Posts tagged: Monte Larrick

“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.

Check out the Illinois Family Institute’s upcoming events here.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Free Exercise of Religion on Display in the Capitol

Written by David E. Smith

This week’s edition of Spotlight begins with a focus on the importance of the nativity display at the Illinois state capitol – as well as the value of nativity scenes in state capitols and public places across the US — as Thomas Brejcha (from the Thomas More Society) joins our host, Monte Larrick.

Brejcha and Larrick discuss the connection between free exercise of religion and free speech, and they consider whether religious freedom is at risk in Illinois, especially in light of a democratic governor-elect and the supermajorities in the Illinois legislature.… 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.

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

“How Can My Vote Glorify God?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #116)

Dr. Eric Wallace joins Monte Larrick in this podcast. Dr. Wallace is the president of the Freedom’s Journal Institute. A former pastor, adjunct professor, author, military, and political candidate are descriptors used by others to describe Dr. Wallace. However, he prefers to be recognized first and foremost as a believer in Jesus Christ and a servant of God.

They converse on the criteria for identifying a candidate who deserves your vote, christian conservatives deserting their biblical values when voting, racism in the church, and what we as Christians can do to combat racism.… Continue Reading

SPOLIGHT: Star Parker on The Root of Chicago’s Poverty and Violence

Written by David E. Smith

This week on Illinois Family Spotlight we welcome Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a policy institute based in Washington, D.C. that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty.

IFI’s own Monte Larrick sat down with Ms. Parker while she was attending a recent summit on violence and poverty with pastors and community leaders in Chicago. Their conversation delves into the root cause of the violence and poverty that is destroying urban communities: breakdown of the family; lack of paternal influence; the perpetual welfare state mentality of big government; excessive taxation and regulation that suppress economic development and growth in black neighborhoods and communities, and much more.… Continue Reading

Illinois General Assembly Session Recap (Illinois Family Spotlight #098)

Monte Larrick sat down with Illinois Family Institute’s lobbyist Ralph Rivera, and IFI’s contract lobbyist Mark Johnson following the adjournment of the most recent Illinois General Assembly session.

They discuss the new Illinois budget, a potential Illinois fair tax, SB 1564 and a pro-life version, financing taxpayer funded abortion, Illinois ratifying of the Equal Rights Amendment, when Illinois will attempt to legalize recreational marijuana, what the next attack on life might target, what Illinois might do with the US Supreme Court’s ruling about sports betting, and the vital importance of turning out to vote in the down ballot races.… Continue Reading

“Getting Off the Fence” (Illinois Family Spotlight #095)

Monte Larrick and Dave Smith sat down with Reverend Dr. Joey Krol, Dr. Krol is an author and the senior pastor of Galilee Baptist Church in Decatur. He is also the morning host at WLUJ, a christian radio station in Springfield.

They discuss pastors getting their churches to speak up and get involved in politics, the role prayer plays in our nation’s spiritual health, giving President Trump a pass on his past behavior, religious liberty and increasing government pressure on churches.… Continue Reading

“We Need a Theology of When to Get Fired” (Illinois Family Spotlight #094)

Monte Larrick interviewed John Stonestreet at Illinois Family Institute’s Fourth Annual Worldview Conference. Stonestreet is the president of the Chuck Colson Center and BreakPoint Radio co-host. They discuss why Christians should be concerned about the Culture when we have seemingly lost; the next major cultural shift after the Sexual Revolution; the continued attacks on religious freedom; and when it is right for Christians to engage in civil disobedience.

Monte and John also discuss the cost of following Jesus, and legalization of recreational marijuana.… 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

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