We are writing to ask that you take a moment and call the offices of Sen. Mark Kirk today to express your disappointment at his intolerance for the beliefs of many of his constituents.
Last Friday, the scholarly journal "The Family in America" was scheduled to hold a Capitol Hill Symposium on "Family Policy Lessons from Other Lands." Because the journal is published by The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society, and the Howard Center is headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, the organizers had requested -- and received -- a room reservation in a Senate office building through the office of Illinois' only Republican Senator, Mark Kirk.
Last Thursday, however -- less than 24 hours before the scheduled event -- Sen. Kirk cancelled the room reservation after receiving calls from homosexual activists protesting the event. Organizers were left scrambling to find another room and caterer for the event at the last minute.
In response to questions on the issue, a spokesman for Sen. Kirk said, "Sen. Kirk doesn't affiliate with groups that discriminate."
Talk about irony! Who is discriminating against whom? It is "gay" rights activists, including Sen. Kirk, who are discriminating against Christians, Jews, and others who believe in the natural family or hold a historical and biblical view of marriage and sexuality.
That's the real danger here. Sen. Kirk's discrimination. Not ours. We are not calling senators demanding that they silence the voices of "gay" rights activists by cancelling their events and denying them access to rooms. We welcome open debate. But we must call out Sen. Kirk on his discrimination against people of faith and supporters of the natural family.
He must hear from us now!
"Gay" rights activist got their way because they were vocal. If we remain silent, this sort of discrimination against Christians and others with traditional values will only increase.
Holding a biblical view of marriage and sexuality is not discriminatory -- especially when all the social science research demonstrates the benefits of the natural family.
Sen. Kirk should respect our faith and our views, even if he doesn't agree with them --instead of literally closing the door to any debate or discussion.
Call the Chicago office at (312) 886-3506 and the Springfield office at (217) 492-5089.
Call and tell Sen. Kirk -- don't discriminate against people of faith and the natural family!