Several hundred Hispanic Catholics withstood the chill rain and wind to walk and pray in defense of heterosexual marriage Monday evening.
The Processional and Prayer in Defense of Marriage at Sacred Heart Church was organized by Bishop David Malloy, who led the parishioners in prayer, and the Diocese of Rockford in response to same-sex marriage legislation working its way through the Illinois General Assembly.
“The bishop asked for this (church) specifically to encourage the Hispanic community to contact their legislators to encourage them to preserve marriage and to vote ‘no’ on same-sex marriage, but to do so in the context of prayer and respect for all,” said Penny Wiegert, director of communication for the diocese.
The fight to protect marriage in Illinois has moved over to the House, where we have a better chance of defeating the effort to redefine it! Please contact your representative in Springfield today!