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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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“Gender Activists in White Coats” (Illinois Family Spotlight #175)

This edition of spotlight features Dr. Michelle Cretella’s presentation at IFI’s 2019 Worldview Conference on the transgender movement. She talks about the erasure of free speech especially in the transgender movement, the true science of sex and gender, the war over the dictionary, a normal sequence for sex change operations, warnings about interacting your pediatricians, rapid onset gender dysphoria (peer pressure), lawsuits concerning ripple effects from the transgender movement, sowing the seeds for totalitarianism, and some action steps.… Continue Reading

Are Christian Conservatives Scared of Winning? (Illinois Family Spotlight #174)

Dr. Allen Carlson leads the International Organization for the Family and he joins Monte Larrick on this the one hundred seventy-fourth edition of Illinois Family Spotlight. He talks with Monte about the importance of the traditional family, and the continued attacks on it. They also discuss the tendency for conservatives to remain on the defensive and refrain from utilizing their most powerful tool.

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“Match Your Passion With Your Action” (Illinois Family Spotlight #173)

According to Brigitte Gabriel, “Two percent of the passionate will always rule the ninety-eight percent indifferent.” As a conservative author, political commentator, and the founder of ACT for America, Ms. Gabriel is definitely passionate about educating and mobilizing Americans to take practical steps to preserve our national identity and protect our country from radical Islam.

Brigitte Gabriel joins Monte Larrick on this week’s Spotlight to discuss a variety of topics including legal immigration, sharia law in U.S.… Continue Reading

“It’s Frankenstein-y and We’re Doing This to Children!” (Illinois Family Spotlight #172)

It is imperative to know the truth in order to refute lies. Illinois Family Institute’s cultural affairs writer, Laurie Higgins, is well-acquainted with the truth regarding the lies of “trans” ideology. At a recent forum hosted by Concerned Citizens for American in Rockford, Laurie states that biological sex and scientific facts matter, despite what the proponents of this false, destructive ideology would have us believe.

In her presentation, Laurie clearly defines the terms biological sex, gender, and gender identity.… Continue Reading

“We Can Do More in This Fight Against Abortion” (Illinois Family Spotlight #171)

Pastor Cory Musgrave joined Monte Larrick on this edition of Illinois Family Spotlight to discuss his invocation on the Illinois House floor earlier this year.

State Rep. Darren Bailey invited Pastor Musgrave to open the Illinois House in prayer, and Pastor Musgrave took the opportunity to ask God to forgive us for the recent passage of a radical abortion expansion bill that will result in even more innocent bloodshed.

He also answers questions about why he is running for Illinois State Representative in the 109th district (current State Rep.… Continue Reading

“It’s Really A Spiritual Battle,” so We Need to Armor UP (Illinois Family Spotlight #170)

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

PODCAST: Interracial Violence

Parroting academicians in now-sullied Ivory Towers, Democratic scolds running for president have been lecturing Americans on the pervasiveness of the white scourge of “systemic racism.” Elizabeth Warren said, “Two sets of rules: one for white families. And one for everybody else. That’s how a rigged system works.” Joe Biden calls racism “overwhelmingly a white man’s problem visited on people of color” and “systematic racism…. [has] been built into every aspect of our system.” Pete Buttigieg asserts that “systemic racism is a white problem.” Beto O’Rourke thunders “Racism in America is endemic.”

Well, Heather MacDonald, author, Thomas W.… Continue Reading

“We The People Still Have Authority; We are Not Serfs” (Illinois Family Spotlight #169)

This spotlight centers around the Reverend C.L. Bryant, a Senior Fellow at Freedom Works, and the host of a syndicated radio show, namely, the C.L. Bryant show on Red State Talk Radio.

He joins Monte Larrick to discuss freedom generally, including inattentive politicians locally and nationally, the politics of race, if Trump should triple down smashing Dems for their continuing failed policies while in control of major cities, and a sinister trend of detrimental policies in majority black neighborhoods.… Continue Reading

“If the Church of Jesus Christ, Would be the Church of Jesus Christ…” (Illinois Family Spotlight #168)

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

Abortion Update: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Illinois Family Spotlight #167)

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

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