Action Alert: Illinois Conversion Therapy Prohibition Act Passes Out of Senate Committee

By May 28, 2015Illinois
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It is likely to come up for a Senate vote on Friday. ACT NOW!

The Conversion Therapy Prohibition Act, HB 217, passed out of the Senate Executive Committee by a vote of 11-4-1.
This bill will ban reparative therapy for children who suffer from unwanted same-sex attraction disorder. If passed in the Senate, this bill will become law! We must not abandon these children when they need us the most.

“Yea” votes:
Sen. Don Harmon (D – District 39), Sen. James Clayborne, Jr. (D – District 57), Sen. John Cullerton (D – District 23), Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D – District 4), Sen. Terry Link (D – District 30),Sen. Antonio Munoz (D – District 1), Sen. Kwame Raoul (D – District 13), Sen. Heather Steans (D – District 7), Sen. Donne Trotter (D – District 17), Sen. Chris Nybo (R – District 24), Sen. Christine Radogno (R – District 41)

“Nay” votes:
Sen. Matt Murphy (R – District 27), Sen. William Brady (R – District 44), Sen. Sue Rezin (R – District 38), Sen. Dave Syverson (R – District 35)

“Present” vote:
Sen. Mattie Hunter (D – District 3)

Sen. Ira Silverstein (D – District 8)

“We say, ‘We knew nothing about this,’ but You who weighs the heart knows everything.” Proverbs 24:11-12

Christians will not be excused from their indifference if they do not act.

Prayer Requests:
• Pray that there will be a public stand against IL HB 217 by clergy and family counselors.
• Pray for the fear of the Lord to come upon all Illinois State Senators.

Take Action:
• Contact your state senator. Urge him/her to oppose HB 217. If needed, click here to find out who your senator is and how to contact him/her.
• Contact your pastors, any traditional family values counselors you know, as well as your family and friends. Urge them to stand against HB 217.

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke