Minnesota perversion: If God doesn’t chastise America for what we’ve become, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.

Sodom and Gomorrah John Martin, 1854

I don’t want to steal too much of Tancred’s thunder – you really must go to his site to see the whole thing – but he made clear how perverse conceptions of “love”, which really mean unbridled, depraved lust, have become accepted first by our elites, and then foisted on the rest of us until we now face cultural armageddon.

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Police to set up satellite offices in Minnesota schools

JORDAN, Minn. (AP) — One small-town Minnesota school district is taking a unique approach to keeping students safe: The police are moving in.

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What do all these name brands have in common? Yoplait, Progresso, Green Giant, Chex, Totino’s, Jeno’s, Betty Crocker, Old El Paso, Hamburger Helper, Häagen-Dazs, Pillsbury, Chex, Cherios, Lucky Charms, Wheaties, Bisquick, Gold Medal Flour.

All are owned by General Mills Inc. who just officially “came out” for homosexual marriage, in Minnesota.

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Seen on the web: Sorry, homosexual people. The Catholic Church’s tax exemption is not affected by their advocacy of traditional marriage.

Posted by: ArizonaDave October 31st, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Nonplussed, SueDe, Marblex, and everyone,

According to the IRS code, churches (and all 501(c)3 orgs) may be engaged in issue politics; the only prohibition is that they may not support specific candidates.

So to everyone who is outraged that churches get involved in these anti-equality ballot initiatives: Sorry! It’s perfectly legal.

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Minnesota bishop mobilizes parishioners to help oppose same-sex marriage

Archbishop John Nienstedt sent a letter to every priest in the state at the start of October urging them to put every Catholic church in Minnesota to work passing a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

“It is imperative that we marshal our resources to educate the faithful about the Church’s teachings on these matters, and to vigorously organize and support a grass roots effort to get out the vote to support the passage of the amendment,” the letter read. It went out on Oct. 4 to every priest in the state.

The archbishop said it wants priests in every parish to identify a “church captain” in order to create an “ad hoc committee” in every church in the state. The “church captain” is a component of the Schubert Flint strategy used in 2008′s divisive Proposition 8 battle in California.

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Editor’s note: Once this is over, the same committees could go to work to put an end to abortion.

Minnesota Congressman threatens pro-family priest with IRS enforcement action

Father John Echert sent the following to Kriesel:

Dear Representative Kriesel:
Greetings from Father John Echert, Pastor of the Parishes of Holy Trinity and St. Augustine in South St. Paul. I am writing to you specifically in regards to the proposed Marriage Amendment under consideration here in Minnesota in light of an email exchange which you recently had with my Associate Pastor, Father Robert Grabner.

Within your response you wrote, “Unfortunately I do not support the Marriage Amendment and will not be voting for it.” I am very saddened to learn this, especially since I had encouraged one of our parishioners, one of your campaign advocates, to have you come to our parish Fall Festival last October so that parishioners could meet you in the days leading up to the elections. Also, as a military Chaplain here in the Minnesota Air National Guard I have been using you as a heroic example of resiliency in our monthly Yellow Ribbon Program for recently returned deployers.

I ask you to please reconsider your position on this critical matter. While we can legitimately debate issues related to finances and politics, those that are grounded upon basic moral principles and family values are rooted in the laws of God. I am commencing this week with a parish campaign to promote support for a Marriage Amendment in Minnesota; I hope that you will be among those elected officials upon whom we can count for your efforts at the leadership level to protect traditional marriage in our state.

Sincerely,
Father John Echert

An aide to Kriesel sent back this response:

Mr. Echert,
I would like to respectfully remind you that the Internal Revenue Service frowns upon churches and religious organizations devoting time to influencing legislation. Your admission of the commencement of a politically involved “campaign” will probably violate several state and federal tax provisions.

See what happened next

One man laid off … one still unemployed … for being “too Catholic”.

[The job offer] couldn’t have come at a better time. Tim’s unemployment benefits were about to run out [he had been unemployed since July 2009]. He could hardly believe what the voice on the other end was presenting to him —  an offer to be a job foreman for at least 11 months, with a salary of $65,000 to $70,000 a year.

Perfect, Tim thought. Then came the bad news — he would be working on construction of a new Planned Parent­hood Clinic in St. Paul on University Avenue. The highest of highs became the lowest of lows as he quickly turned down the offer.

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