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The Illinois Family Spotlight podcast will highlight a specific cultural or political issue of which our listeners should be aware. Our discussions will be informed by a biblical worldview that will help expose the lies and distortions promulgated within secular culture. We will be interviewing policy experts and scholars whose knowledge and insights will help listeners form a wiser worldview.

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“Socialism is Institutionalized Envy” (Illinois Family Spotlight #142)

This edition of spotlight features Pastor Doug Wilson who spoke at the IFI worldview conference on the transgender ideology. He joins Monte Larrick and David Smith to discuss the biblical cultural mandate, why Christians should have continued hope for change and revival, socialism and its relation to the corruption and failure of public schools.

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PODCAST: Regressive Progressives’ Hypocrisy

It’s difficult to take seriously “progressives”—you know, those who endorse human slaughter and sexual deviance—who caterwaul about Trump’s character. What are their criteria for assessing character?

We know “progressives”—henceforth referred to more aptly as “regressives”—don’t care about sexual continence or sexual propriety: They love John F. Kennedy, his Lady Killer brother Ted, and rapist Bill Clinton. They even reelected Lady Killer Kennedy multiple times. They also reelected Barney Frank 11 times,

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Why Do We Even Consider Legalizing a City-Destroying Drug? (Illinois Family Spotlight #141)

On this edition of Spotlight, a few good men from Pacific Garden Mission testified against marijuana legalization at a community leader breakfast in March. Pastor Phil Kwiatkowski, the president of PGM laid out the case against commercialization from his perspective, then PGM counselors Ron Childers and Theodore Jones round out the second half of the podcast with the story of their personal bondage and subsequent emancipation from this destructive drug.

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PODCAST: Deceitful Lawmakers Seek to Silence Pro-Life Opposition

The stench from the swamp-dredged resolution sponsored by our Big Brothers and Sisters in Springfield and titled “Illinois Family Action-Hate Speech,” hangs over the General Assembly stinkin’ up the joint. For those unaware, this is the pernicious resolution riddled with bigoted language, non sequiturs, red herrings, and outright lies and intended to diminish the rights of IFI and IFA and other social conservatives to speak freely, assemble, and petition our government for the redress of grievances.… Continue Reading

Abortion is a Holocaust (Illinois Family Spotlight #140)

This spotlight features an interview Stephanie Trussell of the Stephanie Trussell show on 890 WLS conducted with Laurie Higgins, IFI’s cultural analyst. Laurie joined Stephanie’s show to discuss the controversy about Illinois Family Action’s recent article calling abortion a holocaust. They discuss the anti-first-amendment resolution and radical abortion proposals in Springfield and what christian conservative grassroots activists need to do about it.

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“We Might Actually Have to Trust God” (Illinois Family Spotlight #139)

This edition of spotlight features the question and answer session from a recent IFI event with Dr. Erwin Lutzer who presented from his legacy book “The Church in Babylon.”

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PODCAST: Leftist Hysteria and Their Language Rules

An illuminating tempest in a polluted teapot churned up at the end of last week when 10 “progressives” in Springfield took umbrage at an article written for Illinois Family Action (IFA) by Terri Paulson that compared the sickening, vigorous, and enthusiastic anti-life position of the Democratic Party to the sickening, vigorous, and enthusiastic anti-life position of the Nazi Party.

Somehow Chicago Sun-Times writer Tina Sfondeles got wind of their umbrage and wrote an article that quoted one of the indignant lawmakers, State Rep.Continue Reading

“Essentially No-Restriction Abortion” (Illinois Family Spotlight #138)

Peter Breen, the Vice-President and Senior Counsel of the Thomas More Society joins Monte Larrick to further enlighten us about the two new radical abortion bills that we will be protesting in Springfield on March 20. They also stress communicating regulating with your lawmakers, not just about troubling legislation, but building relationships with your lawmakers.

Peter has represented many churches, organizations, and individuals pro bono in state and federal courts across the country. He has served as the Society’s Vice-President, as well as its Executive Director & Legal Counsel, directing its day-to-day operations.… Continue Reading

“Have We Lost Our Minds?!?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #137)

Laurie Higgins joins David Smith to discuss trans ideology, IFI’s sixth annual worldview conference, and a couple asinine bills pending in the capital.

Contact your state representative at (217) 782-2000.

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“Hiding Amongst the Sheep” (Illinois Family Spotlight #136)

Monte and Dave welcome Dr. Karen Randall, a ER pediatrician in Colorado back to the podcast to address marijuana legalization in Illinois. Specifically, the spike of marijuana related issues in her emergency department, cannabis science, the growth of the Colorado black market for pot, qualifications dispensary operators may (or may not) have, the public reaction when confronted by the facts, and a public invitation to come and witness the ill-effects on the states where marijuana is legal.… Continue Reading

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