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Post by Keli on Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:29 pm

To The Editor:

For months, Illinois was expected to be the next major victory for advocates of same-sex marriage. President Obama, Governor Quinn, Mayor Emanuel, and other prominent Democrats put their prestige on the line to actively campaign for the proposed law. Advocates licked their chops, just waiting to celebrate their certain victory. Yet a funny thing happened on the way to this “inevitable” redefining of marriage — it didn’t happen.

What happened in Illinois is that African-American pastors worked hard to reach and convince African-American legislators to stand tall for the truth of marriage — that it is an institution created by God to bring men and women together for the benefit of children that can only be created through the union of men and women. That’s what marriage is, and that’s the truth that these pastors demanded that legislators recognize.

Together these heroes for marriage did what few thought possible — defeating gay-marriage advocates and their supporters in the legislature in the bluest of blue states. They did it by refusing to blink in the face of political pressure because they believed in the truth of marriage.

Led by a group of African-American pastors in the land of Lincoln, the state of Illinois has proven that when leaders stand on principle and speak the truth, marriage is preserved. Let that be a lesson to all the politicians and journalists (and the occasional dispirited pro-marriage advocate) out there who are tempted to buy the lie of ‘inevitability.’

I just pray that the West Virginia legislators have the character to stand for traditional marriage. Let them know where you stand--and how you vote.


Pastor Terry K. Hagedorn
Calvary Baptist Church
PO Box 282 Reedsville, WV
Ph. 304-864-3870
MOUNTAIN MANNA, 96.7 FM, Sundays 9:30am
http://mountainmanna.com

"Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary."
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