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Black ministers robocall against same-sex marriage

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:57:51 CDT
By: AP

Some Chicago-area black clergy have issued robocalls in opposition to legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois. The African-American Clergy Coalition reportedly launched another round of calls today. The 40-second messages feature the voice of former state Sen. James Meeks, who is senior pastor of Chicago's Salem Baptist Church. In the message Meeks says in his view ``same-sex marriage should not be the law of the state of Illinois.'' The state Senate last month approved legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry. It awaits a floor vote in the House, where Speaker Michael Madigan has said passing it will be ``very difficult.'' Gov. Pat Quinn has said he would approve gay marriage. Some prominent African-American ministers have said that they do support gay marriage.

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