Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace
Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace
Written By David E. Smith   |   11.05.13

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Illinois lawmakers are headed back to Springfield for the second half of the fall veto session, which runs today through Thursday this week.   I will be  join our lobbyists and other marriage advocates at the Capitol to continue our work to defend the institution of marriage.

There is a very good chance that Springfield lawmakers will be voting on SB 10, the bill to redefine marriage. This is an all-hands-on-deck emergency! We need your voice and prayers now more than ever. It can be stopped if we are willing to stand up and speak out to our elected officials. 

Take ACTION: Send an email or a fax to your state representative to ask them to vote NO to SB 10, the same-sex “marriage” bill. Please also call the Capitol switchboard at (217) 782-2000 and ask to be connected to your state representative. Tell his/her legislative aide that you want him/her to vote NO to SB10, the bill to redefine marriage and family. Call every day this week.   

Same-sex marriage will do great harm to our children, our churches, and our religious freedom. It is not the design God instituted for marriage and family. Marriage is the fundamental building block for all of human civilization. Marriage promotes healthy, natural families for the common good today and for future generations.  We redefine it at our peril. 

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight. ~Isaiah 5:20 

IFI is deeply concerned about the social and spiritual ramifications of passing SB 10. God has established the boundaries within which the gift of sex is to be enjoyed and the best environment in which to raise children. Marriage benefits society—especially children—in ways that no other relationship can. Marriage promotes the truth that children need a mom and a dad and fosters the establishment of homes with both. Upholding God’s design for marriage is the best way to bless children with a mom and a dad. 

God has shown mercy by holding back this terrible legislation thus far—mercy which isn’t deserved. Perhaps He is giving us one last chance to act as salt and light in a dark and decaying world. We need to pray and fast, but we also need to act! God sees faith without action as no faith at all. (“…faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” ~James 2:17) 

Marriage redefinition must be stopped!  

Please call your state lawmaker today at the State Capitol switchboard at (217) 782-2000 and tell him/her to vote NO to SB 10. We need a huge outpouring of calls if we hope to avert this tragedy.  

Please keep this in your prayers.

 Please, click HERE to to support our work to defend marriage.

David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 30 years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes...
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