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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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PODCAST: Pete Buttigieg Fool or Wolf in Lamb’s Clothing

Claiming to be a Christian, faux-married, homosexual Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wields the Bible as a political weapon with which to bludgeon conservatives. It’s odd then that fellow “progressives” don’t chastise Buttigieg for violating the separation of church and state as they do when theologically orthodox Christians cite their faith as informing their public policy positions. Let’s not forget the chilling words of homosexual New York Times writer Frank Bruni who re-envisions the First Amendment in such a way as to circumscribe narrowly the heretofore free exercise of religion:

I support the right of people to believe what they do and say what they wish — in their pews, homes and hearts.

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How Regressive Legislation Forms Cultural Norms About Key Issues (Illinois Family Spotlight #160)

During this edition of Illinois Family Spotlight, Calvin Lindstrom joins Dave Smith and Monte Larrick at the IFA home studio to discuss the advent of legal pot and what communities can do about it county-wide, Christian influence in areas other than legislative battles, the nuts and bolts of LGBTQ+ history in schools, the importance of Christian private schools, and starting and maintaining Christian schools.

Pastor Calvin Lindstrom is the principal at Christian Liberty Academy and the Church of Christian Liberty in Arlington Heights and is also an IFA board member.… Continue Reading

“Creating Social Justice Warriors Doesn’t Start in College” (Illinois Family Spotlight #159)

This edition of spotlight features a Laurie Higgins appearance on the Sandy Rios in the Morning show on American Family Radio to discuss rampant radically leftist sexual ideology in public schools. They specifically drilled into the National Education Association’s annual meeting where they affirmed several radical leftist ideas like unrestricted access to abortion, LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum, white fragility, etc.

They also discuss democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s christian heresy, the normalization of polyamory and pedophilia, and what retirees can and should be doing to advance the Kingdom.… Continue Reading

“They say: Take the Kids Out, But Where Are We Going to Put Them?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #158)

Monte Larrick had the opportunity to interview Latasha Fields at this year’s CURE summit. They discussed Field’s story, the education problem in minority communities, school vouchers, moral responsibility, the way to rise above poverty, the rising prevalence of influential black conservatives, and more education related topics.

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“Rehumanizing the Baby in the Womb” (Illinois Family Spotlight #157)

Monte Larrick caught up with the executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, Eric Scheidler, at the 2019 Face the Truth Tour.

They discuss the psychology of the Face the Truth Tour, the danger and general unpopularity of repealing parental notice of a minor’s abortion, why now is the best time to meet face-to-face with your lawmakers, and new legislation that would repeal Illinois’ newest abortion law in addition to making Illinois a heartbeat state.

They also talk about relatively recent critiques of how Republican party leadership handled the fight against the RHA, and the easiest way by far to get started in the pro-life movement: 40 Days for Life.… Continue Reading

The Fight for Life Begins in Earnest (Illinois Family Spotlight #156)

This edition of spotlight features an interview with John Stonestreet, the president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview.

They discuss teaching your children in a world that assaults biblical values in nearly every way possible, the relatively unknown danger the proposed so-called “Equal Rights” Amendment poses, and how Roe being in play does not necessarily mean the fight over the legality of abortion is over.

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“Always Late to the Party” (Illinois Family Spotlight #155)

This episode features the relatively recent annual interview Monte Larrick conducts with Kirk Smith, the executive director of the Illinois Christian Home Educators, ICHE. They discussed homeschooling, the larger venue ICHE’s annual convention has migrated to, the lamentable fact that the church of Jesus Christ seems to always be tardy in responding to dramatic occurrences in the culture. They also discussed the legal ramifications of choosing to home school, how to get started, and epic failed attacks on home educators rights in Illinois thanks to a massive response by homeschoolers.… Continue Reading

“Madigan Has No Opposition Party in Springfield” (Illinois Family Spotlight #154)

State Representative Darren Bailey joins David Smith on this episode to break down the corrupt system Illinois is known for; it’s worse than you think. Darren Bailey is a stalwart Christian statesman representing the 109th district.

They also discuss what could possibly be next for the leftists in Springfield, the importance of principled men and women running for public office and where they could begin, the possibility of booting Chicago out of Illinois, and an upcoming event you do not want to miss.… Continue Reading

“They Got Everything They Wanted and More” (Illinois Family Spotlight #153)

This edition of Spotlight features a Townhall event where former state rep Jeanne Ives and current State Rep John Cabello recapped the 2019 spring legislative session with an eye for the “bi-partisan” budget, gas tax, a pay raise for legislators, and other mind numbingly stupid laws only Illinois could conceive.

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BONUS: Keep Charge of the Lord Your God

Written by David E. Smith

A few weeks ago, I was privileged to give the Father’s Day sermon at my church, and since we captured the audio, I thought we could post it as a special addition for those who may be interested.

The Lord laid on my heart a strong conviction that I had to share with my church family, and by extension, with Illinois Spotlight listeners. It is a message pertinent for us all, but is primarily directed at fathers and grandfathers.… Continue Reading

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