Minnesota for Marriage Thanks Supporters, Volunteers, Pastors, Faith Leaders for Their Selfless Effort to Preserve Marriage As Between One Man And One Woman

Coalition members will continue to work together to restore a vibrant culture of marriage in Minnesota

“Despite the disappointing outcome of this election, we rejoice tonight that marriage is still marriage. We know that God has defined marriage as between one man and one woman, regardless of the efforts of some to overthrow His design,” said John Helmberger, Chairman of Minnesota for Marriage.

“We give thanks to God for His creation of marriage, and we commit ourselves to work and pray that attempts to redefine marriage in our courts and legislature will not succeed.”

“However, this election is not an end but a beginning.  The groups that have come together to protect the definition of marriage look forward to getting on with the work of restoring a vibrant culture of marriage in our state.”

“We want to thank all our supporters and volunteers who have donated their time and resources in this effort to protect marriage.  And, we are grateful for the steadfast support of the thousands of pastors and faith leaders that came together – across denominational and faith lines – in an effort to preserve marriage as the vital institution it has been since the dawn of time.”

“In particular, I’d like to thank our entire campaign staff including:

  • Deputy Campaign Dir., Andy Parrish,
  • Statewide Political Dir., Crystal Crocker,
  • Communications Dir., Chuck Darrell,
  • Youth and Minority Outreach Dir., Winnie Okafor,
  • Spokesperson, Autumn Leva,
  • Directors of Pastor Outreach, Pastor Brad Brandon and Pastor Jeff Evans,
  • Political Outreach Assistants:  DeeDee Larson, Janna Schmidt, and Gabriella Linder.”

“It’s been an incredibly close and hard-fought race, and it is clear that we have a lot of work to do to restore the kind of vibrant marriage culture we want to leave for our children and grandchildren,” concluded Helmberger.


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