Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Gay Marriage Rally in IL Heating Up


UPDATE: Today November 6th 2013. Gay marriage bill SB 10 passes by two votes. Thanks to Pope Francis the Gays got the votes they needed to live in sin against the Biblical Covenant for marriage between one man and one woman. I will go on record to state the following, Illinois may recognize Gay Same Sex marriage but God does not. Pope Francis' words have been twisted to mean he is a supporter of Homosexual Marriage. No body is 100% sure this is true. His statements are clouded by misinterpretation and double speak. But his words were used to tip the scales in favor of Gay Marriages in IL. I quote the Chicago Tribune article to prove this:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-gay-marriage-illinois-20131105,0,7759837.story

Advocates soon received additional help from Pope Francis, who warned that the Catholic Church could lose its way by focusing too much on social stances, including opposition to homosexuality.
"If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?" Francis said in July.
The comments sparked a wave of soul-searching by several Catholic lawmakers who had battled to reconcile their religious beliefs with their sworn duty to represent their constituents who were increasingly supportive of gay rights even as Cardinal Francis George remained opposed.
"As a Catholic follower of Jesus and the pope, Pope Francis, I am clear that our Catholic religious doctrine has at its core love, compassion and justice for all people," said Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, a Democrat from Aurora who voted for the bill after spending much of the summer undecided.
House Speaker Michael Madigan also cited the pope's comments in explaining his support for the measure.
"For those that just happen to be gay — living in a very harmonious, productive relationship but illegal — who am I to judge that they should be illegal?" the speaker said.

There you have it. This bill has passed in part due to the push by the Pope. May God have mercy on all of the children that the state will place as sons and daughters to same sex parents. May God have mercy.

 

UPDATE: Today, Oct. 23rd, 2013, the Defend Marriage Rally supported by the Illinois Family Institute gathered on the steps of the Illinois State Capitol. I spoke at approximately 9:30 am and the crowds were expected to swell into the thousands. There are two more Prayer Rallies scheduled and a march around the Capitol. I am still pumped up from the event and the testimony of X-Lesbian (*****) who really fired things up when she testified that Homosexuality is a reformable behavior. The House may not vote on the bills passage because the Homosexual lobbyists are short on votes! Praise God.

Today, Oct. 22nd, LGBT's from around the home state of Obama are gathering to ask the House to support their anti-biblical agenda of GAY marriage, forcing it upon Illinois citizens who oppose this blasphemy. That is no shock too many but they have gotten off to a rough start. First of all the Rain began falling in the 45 degree weather at around 12:00 pm, the time they were slated to begin concerts by gay musicians. Then the Bishop of a Local Catholic Diocese issued the following statement in reference to their plans to hold a Rally in front of the Cathedral at 4:30 pm today (Oct. 22nd). 

Oct. 22, 2013
The Rainbow Sash Movement has encouraged Roman Catholics to come to Springfield to "have a loud Catholic presence for marriage equality." They have announced plans to gather at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 4:30 p.m. just before the 5:15 p.m. Mass to stand in the Cathedral and indicate that they are there to pray the rosary for "marriage equality."

It is blasphemy to show disrespect or irreverence to God or to something holy. Since Jesus clearly taught that marriage as created by God is a sacred institution between a man and a woman (see Matthew 19:4-6 and Mark 10:6-9), praying for same-sex marriage should be seen as blasphemous and as such will not be permitted in the cathedral.

People wearing a rainbow sash or who otherwise identify themselves as affiliated with the Rainbow Sash Movement will not be admitted into the cathedral and anyone who gets up to pray for same-sex marriage in the cathedral will be asked to leave.

Of course, our cathedral and parish churches are always open to everyone who wishes to repent their sins and ask for God's forgiveness.

Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois

I say Praise to God and thanks to the Bishop for being willing to stand against what is indeed blasphemy against God and His word. The Bishop is correct in assessing that the altar should be open for all people who are willing to confess and repent of their sin, in sincerity. Jesus opened the way for this when He died upon the cross and ascended into heaven as our mediator and advocate.

All people who proclaim an active faith in God have at one time come before Him in humility, agreeing with God that we are sinners in need of His amazing Grace, in order to come into fellowship with Him. This admission involves what is called Repentance, that dirty word that means you cannot serve God and continue to live in open and adamant, blatant rebellion against what God has said is righteous. Rom 3:23 is clear that all of us are sinners separated from God.

Homosexuality is sin. Active homosexuality in the present tense is sin. Fornication, lying, stealing, hatred, dishonoring parents, wrongful anger, lust, envy, filthy language, and many other things are also sins that will keep one from a relationship to God. All must repent. But no single sin can be singled out to be greater in God's eyes as far as separation from him is concerned. This is where the message gets garbled. Christians love all people regardless of sin but cannot accept as OK what God condemns as unrighteous. We cannot deny the Lord who bought us with His shed blood, having paid such a high price for our redemption. All must repent and ask God to make the change in their lives. Our unwillingness to allow God to fully take control of our lives and our hearts is open rebellion. We have God's written word and it cannot be changed or reinterpreted to soothe ones guilty conscious.
Indeed, Let God Be True and every man a liar, Rom. 3:4.

That door to God's throne is wide open but is approached through Jesus. Jesus stated:

Luke13:3, 5  "I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish."
Rev. 2:5  "Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent."

Never let it be said the Church will not allow a sinner to pray and repent before God. It is a hospital for the sick. We cannot pick and choose what we deem to be sickness, God has done that for us.

Oh sinner, please do not put this off. It is not God's desire that any should perish!

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise,(His coming back in judgment) as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
Bro. Mike

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