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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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“We Might Actually Have to Trust God” (Illinois Family Spotlight #139)

This edition of spotlight features the question and answer session from a recent IFI event with Dr. Erwin Lutzer who presented from his legacy book “The Church in Babylon.”

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PODCAST: Leftist Hysteria and Their Language Rules

An illuminating tempest in a polluted teapot churned up at the end of last week when 10 “progressives” in Springfield took umbrage at an article written for Illinois Family Action (IFA) by Terri Paulson that compared the sickening, vigorous, and enthusiastic anti-life position of the Democratic Party to the sickening, vigorous, and enthusiastic anti-life position of the Nazi Party.

Somehow Chicago Sun-Times writer Tina Sfondeles got wind of their umbrage and wrote an article that quoted one of the indignant lawmakers, State Rep.Continue Reading

“Essentially No-Restriction Abortion” (Illinois Family Spotlight #138)

Peter Breen, the Vice-President and Senior Counsel of the Thomas More Society joins Monte Larrick to further enlighten us about the two new radical abortion bills that we will be protesting in Springfield on March 20. They also stress communicating regulating with your lawmakers, not just about troubling legislation, but building relationships with your lawmakers.

Peter has represented many churches, organizations, and individuals pro bono in state and federal courts across the country. He has served as the Society’s Vice-President, as well as its Executive Director & Legal Counsel, directing its day-to-day operations.… Continue Reading

“Have We Lost Our Minds?!?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #137)

Laurie Higgins joins David Smith to discuss trans ideology, IFI’s sixth annual worldview conference, and a couple asinine bills pending in the capital.

Contact your state representative at (217) 782-2000.

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“Hiding Amongst the Sheep” (Illinois Family Spotlight #136)

Monte and Dave welcome Dr. Karen Randall, a ER pediatrician in Colorado back to the podcast to address marijuana legalization in Illinois. Specifically, the spike of marijuana related issues in her emergency department, cannabis science, the growth of the Colorado black market for pot, qualifications dispensary operators may (or may not) have, the public reaction when confronted by the facts, and a public invitation to come and witness the ill-effects on the states where marijuana is legal.… Continue Reading

PODCAST: Democratic Senators Refuse to Ban De Facto Infanticide

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was just defeated because we don’t have enough U.S. Senators who oppose infanticide. The vote was 53 in favor and 44 opposed—including 2020 presidential hopefuls Booker, Gillibrand, Harris, Klobuchar, Sanders, and Warren—falling 6 votes short of the 60 needed to pass. This exposes the repugnant and pernicious moral degeneracy of many in our ruling class.

What a moral Gordian Knot the passage of this bill would have tied around all the Gosnells who commit abortions: If passed, they would have been required by law to provide medical treatment to the tiny, weak humans they moments before had tried to kill.… Continue Reading

“This Battle Will Ultimately be Won on Our Knees” (Illinois Family Spotlight #135)

Monte Larrick recently caught up with the president of 40 Days for Life, Shawn Carney, to discuss the pro-murder crowd’s radical new push and the powerful new pro-life movie “Unplanned” which comes out March 29.

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PODCAST: California Public High School Bans MAGA Hats as Distracting

A spokesperson for the Clovis Unified School District in Fresno, California recently rationalized the decision of Clovis North High School to prohibit students from wearing MAGA hats to school, implying that the hats would be “distracting.” Translated: The school fears obnoxious leftist high school students will respond obnoxiously to the presence of peers wearing MAGA hats.

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Dr. Lutzer: “Christians are now playing perpetual away games” (Illinois Family Spotlight #134)

This episode of spotlight was honored by the presence of the Reverend Dr. Erwin Lutzer, pastor emeritus of the Moody Church in Chicago.

Dr. Lutzer joins hosts Monte Larrick and David Smith to talk about an upcoming speaking engagement about his self-labeled legacy book “The Church in Babylon, Heeding the Call to Be a Light in the Darkness.” Dr. Lutzer goes on to diagnose the today’s “folding” Christian church, and converses with Monte and Dave on notorious debates in today’s culture.… Continue Reading

“So, You Want to Go On Offense?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #133)

David Avignone, the Executive Director of Illinois Citizens for Ethics PAC joins Monte Larrick and David Smith to discuss Illinois’ ethical woes.

They discuss the link between ethical politics and the ethics of supporting abortion, the Chicago mayoral race, bubble zones, what ICE-PAC is up to, combating the tremendous amount of money spent by pro-abortion candidates, and Illinois republicans collective lack of spine and leadership in taking on abortion.

Check out the Illinois Family Institute’s upcoming events here.… Continue Reading

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