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02/26/2013

Illinois Family Institute prez determined to connect 'ex-gays' to state marriage debate

by Jeremy Hooper

For weeks now, I've been showing you how fully the Illinois Family Institute and its head, David Smith, has connected the idea of reparative therapy (i.e. "praying away the gay") to his organization's supposed cause of "marriage protection." Here's the latest, posted this AM:

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Linda Jernigan is the professional "ex-gay" who routinely blames Satan for causing homosexuality, loves to claim that gays need to be inebriated in order to have sex, and equates homosexuality from everything to drugs and alcohol to roach motels. You can find much of that in Linda's GLAAD CAP profile.

Is it smart strategy for the state's top opposition group to show up the state capitol and proudly tout this "gays can and should 'change'" message on the day that a House committee is hearing testimony on marriage? I would say yes, it can be smart strategy—smart strategy for us. That is if we seize on this gift that they are handing us and connect the dots for a largely unsuspecting public that is unaware of how far our opposition movement wants to take its agenda.

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