The government is upon His shoulders.  He is in command.  We must continue to stand and fight for the soul of America.  If God is for us, who can be against us?

“Be strong and courageous!  Don’t be afraid or discouraged … for there is a power far greater on our side!  We have the Lord our God to help us and fight our battles for us.” (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

Pray Requests:

  • Pray for the Thomas More Society regularly. Pray they will be successful in overturning SB 1564 in court.
  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in the lives of our Governor, his family, and Illinois Democrat lawmakers.
  • Pray the Church will rise up to publicly defend the lives of the unborn.
  • Pray at-risk mothers will choose life for their baby.
  • Pray for crisis pregnancy centers, pro-life doctors, etc. as they now must face the reality of disobeying their conscience. More importantly, the price of obeying God.  They will be living out Acts 5:19, sometimes, on a daily basis. “But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.”  Most of us will never face this kind of decision, when it comes to the law of the land, even once in our lifetime.  Pray for strength and courage for them and their families.

Action Item:

  • Contact those that stood bravely for life. Express your gratitude by giving them a call or sending them a note or email. View the list of that that voted for and against the bill hereHere is their contact information.  Contact as many as time allows.
  • Contact Gov. Rauner. Respectfully let him know of your immense disappointment in him signing SB 1564, even though it didn’t need his signature to become law.  Tell him that you see how his campaign statements like, “no social agenda” were nothing more than rhetoric.

It is a joy to fight these battles with you.

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois
director@illinois.cwfa.org
815-297-2918

Become involved in CWA of Illinois! Contact me today!

 

“In God We Trust” Is Recognized and Reaffirmed in Stephenson County

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Steph. Co. Board Chairman William Hadley - IN GOD WE TRUST BANNERJuly 30, 2016 is the 60th Anniversary of “In God We Trust” being signed into law as our national motto.  To recognize the anniversary, the Illinois Prayer Caucus encouraged all 102 County Boards and Commissions to recognize and reaffirm the national motto.

Many believe the phrase “In God We Trust” originated from the fourth stanza of The Star Spangled Banner penned by Francis Scott Key . . . “And this be our motto: In God is our trust.” “In God We Trust” was stamped on U.S. coins in 1864 and printed on paper currency in 1957.  The motto was made official through a joint resolution by the 84th Congress and signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower on July 30, 1956.

A big thank you goes to Chairman W. Hadley and members of the Stephenson County Board who not only passed a resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States, but the County Board also voted to hang a banner with the words “In God We Trust” on the front of the Stephenson County Courthouse.

If you live in the area, we encourage you to drive by the Stephenson County Courthouse in downtown Freeport to view the banner and take time to thank God for His blessings and providence over America.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 33:12

Take Action:

  • Please take a minute to thank the Stephenson County Board.  Simply e-mail Chairman William W. Hadley at whadley@co.stephenson.il.us.  We often only contact government officials when we are displeased.  It is just as important to thank them when we are pleased.  And, you can be sure that William W. Hadley is getting some kick back.  I’m sure he will appreciate the encouragement immensely.
  • Why not share the alert with your county board and county commissioner chairmen and encourage them to prominently display “In God We Trust” on their courthouse. Click HERE to contact them.

 Pray: Thank the Lord for the representation of this rich time-honored statement.  Pray other Illinois counties will recognize “In God We Trust” as well.

Tell Gov. Rauner to ‘VETO’ the Muslim American Advisory Council

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“Illinois to Create Official State Government Muslim Council”

 SB 574 – MUSLIM AMERICAN ADVISORY COUNCIL– http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=574&GAID=13&GA=99&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=84537&SessionID=88  is on Gov. Rauner’s desk.  If it becomes law, Illinois would become the first state with a law on the books that gives Muslims a formal voice in government.

The 21-volunteer member council

  • would be appointed by the governor and leaders in the House and Senate.
  • would advise the governor and the General Assembly on issues affecting Muslim Americans and immigrants, including relations between Illinois and Muslim-majority countries.
  • would serve as liaisons between state agencies and communities across Illinois through monthly meetings and two public hearings per year.

Members would serve two-year terms to advise in areas that include higher education, business, international trade, law, immigration and health care. Staff members from certain state agencies would serve as ex-officio members.

WHY VETO SB 574?

  1. There are no councils to represent the interests of other faiths in Illinois. SB 754 states: “Muslims are the third largest religious group in the State of Illinois after Roman Catholics and independent Evangelical Christians.”  Where are the councils to represent the other faiths?
  2. SB 574 violates Article One, Section three of the Illinois Constitution.

