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05/09/2013

Minnesota For Marriage pits Jesus, prayer against civil rights

by Jeremy Hooper

Not only is the so-called Minnesota For Marriage coalition (*pretty much the same group of people who lost in November 2012, btw) suggesting that the possibility of civil marriage equality in the state is something that can and should be prayed away, but they are giving up the illusion that their call to prayer is for anyone of a faith that is based in something other than Jesus. In a "call to prayer" that the Family Research Council has picked up and reposted, the anti-equality coalition writes:

Screen Shot 2013-05-09 At 9.27.34 AmTo stop the redefinition of marriage in our state, the minds of 1 or 2 House members who've told leadership they'll vote Yes need to be changed. We are doing all we humanly can to change those minds, but that's not enough. It will require divine intervention. If a king's heart is "a stream of water in the hand of the Lord," to turn wherever He wills (Proverbs 21:1), then surely the hearts of MN state legislators can be turned according to His will also.

In the name of Jesus and for the love of the gospel, we urge you to contact your Representative today and tomorrow and urge them to vote "NO" on the same-sex "marriage" bill.

A Special Request for Praying Minnesotans [MN For Marriage via FRC]

Weird, since you don't have to bring up the name of Jesus or your love for the gospel when applying for a civil marriage license. That's an option. Always.

But of course the other side has completely lost on the civil marriage arguments, so this is all we are going to see from here on out. They want to hyper-motivate their ardent religious base because the moderate middle has largely given way. They will pit personal theology against us more and more loudly—and they will lose.

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