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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Anti-Gay Rally Will Be All About Prayer and Not Political

I read an article in the Minnesota Christian Chronicle that describes the upcoming Bachmann amendment rally. This year it will be about prayer - rather than overtly political. Rally organizers told the Minnesota Christian Chronicle that they won't be having political speakers at the rally.

The article does not seem to be online. It's worth while picking up that rag and reading their articles. Many of their articles are abridged versions of what has been already published by the Minnesota Family Council in Pro Family News.

According to the Minnesota Christian Chronicle OutFront will be following up with a People of Faith rally in support of gay equality two days after the Bachmann amendment rally.

There's more coverage of this sort of thing by the Christian Chronicle than our local gay publication Lavender which just doesn't do any reporting.

UPDATE: Here's Outfront's plug for the People of Faith Rally -

Speak Out Against the Amendment
People of Faith Rally at the Capitol next Thursday, March 23rd

With advocates for a constitutional amendment that would prohibit legal recognition of same-sex couples using religion as a weapon, it's vital that the voices of fair-minded people of faith are heard. On March 23rd, plan to join OutFront Minnesota, the Faith Family Fairness Alliance (FFFA), and hundreds of fair-minded people of faith at an interfaith rally at the Capitol from 7:30am - 9:00am.

Now is the time to invite fair-minded Minnesotans to stand up against the attempts to enshrine discrimination in our state's founding document. While we know that the majority of Minnesotans are opposed to discrimination against GLBT people, they are not actively working to stop the amendment. We also know that many Minnesotans who are religious feel that their faith inspires their commitment to working for social justice and equality. Please help spread the word about this interfaith rally by asking friends, family members and co-workers to join you at the Capitol that morning.

Also, encourage faith communities and individual faith leaders to say no to discrimination by signing the OutFront Minnesota/TogetherMinnesota! resolution against the proposed constitutional amendment. Click here to learn how to sign the resolution as a person of faith or to introduce it within your faith community.