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The Illinois Family Spotlight highlights specific cultural or political issues which our listeners need to be aware of. Our discussions are informed by a biblical worldview that helps expose the lies and distortions promulgated within secular culture. We interview policy experts and scholars whose knowledge and insights help listeners form a wiser worldview.

The Illinois Family Spotlight highlights specific cultural or political issues which our listeners need to be aware of. Our discussions are informed by a biblical worldview that helps expose the lies and distortions promulgated within secular culture. We interview policy experts and scholars whose knowledge and insights help listeners form a wiser worldview.
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The Illinois Family Spotlight highlights specific cultural or political issues which our listeners need to be aware of. Our discussions are informed by a biblical worldview that helps expose the lies and distortions promulgated within secular culture. We interview policy experts and scholars whose knowledge and insights help listeners form a wiser worldview.

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“Post-Election Mortem Part 1” (Illinois Family Spotlight #120)

11/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:32:28

SPOTLIGHT: The Corruption of the GOP

11/12/2018
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In a recent appearance on The Journal Editorial Report, Republican economist Arthur Laffer (of “Laffer Curve” fame) unintentionally revealed the rot at the core of the GOP. In an astonishing statement, he waxed exultant at the prospects of Democrat Jared Polis winning the gubernatorial race in Colorado. Laffer is thrilled because Polis has the right economic plan. For those who don’t know, Polis is openly homosexual, “married” to a man, and supports every lousy pro-homosexual legislation...

Duration:00:11:29

PODCAST: Pinocchio Rauner’s Staffer Tells Conservatives to Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter the GOP

11/10/2018
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A former staffer for Pinocchio Rauner wasted no time telling conservatives to abandon all hope. In a commentary appearing in Friday’s Chicago Tribune, Patrick Wohl tried to scare the Illinois GOP away from ANY rightward movement. Scaremonger Wohl ominously warned, “The Illinois GOP needs unity, not a race to the right.” That’s code language for “Abandon the social issues, you idiot rightwing lunatics!” How about this for a revision: “The Illinois GOP needs unity on the entire GOP platform,...

Duration:00:01:46

“Embracing Lawlessness” (Illinois Family Spotlight #119)

11/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:25:23

“A Call to Pray” (Illinois Family Spotlight #118)

10/30/2018
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This edition of Spotlight features highlights from a prayer meeting at the Illinois state capital. Pastors from around the state gathered to pray for the church statewide, repentance, a nation-wide revival, federal officials, local officials, and our national culture. Click here for IFI voter guide visit.… Continue Reading

Duration:00:33:31

BONUS: Dave Smith on the Stephanie Trussell Show

10/27/2018
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Recently, IFI’s own David Smith joined Christian conservative talk radio host, Stephanie Trussell, for her weekly show on WLS -AM 890. With the upcoming midterm election, they certainly had much to cover! Their conversation explores the inexplicable betrayal of incumbent State Representative Tom Morrison by the “Conservative” Party gubernatorial candidate, Sam McCann, and the ongoing attacks McCann is waging on other solidly conservative, Republican candidates. (See Illinois Review for more...

Duration:00:23:33

“If You’re Wrong on Life, You’re Just Wrong” (Illinois Family Spotlight #117)

10/23/2018
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On this edition of Spotlight, David Smith and Monte Larrick are joined by the IFA Board of Directors Chairman Rich Hartian to discuss the vital upcoming election; specifically Christians voting Biblical values, the importance of the traditional nuclear family, legislating morality, Conservative Party Gubernatorial Candidate Sam McCann‘s singular actions, the arguments for and against supporting certain candidates in the Illinois governors race, IFA’s down-ballot endorsements, including State...

Duration:00:35:58

PODCAST: No-Shot Sam McCann Doubles Down in Deceit

10/19/2018
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In response to the uproar generated by his utterly deceitful union-subsidized mailers, gubernatorial candidate Sam McCann tweeted that “all” he did was say that State Representative Tom Morrison “supports Rauner.” Unbelievable. McCann lied again. He did not merely say Morrison “supports Rauner.” He accused Morrison of being a “Republican in Name Only” (RINO) and did so in mailers in Morrison’s district in the midst of a difficult re-election campaign. Then No-Shot McCann posted this on his...

Duration:00:03:22

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

10/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:25:37

PODCAST: New Human Slaughterhouse-Spa Coming to Skokie Illinois

10/11/2018
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Fictional 21 Century Woman at her “reveal” party: Mom, Dad, Family, Friends, there’s something inside me! Lol, no it’s not a tumor. It’s a human! It’s got boy DNA (so not me, lol)! I just need to find out if he’s defective. Oh, and I’ll revisit my life goals and career path, check my bank account, and meditate on how I feel about him. If I choose to let him live, y’all can call him a baby! … Continue Reading

Duration:00:07:10

“Emergency! In Colorado” (Illinois Family Spotlight #115)

10/9/2018
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Today’s podcast features an interview with Dr. Karen Randall MD., an emergency room physician in the 3rd busiest Emergency Department in Colorado; trained in emergency medicine, pediatrics and family practice; holds a certificate in Cannabis Science and Medicine from the University of Vermont; on the Board of Directors for SCEMA and VP of case management for SCEMA; has spoken nationally and internationally on the harms of marijuana. Dr. Karen Randall and Monte Larrick discuss recreational...

