Gay marriage should not be legalized in Illinois (or anywhere else in our great nation) because it debases the sacred institution of marriage in a myriad of ways.
Foremost, legalizing gay marriage legitimizes an immoral lifestyle. The practice of homosexuality is evil because it contravenes natural law.
Second, legalizing this perverse lifestyle degrades our culture by ushering in a host of deleterious effects. For example, our public school systems and libraries would be inundated with books indoctrinating children that it's normal to have two mommies or two daddies. Inculcating children with a false sense of moral goodness is harmful because it confuses them into believing that this depraved lifestyle is acceptable.
Last, the practice of homosexuality lends itself to all kinds of societal ills because the act itself is inherently narcissistic (selfish) and antisocial. In other words, homosexuality cannot fulfill the complementary design and intrinsic purpose of human sexuality -- namely, to "produce" children.
Children deserve to be taught the truth in school and the truth is, the practice of homosexuality is sinful. And they need to understand it's only through procreation that a man and a woman become a mother and father.
All children deserve to experience the wonderful blessings of having a mother and a father. Legalizing gay marriage says this is not so, that is, it dismisses the holy identity of motherhood and fatherhood and reduces these divinely fixed roles to the arbitrary whims of human manipulation.
John A. Mitan