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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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“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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“Rehumanizing the Baby in the Womb” (Illinois Family Spotlight #157)

Monte Larrick caught up with the executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, Eric Scheidler, at the 2019 Face the Truth Tour.

They discuss the psychology of the Face the Truth Tour, the danger and general unpopularity of repealing parental notice of a minor’s abortion, why now is the best time to meet face-to-face with your lawmakers, and new legislation that would repeal Illinois’ newest abortion law in addition to making Illinois a heartbeat state.

They also talk about relatively recent critiques of how Republican party leadership handled the fight against the RHA, and the easiest way by far to get started in the pro-life movement: 40 Days for Life.… Continue Reading

The Fight for Life Begins in Earnest (Illinois Family Spotlight #156)

This edition of spotlight features an interview with John Stonestreet, the president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview.

They discuss teaching your children in a world that assaults biblical values in nearly every way possible, the relatively unknown danger the proposed so-called “Equal Rights” Amendment poses, and how Roe being in play does not necessarily mean the fight over the legality of abortion is over.

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“Always Late to the Party” (Illinois Family Spotlight #155)

This episode features the relatively recent annual interview Monte Larrick conducts with Kirk Smith, the executive director of the Illinois Christian Home Educators, ICHE. They discussed homeschooling, the larger venue ICHE’s annual convention has migrated to, the lamentable fact that the church of Jesus Christ seems to always be tardy in responding to dramatic occurrences in the culture. They also discussed the legal ramifications of choosing to home school, how to get started, and epic failed attacks on home educators rights in Illinois thanks to a massive response by homeschoolers.… Continue Reading

“Madigan Has No Opposition Party in Springfield” (Illinois Family Spotlight #154)

State Representative Darren Bailey joins David Smith on this episode to break down the corrupt system Illinois is known for; it’s worse than you think. Darren Bailey is a stalwart Christian statesman representing the 109th district.

They also discuss what could possibly be next for the leftists in Springfield, the importance of principled men and women running for public office and where they could begin, the possibility of booting Chicago out of Illinois, and an upcoming event you do not want to miss.… Continue Reading

“They Got Everything They Wanted and More” (Illinois Family Spotlight #153)

This edition of Spotlight features a Townhall event where former state rep Jeanne Ives and current State Rep John Cabello recapped the 2019 spring legislative session with an eye for the “bi-partisan” budget, gas tax, a pay raise for legislators, and other mind numbingly stupid laws only Illinois could conceive.

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BONUS: Keep Charge of the Lord Your God

Written by David E. Smith

A few weeks ago, I was privileged to give the Father’s Day sermon at my church, and since we captured the audio, I thought we could post it as a special addition for those who may be interested.

The Lord laid on my heart a strong conviction that I had to share with my church family, and by extension, with Illinois Spotlight listeners. It is a message pertinent for us all, but is primarily directed at fathers and grandfathers.… Continue Reading

“Get Out of Your Comfort Zone” (Illinois Family Spotlight #152)

On this edition of Illinois Family Spotlight, Monte Larrick solicited an interview from Tim Moore, the president of Springfield Right to Life. They discussed the impact Springfield Right to Life has made on their city, the enactment of abortion expansion, where Christian Illinoisans should go from here, and how pro-lifers should respond to sometimes violent assaults while protesting or witnessing outside abortion clinics.

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“Illinois Is As Easy As ABC: Abortion, Bankruptcy, and Corruption” (Illinois Family Spotlight #151)

This edition of spotlight features the Illinois life champions responding to the approval of dramatic abortion expansion by Governor Pritzker at a news conference directly following the signing and celebration of Illinois’ democrats abortion masterpiece: the RHA.

The speakers are Mary Kate Knorr, the executive director of Illinois Right to Life, her attorney Peter Breen, the senior counsel of the pro-life Thomas More Society, a neonatal ICU nurse by the name of Emily Kelly, Dr. Nalini Rajmannan, and the Pro-Life Action League’s Eric Scheidler.… Continue Reading

PODCAST: Kirsten Gillibrand Unfit for Office

In a recent interview with the Des Moines Register, presidential hopeful U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was asked about her support for abortion, litmus tests for judicial nominees, and the Hyde Amendment. Her responses demonstrate exactly why she is morally and intellectually unfit for the highest office in this once-great land.

Gillibrand began her interview by accusing President Trump of causing terrible “suffering” in America by “dividing us along every… religious line.”

Then later, with no apparent sense of irony, Gillibrand said this…

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