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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.


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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A Spring 2019 Legislative Update {Part 1} (Illinois Family Spotlight #150)

Illinois State Rep Darren Bailey joined David Smith to discuss the legislature’s recent regressive accomplishments, if you can call them that, Rep Bailey’s personal conviction to run for office, and a very special event hosted by the “eastern block” conservatives coming up in late July.

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PODCAST: News You May Have Missed

Homosexual presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, who is in a legal but non-marital “marriage,” tweeted this on June 1: “Thanks to leaders like Marsha P. Johnson and Harvey Milk, I have faith in the possibility of change and growth in this country. There is still more work to do, but let us take a moment and celebrate the gains we’ve made this #PrideMonth.” I kid you not. Buttigieg has publicly thanked Harvey Milk, who while in his 30’s was having sex with teen boys and who was a close friend of cult leader Jim Jones.… Continue Reading

Illinois’ Recent Regressive Actions (Illinois Family Spotlight #149)

This episode of spotlight is a recap of the last two weeks of the Illinois General Assembly where both chambers approved radical abortion expansion, recreational marijuana, and sports gambling and more casinos and slot machine access throughout the state. This exchange occurred on Stephanie Trussell’s weekly show on WLS with IFI’s David Smith as featured guest.

Important action alert: please contact your local authorities with polite requests to opt-out of recreational marijuana in your community.

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“The Sanity of Insurrection” (Illinois Family Spotlight #148)

This edition of spotlight features Pastor Douglas Wilson’s presentation at the Illinois Family Institute’s worldview conference on the Trans Ideology. His talk however, is not limited to the transgender issue, covering the culture war as a whole.

The Reverend Douglas Wilson is a conservative Reformed and evangelical theologian, pastor at Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, faculty member at New Saint Andrews College, and prolific author and speaker. You can find his blog here.

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The Case Against Sports Betting (Illinois Family Spotlight #147)

This week’s show covers the argument against legalized internet and sports gambling in Illinois. Monte Larrick recently interviewed Anita Bedell, the executive director of ILCAAAP, to learn about the negative effects of legalized sports betting on our families and neighbors. They also touch on the legalization of marijuana.

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PODCAST: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Stupid Abortion Comments

Following the vote in Alabama to ban all abortions except in pregnancies that threaten the life of the mother, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) used her Twitter account to complain that abortion bans are about “owning women” and religious Americans’ efforts to “outlaw sex” they don’t approve of…

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“This is What The Battle is All About” (Illinois Family Spotlight #146)

Ceasar LeFlore joins Monte Larrick and David Smith to discuss the continuing abortion fight, 40 Days for Life, what it would take to turn Illinois around, Ceasar’s activity and events you should attend in the area.

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PODCAST: Buttigieg, Benson, Rubin and Marriage

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is not, in reality, married. Talk show host Dave Rubin is not, in reality, married. If or when Fox News contributor and Townhall editor Guy Benson legally marries his male fiancé, he will not, in reality, be married. Buttigieg and Rubin are no more married than Bruce Jenner is a woman.

Marriage, like biological sex, has an immutable, objective nature that the law cannot change. Neither the law nor judicial decisions can change intrinsically non-marital unions into marriages.… Continue Reading

“It Really Comes Down to A Money Issue” (Illinois Family Spotlight #145)

This edition of spotlight features comments from Jeanne Ives, a former Illinois state representative and gubernatorial candidate.

Ives discusses the potential negative fiscal impact of legalizing marijuana, Illinois economic potential and incompetence.

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