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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Dan Hall from Midwest Chaplains Says 2006 Bachmann Amendment Rally is Not Political

Christian Chronicle, March 16, 2006:

Dan Hall, executive director of Midwest Chaplains explained that this year's rally will have a decidedly less political approach.

"This is a movement by the people, and as Christians it's time we stand up to those who want to politicize the laws that water down our principles and ideals," Hall said. The 2006 Marriage Rally at the State Capitol will not feature any political speakers and organizers are billing the event as a prayer rally.

Who is Dan Hall and Midwest Chaplains? The Rake published an excellent article explaining Hall's so-called "ministry". It's the same group that put out this prayer proclamation for the Bachmann amendment.

Dan Hall also plays a leading role in the Bachmann Amendment Horror Show.

A commenter points out that Jesus is against public prayer.

Jesus is against public prayer:

Matthew 6:5-6
5"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 6But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Michele Bachmann obviously doesn't pay much attention to the bible except for Leviticus 18:20.

Meanwhile the Bachmann amendment groups are trying to use Dean Johnson's statements that he had talked to Supreme Court Judges about whether DOMA would be heard in the Minnesota courts to try to pressure him to hold a floor vote on this issue.

Craig Westover wrote an excellent column about this issue. Craig Westover splits with the Republican Party when they try to marginalize gays for political gain.

The West Central Tribune, also reported --

The organizations attacking him are "intent on disrupting the legislative session," Johnson said. "For me, just their behavior and attitude of discrimination and hate tells me I don't want to be a part of that, a part of that movement."

Although I disagree with Johnson's blanket personal characterization of those supporting the marriage amendment, I, too, do not want to be part of a movement that marginalizes people because of sexual orientation. Nor, however, can I abide a person that compromises the integrity of a friend to make a political point and then hides behind bushes of babble instead of clearing his friend's name.

This is from the GOP Newsline:

MNGOP Unveils New Website To Follow Progress Of DOMA Legislation

This week the Republican Party of Minnesota unveiled a web page devoted to tracking the progress of the Defense of Marriage Amendment legislation in the State Legislature.

The web page will have up-to-date legislative information, news, and contact information to find your legislators, and information about getting involved.

Click Here To Visit The Marriage Page

Isn't that just ducky?

Cross posted to Dump Michele Bachmann.