In Minnesota the “groups leading the campaigns for and against the amendment began their sprints to the finish”(MPR News, 10/29/2012). But the question every one is asking is, how did this amendment for ‘affirmation of marriage between a man and woman to the state constitution’ got into Nov 6 ballot?
This is one million dollar question. The issue has split Minnesotan voters dead center with each camp saying they see victory on sight come Nov 6. An indication how families are wrestling with the issue which should not have been in the ballot in the first place. It is a fact this was orchestrated by former Senate Majority leader, Amy Koch, before her disgrace fall of sexual impropriety with a male senatorial staffer. The amendment’s purpose is to “protect the sanctity of marriage,” yet she did not wait for the amendment to go through and in the books before unsanctifying hers. What an hypocrisy?
In the gospel of St Luke 6:41, it says, “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” It is morally wrong to alienate a section of the community for their life style by acting holier than thou attitude then force an issue upon the whole state with clear ulterior motives…..get people to vote strategy. Also, another verse from the Bible for you christian proponents of the marriage amendment; the Gospel of John 8:3-8 (particularly vs 7 and 8) states,“Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Jesus told the teachers of the law and the Pharisees who were campaigning to have him condemn the adulterous woman they brought to him. Certainly the public did not rush to judgement for the case of Senate Koch. Why will she and others push for this marriage amendment?
Where is it going to stop? Go after a guy on the street with his underwear over his pants just because it is odd and not society dressing style?
If this amendment go through it will have ripple effect on churches which already have hard time filling the pews. Since this is a christian moral issue it is appropriate to refer to the teachings of Jesus for reminisce to (again) Minnesota Christians supporting marriage amendment. About salvation to the Gentiles, in the book of Acts Jesus said, “After the Spirit of God has come upon you, you shall be witnesses, My witnesses, and you shall be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost part of the earth.” Sectionalizing christianity is saying, ‘you do not belong in christian family, you are an outcast’. If Christians for marriage amendment are locked into their typical prejudice of separatistic views, then it is a clear demonstration that they are not spiritually and evangelically liberated or benefited from these teachings started by Jesus himself.
The majority of the people do not want the government to legislate or define marriage. Let freedom rule!