Idaho Family Report
By Idaho Family Policy Center
Idaho Family Policy Center is a nonprofit ministry that advances the lordship of Christ in the public square by promoting biblically sound public policy, equipping Christians to fulfill the cultural commission, and training statesmen to advocate for Judeo-Christian values.
SPECIAL: Kirk Cameron joins the Idaho Family Report! [Ep. 18]
Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains, Monumental, Left Behind) joins Josh Bales (The Well Church Boise) and Blaine Conzatti (Idaho Family Policy Center) to share his testimony. Kirk encourages Christians to engage the culture and apply biblical teaching to all of life—including government and politics. He also shares his perspective on the recent controversy over his library story hours and why parents should ensure their children receive a Christian education. ------LINKS BELOW---- Learn more about Idaho Family Policy Center -- https://IdahoFamily.org
February 02, 2023
Sen. Chris Trakel: CHAOS over SCHOOL BATHROOMS at Caldwell School Board meeting [Ep. 17]
Sen. Chris Trakel (R-Caldwell) joins Josh Bales (The Well Church Boise) and Blaine Conzatti (Idaho Family Policy Center) to discuss the proposed policy from Caldwell School District that would allow biological boys to use bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers designated for girls. They also discuss the results of the recent IFPC statewide public opinion poll, which shows overwhelming support for our legislative agenda on drag shows, library smut, school bathrooms, and minor sex changes. ------LINKS BELOW---- IFPC Public Opinion Poll Results: https://idahofamily.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2022_PollResults.pdf Learn more about Idaho Family Policy Center -- https://IdahoFamily.org
January 18, 2023
Reaction to Gov. Little's State of the State Address PLUS Journalist Kelcie Moseley-Morris on Local Media and Bias [Ep. 16]
Josh Bales (The Well Church Boise) and Blaine Conzatti (Idaho Family Policy Center) discuss Gov. Brad Little's State of the State Address—and compare his rhetoric and priorities to the Gov. Ron DeSantis agenda in Florida. Later in the show, local politics reporter Kelcie Moseley-Morris with the Idaho Capital Sun joins to discuss how she entered the field of journalism, the state of local media, and the all too prevalent media bias.
January 12, 2023
EDUCATION FREEDOM: The FAMILY — not the STATE — is responsible for educating children! [Ep. 15]
Note: This episode was recorded in early December. Linda Patchin (president of Homeschool Idaho) joins Josh Bales (The Well Church Boise) and Blaine Conzatti (Idaho Family Policy Center) to discuss the history of the homeschool freedom movement in Idaho. They also discuss threats to homeschool freedom, including Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), as well as the biblical pattern for educating children. ------LINKS BELOW---- Learn more about Idaho Family Policy Center -- https://IdahoFamily.org Learn more about Homeschool Idaho -- https://HomeschoolIdaho.org Learn more about Christus Victor Clasical School -- https://ChristusVictorClassicalSchool.com
January 04, 2023
Maria Lancaster: In Vitro Fertilization + Adopting Frozen Embryos [Ep. 14]
Blaine Conzatti (Idaho Family Policy Center) and co-host Josh Bales (The Well Boise) are joined by Maria Lancaster, a former Idahoan who runs Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park. They discuss the problems with traditional IVF and why Christians should care about frozen embryos (sometimes called "snowflake children"). Maria shares her story of adopting her daughter, who had been frozen as an embryo for years, and meeting President George W. Bush. She also explains how Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park places frozen embryos with forever families, especially families struggling with infertility. Learn more: https://adoptembryos.org/ IdahoFamily.org
December 07, 2022
Scott Yenor (BSU; Heritage Foundation): The ROTTEN fruit of FEMINISM [Ep. 13]
With the Thanksgiving holiday, Blaine Conzatti (Idaho Family Policy Center) is flying solo today. He interviews Dr. Scott Yenor, professor of political science at Boise State University, about the intellectual roots of feminism and the harm it causes family formation and society generally. What are the dangers of divorcing sex from marriage and procreation? Why are feminism and abortion inextricably tied together? How does feminism emasculate men and drain their capacity to build culture? And what about government-funded daycare or requiring females to register for the draft? The interview with Dr. Yenor was recorded in Nov. 2021, but the ideas they discuss are just as relevant today.
November 23, 2022
Josh Bales: Must Nations Acknowledge, Obey, and Worship God? [Ep. 12]
Blaine Conzatti (Idaho Family Policy Center) and co-host Pastor Josh Bales (The Well Boise) discuss the the biblical doctrine that God holds nations accountable for their faithfulness (or lack thereof) to Him. They then play Josh's presentation on "Are Nations in Covenant With God Today?" from the last IFPC Biblical Activism Bootcamp at Eastside Baptist Church in Twin Falls on November 12, 2022.
