The Illinois Family Institute, which was designated as an anti-gay “hate group” in 2009, is running scared that lawmakers -- who will reconvene under Springfield’s Capitol dome today -- and the Democratic controlled Illinois Senate could get started with legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.
Over the weekend, Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George urged parishioners to let state lawmakers know they oppose gay marriage and wrote a letter to priests in the Roman Catholic archdiocese telling them to do the same.
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George wrote that allowing gay couples to marry would be “acting against the common good of society” and that “Civil laws that establish ‘same-sex marriage’ create a legal fiction. The state has no power to create something that nature itself tells us is impossible.”
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