. . . No person shall be required to attend or support any ministry or place of worship against his consent, nor shall any preference be given by law to any religious denomination or mode of worship.

  1. Sharia Law is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution and every State Constitution.

“Muslims are the only immigrant group that comes to Western countries with a ready-made model of society and government (sharia) which they believe to be superior to what we have here, and they work to institute it”. – Pamela Geller

Tell Gov. Bruce Rauner to VETO this bill.  Without a VETO, SB 574 will become law.  He has 60 days, but could act sooner.

Prayer:

  • Pray that Gov. Rauner will ‘VETO’ the Muslim American Advisory Council.
  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in the lives of our Governor, his family, and the Illinois General Assembly.
  • Pray that the original intent of the Illinois U.S. Constitution will be upheld by lawmakers.

Action:

  • Contact Bruce Rauner. Strongly request that he VETO SB 574.
  • Urge your friends, family, and your church to contact Gov. Rauner. Tell him to ‘VETO’ SB 574.

 

The governor’s public comment lines are 217-782-0244 and 312-814-2121. They are not taking names and addresses – only tallies that they send to the governor at the end of each day.

Be strong and courageous!  Don’t be afraid or discouraged … for there is a power far greater on our side!  We have the Lord our God to help us and fight our battles for us.  2 Chronicles 32:7-8

Tell Gov. Rauner to VETO SB 1564 Which Would Force CPCs to Give – Abortion Referrals

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On Monday, June 20, SB 1564, the Health Care Right of Conscience Bill, was placed on Gov. Rauner’s desk.  If it becomes law, pro-life physicians, hospitals, and crisis pregnancy centers will be forced to discuss the “benefits” of abortion and refer the patient to a place where they can get an abortion.

Tell Gov. Bruce Rauner to VETO this bill.  Without a VETO, SB 1564 will become law within 60 days.

Rauner ran for office as a fiscal conservative with “no social agenda.”  We need to hold him to his word!

Prayer:

  • Pray fervently that Gov. Rauner will VETO the Health Care Right of Conscience Bill.
  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in the lives of our Governor, his family, and the Illinois General Assembly.
  • Pray babies are protected in the womb from those who want to murder them.

Action:

  • Contact Bruce Rauner. Respectfully, yet firmly, urge him to VETO SB 1564. The governor’s public comment lines are 217-782-0244 and 312-814-2121. They are not taking names and addresses – only tallies that they send to the governor at the end of each day.
  • Urge your friends, family, pregnancy centers, and your church to contact Gov. Rauner and ask him to VETO SB 1564.

Be strong and courageous!  Don’t be afraid or discouraged … for there is a power far greater on our side!  We have the Lord our God to help us and fight our battles for us!

“Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.”  (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

Yet Another Successful “Issues in Focus” Event

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RoseDr. Rose Binns was the second featured speaker for the 2016 CWA of Illinois “Issues in Focus” dinner meetings in Freeport on April 19. Dr. Rose Binns is founder and Executive Director of Clear Dome Ministry, a counseling service located in Cedarville, Illinois. The topic for the evening was “A Holocaust Child’s Journey to Freedom”.

Binns gave an account of the persecution Hungarian/Gypsies suffered during World War II. Attendees were moved by her transparency as she recanted her experiences as a holocaust child in a Hungarian concentration/refugee camp – including a miraculous rescue from a garbage dump where she was left for dead.

Rose shared how her faith in God helped her overcome the depths of poverty, domestic violence, abandonment, and sexual abuse by those who were assigned to be her caretakers. She diligently took courses for 15 years while raising three children as a single mother, receiving both a Masters in Counseling and Doctorate in Christian Psychology and Ministry.

friendsBy God’s providence, another Gypsy Holocaust victim was in attendance. When asked about her experience the elderly women replied, “It’s too sad to speak about.” The two plan to continue their new-found friendship. Part of Rose’s ministry is to bring awareness that Hungarian/Gypsies suffered persecution along with the Jewish people.

Attendees were treated to Hungarian goulash, Hungarian slaw, Challah bread, and Julia Child’s Hungarian shortcake.

Please consider attending the next “Issues in Focus” dinner. Contact State Director Debbie Leininger at director@illinois.cwfa.org or 815-297-2918 for details.

