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  • A robocall against gay marriage features former state Sen. James Meeks, who is a minister in Chicago. In the message, Meeks says in his view "same-sex marriage should not be the law of the state of Illinois."

       A robocall against gay marriage features former state Sen. James Meeks, who is a minister in Chicago. In the message, Meeks says in his view "same-sex marriage should not be the law of the state of Illinois."
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer, 2005

 
Associated Press

A coalition of black ministers is launching another round of robocalls against gay marriage.

The African-American Clergy Coalition's latest target is Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson of East St. Louis.

The 40-second message features 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 calls urge voters in Jackson's district to call him and ask him to vote against a gay marriage bill pending in the Illinois House.

The Senate approved the bill on Valentine's Day. Supporters say they are getting closer to having the votes to pass it in the House.

Some prominent African-American ministers have said that they support gay marriage.

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