MINNESOTA: Archbishop Sends Letter Demanding Vote For Marriage Ban
"Our effort to support God’s unchanging plan for marriage is not a campaign against anyone, but rather a positive effort to promote the truth about marriage as a union between one man and one woman. But the reality is that marriage is not ours to redefine, just as another human life is not ours to take. God is both the author of life and the author of marriage. It is this most fundamental understanding of the natural order that animates who we are as Catholics.
"It is also why we fight to defend God’s plan for marriage, because his providence is as clear for what marriage is as it is for the dignity of each human life. Now, Minnesota for Marriage needs your help to get the message out. We must ensure that Minnesotans know what is at stake and have the correct information about why they should vote ‘Yes’ for the marriage amendment. (Remember that if you leave the ballot box blank, the government votes ‘No’ for you!). - Archbishop John Nienstedt, in a letter sent to Minnesota's Catholics.
RELATED: In 2010 Nienstedt sent Catholics 400,000 DVDs created by the Knights of Columbus which demanded their vote for the only gubernatorial candidate that opposed same-sex marriage. Many of those DVDs were returned to his office and some were turned into art installations.