Dear Marriage Supporter,
While the rest of America is focused on one of the most consequential Republican primary elections in our lifetime, the Illinois GOP is working quietly to rip marriage as the union of one man and one woman from its platform. On Friday May 20th at 10 AM the Illinois GOP platform committee is poised to vote to remove marriage from the state party platform. We need you to act now.
Please sign our petition today demanding that the Illinois GOP stand firm in support of marriage as the union of one man and one woman and reject any attempts to change the party platform in Illinois as it pertains to marriage. When you sign, an email will be sent to every member of the platform committee demanding that they keep one man / one woman marriage in the state party platform.
The GOP platform has for many years called for the adoption of a constitutional amendment to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Sadly, too many Republican leaders and elected officials have largely remained silent about the threat to our society posed by ripping marriage from the law. Their cowardice and silence has emboldened LGBT extremists and across the country the marriage plank in GOP state platforms is under threat.
That's why we need you to sign the petition to the Illinois GOP demanding that they maintain their strong position in support of traditional marriage. There's very little time — the committee meets TOMORROW morning.
What the LGBT extremists fail to realize is that support for traditional marriage runs much higher than does general support for the Republican Party brand. Over 50 million Americans have gone to the polls to support traditional marriage, and marriage has always run many points higher than has the top of the Republican ticket.
Not only is support for marriage popular, but it is right. Marriage is our only mechanism to bring men and women together for the purpose of being father and mother to any children born of their union. When marriage is redefined and turned into an institution designed primarily to validate the sexual choices of adults, the interests of children are sacrificed, and society suffers as a result.
If the GOP strips support for marriage from the party platform, Christians and other people of faith will pay a heavy price. Such a move would provoke fierce legal attacks against people who believe that marriage is one man and one woman, just as God designed it, resulting in countless people being sued, fined, fired and otherwise punished for continuing to stand up for marriage.
It's imperative that we mobilize a strong and sustained counterattack against those working in the shadows to shred the GOP platform on marriage and replace it with a tacit endorsement of genderless marriage, and families that are stripped of a mother or father in a child's life.