By Heather Clark
Christian News Network
SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers in Illinois have voted to legalize same-sex ‘marriage’ in the state, making the ‘Land of Lincoln’ the 15th in the nation to permit the practice.
The matter was not without debate, however, as a number of legislators expressed their opposition to the measure, including from the Scriptures.
“This debate is a joke,” remarked Democratic Representative Mary Flowers. “[They] will not be truly married in God’s eyes.”
She pointed to the Book of Genesis during her comments, noting that God specifically created the woman for the man.
“My conviction happens to be that this (gay marriage) is wrong, but my conviction is that Scripture is right,” he declared, according to the Chicago Tribune. Click here to continue reading.