If same-sex “marriage” becomes the law in Illinois,
the ramifications for our children will be disastrous.
We cannot afford to sit on the sidelines.
PARENTS of children in public schools will lose the right to be the sole determiner of what their children learn about homosexuality and when they learn it.
CHILDREN will be taught in public schools that when they grow up they can marry a man or a woman. Since the legalization of same-sex “marriage,” teachers in Massachusetts have become emboldened to teach grade school children about homosexual sex. Don’t believe it? Listen to this NPR audio of Massachusetts’ teachers in their own words after same-sex “marriage” became the law. (LINK to audio, or LINK to transcript.)
CHILDREN will be taught that traditional beliefs about what marriage is are hateful, bigoted, and ignorant.
CHILDREN will be taught implicitly and explicitly that mothers and fathers are interchangeable and that mothers or fathers are expendable.
CHILDREN who are waiting to be adopted are already being placed in motherless and fatherless homes in IL, and this will only increase. Soon after Illinois legalized civil unions, the state severed its contract with Catholic Charities of Illinois and the Evangelical Child & Family Agency because they refused to place children in same-sex households. When will adults come to the aid of innocent children who depend on adults to protect them?
CHILDREN need, deserve, and have a right to both a mother and a father. Social science research consistently demonstrates that children with both a mother and father fare better than do motherless or fatherless children. Mothers and fathers bring critical and different components to child-rearing. Purposely placing children in fatherless or motherless homes is tragic and will have negative consequences for future generations. Most societal ills can be traced to the breakdown of the natural family. Redefining family and marriage to include two people of the same sex will only further weaken marriage, family, and ultimately society.
Please charter a bus or fill your church van (and let us know if you do) to attend the Lobby Day at the Capitol. Do something while there’s still a chance. Don’t wait until it’s too late!
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Schedule for October 23rd:
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
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