Illinois’ allegedly Catholic governor Quinn makes another queer decision

SPRINGFIELD-Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Friday that would impose a new statewide sex-education standard for sixth- through 12th-graders that goes beyond abstinence-only instruction.

Opposed by Republicans, the bill would encourage school systems to adopt “comprehensive, medically accurate and age-appropriate” sex-education curricula with a specific focus on sexually-transmitted diseases, contraception and unintended pregnancies.

Backed by Planned Parenthood of Illinois and the ACLU of Illinois, the new law would enable parents to withhold their children from any sex-education courses to which they object. Quinn took action without making any public statement on his move.


Gov. Quinn ignores 2nd warning from Illinois Catholic Bishops

…after reading Quinn’s comments posted on the Sun-Times website Saturday, the bishops that met with Quinn issued a written statement saying Quinn characterized the meeting wrong:

The primary purpose of the sit-down, they said, was to admonish the governor for using his Catholic up-bringing to justify views that they say aren’t supported by the church.

It was the second time in the past two months the bishops have issued a statement blasting the Catholic governor.

“We share the Governor’s concern for the poor,” they wrote. “From our point of view, however, this was a meeting between pastors and a member of the Church to discuss the principles of faith, not the works of faith. On several occasions, the Governor has referred to his Catholic conscience and faith as the justification for certain political decisions.”

The letter continued: “As Catholic pastors, we wanted to remind the Governor that conscience, while always free, is properly formed in harmony with the tradition of the Church, as defined by Scripture and authentic teaching authority. A personal conscience that is not consistent with authentic Catholic teaching is not a Catholic conscience. The Catholic faith cannot be used to justify positions contrary to the faith itself. It is a matter of personal integrity for people who call themselves Catholic to act in a manner that is consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.”

The bishops said they were particularly concerned about Quinn’s influence on others “since he holds a highly visible and influential position.”

The letter concluded: “This concern on our part, as pastors of the Church, was the fundamental and primary topic of our conversation with Governor Quinn.”


Gov. Pat Quinn provides a lesson in Illinois’ pay-to-play politics

He owes Personal PAC large. The group gave more than $400,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to Quinn’s campaign. It ran its own TV ad campaign at a critical time. Terry Cosgrove, head of Personal PAC, was appointed to a $46,960-a-year seat on the state’s Human Rights Commission.

The bishops’ criticism targets Quinn’s betrayal of his faith. My criticism is that Personal PAC is not just your average political action committee. It represents the most extreme political views about questions of life, and it’s every bit as extreme as it accuses the Catholic Church of being.

Personal PAC opposes common sense regulations that would allow parents to be notified if their child is set for an abortion. Not only do Americans strongly support such parental notification, but according to a Gallup poll that was updated Nov. 11, 71 percent favor laws requiring parental consent for juveniles, education about possible risks of an abortion (87 percent), a 24-hour waiting period (69 percent), a ban on partial-birth abortions in the last six months of pregnancy (64 percent) and that patients be shown a pre-abortion ultrasound. Answers are similar for both men and women. Pro-choicers of Personal PAC’s stripe oppose every one of them, arguing they cramp the “right to choose.”


Gov. Pat Quinn: Stinkin’ Thinkin’ in the Land of Lincoln

Illinois parents may soon begin to taste the diseased fruit of the Illinois “enumerated” anti-bullying act that Governor Quinn signed into law a year ago on the Sunday morning of the Chicago “gay pride” parade at a ceremony at Nettelhorst School, Chicago’s first public elementary school to march in the debauchery-affirmation parade, which is located in the city’s premier homosexual neighborhood “Boystown.” (And there are still gullible people who buy the deceit that this law is centrally about bullying.)

The term “enumerated” is an obfuscatory euphemism that means the law specifically includes homosexuality, Gender Identity Disorder, and cross-dressing. Of course our lawmakers wouldn’t dare use those terms out of fear that Illinoisans would see the pernicious truth lurking behind the civil rights argot. No, our lawmakers use the equally obfuscatory euphemisms of “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression.”

Read more at Illinois Family Institute

Protest the IL Civil Union Bill Friday, May 27, 2011 in the Loop

Protest the Civil Union Bill

Friday, May 27, 2011 in the Loop

Stand up against the cowardly passage of Bill 1716. Meet outside the entrance of St. Peter’s Church at 110 W. Madison Ave., Chicago, at 11 a.m. and march to the Thompson/State of Illinois Center


It’s time! We the People, Members of the greater Generation, the Depression Generation, must show we are willing to unite just as every man and woman of America did in World War II. United as one to defeat the Proponents of Communism and Fascism who were out to control the lives of the Free World. We must defend the Christian Values we hold dear. We can’t wait for others to lead us, as they are showing us minimal leadership and are unwilling to die for their moral beliefs. Are they going to sit out the Culture War, where our enemies are trying to intimidate us, and teaching our children and beautiful grandchildren that homosexuality is normal and must be accepted by passing Civil Union Bill 1716 and demanding we change the definition of Traditional Marriage to accommodate their ungodly behavior.

It’s time to say NO, we will not dilute the Family unit created by God and we won’t give up our moral values as did Illinois’ Politicians, the Judas of today, who sell their souls to the Devil in exchange for a few pieces of silver.

Join with Americans for Life on Friday, May 27th, 2011 at the entrance of St. Peter’s Church at 110 West Madison Avenue, Chicago, IL at 11 AM and march to the Thompson/State of Illinois Center to protest the cowardly passage of Civil Union Bill 1716.

To help mobilize for the event and to help offset the cost of our sound truck, signs, flags and promotional material, PLEASE send a donation to Americans For Life, P.O. Box 963, Westmont, IL 60559.

The Metra train system will transport you to the Ogilvie Metra station, five blocks of the rally site. Or plan your trip via the CTA el train, which takes you one block away. Buses are available (visit the website). Please print this letter, which is on Americans for Life letterhead and contact your family, friends, and church members about the upcoming rally and ask them to participate and make a difference.

Appreciatively yours,

Dick Walsh

Americans for Life

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Thanks to Matt C. Abbott