African-American Religious Leaders Ramp Up Campaign Against Marriage Equality
With an expected vote on same-sex marriage in Springfield next week, African-American clergy members campaigning against the issue are threatening to unseat lawmakers who vote in favor, reports WBBM‚Äôs Mike Krauser.
Bishop Larry Trotter, of Sweet Holy Spirit Church in Chicago, is vowing that there will be consequences for those lawmakers who support same sex marriage.
‚ÄúI think that they will feel the crunch. I think that they cannot take for granted that they can come to the church; and get the church‚Äôs sanction, and votes, and signatures; and then go to Springfield, and don‚Äôt speak what the people want them to speak. And so now, if that‚Äôs how we have to be heard, we will be heard,‚ÄĚ Trotter said....
Matthew 19 3 And some Pharisees came to Him, testing Him, and saying, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause at all?" 4 And He answered and said, "Have you not read, that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, 5 and said, 'FOR THIS CAUSE A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, AND SHALL CLEAVE TO HIS WIFE; AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH'? 6 "Consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."---NASB