Marriage Update: The Light at the End of The Tunnel
 
Marriage Update: The Light at the End of The Tunnel
Written By David E. Smith   |   05.13.13
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With approximately three weeks before the Illinois General Assembly adjourns for the summer, we are coming down to the wire!  With the passage of same-sex “marriage” in Minnesota yesterday after Rhode Island and Delaware earlier this month, the homosexual lobby — locally and nationally — has its focus squarely on Illinois.  They desperately want the state of Illinois – home of President Barack Obama – to be the next state to approve of homosexual so-called “marriage.”

We are going to need your help to finish the legislative session strong – both your grassroots assistance and your financial support.

Looking at our fiscal numbers for the first quarter of this year, I am amazed by the amount of money we’ve had to spend to defend marriage.  Honestly, I wouldn’t change a thing.  What we are doing – what you are doing – is working!

The problem is, we’ve spent more money than we’ve taken in during the first quarter of this year.  You don’t have to be an accountant to know that cannot continue very long!  We simply cannot continue on this pace without replenishing our resources. 

Would you please consider sending your most generous tax deductible contribution you can as soon as you are able? 

We appreciate all you have done to defend marriage and support IFI over the years, but we must ask for your help once again.  Your financial contribution right now will enable us to continue to be a voice of pro-marriage and pro-family values now and throughout the summer.

As you may remember, supporters of same-sex marriage predicted that SB 10 would sail through the Illinois House as it did in the Illinois Senate.  After all, the Democrats hold a super-majority in both chambers.  But by God’s grace, it hasn’t.

SB 10 has been stalled since passing in the Illinois Senate 90 days ago, and it is our long-term goal to make sure that it remains stalled and short the 60 votes necessary to pass until the session ends in January 2015.  Our immediate goal is to hold off their last minute offensive until they adjourn for the summer on May 31st

That’s why we need your help right now to continue to advance our work on one of the most, if not the most, critical legislative battles in Illinois history!  

Please help us by donating to our work now.  If you are in a position to do so, please consider becoming a Sustaining Partner by making a commitment of financial assistance on a monthly basis. 

Finally, whether or not you are able to help financially, please continue to cover us in prayer.  Pray for our state leaders, our elected officials at all levels, and for the ministry and staff of IFI.  Without prayer, our labor is in vain. 

Blessings and thank you, 

David E. Smith, Executive Director
Illinois Family Institute

 

P.S. No gift is too large or too small. Click HERE to donate online today.

Donations by mail can be sent to:

Illinois Family Institute
P.O. Box 88848
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188

You may also call in a credit-card gift to IFI at (708)-781-9328.

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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