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SPOTLIGHT: “Armor Up” Says Christian Attorney John Mauck

Written by Benjamin Smith

Christian attorney John Mauck of the Mauck & Baker law firm here in Chicago joins Monte Larrick to discuss the legal side of social issues. Specifically: suppressing evangelistic efforts in Millennium Park; a measure in Congress which would deprive organizations on the SPLC “hate-list” of their tax-exempt status; SCOTUS reviewing LGBTQ reparative therapy and discrimination laws and tangible things we should do to combat them. In the second half of the show, they discuss the “Equality Act” and other cases Mauck & Baker are involved in here in the State of Illinois.… Continue Reading

The Mixed Bag that is President Trump

Written by Micah Clark

We are in an era where polling results are often used to make news, and to influence views. A case in point are the polls about support for President Trump in an era when the news about him is constantly negative.

Donald Trump is clearly the most unusual and unorthodox president of my lifetime, if not in all of U.S. History. He routinely says things, and does things, that probably give election and political advisors severe heartburn.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Rev. LeFlore’s Exhortation On 40 Days for Life

Written by David E. Smith

While the 40 Days for Life fall campaign will come to a close in a few weeks, this edition of Spotlight features highlights from an address given by Rev. Ceasar LeFlore at a 40 Days launch event in Tinley Park – and his message is just as timely now as it was at the start of the campaign.

In his presentation, Pastor LeFlore speaks about the prompting of the Holy Spirit, the power of prayer, the imperative for pastors to set an example and lead their people to follow that example, and the need for churches to actively promote a culture of life as well as partner with pro-life communities.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Abortion Update: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Written by Benjamin Smith

The 2019 fall 40 Days for Life campaign is in full swing and will run through November 3rd. At a recent launch event in Tinley Park, David Smith, Executive Director of Illinois Family Institute and Illinois Family Action, shares from his heart regarding the apathy and disinterest he has witnessed among Illinois Christians toward public policy and the political process. He also outlines the sordid details of Illinois’ radical Reproductive “Health” Act (SB 25) and the resultant devastating consequences.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: A Conversation With Illinois Lawmaker Darren Bailey

Written by David E. Smith

Joining Monte Larrick on this edition of Spotlight is Darren Bailey, current State Representative for the 109th district. Their conversation occurred at the Illinois Conservative Union’s Illinois Political Activist Conference which was held in August in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

Representative Bailey details the reasons why he has decided to run for state senate in the 55th district and recounts the valuable experience he gained as a state representative.… Continue Reading

What Lenin Said About Christians and Socialism

Written by Dr. Paul G. Kengor

“If someone calls it socialism,” said Rev. William Barber at the August meeting of the Democratic National Committee, “then we must compel them to acknowledge that the Bible must then promote socialism, because Jesus offered free health care to everyone, and he never charged a leper a co-pay.”

Barber’s statement brought secular progressives to their feet in thunderous applause. That included DNC chair Tom Perez, who says that democratic socialists like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represent “the future of our party.” That’s a party once headed by men like John F.Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Laurie Higgins On VCY America With Jim Schneider

Written by Benjamin Smith

This special edition of Spotlight features a recent appearance by Laurie Higgins on Jim Schneider’s Voice of Christian Youth (VCY) America program, Crosstalk.

Two hugely influential groups – NEA, the National Education Association, and APA, the American Psychological Association – are actively undermining and attacking biblical values. Higgins and Schneider discuss how the radical, anti-science ideologies promoted by these organizations, especially APA’s Division 44, The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues, have led them far from their original purpose and mission and fueled their descent into blatent political activism.… Continue Reading

Buttigieg’s Appropriation of God is Not Ok

Written by Peter Heck

In a crowded field of competitors I get what he’s doing.  And politically I don’t blame him.  South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a longshot candidate who lacks the pedigree, chops, and experience for the office he seeks.  But that doesn’t always matter in presidential primaries.  Often times outsider candidates who find a niche, tap into a core group of committed supporters who are willing to ride with them through thick and thin, can take advantage of the splintering nature of crowded race demographics and pull the upset.… Continue Reading

The Left’s Exclusionary Language

Written by John Kinderaker

A reader points out this article by a liberal in the Atlantic. It is titled “The Left Needs a Language Potent Enough to Counter Trump.” The writer, George Packer, is mostly intent on denouncing President Trump’s “dangerously populist” speech. As usual, the author goes off on Nazi, Hitler, and fascist tropes without acknowledging that the reason why the things Trump says are “populist” is that they make sense to most people, based on their experiences and observations.… Continue Reading

The Era of the Ungrateful American

Written by Dr. Jerry Newcombe

Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. I can’t fathom the ingratitude of American soccer star Meghan Rapinoe’s attitude toward America. Writer Warner Todd Huston notes,

Rapinoe raised eyebrows in the 2018 season by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem even though she is playing for the U.S. Women’s National soccer team. Her taking a knee only came to an end starting in the 2019 season because the team passed a rule requiring players to stand during the anthem.

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