Good As You: Minnesota Roundup

11/04/2012

Video: Kalley Yanta's final push for faith-driven discrimination

***REMINDER: Kalley Yanta has admitted (On Brad Brandon's radio show, no less) that her views go well beyond just marriage itself. For Kalley, it's about judging "immoral actions" and about "not agreeing with the lifestyle" ("Exactly, exactly," she confirms): AUDIO...

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11/02/2012

Video: There's only one side working to break vows, MN For Marriage! (*and it's you, btw)

Nobody promised Vermont innkeepers that they could violate nondiscrimination laws that predate marriage equality itself. Nobody promised Catholic Charities that they could both take state money and discriminate against certain kinds of families. Nobody promised Damian "gay relationships are like...

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Fittingly, MN for Marriage had students write these unsustainable views on dry erase boards

The Minnesota For Marriage campaign held an event at a local Christian college. Here are (all but two of) the event signs that this, the campaign hoping to limit marriage within the *civil* law, posted onto their Facebook wall: Minnesota...

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10/31/2012

Photo: MN For Marriage owns it; campaign is spooky specter with no legs

EEK! Ghosts: Only logical response:

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10/29/2012

Neither love nor kids are premarital reqs.; MN For Marriage debates both anyway

It's been interesting to see the way "protect marriage" groups have, over the past few years, dedicated time and column inches to making love sound like a ridiculous reason for marriage. I mean, yes, everyone knows that the purpose of...

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10/24/2012

Big shocker—MN For Marriage claims Hitler comparison was 'out of context'

For the second time in as many days, a state marriage campaign shoots the messenger rather than take full responsibility for the rabidly offensive slight: Minneapolis News and Weather KMSP FOX 9 This is horse dung! Everyone who knows Brad...

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10/22/2012

Minnesota for Marriage tries to turn equality backers into sign-destroying radicals; it's as weak-minded as it is predictable

Last night, while driving home through an area of New Jersey where the Democratic vote comes in at around 85% in any given election, I came across all kinds of signs for U.S. Senator Bob Menendez' reelection campaign. Many of...

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10/18/2012

Video: Minnesota for Marriage sticks with intellectually bankrupt victimization meme

According to his past employer, Damian Goddard, the "ex-gay" supporter who thinks gays are "throwing away a gift that’s been given to you by God," was fired from his job as a Canadian sportscaster for various reasons beyond just his...

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Anti-equality voices continue to tout Bradley Effect as if it's a good thing

Of a new poll in Minnesota that shows the marriage amendment fight at what's basically an even split (47% for discrimination, 46% opposed; 7% undecided), the so-called Minnesota For Marriage coalition writes this: KSTP also reported on a new study...

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10/15/2012

Weird, Chuck Darrell—why'd your new Op-Ed overlook how you're working against 'the killer' that is 'homosexual behavior'?

Chuck Darrell, the Communications Director For Minnesota for Marriage, has admitted that his fight is against gay people and our affirmation. In 2008, Chuck wrote: "[W]e oppose homosexual marriage, anti-bullying and sex education curricula that affirms homosexual behavior because the...

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10/11/2012

Today: MN For Marriage hosts 'ex-gay' advocate Barb Anderson

This is Barb Anderson: -- Has suggested that "a lot" of gay teens have been sexually abused, which is why they are "sexually confused" and in need of "change": -- A vocal supporter of the scientifically-discredited "ex-gay" movement: -- Says...

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MN For Marriage ally says gays must be celibate

Just this week, the Minnesota For Marriage campaign, acting in tandem with its staunch allies at the Minnesota Catholic Conference, hosted Most Rev. Terrence Prendergast to share his views about what civil marriage equality has supposedly done to Canada: [MN...

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10/03/2012

Audio: Other side's four-state conference call

I just got off a conference call, which I will now share with you. What to expect: A whole lot of talk about "protecting God's design," even though all four campaigns are fighting *CIVIL* equality. At one point Carroll Conley...

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10/01/2012

Rmdr: Minnesota For Marriage's star has admitted she's against 'the lifestyle'

Kalley Yanta, who you already know from Minnesota For Marriage's "marriage minute" video series and from anti-abortion videos where she tells women that birth control is a "selfish" act against God, is the star of the first official campaign ad:...

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09/28/2012

Minnesotans to decide whether or not the Catholic church can buy an amendment

I've certainly seen my share of Catholic overreaches. I've never seen anything quite as egregious as what the Catholic church is doing in Minnesota. Here's but a small sample, provided by the MN Catholic Conference: Archdiocese Marriage Amendment Letter Donation...

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09/27/2012

MN: Feltl puts considerable stock in limited bonds

The Minneapolis-based Feltl and Company is all about bonds: [Feltl and Company] Unless, of course, those bonds are between two men or two women. I say that, because company President Mary Joanne Feltl has given a whopping $100,000 to the...

