Posts tagged: Peter Breen

SPOTLIGHT: National Religious Freedom Day

Written by David E. Smith

“All we can do is pray.” How many times have you heard someone utter these words, often with a somewhat defeatist attitude? Our Spotlight guests this week want you to know that the first thing, the most important thing, Christians can do is pray!

Speaking at an online event hosted by the Illinois Prayer Caucus Network in celebration of National Religious Freedom Day, Randy Forbes and Peter Breen stress the preeminent priority of prayer, especially as the practice and proclamation of our faith increasingly comes under fire.… Continue Reading

Election Update: What We Know So Far

Written by David E. Smith

The final results of this week’s election may remain unknown for days or weeks with five or more states still counting ballots. Our continued prayers are needed today and throughout the upcoming week for honesty and fairness to prevail. Pray that voter fraud of any type would be exposed. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 20:23 that the Lord hates unequal scales.

We should not be surprised to learn how wrong the predictions of the establishment media and pollsters have been again.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Pastor Cassell Discusses His Lawsuit Against Gov. Pritzker

Written by David E. Smith

Give me your young, your old, your faithful masses yearning to worship freely. This revision of The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus could well be the rallying cry of Pastor Steve Cassell of The Beloved Church in Lena, Illinois. On this edition of Spotlight, Pastor Steve joins me for a timely discussion regarding the perilous intersection of COVID-19, governmental “authority,” and Constitutionally-guaranteed personal liberties.

Pastor Steve and I consider how churches and people of faith should respond to Illinois’ lockdown and examine the dangerous precedent that could be established by our governor’s abuse of his executive power.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Peter Breen Talks About Abortion, Redistricting and Fair Maps

Written by David E. Smith

Monte Larrick caught up with Peter Breen, Vice President and Senior Counsel for the Thomas More Society, at the recent SpeakOut Illinois event in Oakbrook Terrace. They talk about Breen’s candidacy for the 48th House district and his work on the Fair Maps petition. Breen also addresses a threat to Illinois families in the form of the erasure of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act.

After the break, Monte and Peter consider the possibility of abortions becoming available in Illinois public schools.… Continue Reading

“Let’s Take the Mapping Power from Mike Madigan” (Illinois Family Spotlight #189)

Monte Larrick caught up with Peter Breen, the Vice President and Senior Counsel for the Thomas More Society, at the recent SpeakOut Illinois event in Oakbrook Terrace. They talked about Breen’s candidacy for the 48th House district, his work on the fair maps petition, and the threats to families in Illinois–taking the form of the erasure of parental notice of abortion, the trampling of parental rights with the mandatory HPV vaccine, and the elimination of informed and religious objection to vaccines generally.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Lobby Your Lawmakers

Written by David E. Smith

If you’ve ever wondered how best to effectively communicate with your state representatives and senators, this edition of Spotlight will be of special interest to you!

In a presentation at the 2019 SpeakOut Illinois conference, former state representative Peter Breen gives us an insider’s view of the life of a legislator and offers valuable tips for interacting with those individuals who are hard against an issue, hard in favor of an issue, or “neutral.”… Continue Reading

DIY: Lobby Your Lawmakers (Illinois Family Spotlight #185)

If you’ve ever wondered how best to effectively communicate with your state representatives and senators, this edition of Spotlight will be of special interest to you!

In a presentation at the 2019 SpeakOut Illinois conference, former state representative Peter Breen gives us an insider’s view of the life of a legislator and offers valuable tips for interacting with those individuals who are hard against an issue, hard in favor of an issue, or “neutral.” While many of Breen’s remarks are directed toward pro-life legislation, his advice is applicable to other topics of concern to conservatives and pro-family voters.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: A Conversation With Illinois Lawmaker Darren Bailey

Written by David E. Smith

Joining Monte Larrick on this edition of Spotlight is Darren Bailey, current State Representative for the 109th district. Their conversation occurred at the Illinois Conservative Union’s Illinois Political Activist Conference which was held in August in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

Representative Bailey details the reasons why he has decided to run for state senate in the 55th district and recounts the valuable experience he gained as a state representative.… Continue Reading

Abby Johnson Speaking in Effingham and Carmi!

Written by Tamara Jackson

Support Three New State Reps Who Support Life!

Thanks to a super-majority of left-wing lawmakers, Illinois “boasts” some of the most egregious abortion laws in our nation.

On Tuesday, May 28th, the Illinois House voted 64-50 to pass SB 25 — an abhorrent bill creating a fundamental “right” to abortion throughout all 9 months of pregnancy. Three days later, the Illinois State Senate voted 34-20 to pass it as well. This past Wednesday, Gov.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Illinois Is As Easy As ABC: Abortion, Bankruptcy, and Corruption

Written by Benjamin Smith

Some of the most important words we will ever speak are words of truth. Please listen to this very important edition of Spotlight as the executive director of Illinois Right to Life, Mary Kate Knorr; attorney and senior counsel for the pro-life Thomas More Society, Peter Breen; neonatal ICU nurse, Emily Kelly; cardiologist, Dr. Nalini Rajmannan, and the executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, Eric Scheidler speak passionate, informed, reasoned and rational, scientifically-accurate words of truth about the realities of abortion and the devastating effects that unprecedented abortion expansion will bring to Illinois.… Continue Reading