Unfortunately, the misperception persists that people of faith - and Christians, in particular - are largely in favor of the marriage amendment. It is simply not that case!
Pastor Grant Stevensen, Minnesotans United for All Families
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In less than four weeks, we'll go to the polls - and Minnesotans will decide if we want to limit a basic freedom and tell some families that they are better than others. That's what the marriage amendment forces us to do.
For thousands of Minnesotans, defeating this amendment is a matter of faith. Unfortunately, the misperception persists that people of faith - and Christians, in particular - are largely in favor of this amendment. It is simply not that case!
Lutherans, Methodists, Episcopalians, Catholics, Presbyterians, the United Church of Christ, Baptists, Quakers, Buddhists, Unitarians, and the Jewish community have taken strong stands against this amendment and are having important conversations in their faith communities daily about defeating this hurtful attempt to limit individual and religious freedom in our state.
Together, we can do this - but it's going to take all of us. Click here to watch our conversation training video and get started right away!
Don't be afraid to talk about your faith when conversing about the marriage amendment. For many of us, our faith is core to why we oppose this amendment - and Minnesotans overwhelmingly believe in treating others as we would like to be treated.
If you are a person of faith, we must explain to people that it is because of our religious beliefs - not in spite of them - that we are voting no. God is love.
And if you are not a person of faith, the language of love, promise and inclusion are universal truths that resonate with Minnesotans regardless of religious beliefs.
If you're like me, you might find these conversations difficult. Sometimes, they are - but they are too important not to have. For the next 27 days, we need to reach out, swallow our frustration, and talk to everyone we can about why this amendment is wrong for our families, our children, our religious communities and our future.
Sign up to watch our online conversation training video - get started today! Time is running out to make sure we defeat this amendment.
United in faith,
Pastor Grant Stevensen
Minnesotans United for All Families