Tell Gov. Rauner to VETO the Health Care Right of Conscience Bill

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SB 1564 – the Health Care Right of Conscience Bill –as mentioned in April — has passed both the Illinois House and Senate. It will require pro-life physicians and hospitals as well as crisis pregnancy centers to discuss the “benefits” of abortion and refer the patient to a place where they can get an abortion.

Unless Gov. Bruce Rauner VETOES this bill, SB 1564 will become law.

Gov. Rauner ran for office as a fiscal conservative with “no social agenda.”  Regrettably, voters believed him.

Prayer:

  • Pray that Gov. Rauner will VETO the Health Care Right of Conscience Bill.
  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in the lives of our Governor, his family and the Illinois General Assembly.
  • Pray that babies will be protected in the womb from those who want to murder them.

Action:

  • Contact your state representatives and state senators.  And urge Gov. Rauner to VETO SB 1564.
  • Urge your friends, family, pregnancy centers, and your church to contact Gov. Rauner.  Tell him to VETO SB 1564.

Be strong and courageous!  Don’t be afraid or discouraged … for there is a power far greater on our side!  We have the Lord our God to help us and fight our battles for us. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

Fourteen Illinois Congressmen Vote to Ratify Obama’s Transgender Executive Order

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Bad news: Wednesday night in the nation’s capital, 43 Republicans helped pass an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5055) offered by Rep. Sean Maloney (D-New York) which codified Obama’s transgender Executive Order (13672) seeking to trample religious liberty and force anyone involved in business to affirm the transgender lifestyle.

Additional bad news: fourteen of our eighteen Illinois Congressmen voted for H.R. 5055.

Good news: The bill was defeated yesterday by a vote of 112-305.  Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, had this to say:

“Due to the disruptive and abrupt insertion of the Maloney Amendment, we are very pleased that this bill has been soundly defeated. It sends a strong message that we have a good group of members who will stand up for children and women’s safety and for religious liberty. But to think that 43 Republicans would join President Obama to promote transgenderism and force the marginalization of our Christian beliefs is appalling. So you can rest assure that the effects of this vote will continue to be felt as we move forward.”

As an Illinois citizen, I am ashamed of the fourteen legislators sent to represent us in Washington who voted in such an appalling way.  They voted to punish people of faith by denying federal contracts to companies that don’t follow the Obama mandated sexual identity agenda.

“Progressive” executive orders of this president place the LGBT agenda ahead of America’s God-given right to religious freedom. Americans with deeply held religious beliefs are being relegated to second-class status.

YEA VOTE
Bobby Rush (D-District 1)
Robin Kelly (D-District 2)
Daniel Lipinski (D-District 3)
Luis Gutiérrez (D-District 4)
Mike Quigley (D-District 5)
Danny Davis (D-District 7)
Tammy Duckworth (D-District 8)
Janice Schakowsky (D-District 9)
Bob Dold (R-District 10)
Bill Foster (D District 11)
Rodney Davis (R-District 13)
John Shimkus (R-District 15)
Adam Kinzinger (R-District 16)
Cheri Bustos (D-District 17)

NAY VOTE
Peter Roskam (R-District 6)
Mike Bost (R- District 12)
Randy Hultgren (R-District 14)
Darin LaHood (R-District 18)

CWA of Illinois salutes Peter Roskam, Mike Bost, Randy Hultgren, and Darin LaHood for voting for their moral convictions. 

John Quincy Adams, sixth American President, aptly declared: “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

Take Action:

Contact your representative and express your thanks or disappointment accordingly.  Call the capitol hill switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your representative’s office.  If you don’t know which representative is yours, click here to find out.  Scroll down to “Find Your Representative” and type in your zip code.

Pray:

  • Legislators seek the Lord for courage and strength to vote for regulations and laws that are just, even though they may vote alone.
  • Legislators read the Bible to gain wisdom to enact good legislation.
  • Christians vote for candidates who stand for Biblical principles.
  • Christians hold their legislators accountable for their votes.”All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois
director@illinois.cwfa.org
il.cwfa.org
(815) 297-2918

Become a part of CWA of Illinois! Together we can make a difference in our communities, state and country. Contact me today!

Immediate Action is Needed to Stop Two Bad Pieces of Legislation in Illinois!

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#1 SR1752 for Unisex Bathrooms Awaits Vote in Illinois Senate

SR1752, a non-binding Senate Resolution condemning the General Assemblies of North Carolina and Mississippi in regard to upholding the usage of men and women’s multi-use bathrooms according to biological sex, passed out of the Human Services Committee yesterday and is awaiting a vote in the Illinois Senate.  Could be voted on any day now.  Click here to review status, text of bill and more.  Click here for our previous e-alert on this bill.

