As the Illinois legislative session ends today, a homosexual
"marriage" bill is still undecided, leaving lobbying efforts
The Illinois Senate approved
homosexual "marriage" more than 100 days ago, on Valentines Day.
David E. Smith of the Illinois Family Institute tells OneNewsNow
activists thought they had the momentum for passage in the House,
but something got in the way.
"The Body of Christ here in Illinois has risen up and has really
made a noise and made a really concerted effort to make sure that
our state lawmakers know without a doubt that we object to the idea
of them redefining marriage," Smith reports. "They do not have the
moral authority to redefine marriage as God created it."
Democrats have a super majority in both chambers, but Smith
believes the vote is short in the House.
"That is in part because the black and Hispanic churces in
Illinois, especially around Chicago, have made it perfectly clear
that if those lawmakers vote for this bill, that -- number one --
they won't be invited ever back to their church, and -- number two
-- they're going to find someone to run against them," the ministry
He notes, though, that that does not mean the bill will certainly
fail, as Smith is hearing word of "Chicago style," under-the-table
offers from the other side to make certain lawmakers vote for
The spokesman for a pro-family group suggests that even if
organizations like the Boy Scouts accept "alternative lifestyles,"
it won't be enough for homosexuals who are lobbying for more