Tuesday, August 20, 2013

From IFI: Mark Your Calendar NOW to Defend Illinois Marriage in October



Illinois Family Institute and/or IFI Action Newsletter
  Call to Action
Defend Marriage Lobby Day - Feb. 20th

Defend Marriage Lobby Day

Join IFI and Illinois families from around the state to take a stand to protect marriage, religious freedom, parental rights and the innocence of our children! Plan to bring your family and friends AND organize your church to support this second Defend Marriage Lobby Day.  

It is critically important that we have a strong showing because homosexual activists continue to press for counterfeit "marriage" (SB 10), which will affect all of society, especially children and religious freedom.  

The groups pushing to pass this bill are planning to be at the Capitol on October 22nd, the day before our event. According to a 6-12-13 Windy City Times article, they have dubbed it "10.000 Families March for Marriage Equality."

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!
Wednesday, October 23rd
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Illinois State Capitol 
401 South 2nd Street, 
Springfield, IL  62701 (map)


Download flyer HERE.
Schedule:
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM   Prayer Watch at the Lincoln Statue 
(east side of Capitol)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Marriage Rally in Rotunda
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   Prayer Watch in the Rotunda
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   Visit your state representatives

Stop at the IFI table in the north hallway right off of the Rotunda to pick up materials. If possible, please know your state rep's Springfield office address and what he/she looks like before coming.

Background:
The chief sponsor of the legislation to redefine marriage, State Representative Gregg Harris (D-Chicago), is on record saying that he plans to call the bill for a vote during the fall Veto Session (October 22-24 and November 5-6).

In addition, homosexual activists with the Civil Rights Agenda, Equality Illinois, Stonewall Democrats, Illinois Log Cabin Republicans, and the ACLU of Illinois continue to push hard for the passage of this anti-marriage bill.  They recently launched a two million dollar "Fight Back for Marriage" campaign to pass this bill. Their pledge: "we'll keep fighting until we win" must be taken very seriously.

A number of high profile politicians are also calling for its passage including: President Barack Obama, Governor Pat Quinn, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

We cannot afford to ignore this situation! Illinois citizens will send a strong and clear message to lawmakers by joining us at the Capitol on October 23rd to rally, to pray and to lobby their legislators.  

Over the past seven months, 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. They have urged their members to stand for God-ordained marriage. And as a result,YOU stepped forward. Perhaps for the first time. Thank you! But we need you to do it again, for as long as this issue is on the minds of those who are in power to pass laws.

Keep in mind, there is strong opposition to same-sex marriage here in Illinois. You are that opposition! 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! 

Click HERE for a downloadable flyer for your church.

PLEASE try to attend, but if you are not able to join us for the Defend Marriage Lobby Day you can still ask your state representative to vote 'NO' to SB 10 by >>>clicking HERE<<< to send him/her an email or fax.

 
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