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09/24/2012

Jesse Ventura: MN marriage ban is 'most flagrant discrimination you've ever seen

Simple truth from Minnesota's former Governor: [Cara Schulz] But Jesse, don't you know that there are some Minnesotans who think their chosen church beliefs should trump the constitution? How dare you discriminate against them and their right to subjugate civil...

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08/29/2012

#GLAADCAP goes local; highlights Minnesota activists' own words

In phase two of GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project. Today, five activists working closely to alter Minnesota's constitution so that it expressly limits the rights of same-gender couples get their own profiles: MINNESOTA: Barb Anderson MINNESOTA: Chuck Darrell MINNESOTA: Bradlee Dean...

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08/21/2012

Photo: See, discrimination isn't all MN For Marriage has to offer

The campaign to alter Minnesota's most precious governing document so that it specifically bans same-gender couples has a new offer for locals: Oh wow—they really think they are on the side of romance. Someone should tell them. And what's with...

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08/13/2012

Video: And now here's a song about some Minnesotans' misplaced priorities

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MN For Marriage's Comm. guy: Do as I say, not as I shop

Earlier this summer, Minnesota For Marriage's deputy comm. guy, Andy Parrish, railed against Target for taking perceived strides against the discriminatory marriage amendment that state voters will weigh in on this November: "It's wrong for a mega-corporation to take sides...

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08/08/2012

Just an FYI to Minnesota For Marriage (subject: stock photo bride)

Back in 2010, the bride you are using to oppose civil marriage equality…. …went on record with me to say that gays are unhealthy, unproductive, and going to hell: The bride (who did ask to remain nameless) is of course...

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08/06/2012

And now in news about $$ we could direct to actual threats if social cons. would stop playing games w/ certain humans' lives…

The Human Rights Campaign is chipping in $250k to each of the four states (Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Washington) where we face ballot fights this fall: $1 million for gay marriage efforts [Politico] This figure will likely climb higher before November,...

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08/02/2012

Video: Minnesota for [altering state's most precious governing doc so it becomes a weapon against certain citizens' welfare]

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08/01/2012

MN For Marriage's new voice will say a lot; she must say it to our human faces, not to abstract echo chambers

She says: "After I decided to make Minnesota my home, I was thrilled to learn of the opportunity to preserve marriage by working with Minnesota for Marriage. I will work to protect marriage from being redefined by activist judges and...

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07/24/2012

Video: 'Massachusetts is a Gay-Decimated Wasteland' w/ Kalley Yanta

Kalley Yanta's latest video for the Minnesota for Marriage is so filled with untruth, spin, and deception, it's hard to know here to begin: 1. There has been *NO* record of Massachusetts town clerks who have complained. Have there been...

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07/20/2012

#GLAADCAP goes local; launches with Maine

New York, NY, July 20, 2012 - GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti- defamation organization, today announced the addition of several anti-gay activists to the Commentator Accountability Project (CAP), focused on states that...

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07/05/2012

Minnesota For Marriage's Comm guy pits liberals against July 4th

I've been noting how hyper-partisan Andy Parrish, former Michelle Bachmann chief of staff and current Deputy Communications Director for the so-called Minnesota For Marriage campaign, tends to get on Twitter. But last night really took the cake—took the red, white,...

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06/28/2012

Minnesota's ballot question: Do citizens wish to 'limit' freedom?

For LGBT people and pro-equality allies, a loss would certainly feel like more than a limitation. That is, however, the language we're going with: (ABC 6 News) -- [Minnesota] Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is announcing the title of the...

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Even MN For Marriage can't spin yesterday's General Mills failure

I've already shown you video footage from day two of the flailing General Mills protests. But these weak pics might be even more insightful, considering they come directly from Minnesota For Marriage: [Minn. For Marriage] These are the best pics...

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06/27/2012

The animus attached to MN For Marriage: A continued examination

First the reminder: Minnesota Family Council is a named coalition partner of Minnesota For Marriage: Next the claims: 'Minnesota for Marriage would never advocate for anybody being put to death,' [Minnesota for Marriage Deputy Communications Director Andy Parrish] said. 'We...

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While there's so much MN For Marriage focus, let's look back at past animus…

…let's look back at last year's shady attempt to hide personal hostilities that transcend marriage. Namely, when the Minnesota Family Council—one of the named MN For Marriage coalition partners, along with NOM and the MN Catholic Conference—abruptly scrubbed documents they...

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Video: Today's 'Dump General Mills' protest = just as tiny, just as politically obtuse

According to the Youtuber who posted them, these are all from today's protest. I *cannot* believe they are seriously screaming things into a megaphone: Yes, the person in that last clip just called you mean.

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Minnesota for Marriage: Gays should be 'put to death'

From the official campaign: I think that the campaign's final response to Brad's question says it all, don't you? *** **UPDATE: The MN For Marriage campaign is now claiming they were hacked. That seems very fishy, for a number of...

