David Brauer tallied up where Minnesota media stand on the ballot initiatives. With few exceptions, it’s a resounding ‘No.’
It’s going to take a lot more than a doctrinal admonition from the Vatican to silence Sister Brigid McDonald.
With voters headed to the polls May 8 to decide whether to amend North Carolina’s constitution to outlaw same-sex marriage, Minnesota groups working for and against a marriage ban here are getting a sneak peek at each other’s likely tactics.
A series of explosive documents recently unsealed as part of a federal lawsuit in Maine shed light on a Minnesota controversy involving the organizations campaigning to put a ban on same-sex marriages into the Minnesota Constitution.
The documents, exhibits in a lawsuit filed by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), outline a broad political strategy to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks,” “expose [Barack] Obama as a social radical” and even to ensure that the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo stays open.
Maybe I was naïve, but I was under the impression that around gay and lesbian issues, we were slowly but surely — I know sometimes too slowly — but slowly but surely moving actually in the right direction; the direction of more inclusion, the direction of more equity, the direction of more safety. I thought that was the trend.
The Rev. Grant Stevensen, new director of Minnesotans United for All Families’ faith department.
Read Beth Hawkins’ Q&A with Rev. Stevensen: Engaging congregations: A Q&A with Minnesotans United’s Grant Stevensen
Beth Hawkins takes a comprehensive look at the messaging strategies for both sides of the marriage amendment. Fascinating read.