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10/22/2013

IFI gets even more extreme (if you can believe it)

by Jeremy Hooper

For months now, I've been telling you that the opposition group leading the charge in Illinois is more than your average family policy council. One of the few statewide family policy groups with public engagement hostile enough to make the Southern Poverty Law Center's active anti-gay groups list, the Illinois Family Institute and its extreme-tongued voices (Smith, Higgins, et al.) spend more time telling LGBT people that we are broken, immoral, and "changeable" than they do fighting us on policy. They don't even try to hide their animus.

But this latest one shocked even me. In its latest e-blast, just one day before the organization hosts a lobby day at the state capitol, the IFI has recruited one of the most hostile people working in any state, Mike Heath, and are using him to suggest that his state of Maine is now a wasteland thanks to the gays and our marriages. Claiming that he got into this fight because he realized "that Satan was rapidly undermining sexual rules," Heath says to trust the IFI and its president (Smith) to save Illinois from a similar fate:

Flock2Capitol516Fourteen states have fallen to the radical homosexual agenda. New Jersey is the latest state to pledge obeisance to this evil. And make no mistake, a society’s decision to turn it’s [sic] back on God’s definition of marriage can end only one way.

Judgment and destruction.

Now is the time for Christians everywhere to increase their commitment to groups like the Illinois Family Institute. No matter what happens this year with the marriage debate Christians must deepen their resolve to live as Christians in our modern world. We must choose to do this out of love for God and our fellow man.

Sexual sin is a destroyer. Jesus Christ is the creator. We are His creation, and we must defend and assert this proposition relentlessly in America.

In God we Trust.

Dave Smith trust’s
[sic] God. He needs your financial support right now, as he concludes his preparations for tomorrow’s Defend Marriage Lobby Day. What an encouragement it would be for Dave and his team to receive your pledge to stand with them.

Please take just a moment to make a generous financial contribution. Help IFI pay the bills they have accrued organizing this massive Lobby Day.
FULL:
Remain Firm and Resist by Michael Heath [IFI]

Mike Heath is so radical that his own movement in Maine kicked him to the curb. He was nowhere to be found in either the 2009 or 2012 marriage campaigns because his former employer and the entire team fighting against us realized that he was way too extreme for this conversation.

But he and his "satanic" views are not too extreme for Illinois, apparently. Or at least that's what the IFI thinks. I'm hoping the state legislators have other ideas.

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