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Illinois Defend Marriage Lobby Day on Wednesday, October 23rd in Springfield, IL 9AM-3PM.
Illinois Family Institute ^ | October 10, 2013 | David Smith

Posted on 10/10/2013 8:53:27 PM PDT by Steelers6

Contact Your State Legislator Today!

Written By David E. Smith | 10.10.13

The second Defend Marriage Lobby Day of the year is less than two weeks away on Wednesday, October 23rd in Springfield.

Whether you’re able to come or not, we need you to contact your state legislator today. If you are able to join us in Springfield, please let your legislators know that you’re coming and look forward to speaking with them about protecting marriage in Illinois. If you’re unable to come, please send your legislator a message to protect marriage by clicking HERE. Tell them that you wish you could attend and ask them to protect marriage.

Your attendance could very well lead to the defeat of same-sex “marriage” this year. Our adversaries have only six days this fall to accomplish their radical goals: October 22-24 and November 5-7. We are holding our Defend Marriage Lobby Day on the second day of the veto session.

While it would not be prudent to publicize all of the information about the vote count on SB 10, I can say that I am encouraged. A large turnout on October 23rd will make a huge difference and could derail the opposition’s efforts. (Find a bus ride HERE).

Your efforts are already making a difference. Stephanie Trussell of WLS radio interviewed me on Sunday afternoon. Stephanie saw a bumper sticker on a supporter’s car and googled ”Defend Marriage Lobby Day.” This led to the phone call, and an opportunity to get the word out to tens of thousands of listeners. Then yesterday afternoon, Joe Walsh from WIND radio had me on his program to help us get the word out.

Thank you for your faithfulness and courage in standing for the truth. Keep getting the message out!

I am so excited to see how our grassroots efforts are making a difference. You made it possible for us to sell out the IFI Fall Banquet that we held recently with Dr. Benjamin Carson. Over 1,100 Illinoisans turned out to show their support for Christian values. This event reminded me that, despite what media pundits want us to believe, protecting life, family, and freedom is a value shared by many, many citizens.

The Illinois Review published a comprehensive news story on the event. They wrote:

Dr. Carson subtly compared what is happening in the White House to the teachings of Chicago native, Saul Alinsky, whose Rules for Radicals published in 1971 served as impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change. Never mentioned by name, but implied, was how the President had been schooled in Alinsky’s rules as a community activist in Chicago. Prevalent among Alinsky’s rules being applied by the White House through its actions and policies: 1) if you push a negative hard enough it will gain traction and become a positive and 2) driving a wedge between people or groups of people will create class warfare and with it division and unrest.

The push for same-sex “marriage” is meant to divide people, and it is, of course, a negative. Secular progressives know that if they push this negative hard enough it will eventually appear to be a positive. They hate the God of Christianity and the Bible.

We must resist this scheme. As Christians, it is our duty. For the sake of our children and grandchildren, let’s make sure marriage revisionists go no further in advancing their effort to pervert the legal definition of marriage.

You can help right now by contacting your legislator:

Take ACTION: Click HERE to send an email or fax to your state representative today. Ask him/her to stand firmly and courageously against SB 10, and warn him/her not to be persuaded by the emotionally manipulative and intellectually hollow rhetoric of the homosexual lobby.

TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: defense; illinois; lobby; marriage
Hope a lot of FREEPERS can make it.
1 posted on 10/10/2013 8:53:28 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Steelers6

A worthwhile cause.

2 posted on 10/10/2013 8:54:48 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Steelers6
Just explain that there is a $12,000 MARRIAGE PENATLY in Obamcare for couples making a few pennies more than $60,000.00.
3 posted on 10/10/2013 9:10:31 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

I thought President Bush the marriage penalty was dealt with

4 posted on 10/10/2013 10:27:18 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Steelers6
I clearly said the “Obamacare Marriage Penalty”

There is a HUGE penalty against marriage, built into Obamacare.

5 posted on 10/11/2013 8:15:44 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

Anything that illustrates holiness is coming under fire from one side, if not another...


It’s a battle shaping up and it is a worthwhile battle to fight... IF it is fought in the right spirit which is God’s spirit. We can debate whether private or public institutions should be the vehicles of conferring an official title of matrimony, but whatever they are, this “gay marriage” farce vastly dumbs down the meaning of marriage to put it quite gently. And of course it’s based around what God forbade... and it will work about as well as a lead balloon will, if we want to see the evidence.

6 posted on 10/11/2013 12:49:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Kansas58

And I think a gravely needed element which has become missing in this picture, is how God’s love can be brought to bear in order to provide the love that the would-be “gay marrieds” actually DO need. Passions this intense bespeak of a capability that God has put into the creation, but one whose function has gone wrong because of a blockage of grace. I make no bones about it. The almost unbearably good news of the gospel — unbearable because our minds are not used to thinking on this level — is that in Jesus there is a salvation that not just allows them to refrain from misuse, but that permits redeployment of these capabilities to the service of God! This ain’t any psychologist office therapy. This is frank miracle. It’s not so much “pray the gay away” as “pray the straight in.”

7 posted on 10/11/2013 12:56:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck


8 posted on 10/11/2013 11:21:01 PM PDT by Steelers6
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