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A lack of discernment? Controversial speaker Doug Wilson to host 'IFI’s Annual Banquet Celebration'

By Angela Wittman

Illinois Family Institute will be holding it's annual fundraising banquet September 18th, 2015 and has advertised it as a “Cultural Cataclysm & Advancing the Truth” themed event. However, they seem reluctant to investigate the controversial nature of one of their guest speakers, Mr. Doug Wilson of Moscow, Idaho. If one is advancing the truth and claiming to represent Illinois families, then they have a responsibility to vet their speakers.

I first expressed my concern about Mr. Wilson and his involvement in the Federal Vision controversy to Illinois Family Institute via Facebook August 31st. Their response was:

I was aware of Doug Wilson's connection to Federal Vision theology, but theological differences are irrelevant to the mission of the Illinois Family Institute. IFI is an ecumenical public policy organization committed to protecting faith, family, and liberty through sound laws and policies. We are decidedly not a seminary, church, denomination, so d…