Posts tagged: David Smith

Rally for Jesus Part I (Illinois Family Spotlight #213)

A few dozen Christians met to Rally for Jesus outside Calvary Church in Orland Park in mid-August. Many Christian leaders spoke and prayed during this rally, and this edition of spotlight is the first of a series of highlights from the event. Spotlight 213 features IFI and IFA Executive Director David E. Smith, and current 109th state representative and 55th state senate candidate Darren Bailey.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Black Families Matter (Part 1)

Written by Benjamin Smith

The Black Lives Matter movement is a shallow movement, one which has taken up a sledgehammer to address a complex problem in need of a more skillful approach. Speaking at a Black Families Matter rally held in Flossmoor (in front of Southland Smiles Dental and across from the new Planned Parenthood facility), Rev. Dr. Eric Wallace stressed that while black lives, white lives, all lives matter, what is foundational and truly vital to our nation right now are strong families parented by a mom and a dad.… Continue Reading

“Parental Rights, Religious Liberty and American History” (Illinois Family Spotlight #187)

Latasha Fields, founder and director of CHESS – Christian Home Educators Support System, joins IFI executive director David Smith on this edition of Spotlight. In the first half of the podcast, David and Latasha discuss egregious legislation pending in the Illinois General Assembly that aims to eviscerate parental rights and eliminate religious liberty.

State Representative Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) recently introduced HB 4870 would mandate the HPV vaccination for ALL Illinois students at the 6th grade level.… 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

“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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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.… 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.… Continue Reading

What’s the Dress Code? (Illinois Family Spotlight #124)

On this special edition of Spotlight, we highlight an interview the Executive Director David Smith did with Stephanie Trussell of the Stephanie Trussell Show on WLS 890 AM.

They discuss a controversy at a local church where a member desired to attend as a cross-dresser–a man attempting to dress as a woman, leading the pastor to confront him; the recent midterms; what both host and guest are thankful for; the hypocrisy of addressing Chicago’s violence problem, yet ignoring Chicago’s abortion problem; and the prospects of the 2020 elections.… Continue Reading

“Post-Election Mortem Part 1” (Illinois Family Spotlight #120)

Illinois Family Action’s Chairman of the Board Rich Hartian joins the show to discuss last week’s midterm election with David Smith and Monte Larrick.

Nationally, they discuss why it was so vital for the GOP to keep the U. S. Senate, the Kavanaugh effect, what republicans could have done better, and why certain republican U. S. Representatives won or lost their re-election bids.… Continue Reading

“Embracing Lawlessness” (Illinois Family Spotlight #119)

In this week’s Spotlight is a veteran, a former adjunct Professor of Corporate Finance, sought after conference speaker, as well as conservative political commentator. Kathy Barnette served her country proudly for 10 years in the Armed Forces Reserves, where she was accepted into Officer Candidacy School.  Her corporate career includes working with two major Wall Street firms and in corporate America. … Continue Reading