Posts tagged: Stephanie Trussell

Election 2022: Time to Stand in Illinois

Written by Lynn Bowman Tabb

Just 40 miles west of Chicago, the crowd was hot Tuesday night at the Fire Pritzker Rally in St. Charles’ Arcada Theater. And with good cause! “We the people” of Illinois have had enough of J.B. Pritzker’s tyrannical mandates. Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Darren Bailey is proving himself to be the man to lead the people and scale back the reach of government in the lives of Illinoisans.

Throughout the event, speakers echoed the idea of taking a stand.… Continue Reading

Media Ignores Black Conservatives Within GOP

Written by Kristi Shaffer and David E. Smith

Illinois has some exceptional conservative candidates running for office in the upcoming primaries. Citizens concerned with the direction of the state are becoming involved. Leftists, fearing the exit of persons of color from the Democrat Party desperately want voters to believe diversity is missing among the conservative candidates. They are again using identity politics to divide America, hoping to convince voters of the lie that conservatives represent only white America. Continue Reading

Pro-Christmas, Pro-Family and Unashamed

Written by David E. Smith

For as long as I can remember, Family PAC’s Paul Caprio has strongly urged conservative candidates to send Christmas cards to primary voters in their districts. At first I thought this wasn’t the best use of campaign resources and not a very policy-centric way to communicate to would-be voters. Yet, as I considered the up-side of a pro-Christmas, pro-family mailer, I became convinced of its genius. In fact, I now believe that my initial response severely underestimated it’s importance.… Continue Reading

School Board Candidate Slanders IFI in Shocking Press Release

Written by Laurie Higgins

Illinois Family Institute (IFI) was made aware of a shocking press release issued by BLM activist Tim McGowan who is running for the school board in District 211 (Schaumburg, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, Fremd, and Conant High Schools)—the same school district that was embroiled in a controversy in 2019 when the former superintendent and school board sexually integrated all district locker rooms and bathrooms.

In his press release, Mr. McGowan opposes a slate of three candidates, accusing them of being funded by IFI and accusing us of being a “racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic hate group” whose “dark right-wing money” is “bankrolling candidates’ robocalls” for his opponents.

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SPOTLIGHT: People Love Darkness Rather Than Light

Written by David E. Smith

Did you think COVID-19 was the worst challenge we would face in 2020? Now a new type of contagion is spreading across our nation and the world and it is potentially as destructive as coronavirus. This Spotlight features my conversations with Dr. Eric Wallace and Stephanie Trussell regarding the aftermath of the horrific and unjust murder of George Floyd.

Eric and I discuss the right to peacefully protest and the biblical and correct coupling of justice with righteousness.… Continue Reading

“People Love Darkness Rather Than Light” (Illinois Family Spotlight #201)

2020 keeps getting crazier. This time cities around the world are being pillaged and torched by rioters taking advantage of the protests of the unjust George Floyd murder. In this week’s spotlight, David Smith interviews Dr. Eric Wallace and Stephanie Trussell for their perspective on the insanity in the first and second halves of the show, respectively.

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"People Love Darkness Rather Than Light" (Illinois Family Spotlight #201)
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SPOTLIGHT: Illinois’ Recent Regressive Actions

Written by Benjamin Smith

Illinois’ 101st General Assembly closed with a flurry of activity as lawmakers rammed through immoral anti-life and anti-family legislation. Excerpts from Stephanie Trussell’s weekly show on WLS-AM 890, featuring IFI Executive Director David Smith as her guest, provide an informative legislative recap for this episode of Spotlight. Stephanie and David detail the devastating consequences radical abortion expansion will reap in Illinois.

Other highlights from the podcast include discussion regarding mandated instruction of LGBTQ history for K-12 public school students and the anticipated ramifications of legalizing recreational marijuana.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Illinois’ Abortion Holocaust

Written by Benjamin Smith

This week’s Spotlight features Laurie Higgins, cultural affairs writer for IFI. Laurie was a recent guest of Stephanie Trussell and co-hosts Carol Davis, Jan Shaw on the Stephanie Trussell Show on 890 WLS. In highlights from the program, Laurie, Stephanie, and Carol discuss Teri Paulson’s article on the IFA website that compares the abortion holocaust to the Nazi Holocaust and the resulting house joint resolution, HJR 55 which condemns the so-called “hate speech” of IFA and, by extension, IFI.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: What’s the Dress Code?

Written by Benjamin Smith

This special edition of Spotlight features highlights from a post-Thanksgiving dialogue between David Smith, IFI’s Executive Director, and Stephanie Trussell on the Stephanie Trussell Show (WLS 890 AM).

Their initial topic of conversation addresses a local pastor who confronted a male church member who repeatedly attended worship dressed as a woman, the resulting social media reaction and backlash against the pastor, and the need to support pastors and church leaders who take a hard stance for adherence to Scripture and biblical principles.… 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