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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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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

PODCAST: Arrogant and Immature Response from Illinois Progressive Lawmakers

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BONUS: The Righteous Rise Again

This past Sunday morning, the last before the New Year, IFI’s Dave Smith gave this exhortation at his church. We are posting the audio here as a special addition for those who may be interested.

Proverbs 24:15 tells us that “a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again.” As we go into a New Year, we know from experience that we will have challenges and opportunities to be faithful and resilient. We will also have occasions where we want to simply give up.… Continue Reading

“BOLD As A Lion” (Illinois Family Spotlight #179)

IFI and IFA’s executive director David Smith’s speech at the annual IFI Fall banquet is presented on this spotlight. During this “Bold as a Lion” themed banquet, Dave talked about Christians needing to be bolder in the public square in the face of increasing pressure from the radical left. He also gave his opinion of Trump’s presidency to date, the seemingly insurmountable odds against pro-family advocates, an encouragement from scripture, a vision for the future of the Illinois Family organizations, and a little pep-talk towards the end.… Continue Reading

“2019: What a Year” (Illinois Family Spotlight #178)

This spotlight, as the title implies, recaps IFI’s 2019. Here to break it down, the IFI team: Monte Larrick, Kathy Valente, Mary Nieves, and David Smith. They do uncoil the year’s work with some obligatory what’s next, especially with the bills that were passed.

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PODCAST: Christianity Today’s Call for Trump’s Removal

Mark Galli, editor-in-chief of the former evangelical flagship magazine Christianity Today (CT) wrote a stunning editorial calling for President Trump’s removal from office via either impeachment or the next election. While acknowledging that “Democrats have had it out for him from day one, and therefore nearly everything they do is under a cloud of partisan suspicion,” Galli remarkably asserts that the case for Trump’s removal by hook or crook are indisputable:

But the facts in this instance are unambiguous: The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents.

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