Posts tagged: Thomas More Society

“Free Exercise of Religion on Display in the Capitol” (Illinois Family Spotlight #125)

This edition spotlights the nativity in the state capitol with Thomas Brejcha from the Thomas More Society.

Tom and Monte Larrick discuss free speech, bringing nativity scenes to state capitols nationwide, religious freedom at risk in Illinois with democratic supermajorities and governor, what the Thomas More Society does over the country, sidewalk counseling and the bubble-zone lawsuit, an update on lawsuits combating taxpayer funding of abortion and Illinois’ abortion referral law, a threat to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the importance of retaining Illinois’ parental notification of abortion, and legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia.… Continue Reading

Will State Lawmakers Be Working in Springfield Before the Primary?

Written by John Biver

Monte and Dave are back with Ralph Rivera, a lobbyist for Illinois Right to Life Action and Illinois Family Institute.

This week’s edition of Spotlight features a discussion about the March 20th primary, the lawsuit surrounding HB 40, a bill enacting taxpayer funding of abortion, SB 1564 a bill that forces medical personnel to refer women to abortion clinics, the sanctuary state legislation signed by Governor Rauner, the Equal Rights Amendment, and new legislation concerns, including physician assisted suicide, and recreational marijuana.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: A Creche on Display in the Illinois Rotunda

Written by David E. Smith

The Springfield Nativity Scene Committee* (SNSC) recently held its annual opening day ceremony for their privately sponsored and funded display depicting the birth of Jesus Christ.  This display marks the 10th straight year that this display has had a place in the center of the State Capitol Rotunda.  This is possible, thanks in large part to the help of the Thomas More Society, including our guest Tom BrejchaContinue Reading

“A Creche on Display in the Illinois Capitol” (Illinois Family Spotlight #073)

Once again a nativity scene has taken its place in the Illinois Capitol rotunda, thanks to the work of the Springfield nativity committee and the Thomas More Society, including our guest Tom BrejchaMr. Brejcha is the President and Chief counsel member of the Thomas More Society.

He joins Monte Larrick to discuss religious freedom in Illinois and the nation. From including the nativity display in our capitol building, to the Masterpiece Cakeshop case in the Supreme Court.… Continue Reading

O Little Town of Springfield (Illinois Family Spotlight #017)

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With the Christmas season upon us, thousands of families are showcasing nativities on their front lawns. But what about such religious displays on public property during the Christmas season? In the first part of today’s show, Monte Larrick interviews Tom Brejcha of the Thomas More Society to discuss their nativity display in the Illinois capitol building this month. Afterword, Monte and David Smith discuss the importance of protecting the free exercise of religion. Merry Christmas from Illinois Family Action!… Continue Reading

2016 Illinois GOP Platform Report

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Written by David E. Smith 

The 2016 Illinois Republican Convention was held in Peoria this past weekend on Friday and Saturday. We are thrilled to report that leftists within the party failed to advance their agenda in the newly adopted 2016 Illinois GOP Platform.

If fact, Illinois Republicans strengthened the Right to Life plank in the platform and rejected an attempt to water down and distort the Marriage and Family plank!

THANK YOU to all of you who took time last week to contact the members of the platform committee and helped to spread the word of the attempt to subvert the Marriage and Family plank. … Continue Reading

Obama: ‘Not a Smidgen’ of IRS Corruption

Written by Bob Unruh

Maybe the White House and the Internal Revenue Service have vastly different definitions of “smidgen.”

After all, in President Obama’s interview with Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly this past Sunday, he said there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” linked to the IRS practice of discriminating against conservative and Christian organizations by delaying their applications for tax-exempt status.

The scandal is one of several plaguing the Obama administration over the last year or so.… Continue Reading

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