This email from David E. Smith, Executive Director of the Illinois Family Institute was labeled
Lobby Day Bus from Crystal Lake
Defend Marriage Lobby Day – Feb. 20th
As you know, the IFI Defend Marriage Lobby Day is coming up fast: Wednesday, February 20th.
I hope and pray you will be able to join us! A strong presence in Springfield is essential to stopping the push to redefine marriage. (Read more about it HERE.)
For those of you in the Crystal Lake area of the state, you may be interested in knowing that our good friend Kathy Barnette and Truth Exchange Ministries is chartering a coach bus for this important event. Seating on the bus is limited and available on a first-come first-serve basis.
If you have any questions, please email Kathy at KathyBarnette@TruthExchange.net.
David E. Smith, IFI Executive Director
Smith offers the following as background information:
The chief sponsor of this anti-family legislation, State Representative Gregg Harris (D-Chicago) is on record saying that the new Illinois General Assembly is on a “fast track” to pass legislation to redefine the institution of marriage.
In addition, homosexual activists with the Civil Rights Agenda, Equality Illinois, Stonewall Democrats, Illinois Log Cabin Republicans, and the ACLU of Illinois have been pushing hard for the passage of this anti-marriage bill.
We cannot afford to ignore this situation! Illinois citizens can send a strong message by joining us at the Capitol on February 20th to rally to protect God-ordained marriage in Illinois and to lobby their legislators.
Over the past few weeks, we have been busy contacting churches in key districts. Thousands of religious leaders from across the state have responded, voicing their opposition to marriage redefinition to local state lawmakers.
We can stop this legislation despite the “fast track” it may be on. We should be encouraged by the fact that recently hundreds of thousands of marriage supporters came out to demonstrate their opposition to same-sex “marriage” in Paris, France! (Watch a YouTube video of it HERE, and read the Reuters report HERE.)
There is strong opposition to same-sex marriage here in Illinois. The establishment media would have us believe that it is only a matter of time — that marriage redefinition is inevitable. It is only inevitable if we fail to speak up and demonstrate our objection to this radical policy!
If the secular French can see the importance of coming out to defend natural marriage — certainly the Christian community can do it. And we must!