Family Research Council

Local Pastors: Making Noise in Illi-nois!


By Tony Perkins
June 10, 2013

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When Illinois popped the question on marriage, the answer was no! Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Redefining marriage was supposed to be easy in Illinois. Homosexual activists had money, the media; and they even had the distinction of being President Obama's home state. What they didn't have was the churches' support. And in the end, that's what killed a bill that should have been a sure thing. Thanks to the Illinois Family Institute, there was a massive army of opposition from pastors across every racial and denominational line. Homosexual activists, who aren't used to this kind of resistance, were completely blindsided. On the last day of the session, the bill's sponsor shocked everyone by announcing that he didn't have the votes to bring the measure to the floor. It was huge victory-but more than that, it was a reminder of what can be accomplished when we stand together. Illinois voters refused to buy the line that same-sex "marriage" is inevitable--and because of their courage, it wasn't!

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