Posts tagged: David Smith

“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.

They also converse on the Illinois election results: including the statewide turnout, conservative republican losses, the uphill battle facing principled conservatives in the Illinois General Assembly, and they touch on potential anti-family proposals coming from Springfield in the coming session.… 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.  Kathy sat on the Board of a pregnancy crisis center for 5 years.

Mrs. Barnette joins Monte Larrick and David Smith to discuss homeschooling; the Blexit movement, a mass exodus of black people from the Democrat party; the Left’s new talking point that conservative white men are the enemy of the people; illegal immigration and abolishing ICE.… Continue Reading

“The Centrality of Prayer” (Illinois Family Spotlight #113)

Today’s spotlight features a conversation between Illinois Family Institute’s David Smith and Family Research Council‘s Pastor Pat McManus at a recent IFI prayer event in Springfield. Pastor Pat is the Illinois director of FRC’s Watchmen on the Wall.

They discuss September 17th’s prayer meeting and the spiritual warfare going on in Illinois and the nation; truth under attack; the importance of prayer; the need not just to vote, but to vote your biblical values; why the pastor needs to lead; the consequences of the U.S.… Continue Reading

2018 Illinois Primary Recap (Illinois Family Spotlight #088)

Monte Larrick sits down with the IFA’s Executive Director David Smith and IFA’s John Biver to discuss the results from the last month’s election, including voter turnout from both sides, Jeanne Ives’ narrow loss, and why we need to show up in November to help local candidates despite the two men at the top of the ballot.

While the turnout for this primary was the highest it has been since 2002, a closer look at the numbers reveals bad news for Republicans.… Continue Reading

“Be Fruitful and Multiply” (Illinois Family Spotlight #087)

David Smith, the executive director of the IFI and IFA, recently sat down with Larry Jacobs, the Managing Director of World Congress of Families, and the International Organization for the Family, at a recent IOF pro-family breakfast in Rockford.

They discuss the mission of the IOF at the United Nations, the Sexual Revolution, Muslims, birth rates, and procreating, and the LORD’s command to be fruitful and multiply (Gen 1:28; Gen 9:1; Gen 35:11).

Dave Smith starts off with the big question for Larry Jacobs regarding his work — “why” do it?… Continue Reading

BONUS: Thinking Biblically about Recreational Marijuana

In a recent presentation at his home church, David Smith delivered an exhortation on the biblical argument against recreational pot.

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