Pro-family group wants to turn up heat against U.S. senator

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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People with traditional values about marriage are letting a U.S. senator from Illinois hear from them after he sided with radical homosexual activists. 

At issue is the decision by Sen. Mark Kirk to bow to pressure after he arranged permission for the World Congress of Families to use the Dirksen Senate Office Building for a planned symposium on November 15.  


Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage  recalls that Kirk decided to back out and "discriminate against a group that stands for traditional marriage, and go further and say,Well, I'm not going to let them use the room because they're discriminating."

That's because the organizations are opposed to so-called homosexual marriage.

Kirk cancelled the night before, sending group members scrambling for other accommodations. House Speaker John Boehner helped the group find a suitable last-minute venue - and was hammered by homosexual activists for doing so. 

One pro-homosexaul group described Kirk's action as a "bold display of leadership." 

Brown, however, suggests Sen. Kirk is violating free speech rights.

"He's also undermining the party platform. It's part of the Republican Party platform to stand up for traditional marriage," the NOM spokesman notes. "You have Sen. Kirk saying that is grounds for not being allowed at the capitol."

In a press release, a spokesman for the World Congress of Families stated, "The Congress is part of the United States government, and – as such – should be open to all points of view." 

Brown suggests people in Kirk's district, and also around the country, need to "stand up and let him know" by contacting his office

Pro-family groups said the pro-homosexual lobby group Human Rights Campaign was behind the push to deny pro-family groups access . 

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