Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Marriage Amendment introduced in Minnesota

Pro-marriage proponents, concerned with legislation being introduced in the Minnesota state legislature, introduced a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Not surprisingly, the media immediately began condemning the proposed amendment as "anti-gay rights" and the proponents as "same-sex marriage opponents." In the StarTribune article the reporters said:

Activists, legislators and religious leaders representing Christian, Muslim
and Jewish congregations said at a news conference organized by the Minnesota
Family Council that such an amendment -- which would need ratifying by voters --
is the only way to block changes in the status of marriage sought by legislators
or same-sex couples launching court challenges."This is not a political issue, or an issue of choice or rights. It is an issue of life," said Andre Dukes, pastor of Shiloh Temple church in Minneapolis. A constitutional amendment, said Rep. Dan Severson, R-Sauk Rapids, one of the sponsors, would "allow the people of Minnesota to vote on this very important issue ... and let them decide."

The article goes on to quote State Senator John Marty, DFL-Roseville saying, "This is not a political issue, or an issue of choice or rights. It is an issue of life," said Andre Dukes, pastor of Shiloh Temple church in Minneapolis. A constitutional amendment, said Rep. Dan Severson, R-Sauk Rapids, one of the sponsors, would "allow the people of Minnesota to vote on this very important issue ... and let them decide."

Marriage amendments are moral issues. They go to the very essence and quality of our national fiber. I certainly support those who have brought this amendment issue to Minnesota.

As usual the comments on the news article make you wonder if people can still read and write, much less type on the computer at the same time.

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