Catholics for Marriage Equality MN is proud of the seniors at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis who stood up and spoke on behalf of all loving families, including single-parent and same-sex couple households. These students offered a Gospel counterpoint to the erroneous and profoundly insulting comments of Archdiocesan representatives who, in a recent presentation at the school, equated same-sex commitment and love to bestiality and called single-parent families “less than” two parent families. Catholics for Marriage Equality MN board member Brent Vanderlinden, father of a gay son, remarked, “I hope all Minnesota Catholics will be inspired by these high school seniors to stand with our gay, lesbian and transgender families and friends in the face of this kind of public bullying.”
We call on Archbishop Nienstedt to pull these presenters from any further speaking engagements in Catholic high schools, and to apologize to the Church in the Archdiocese and to those attending the DeLaSalle meeting for the hurtful statements made.
We call on all Catholics to continue the witness of these young people by participating in a powerful music video event on April 28th. Join a church full of Catholics to sing the hymn “For All the Children” in a videotaped performance. More information click here.
Calling All Catholics!“Come Out and Sing Out!”Saturday, April 28, 2012, 1:00-3:30pmCalvary Lutheran Church(Chicago Ave. S. and 39th St. in South Minneapolis)
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Catholics for Marriage Equality MN Calls on Archbishop Nienstedt to Discontinue Hurtful Marriage Initiative in Catholic High Schools
The following media release was issued today by Catholics for Marriage Equality MN, a grassroots organization of Catholics faithful to Jesus' call to embody justice and compassion, and thus opposed to the proposed "marriage amendment" which would ban civil marriage rights for same-sex couples in Minnesota.