Posts tagged: IFI

You Shall Not Bake Cake And SCOTUS Packing (Illinois Family Spotlight #261)

This week, Illinois Family Spotlight focuses on current issues regarding religious freedom and the U.S. judicial system. To start the podcast, Monte Larrick interviews well-known Colorado baker and cake artist, Jack Phillips and general counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, Kristen Waggoner. Phillips describes the persecution and targeting he has endured at the hands of the LGBT faction in his ongoing battle for religious freedom within the context of his business. In discussing the work of ADF, Waggoner speaks to the disturbing trend of “weaponization of our justice system to silence and to ruin people” who hold to different views regarding marriage and gender.… Continue Reading

A Genuine Life Leader: Ceasar LeFlore Accepts SpeakOut Illinois Award (Illinois Family Spotlight #193)

Yes, the outlook is decidedly bleak in Illinois when it comes to pro-life issues, but the Rev. Ceasar LeFlore declares that pro-life Illinoisans don’t have the option of silence. In accepting the Henry Hyde Life Leadership Award at the recent SpeakOut Illinois conference, Pastor LeFlore thanks the many men and women who encouraged and discipled him as he answered God’s call to the abortion ministry. Likewise, he encourages and challenges the conference attendees and us to stand up and speak out for the sanctity of the unborn.… 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

“2019: What a Year” (Illinois Family Spotlight #178)

This spotlight, as the title implies, recaps IFI’s 2019. Here to break it down, the IFI team: Monte Larrick, Kathy Valente, Mary Nieves, and David Smith. They do uncoil the year’s work with some obligatory what’s next, especially with the bills that were passed.

Illinois Family Spotlight
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"2019: What a Year" (Illinois Family Spotlight #178)
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