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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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Springfield Pro-Family Update (Spotlight #037)

Illinois lawmakers are back in Springfield after a two-week break, and only have six weeks before they are scheduled to adjourn for the summer.  Monte and Dave discuss pending legislation with IFI lobbyist, Ralph Rivera, the only full-time pro-family lobbyist in Springfield.

Take ACTION! Please call your state rep and ask them to vote NO to each of these bills.

HB 40 — reinstates taxpayer-funded abortions for Medicaid recipients and adds abortion coverage in state employees’ insurance plans.… Continue Reading

PODCAST: State Rep. Lou Lang’s Foolish Chief of Staff Bert Brooke

Americans, including conservatives, have become desensitized to the reprobate nature of our polity. Our leaders are depraved and the policies and laws they seek to effect reflect their corruption and foolishness. A perfect example of such corruption oozes out of the office of State Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie). As a co-sponsor of HB 40 that just went down in flames, Lang stands boldly and unashamedly in favor of forcing taxpayers to pay for the killing of human persons in the womb.… Continue Reading

“Flavor of the Day: Transgenderism” (Illinois Family Spotlight #036)

On this edition of Spotlight Dave is joined by Kathy Valente, the Director of Operations at IFI, Florence Hubbs, and Lisa Ridinger.  They discuss how the transgender agenda has invaded bathrooms and locker rooms of government schools, Target stores, Planet Fitness as well as HB 1785. A bill which would allow people to change the stated gender on their birth certificates.

Lisa is a wife, mother, and grassroots’ activist, living in the western suburbs, who, along with Cedra Crenshaw, founded Protect Children Preserve Freedom, a group that seeks to protect the privacy, dignity and safety rights of all people at the local and state level.… Continue Reading

The Day of Silence (Spotlight #035)

Monte’s guest this week is Peter Labarbera. Peter is the president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, a non-partisan, non-profit group dedicated to exposing the homosexual-bisexual-transgender activist agendas. Peter Labarbera also writes for lifesitenews.com.

Monte and Peter talk about the day of silence, and how Christian students and parents should respond if your school is participating in it. They also discuss HB 1785.

HB 1785 would allow people to change genders without surgery. Simply by declaration! … Continue Reading

“Anti-Life Forces Are At It Again”(Illinois Family Spotlight #034)

On this edition of Illinois Family Spotlight Monte Larrick interviews Eric Scheidler, the Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League. Eric provides assistance to local pro-life leaders throughout the country in organizing public pro-life witness, earning media coverage, working with police, and confronting abortion providers. Monte and Eric discuss 2 pieces of legislation in Springfield as well as a few other pro-life issues.

HB 3735 says counselors who are convicted of “intimidation” against pregnant mothers and staff members entering the abortion clinic, will be subject to longer prison stays and/or fines.… Continue Reading

What Marijuana Has Done to Colorado (Illinois Family Spotlight #033)

Joining Monte for the first half of this podcast is Jo McGuire – an outspoken critic of legalized marijuana. Jo serves on the board of directors for the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association and co-chairs the Marijuana Education Committee. She is also a DATIA Certified Professional Collector and Trainer (CPCT) and a Certified Designated Employee Representative Trainer (CDERT) who consults and trains professionals overseeing Safety Sensitive Employees in the compliance of federal DOT guidelines for drug and alcohol screening programs.… Continue Reading

PODCAST: Enemies of Truth Wage War in Districts 211 and 15

While conservatives with liquefied spines avert their gaze from co-ed restrooms and locker rooms in the schools their taxes subsidize, trying to pretend this issue doesn’t matter, the Left rubs their hands together in unseemly glee, knowing they are winning their anti-science war.

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Racketeer for Life (Illinois Family Spotlight #032)

On this special edition of Illinois Family Spotlight, Monte Larrick is joined by pro-life hero Joseph Scheidler, the founder and national president of the Pro-Life Action League.

Joe has fought for the unborn since the U.S. Supreme Court manufactured privacy and abortion rights with its 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton rulings. He was the target of a lawsuit brought by the National Organization for Women under federal racketeering laws. Found guilty in 1998, the Scheidlers triumphed twice in appeals before the U.S.… Continue Reading

“Illinois School Districts Have a Spending Problem” (Illinois Family Spotlight #031)

Once again Monte and David have a discussion with two U-46 school board members, Cody Holt and Mrs. Controversy, Jeanette Ward, also candidate Enoch Essendrop. We talk primarily about taxes, revenue, and spending. We also discuss recent changes to curriculum in U-46.

Yes, our government school systems have a spending problem.  State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) recently pointed out this outrageous tidbit on her Facebook page:

Over 80 percent of superintendents receive six-figure compensation packages and will receive
$2 million to $8 million in total pension benefits over the course of their retirements.

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Transparency and Privacy in Public Schools (Illinois Family Spotlight #030)

This week, Monte and Dave are joined by school district U-46 board members Jeanette Ward and Cody Holt, and candidate for U-46 school board, Enoch Essendrop.  Cody and Enoch are running for the U-46 school board. The election will be held on  April 4th.

In this week’s podcast, we talk about about the transgender bathroom and locker room controversy in U-46, where Jeanette made headlines for protecting the rights, privacy and safety of all U-46 students.  … Continue Reading

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