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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: Dream Congressional Match-Up: Jeanne Ives vs. The Squad

If ever there were a reason to vote for Jeanne Ives in the Republican Primary, it is yesterday’s endorsement of Ives’ opponent Jay Kinzler. If it had a soul, the notoriously leftist Chicago Sun-Times would sell it to you-know-whom to stop a true conservative like Ives from being elected. And who would you want to see do battle with AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib: Jeanne Ives—or Jay Kinzler?

The leftist Sun-Times laughably identified Ives as “not a unifier,” and did so without acknowledging that the Democratic Party has no interest in uniting with anyone who believes that every human possesses intrinsic worth, including physically imperfect humans and those who were conceived via criminal acts.… Continue Reading

DIY: Lobby Your Lawmakers (Illinois Family Spotlight #185)

If you’ve ever wondered how best to effectively communicate with your state representatives and senators, this edition of Spotlight will be of special interest to you!

In a presentation at the 2019 SpeakOut Illinois conference, former state representative Peter Breen gives us an insider’s view of the life of a legislator and offers valuable tips for interacting with those individuals who are hard against an issue, hard in favor of an issue, or “neutral.” While many of Breen’s remarks are directed toward pro-life legislation, his advice is applicable to other topics of concern to conservatives and pro-family voters.… Continue Reading

PODCAST: The Boorish Women of the Democratic Party

The boorish, embittered, hard-hearted members of the Democratic Caucus in Congress whom I think identify as women really test my ability to love my enemies. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, they’re the cult members dressed in white at the State of the Union (SOTU) address and a couple of others who chose to sit home. Their nominal cult leader is Nancy Pelosi—the boorish, embittered Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives who in a fit of adolescent pique, shredded her copy of President Donald J.Continue Reading

“Such Were Some of You: Trans Edition” (Illinois Family Spotlight #184)

Walt Heyer is the featured presenter on this edition of spotlight. We are featuring his presentation from the Illinois Family Institute 2019 worldview conference on the “trans” ideology. Mr. Heyer became a transgender man: hormones, surgeries and all. But he was, like most of us, saved by the blood of Jesus. This episode is his testimony.

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“Chicago March for Life 2020: Life Empowers” (Illinois Family Spotlight #183)

Recent abortion legislation have had no effect on the energy of setbacks for the Illinois life movement, in fact it seems to have had quite the opposite effect. Despite unfavorable weather, over nine thousand people marched for life on January 11 essentially saying we as a pro-life movement might be down, but we are not out. This edition of spotlight features the various speeches from the rally.

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How Churches Can Better Serve Our Communities (Illinois Family Spotlight #182)

This podcast features an interview with Pastor Cesar LeFlore to discuss his ministry at the Beloved Community Development Coalition, gentrification, christian co-ops and how the Church should help communities, out-of-wedlock births, personal responsibility, and reparations for slavery.

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PODCAST: Lieutenant Colonel Pritzker Rejects His Sex and Political Affiliation

Lieutenant Colonel James Nicholas Pritzker—now known as “Jennifer Natalya” Pritzker—is trying to commandeer the Republican Party to serve the interests of the “trans” cult he officially joined in 2013.

A year ago Pritzker, a long-time RINO donor to GOP campaigns—often the campaigns of RINOs—who has the dubious distinction of being the world’s “only known trans billionaire,” threatened the GOP that if they didn’t climb aboard the “trans” train, he was piling all his buckets of ducats on it and speeding away.… Continue Reading

“You Must Be Born Again” (Illinois Family Spotlight #181)

This edition of spotlight features an interview with a former homosexual and drug/alcohol addict turned pastor by the name of Ron Citlau. The pastor of Calvary Church in Orland Park shares his conversion testimony and experience. They also talk about

Check out Pastor Citlau’s books here and his blog here.

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PODCAST: Do Illinoisans Know All That Springfield Swampsters Did in 2019

Do Illinoisans need another reason to vote Democrats out of office? No, of course they don’t, but here’s one anyway. Last June, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a wildly partisan bill that requires Illinois taxpayers to subsidize the college educations of illegal aliens and students who pretend to be the sex they are not (also known euphemistically as “transgender”). The reason Pritzker and his collaborators in Springfield are now forcing Illinois taxpayers to pay for these students’ college educations is that illegal aliens and some cross-sex passers are ineligible for federal aid, so they figure Illinois taxpayers should take up the slack.… Continue Reading

“Why Rally, Why March?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #180)

In advance of the upcoming March for Life Chicago, Monte Larrick interviewed Eric Scheidler to talk about the big March, but looming in the background is the recent passage of a big anti-life law in Illinois, which prompts some to ask: why should we rally and march for life?

After that, they discuss activating more people for the pro-life movement, what the Pro-Life Action League does for the unborn, a potential legislative reversal of the parental notice of abortion in Illinois, how constituents could lobby their pro-abortion lawmakers against it, sex trafficking and parental notice, and is abortion coming to the public schools?… Continue Reading