Diverse Faith Leaders and Clergy Stand Together in Support of
Marriage and the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment
Minneapolis – Today, an ecumenical fellowship gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol to demonstrate their unity in support of the institution of Marriage as God designed it to be—between one man and one woman—and in support of the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment.
Pastor Sergio Amezcua said, “This is not a political case for us; it is moral. We have a duty to protect the institutions that God put on the earth since the beginning of Creation.” Though these pastors and faith leaders come from diverse Christian communities, they are united in their commitment to minister to all people as children of God made in His image and in their belief that God designed marriage between one man and one woman as a gift to society to bond mothers with fathers and parents with children.
The group of diverse faith leaders and clergy from across the state who have come together to defend the truth of marriage as God created it to be includes: Rev. Jerry McAfee, President of the Minnesota Baptist Convention; Bishop Richard Howell of Shiloh Temple; Mr. Carl Nelson, President of Transform Minnesota – The Evangelical Network; the Most Rev. John C. Nienstedt, Archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis; Rev. Troy Dobbs of Grace Church, Eden Prairie; Rev. Sergio Amezucua of Brooklyn Park Evangelical Free Church; various statements from Church of God In Christ, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and more.
Carl Nelson explained why he will vote YES on the Marriage Amendment on November 6th, “Transform Minnesota is committed to strengthening families and seeking the well-being of children. The best way to do this is to strengthen marriage, not redefine it. I will vote YES for the Minnesota Marriage Amendment and for the wellbeing of children.”
Bishop Fred Willis Washington of the Church of God in Christ will also vote YES on the Marriage Amendment. “The traditional form of marriage, between one man and one woman, is one of the bedrock institutions of our society. Fundamentally, marriage has functioned to unite a man and a woman together in facing the challenges of life, to sanctify sexual involvement, to authorize the conception of children, to provide and environment for the protection and development of offspring, and to strengthen and sustain the family unit.”
United together as Christians who believe in the authority of God’s word, the Bible, which reveals God’s design for marriage as a life-long covenant between one man and one woman, this group of faith leaders and clergy are committed to teaching their congregations God’s divine framework for marriage, procreation, and families. They will vote YES to protect the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman in Minnesota and will call on fellow Christians and other people of goodwill to do the same.
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