PBS’ Religion and Ethics Newsweekly: Minnesota Roman Catholic Bishops on Same Sex Marriage

Posted by Kendall Harmon

FRED DE SAM LAZARO, correspondent: Just weeks before upcoming statewide elections, Minnesota’s Catholic bishops, spearheaded by John Nienstedt of Minneapolis-St Paul, sent this DVD to every Catholic household in the state—400,000 in all at a cost of one million dollars, funded by an anonymous donation.

DVD: “At best, so-called ‘same-sex marriage’ is an untested social experiment, and at worst, it poses a dangerous risk with potentially far-reaching consequences.”

DE SAM LAZARO: Critics of Archbishop Nienstedt take issue with many of his assertions in the DVD, but they also question the timing of the DVD campaign, coming as it does just prior to the elections.

Read or watch it all.

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Posted October 30, 2010 at 6:07 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. InChristAlone wrote:

“Of the three major party candidates for governor, only one—Republican Tom Emmer—supports an amendment to the state constitution that Nienstedt wants that would define marriage as between a man and a woman. While insisting that he isn’t endorsing Emmer, the archbishop made his preference clear.”

Maybe the problem is not so much that the Archbishop appears to be endorsing the Republican candidate but that because of who is in the running there is only one candidate that would agree with the Archbishop’s/Church’s position.

October 30, 9:48 pm | [comment link]
2. Larry Morse wrote:

However bad the solution, is this the only way, an amendment so defining marriage? Is there any chance it would pass? Will a Republican set of victories make this possible? If it is possible, how does one set such a motion in operation? Larry

November 1, 10:18 am | [comment link]
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