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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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“That Floor Sounded Like the Pits of Hell” (Illinois Family Spotlight #166)

Joining Monte Larrick on this edition of Spotlight is Darren Bailey, current State Representative for the 109th district. Their conversation occurred at the Illinois Conservative Union’s Illinois Political Activist Conference which was held in August in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

Representative Bailey details the reasons why he has decided to run for state senate in the 55th district and recounts the valuable experience he gained as a state representative. He also shares an incident surrounding Pastor Cory Musgrave’s opening prayer on the final day of the recent legislative session that illustrates why it is imperative that conservatives and Christians in the Land of Lincoln are well-represented by the leadership of conservative and Christian men and women in the Illinois General Assembly.… Continue Reading

“‘Money is The Root of All Evil’ Turns Out to Be True for Abortion” (Illinois Family Spotlight #165)

The indefatigable Monte Larrick recently interviewed Dr. Haywood Robinson at a 40 Days for Life pastors luncheon in Tinely Park. Dr. Haywood Robinson is a former abortionist who came to saving faith in Jesus Christ and was convicted by His Word. Dr. Robinson offers his thoughts on the Ulrich Klopfer discovery–the man who horded 2,246 aborted children in his garage since 2001–and whether or not there might be more abortionists doing similar heinous deeds.

They also chatted about Dr.… Continue Reading

“Illinois Needs Prayer, But What Can Prayer Do?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #164

While the Life issue doesn’t seem to be winning in the Illinois legislature, we know it’s winning elsewhere.  This episode of Spotlight is an interview Monte Larrick conducted with Sue Thayer, the Director of Outreach for 40 Days for Life. She describes the results of a 40 day vigil outside an abortion clinic, and she takes us inside an abortion worker’s mindset.

They also discussed the advent of webcam and chemical take-home abortions, and tips and details for attending a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil.… Continue Reading

“How Has 9/11 Changed Your Life?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #163

This edition of spotlight features an interview with the Reverend Dr. Wes Modder. He joined Monte Larrick and David Smith to discuss the anniversary of 9/11 and what it means for Christians, his testimony, Pastor Modder’s ministry here in the south suburbs of Chicago, and his future book.

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“They Went Out From Us, But Not Of Us” (Illinois Family Spotlight #162)

This episode features the second part of Calvin Lindstrom’s conversation with Monte Larrick and David Smith about education. They also address the dramatic collapse of some rather high-profile Christian leaders in the recent past, and the shift from biblical principles in some national churches.

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“Is Polyamory or Pedophilia Next?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #161)

This edition of spotlight features a Laurie Higgins appearance on Jim Schneider’s Voice of Christian Youth (VCY) America program, Crosstalk.

They discuss the present-day radical anti-science sexual revolution heavily promoted by the National Education Association and division 44 at the American Psychological Association, the rising normalization of non-monogamous relationships, the absence of an alternate perspective in public schools, some extremely Leftist business items passed by the NEA at their most recent convention, and a new Leftist term: white fragility.… Continue Reading

PODCAST: Pete Buttigieg Fool or Wolf in Lamb’s Clothing

Claiming to be a Christian, faux-married, homosexual Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wields the Bible as a political weapon with which to bludgeon conservatives. It’s odd then that fellow “progressives” don’t chastise Buttigieg for violating the separation of church and state as they do when theologically orthodox Christians cite their faith as informing their public policy positions. Let’s not forget the chilling words of homosexual New York Times writer Frank Bruni who re-envisions the First Amendment in such a way as to circumscribe narrowly the heretofore free exercise of religion:

I support the right of people to believe what they do and say what they wish — in their pews, homes and hearts.

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How Regressive Legislation Forms Cultural Norms About Key Issues (Illinois Family Spotlight #160)

During this edition of Illinois Family Spotlight, Calvin Lindstrom joins Dave Smith and Monte Larrick at the IFA home studio to discuss the advent of legal pot and what communities can do about it county-wide, Christian influence in areas other than legislative battles, the nuts and bolts of LGBTQ+ history in schools, the importance of Christian private schools, and starting and maintaining Christian schools.

Pastor Calvin Lindstrom is the principal at Christian Liberty Academy and the Church of Christian Liberty in Arlington Heights and is also an IFA board member.… Continue Reading

“Creating Social Justice Warriors Doesn’t Start in College” (Illinois Family Spotlight #159)

This edition of spotlight features a Laurie Higgins appearance on the Sandy Rios in the Morning show on American Family Radio to discuss rampant radically leftist sexual ideology in public schools. They specifically drilled into the National Education Association’s annual meeting where they affirmed several radical leftist ideas like unrestricted access to abortion, LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum, white fragility, etc.

They also discuss democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s christian heresy, the normalization of polyamory and pedophilia, and what retirees can and should be doing to advance the Kingdom.… Continue Reading

“They say: Take the Kids Out, But Where Are We Going to Put Them?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #158)

Monte Larrick had the opportunity to interview Latasha Fields at this year’s CURE summit. They discussed Field’s story, the education problem in minority communities, school vouchers, moral responsibility, the way to rise above poverty, the rising prevalence of influential black conservatives, and more education related topics.

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