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06/26/2012

Twos and twos of protestors turn out for NOM/Minn. For Marriage 'Dump General Mills' boycott

The photo evidence from local report John Croman: [TwitPic] **UPDATE: To be fair, here's Another shot with slightly more. Maybe 25 adults, which I'm told was taken at the rally's height:

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You *will not* believe Minnesota For Marriage's extreme rhetoric!!!!

First let's start with the claims. All of these unbelievably offensive religious condemnations come from the sermons posted to a new site called MNPastorsForMarriage.com: Homosexual behavior and Pedophilia are two very destructive immoral forces in Western civilization. It is one...

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06/25/2012

NOM sticking with ill-advised 'Dump General Mills' effort (a.k.a. PR fiasco in waiting)

This from Brian Brown's (nakedly partisan) ActRight site: From Seattle to Shanghai, from Brussels to Brisbane, General Mills is pushing their radical social agenda of same-sex marriage as they sell Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Betty Crocker cake mixes, Green Giant vegetables,...

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06/21/2012

Minnesota for Marriage announces 'Dump General Mills'; has NOM's fingerprints all over it

I told you that the National Organization For Marriage bought the "Dump General Mills" domain name. Now this, from the Minnesota campaign whose strings are being pulled by that very same puppet master: I could be wrong about this, but...

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Read: The Minnesota Archbishop using personal faith to alter shared civil policy (and deeply divide his flock)

When this decade's history is written, one story that I suspect will crystallize with hindsight is the one involving Catholic Bishops, their religious overreaching on marriage in every state where it comes up, and the deep divides this crusade caused...

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06/20/2012

Shocker: Vast majority of Minn. For Marriage cash comes from Catholic conference, MFC, NOM

Documents just went live. Marvel in the shocking lack of grassroots support: 60053-1 *MORE from Zack Ford: MINNESOTA MARRIAGE INEQUALITY CAMPAIGN CONTINUES TO HIDE DONORS [ThinkProgress]

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06/01/2012

Video: Religious-free unions only a decade or so old, claims MN For Marriage's willfully deceitful video

Here's an article from 1937 that clearly articulates the obvious distinction between the civil marriage that is demanded of any couple wanting recognition and the religious component that is always optional: The truth, of course, is that millions of couples...

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04/03/2012

Video: Minnesota pastor stands for sanctity of marriage, seeks respect for religious freedom

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04/02/2012

Minn. for Marriage chooses 'cold and hungry' pic to illustrate cold and hurtful claims

The folks behind the so-called Minnesota for Marriage campaign have created a new bingo-card-looking section of their website, on which they purport to present "facts" about the civil discrimination they are hoping to perpetuate this fall. And while that ruse...

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03/29/2012

Bertrand Russell & MN For Marriage: '[T]he infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists'

And now Bertrand Russell, an early champion of reforming the United Kingdom's laws on homosexuality, will give you his views on marriage, circa 1928: [SOURCE: Sceptical Essays, pg. 4-5, 1928, Routledge Classics edition] And now Minnesota For Marriage, an organization...

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03/14/2012

Video: Minnesota For [Kids as a Marital Requirement (lest they be hypocrites)]

Kalley Yanta is taking time from her other gig of telling women that birth control is a "selfish" act against God to again tell Minnesotans how and why marriage equality is a supposedly selfish act against heterosexuals: **Note: Kalley Yanta...

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03/13/2012

'Protecting marriage' always comes down to 'changing' gays: @MNForMarriage Edition

As you may or may not know, Courage is a Catholic organization that aims to "help persons with same-sex attractions develop a life of interior chastity in union with Christ." It is essentially an "ex-gay" organization, but with more of...

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03/09/2012

MN's Campaign Finance Board, in possession of rules for a reason, to examine why some don't seem to care

At this point, we need to just make a form letter. Something like: NOM is under scrutiny for [somehow acting shade with disclosure laws] during [some marriage campaign] in [some state] during [some year]. While I create such a form,...

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02/07/2012

Video: Minnesota For Marriage not anti-gay, self-determines Minnesota For Marriage #MNUnited

In a recent radio interview, Kalley Yanta admitted that she judges gay people for their "immoral actions" and "lifestyles," and that she is working against "the homosexual lifestyle" specifically. But never mind all that. You should probably just trust her...

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02/06/2012

Whereas, the MN GOP might still see mileage in outdated political football games

In advance of tomorrow night's precinct caucuses throughout the state, the anti-equality Minnesota For Marriage group has created these scripts encouraging local party loyalists and/or delegates to adopt their discriminatory cause as part of the GOP's 2012 focus: There's a...

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02/01/2012

Reinstating Minnesota For Marriage's forcibly stripped context

About fifty seconds into the latest "Marriage Minute" video, Minnesota For Marriage's Kalley Yanta proudly declares that the U.S. Supreme Court has found marriage to be "fundamental to the very existence and survival of the [human] race: So since Minnesota...

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