Saturday, February 02, 2013

Senate Prez Cullerton and St Valentine

Cullerton picks St Valentine's day (picture to the left) to pass a Same Sex Marriage Law for Illinois.  A bill that's a bit more than just Marriage per Illinois Review here,

Not only will State Senator Heather Stean's SB 110 legalize same sex marriage, but it will place new requirements on churches within Illinois. Steans bill mandates that churches open their doors to same sex marriage ceremonies if they allow any other non-church groups to rent their facilities for meetings or events.

In addition, churches that do not accept same sex marriages in their religious tenets will not be allowed to reject church employees based on their sexual behavior if they do not serve a religious or teaching capacity. 

Before poking the Church in the eye with a Saints Day for this vote, Cullerton and Stearn might consider a quick read on St Valentine to find out what stuff he was made of.  
Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended, and sent by the emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all his promises to make him renounce his faith ineffectual, commanded him to be beaten with clubs, and afterwards, to be beheaded, which was executed on February 14, about the year 270.
Every year now, Illinois Christians compelled by the State to open their Churches to same sex marriage ceremonies will have the example of a Roman Priest beaten and beheaded rather than renounce his faith.

All for a law survey's tell us few Gays will avail themselves of (something like 6% in Holland have), instead a law passed to affirm a "lifestyle".  A affirmation from the weakest of politicians unable to balance Illinois's books, or provide security in our streets.

I'm betting Valentine and Claudius looking at Illinois from heaven and hell and both shaking their heads what fools we look here in Illinois.

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