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Fourteen Illinois Congressmen Vote to Ratify Obama’s Transgender Executive Order

By May 27, 2016Illinois
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Bad news: Wednesday night in the nation’s capital, 43 Republicans helped pass an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5055) offered by Rep. Sean Maloney (D-New York) which codified Obama’s transgender Executive Order (13672) seeking to trample religious liberty and force anyone involved in business to affirm the transgender lifestyle.

Additional bad news: fourteen of our eighteen Illinois Congressmen voted for H.R. 5055.

Good news: The bill was defeated yesterday by a vote of 112-305.  Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, had this to say:

“Due to the disruptive and abrupt insertion of the Maloney Amendment, we are very pleased that this bill has been soundly defeated. It sends a strong message that we have a good group of members who will stand up for children and women’s safety and for religious liberty. But to think that 43 Republicans would join President Obama to promote transgenderism and force the marginalization of our Christian beliefs is appalling. So you can rest assure that the effects of this vote will continue to be felt as we move forward.”

As an Illinois citizen, I am ashamed of the fourteen legislators sent to represent us in Washington who voted in such an appalling way.  They voted to punish people of faith by denying federal contracts to companies that don’t follow the Obama mandated sexual identity agenda.

“Progressive” executive orders of this president place the LGBT agenda ahead of America’s God-given right to religious freedom. Americans with deeply held religious beliefs are being relegated to second-class status.

Bobby Rush (D-District 1)
Robin Kelly (D-District 2)
Daniel Lipinski (D-District 3)
Luis Gutiérrez (D-District 4)
Mike Quigley (D-District 5)
Danny Davis (D-District 7)
Tammy Duckworth (D-District 8)
Janice Schakowsky (D-District 9)
Bob Dold (R-District 10)
Bill Foster (D District 11)
Rodney Davis (R-District 13)
John Shimkus (R-District 15)
Adam Kinzinger (R-District 16)
Cheri Bustos (D-District 17)

Peter Roskam (R-District 6)
Mike Bost (R- District 12)
Randy Hultgren (R-District 14)
Darin LaHood (R-District 18)

CWA of Illinois salutes Peter Roskam, Mike Bost, Randy Hultgren, and Darin LaHood for voting for their moral convictions. 

John Quincy Adams, sixth American President, aptly declared: “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

Take Action:

Contact your representative and express your thanks or disappointment accordingly.  Call the capitol hill switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your representative’s office.  If you don’t know which representative is yours, click here to find out.  Scroll down to “Find Your Representative” and type in your zip code.


  • Legislators seek the Lord for courage and strength to vote for regulations and laws that are just, even though they may vote alone.
  • Legislators read the Bible to gain wisdom to enact good legislation.
  • Christians vote for candidates who stand for Biblical principles.
  • Christians hold their legislators accountable for their votes.”All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois
(815) 297-2918

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