Illinois, USA: Chicago Churches Tell Politicians – Vote for Marriage Equality? Don’t Come Here

Written by scott on March 10th, 2013

ChicagoSo much for turning the other cheek. A number of conservative Chicago churches are promising to turn away any lawmaker who votes for the marriage equality bill. The Huffington Post reports:

…about two dozen conservative Catholic and African-American clergymen formed a new religious coalition with the Catholic Conference of Illinois, vowing to ban Illinois lawmakers who support same-sex marriage from their Chicago-based churches. Among those to decry the state’s pending marriage equality legislation, which is currently awaiting a House vote, was Bishop Lance Davis, senior pastor at a church in Dolton. “We want to make sure that we a send a message to our elected officials that as a collective community and a collaborative, we will not allow you to speak in our churches, you will not be invited to our church when you’re running for office because we as a community are incensed,” he is quoted by the radio station as saying.

Well, you won’t be welcomed in our gay bars, either. So there.

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