The following press email has just been received explaining a demonstration will be held at State Rep. Jack Franks office on Route 47 just north of Business Route 14.
The last time a demonstration was held
in front of Franks’ office is was because he and Mark Beaubien had singed on to the bill to put the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of abortion into Illinois law.
The bill, House Bill 2354, was killed.
Both Franks and Beaubien withdrew their co-sponsorship from the bill after the day of picketing.
On the civil unions bill, however, Beaubien is unlikely to draw back his support because he has taken such a leadership position. I heard him on radio promoting the bill.
The email follows:
Dear Fellow Patriot:
Illinois’ SB1716 (the “Civil Union” bill) is rearing its ugly head once again. Click here for the current bill as read (.PDF).
It has undergone its mandatory 3 readings and simply needs to be voted upon.
Postponed since May, 2009; this bill was initially designed for the express purpose of what to do when a person dies, estate, heirs, etc.
In the dead of night back in 2009, the Illinois legislature stripped everything out of the bill and replaced it with the, “Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act.”
While the bill states that it will respect the beliefs of religious organizations, there have been plenty of examples that once a homosexual couple is turned-away from a caterer, photographer, or even a Knights of Columbus hall, they will turn to the courts and the courts have gleefully ruled in favor of the couple.
To make matters worse, we have seen several state Supreme Courts rule that “Civil Unions” are akin to the unconstitutional “separate but equal” doctrine and have forced homosexual “Marriage” on their people.
The fall session begins next Tuesday, November 16 and State Representative Jack Franks has gone on record stating that, while he is against homosexual “Marriage,” he would support “Civil Unions.”
Please contact Jack Franks at Phone: (815) 334-0063, E-mail: email@example.com There will be a rally against this legislation on Saturday, November 13th @ noon at his Woodstock office located at:
1193 S. Eastwood Drive Woodstock! Please bring a sign and join in.
Senator Pam Althoff: (815) 455-6330, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Dan Duffy: (847) 277-7100 Dan@SenatorDuffy.com
Representative Mark Beaubien (847) 487-5252 email@example.com
Please forward this information to other people who will take action.
Given the short staffing at the Northwest Herald, it seems unlikely that a story with a photograph will appear on Sunday.