Take Action:

  • CALL YOUR STATE SENATOR TODAY!  Urge a “NO” vote on this far reaching resolution. Click here for Illinois House Directory.  Don’t know who your representative is?  No problem, click here to find out who your representative is and how to contact them.
  • Urge your friends, family, and church to call their state senator. Urge him/her to vote “NO” on SR1752.

Please pray:

  • Pray for your senator.  Ask the Lord to give him wisdom and courage.
  • Pray the citizens of Illinois will rise up against the LGBT movement in all areas of government.

#2 Tell Gov. Rauner to Veto SB1564 Health Care Right of Conscience Bill

SB1564, Health Care Right of Conscience, passed the Illinois Senate yesterday. It will become law if signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Click here to review status, text of bill and more.  Click here for our previous e-alert on this bill.

  • SB1564 would require pro-life physicians and hospitals as well as crisis pregnancy centers to discuss the “benefits” of abortion and refer the patient to a place where they can get an abortion.

Take Action:

Contact the Governor’s office at (217) 782-0244 or (312) 814-2121 , and/or e-mail him. Ask him to VETO this terrible legislation, SB1564.

  • Urge your friends, family, and church to contact Gov. Rauner.  Ask him to VETO SB1564.

Please Pray:

  • Pray for Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois legislators to uphold GOD’s Truth in legislation.
  • Pray Illinois citizens will defend the right to life for babies in the womb.
  • Pray God’s love will penetrate the hearts of Illinois legislators and citizens and the truth of His Word will prevail in the Illinois General Assembly.

“What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20)

“God’s Word, contained in the Bible, has furnished all necessary rules to direct our conduct.” – The American Spelling Book: Containing the Rudiments of the English Language, 1807

Resolution Endangering Women and Girls Set to Be Voted on in Illinois Senate Committee TODAY!

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Please take action right now!

A non-binding Senate Resolution condemning the General Assemblies of North Carolina and Mississippi in regard to men and women’s bathrooms has been introduced into the Illinois State Senate by Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-District 14), Daniel Biss (D- District 9), Iris Y. Martinez (D-District 20), Heather A. Steans (D-District 7), Laura M. Murphy (D-District 28), Linda Holmes (D-District 42), David Koehler (D-District 46), and Michael Noland (D-District 22).

Known as SR1752, this Resolution, amongst many things,:

  • Strongly urges the North Carolina General Assembly and the Mississippi Legislature to repeal laws recently passed that protect women and girls in regards to men using women’s public bathrooms.
  • Urges the Illinois governor to prohibit all non-essential state travel to North Carolina and Mississippi until those states repeal these laws.
  • Click here to read the resolution.

This resolution is scheduled late this afternoon to be heard in the Senate Human Services Committee.  If passed, it will go to the full Senate for a vote.

Take Action NOW!

  1. Submit an opposition witness slip.  They will be accepted through the conclusion of today’s hearing.  To do so click here. Fill in your name, etc.  Leave section “II. Representation” blank. Under “III. Position” select “SR1752” and “Opponent”. Under “IV. Testimony” select “Written Statement Filed” and type in your concerns concerning this resolution.  It does not have to be long.  Click “I Agree to the ILGA Terms of Agreement” and then “Create (slip)”.
  2. Contact Gov. Bruce Rauner.  Urge him to resist the bullying tactics of the LGBT community to legally force their lifestyle upon those who stand for traditional family values.  Call him at 217-782-0244 and or e-mail him.
  3. Contact members of the Senate Human Services Committee and urge them to vote “NO” on SR1752. Click here for their names and contact information.
  4. Contact your State Senator. Urge him/her to OPPOSE SR1752. If needed, click here to find out who your senator is and how to contact him/her.
  5. Urge your friends and family to pray and take action today on this important issue.

Pray that:

  • Illinois legislators will uphold traditional family legislation.
  • Illinois citizens will rise up against the LGBT movement in all areas of government.
  • God’s love will penetrate the hearts of Illinois legislators and citizens, and the truth of His Word will prevail in the Illinois General Assembly.

“God’s Word, contained in the Bible, has furnished all necessary rules to direct our conduct.” – The American Spelling Book: Containing the Rudiments of the English Language, 1807

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois
director@illinois.cwfa.org
815-297-2918
il.cwa.org

Become involved in CWA of Illinois!  Contact me today!