Duration:00:23:07

“An Addiction Problem in the Making” (Illinois Family Spotlight #114)

10/2/2018
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In the Spotlight this week is Anita Bedell, who is the executive director of the Springfield based Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction Problems, which is also known as ILCAAAP. ILCAAAP’s mission is to open doors to freedom from addictive behavior for individuals and families in Illinois through public information, education, and legislation. They discuss the push in the Illinois capitol to open a new casino downtown Chicago and mini-casino’s at racetracks statewide; internet...

Duration:00:24:57

“The Centrality of Prayer” (Illinois Family Spotlight #113)

9/25/2018
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Today’s spotlight features a conversation between Illinois Family Institute’s David Smith and Family Research Council‘s Pastor Pat McManus at a recent IFI prayer event in Springfield. Pastor Pat is the Illinois director of FRC’s Watchmen on the Wall. They discuss September 17th’s prayer meeting and the spiritual warfare going on in Illinois and the nation; truth under attack; the importance of prayer; the need not just to vote, but to vote your biblical values; why the pastor needs to lead;...

Duration:00:22:51

“The Root of Chicago’s Poverty and Violence” (Illinois Family Spotlight #112)

9/18/2018
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Star Parker, the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), recently attended a summit for Chicago leaders and clergy trying to find solutions for violence and poverty in Chicago. Monte Larrick got the opportunity to converse with her about the solutions to poverty and violence in Chicago proposed by the city’s current leaders, what role should the Christian church play in the solution, is the government part of the problem or the ansr, school choice, the...

Duration:00:27:59

“A Christlike Response to Sexual Anarchy” (Illinois Family Spotlight #111)

9/11/2018
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This edition of Spotlight features another talk by Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Analyst: Laurie Higgins. She speaks on the genesis of her involvement as a cultural activist; the importance of discriminating between the terms gender identity, gender roles, and cis-gender people; gender dysphoria in children and distributing puberty blockers to them; desistance and detransitioning; and the public eradication of sex differences for everybody everywhere.… Continue Reading

Duration:00:35:27

“Prayer and Fasting to End Abortion? Really?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #110)

9/4/2018
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This episode features an interview with Steve Karlen, the Campaign Director for 40 Days for Life. They discuss what makes 40 Days for Life so unique; reducing demand for abortion; pro-lifers relying too much on political influence; 40 Days for Life as a launching pad into pro-life activism; how important a pastoral endorsement of 40 Days for Life is; what skills you need to lead a 40 Days for Life campaign; what the indicator of a successful campaign is; and how to get involved.… Continue...

Duration:00:26:39

“Islam is Advancing in America” (Illinois Family Spotlight #109)

8/28/2018
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This edition of Spotlight features a Q&A session with a panel of three distinguished experts on Islam. They field questions about reaching Muslims for Christ, how we can help the underground Church in Islamic countries, how we can educate ourselves on Islam, what is driving Islam in America, Islamic studies in public schools, and how important it is to VOTE in this upcoming midterm election. Anni Cyrus was a child bride who escaped to America (legally), became a U.S.… Continue Reading

Duration:00:31:40

“Is Marriage A Civil Right?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #108)

8/21/2018
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Back to 2011. Today’s special edition of Spotlight features Laurie Higgins speaking at an IFI Marriage Symposium, she starts out reproving Christians for consistently showing up late to cultural battles, then Higgins debunks common liberal talking points about same-sex marriage that we must be able to dismantle.… Continue Reading

Duration:00:24:31

“Roe v. Wade Out the Door?”(Illinois Family Spotlight #107)

8/14/2018
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Monte is joined by Mary Hallan Fiorito, a Visiting Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington D.C., Ms. Fiorito is also a representative of WomenSpeakForThemselves.com. Mary is an attorney, public speaker, and commentator on issues involving women’s leadership in the Catholic Church, work/life balance for mothers, and Catholic Church administration. They discuss the current debate about abortion; the midterm elections in terms of pro-lifers and pro-choicers; Donald Trump’s...

Duration:00:25:46

“Dealing With Addiction in the Pew” (Illinois Family Spotlight #106)

8/7/2018
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This edition of Spotlight features Jo McGuire once again, who comes on to discuss what Illinois might look like after a plausible five years of retail marijuana; debunking the crime drop myth in Colorado; encouraging lawmakers considering legal pot to visit Colorado and seek certain people groups, one of which is RMHIDTA, you can view their report here; advertising marijuana usage to pregnant women to alleviate first trimester discomfort and the complications that follow; what church leaders...

Duration:00:30:04