November 16, 2022
Christian nationalism rising? And who should be making life-and-death decisions regarding medical care—parents or doctors? Feat. Sheryl Crosier [Ep. 11]
Blaine Conzatti (Idaho Family Policy Center) and co-host Josh Bales (The Well Boise) discuss the recent Idaho Statesman hit-piece accusing IFPC of "scary" Christian nationalism. Additionally, Blaine and Josh are joined by Sheryl Crosier, a mother who has made it her life's mission to protect children from quality-of-life judgments that deprive children of life-sustaining care without parental involvement. Sheryl and Blaine partnered with Sen. Lori Den Hartog and Rep. John Vander Woude on drafting and championing Simon's Law, which was signed by Gov. Brad Little in 2020. Bryan Clark, "Christian nationalism rising: Idaho drag ban bill is latest step up in persecution" (The Idaho Statesman | 10/24/2022): https://www.idahostatesman.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article267635822.html Blaine Conzatti, "Idaho Family Policy Center affirms biblical principles as basis for governing" (The Idaho Statesman | 10/31/2022): https://www.idahostatesman.com/opinion/readers-opinion/article268007232.html
November 09, 2022
Anna K. Miller (IFF): Local schools and health departments promote PORN LITERACY and QUEERING SEX ED? Plus: VOTING BIBLICALLY! [Ep. 10]
Blaine Conzatti (Idaho Family Policy Center) and co-host Josh Bales (The Well Boise) are joined by Anna K. Miller, education policy director at Idaho Freedom Foundation. The group discusses a recent report from IFF exposing porn literacy materials being promoted by Idaho health districts and public schools. They also discuss the withdrawn Reclaim Idaho education ballot initiative, neutrality in public schools, and what the Bible teaches Christians about voting. LINKS: Biblical Activism Bootcamp (Twin Falls | 11/12/2022) registration page: idahofamily.org/twinfallsbootcamp IFPC Candidate Surveys: https://idahofamily.org/candidate-surveys/
November 02, 2022
WARNING FROM CALIFORNIA with Jonathan Keller: Taxpayer-funded abortions, legalized infanticide, and gender confusion [Ep. 9]
Blaine Conzatti (Idaho Family Policy Center) and co-host Josh Bales (The Well Boise) are joined by Jonathan Keller, president of California Family Council. The group discusses craziness in California, including recently passed laws to strip parental custody of gender-confused children and legalize infanticide. They also discuss Gov. Gavin Newsom banning state travel to Idaho over our Fairness in Women's Sports Act, as well as why California serves as a warning for Idahoans. LINK: ThisIsYourNeighbor.com
October 19, 2022
Pastor Toby Sumpter (CrossPolitic; Canon Press): God's Law is for EVERY NATION! [Ep. 8]
Blaine Conzatti (Idaho Family Policy Center) and co-host Josh Bales (The Well Boise) are joined by Pastor Toby Sumpter of King's Cross in Moscow, Idaho. Toby also serves as a host for the daily podcast, the CrossPolitic Show, and has written several books on Christian living for Canon Press. The group discusses how Christians should apply God's law to public policy today, as well as why God's law given to us for our freedom and flourishing. They also answer numerous objections frequently given by some Christians against the use of God's law under the New Covenant.
October 12, 2022
Ben Merkle (NSA College): Biden student loan forgiveness plus why Christians NEED to repay their student loans! [Ep. 7]
Blaine Conzatti (Idaho Family Policy Center) and co-host Josh Bales (The Well Boise) are joined by Dr. Ben Merkle of New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. They discuss how the proposed student loan forgiveness plan violates the Eighth Commandment and feeds the government education industrial complex, as well as why Christians should repay their loans and live as free men.
October 05, 2022
Abortion in Idaho: Heartbeat and Trigger laws + Stanton Healthcare [Ep. 6]
Blaine Conzatti (Idaho Family Policy Center) and co-host Josh Bales (The Well Boise) are joined by Linda Thomas of Stanton Healthcare. They discuss the current state of abortion restrictions in post-Roe Idaho, as well as the support pregnancy resource centers offer families facing unplanned pregnancies
September 28, 2022
RELAUNCH: Drag Shows in Boise and CDA + Rep. Senate Candidate Ben Toews [Ep. 5]
Blaine Conzatti (Idaho Family Policy Center) and new co-host Josh Bales (The Well Boise) are joined by Idaho State Senate candidate Ben Toews (R-Coeur d'Alene). They discuss the drag shows in Boise and CDA, as well as the importance of promoting public virtue and protecting children from harmful sexualization.
September 21, 2022
Branden Durst: Choose Life License Plates, defunding Planned Parenthood, Common Core, and CRT in Idaho schools [Ep. 4]
NOTE: This episode was recorded in Oct 2021. Blaine Conzatti, president of Idaho Family Policy Center, is joined by Cindy Lange for a short interview segment about the Choose Life license plates available at the Idaho DMV. Branden Durst, a former state legislator and current candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, then visits with Blaine to discuss their effort to defund Planned Parenthood in Idaho, as well as the threat posed by common core and critical race theory in Idaho public schools. Learn more about the Choose Life license plates: https://idahofamily.org/2021/07/15/dont-forget-to-purchase-your-choose-life-license-plates/
November 17, 2021
Josh Bales: National judgment, the Bible and vaccine mandates, and the problem with pietism [Ep. 3]
Blaine Conzatti, president of Idaho Family Policy Center, is joined by Pastor Josh Bales from the Well Church in Boise, Idaho. They discuss national judgment, the problem of pietism, and what Romans 13 really says about vaccine mandates.
October 05, 2021
Biden school bathroom mandate, transgender issues, and saving girls' sports [Ep. 2]
Blaine Conzatti, president of Idaho Family Policy Center, is joined by Meridian Baldacci from Family Policy Alliance. They discuss the Biden school mandate allowing biological boys into girls' school bathrooms and locker rooms, as well as how Christians can navigate the maze of transgender issues like pronouns, sex changes, and girls' school sports. Sign the petition to protect the privacy and safety of girls in schools: https://idahofamily.org/alerts/petition-protect-girls-in-school-bathrooms-and-showers/
September 28, 2021
Rep. Brent Crane, Heartbeat Laws, and Vaccine Mandates [Ep. 1]
Blaine Conzatti, president of Idaho Family Policy Center, is joined by Idaho State Rep. Brent Crane (R-Nampa). They discuss pro-life developments as well as the impact of the vaccine mandates issued by Treasure Valley hospital chains. The Idaho and Texas Heartbeat laws are also discussed.
September 21, 2021