marriage amendment

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Voters will see two proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot on Nov. 6. Both are controversial. The so-called marriage amendment seeks to place in the state constitution language defining marriage as the union of man and woman. The question asked of voters reads: “Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended [...]

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This is not about how I feel, or you feel. It is not about judging or “the golden rule.” It is not about inclusivity in the world. It is ALL about God. He made you and me, and loves us ALL. It clearly states in Romans 1:21-32 and Genesis 2:23-25 what God thinks of these [...]

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After reading last week’s letters to the editor and hearing the fact that my church, River of Life, had a Marriage Protection sign destroyed and replaced only to have the second one taken, I could not stay silent any longer. I feel people are hiding behind love and burying the truth. I try to love [...]

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This is an appeal to people of all faiths regarding the Marriage Amendment question in the upcoming election. My premise is that believers of every religion need to consider what their Scriptures teach concerning marriage and homosexuality. Across numerous religions, marriage is considered sacred—and universally heterosexual. As for homosexuality, don’t take my word for it—please [...]

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Vote no and spread love and tolerance to this generation. Vote no and let all people be equal the way God intended. Don’t let your vote hurt someone else. Vote no for love. Vote no for freedom. Vote not for equality. Vote no for human rights. Vote no for them. They did not get to [...]

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We all are unique human equal beings and all have different paths that God has put us on. God would not have made them that way to make them suffer on a daily basis. Who am I or you to put a blockage on THEIR PATH in life. They never got to choose, God made [...]

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According to law, churches are allowed to endorse political issues but not candidates. Many churches in Minnesota have chosen to take a stand either in support of or opposition to the marriage amendment that will be on the November ballot in Minnesota. Union Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Elk River, stands firmly in [...]

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The debate over the definition of marriage has unfolded across America for several years, and is the subject of the proposed amendment on the November ballot to preserve marriage in Minnesota. But what is the debate really about, how does it affect society, what’s at stake — and who should decide? What’s at stake are [...]

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Richard Carlbom, campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families, looks at his parents and sees their marriage as a testimony to love, commitment and responsibilty. Their marriage, he says, is also a sign that the married couple will be in each other’s lives forever. Carlbom, a gay man originally from North Branch, wonders why [...]

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