Religious Discrimination in Illinois

Michael L. Ford, Th.D.

            In Illinois it is illegal to discriminate against sodomites but okay to discriminate against Christians who want to be faithful to the Bible. Governor Blagojevich signed a bill into law on the 21st of January that has the effect of doing just that, at the same time making Illinois the 15th State in the nation to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

First people said you could not legislate morality, then they went on to legislate (by protecting) immorality. Now it seems the politicians also want to take over the preaching as well. The first indication the Eastern Orthodox governor might have pretensions to theological qualifications was when he announced “What we are doing today is older than scripture…” He did not define whose scripture he was talking about but he did try to appeal to Christianity when he declared “It’s what Jesus said when he gave his Sermon on the Mount: Do unto others what you would have others do unto you.” That sounds very fine governor but the only one who would want their perversion overlooked would be another pervert. You should understand the Scripture before trying to appeal to it.

You would think the 48 year old Democratic governor would know better than he has behaved by signing this bill, but more and more it seems the charges are true that his party has been taken over by the far left and fringe groups. The bill’s sponsor, State Senator Carl Ronen, also a Democrat, is on record as saying the bill should be applied to churches. And, this bill does not exempt churches. It is only a matter of time before some sexual deviant sues a church because he was rejected in a pastor search. “Gay rights,” the rights of the perverted, which are not in the Constitution, has become more important than religious freedoms which are.

Sodomites know that for their cause to succeed and for them to be able to prey upon the innocent of the Nation at will force will have to be available to compel religious organizations to set aside convictions about homosexuality. And, that force will have to be the force of law, making it possible to jail or even execute those who will not compromise God’s Word.

            Jonsquill Ministries

P. O. Box 752

Buchanan, Georgia 30113