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10/24/2013

Does Illinois' top 'defend marriage' group think we're all 'mistakes'?

by Jeremy Hooper

This was a popular refrain at yesterday's "Defend Marriage" lobby day in Springfield, Illinois:

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PHOTOS and full report: Gay marriage opponents gather at Capitol [Windy City Times]

When people say "God doesn't make mistakes" in an LGBT context, typically they mean it in a pro-LGBT way. As in, "God doesn't make mistakes, so clearly God wanted LGBT people here for a reason." That's the obvious application to ours, a world that clearly does feature quite a few specimens who happen to be L, G, B, or T.

So what is IFI saying with these signs? If only the kind of family that is pictured on the sign qualifies as the "right" answer to the question of life and its acceptable courses, then where does that leave the millions of humans who exist outside of the man + woman + two kids structure? Are they saying we are all "mistakes"? That our families are all errors? That we get an automatic "F" on life's final exam?

And if God is incapable of making "mistakes" like us, then who did? I mean, clearly someone or something "made" lots of people who do not fit the IFI model, and clearly the IFI thinks God creates all life and all plans. So who do they think created us? Are they following their pals Mike Heath and Linda Jernigan and claiming that Satan is responsible? Or maybe ObamaCare?

Seriously, what are they trying to say with those signs? And more importantly, will a state legislature that is tasked with weighing the two sides of this debate dare to ask what, exactly, the state opposition group is claiming and what it means for the citizens of their great state? Because I can tell you one thing for sure: It aint just about civil marriage. They have no intention of stopping their "course correction" at just this one branch of what they clearly view as a larger cosmic "mistake."

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