Skip to comments.Illinois clergy endorse gay marriage bill
Posted on 12/28/2012 5:11:18 AM PST by 1010RDEdited on 12/28/2012 5:14:39 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
More than 250 Illinois clergy — most of them in the Chicago area — have endorsed a gay marriage bill that could come up for a vote in Springfield before Jan. 9.
On Sunday, rabbis and pastors from denominations that support gay rights in varying degrees unveiled a declaration supporting equality for same-sex couples. Fostering faith, justice and compassion is a key component of their jobs, they said.
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Here’s the history of Cook County Democrats in Illinois:
Here’s a little background on him, but if you want to understand the urban Democrat mindset read the above book.
Please have a little pity on us.
That’s great and I agree, but you’re talking to a fellow Christian. In politics you do a SWOT analysis and afterward your greatest attacks will be against the enemies Strength.
The Pink Mafia has been selling the “I’m normal, loving and just like you” civil rights meme. It goes back to the apocryphal Lincoln quote comparing a Negro to a white, but put a dog up there and you can see that a Negro is a person.
They’re deeply invested in this idea and have been using the emotional appeal (the faith based attacks are the same) to promote their agenda. Science hasn’t been kind to them, though. It appears most likely that homosexuality is caused by epigenetic effects during pregnancy combined with environmental factors in the child’s life.
Emphasizing our strength to a secular worldview needs a secular argument without abandoning our God-given truths. Ours should be two-fold: 1. Science is pointing us toward the origin and hence a cure for same-gender attraction and 2. It is unhealthy as a lifestyle - phsyically and emotionally/psychologically not only for the participant, but for children involved with the participant(s) in their role as parents.
Toss in the purpose of marriage - procreation - and the need for children to have the unique traits of both parents and you’ll turn back homosexual marriage. The risk is the mushy middle- those people that know God’s arguments, but for whom the emotional appeal and equivocacy argument hold sway.
If you are a member of one of these "churches", you might make a New Year's resolution to leave. We left the apostate ELCA for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and have never been sorry.
African Methodist Episcopal Church
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Alliance of Baptists
American Baptist Churches in the USA
Diocese of the Armenian Church of America
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Church of the Brethren
The Coptic Orthodox Church in North America
The Episcopal Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Friends United Meeting
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Hungarian Reformed Church in America
International Council of Community Churches
Korean Presbyterian Church in America
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Mar Thoma Church
Moravian Church in America Northern Province and Southern Province
National Baptist Convention of America
National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
Orthodox Church in America
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Polish National Catholic Church of America
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
Reformed Church in America
Serbian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. and Canada
The Swedenborgian Church
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America
United Church of Christ
The United Methodist Church
If you ‘totally disagree’ then you’re missing the best science we have right now. There isn’t a homosexual gene. There is significant evidence for an epigenetic effect on a devoloping baby. These hormones give a disposition toward same-gender attraction. Throw in the example you gave and you end up with a practicing homosexual. They’re sexually immature and mentally ill.
The above information is important because once we know the cause we can find the cure. Therapies exist to cure homosexuality. That’s the good news for parents and children as well as adults with same-gender attraction.
Furthermore, the fact is that more girls and boys are molested than turn homosexual. The story you describe is one where a small minority of the population of all those molested as children become homosexual. So clearly, molestation doesn’t equal homosexuality, not on a one to one basis. There must be some other contributing factors or cause.
Everything is a choice, but a hormonal imbalance is a noted cause of many mental illnesses and can be cured or medicated.
Yep, but the truth doesn’t matter. It’s propaganda.
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