Body of Christ vs. 'Chicago style' politics re: marriage redefinition

Friday, May 31, 2013
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As the Illinois legislative session ends today, a homosexual "marriage" bill is still undecided, leaving lobbying efforts furious.

Smith, David (IFI)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 spokesman reports.

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 it.

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