SB 10 and the Loss of Religious Liberties
 
SB 10 and the Loss of Religious Liberties
Written By David E. Smith   |   11.03.13

As state lawmakers prepare to go back to Springfield for the second half of the fall veto session this week and as rumors intensify about a pending vote on redefining the institution of marriage (SB 10), citizens of Illinois need to know that people of faith have absolutely no religious protections in this radical policy proposal.  

People of faith should be free to live and work according to their beliefs, but in states that have passed same-sex “marriage” laws, citizens are being punished and persecuted for exercising their First Amendment rights.

In Iowa, for example, a Mennonite couple has been forced to counter-sue the Iowa Civil Rights Commission to prevent the agency from forcing them to perform same-sex marriages at their wedding chapel and pay damages to a homosexual couple they turned away.

Read more about this religious discrimination in this article by the Christian Post.

SB 10 would trump the civil rights and religious liberties of people of faith in Illinois. Enacting legislation that forces people of faith to surrender their deeply held beliefs in order to keep their jobs, maintain a state contract, or run a business or ministry is wrongfully discriminatory.  This is religious bigotry.

Please do not sit back and do nothing while lawmakers in the Illinois House work to pass religious discrimination into law.  Leftists are working overtime to achieve their ominous goal to redefining marriage and family and diminishing religious liberty in Illinois.  In fact, a trust source told IFI that over the weekend, a prominent Chicago politician has been pressuring (via enticements) members of the black caucus to switch their votes from “no” to “yes.”

Please pray for these members to stay strong and committed to truth.  Pray that they do not cave in to the enormous pressure and resources the LGBTQ lobbyists are bringing to bear.

Take ACTION: Click HERE to encourage your lawmakers to uphold marriage, family, and religious freedom in Illinois by voting against SB 10.  Call the Capitol switchboard at (217) 782-2000 and ask your state representative to vote NO to the redefinition of marriage and family, SB 10.  Call your lawmaker’s office every day.  

Please. lift all of this up in your prayers this week.  

Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.” ~Zechariah 4:6


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David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 25-plus-years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes countless...
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