Religious freedom is under threat

The legalization of same-sex marriage in Illinois arrived courtesy of a radical left-wing agenda. Proponents of this agenda have misled the American people by successfully, but incorrectly, equating it to the African-American civil rights movement. The institution of marriage, at its most basic level, is the union of a man and woman. A consequence of legalizing same sex "marriage" is it redefined marriage to mean the union of any two people that "love" each other.

Those opposed to this radical agenda because of God's moral precepts, natural law or common sense often remain silent, intimidated to speak out for fear of name calling or loss of professional opportunities or social standing.

The legalization of same-sex marriage has opened the floodgates for more propaganda in government education centers to normalize homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Looming on the horizon will be litigation against churches or small businesses which refuse to affirm same-sex marriages by declining to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies.

Unless the church wakes up, a significant erosion of freedom is at hand. As for me and my family, we will not worship at the altar of political correctness by celebrating, glamorizing or affirming homosexual behavior or same-sex marriage. My conscience is bound to the Word of God, not the dictates or opinions of man. May the church wake up and take a stand against this radical agenda and sound the warning bells that our freedom of religion and speech are in grave danger.

NEAL ADRIAN

Philo

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