Hotdish Politics: In marriage fight, here's how money is being spent

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  • Updated: October 13, 2012 - 6:50 PM
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jcinmnOct. 13, 12 5:46 PM

I could care less about how much these two groups spend on advertising and more about what they are paying to the scavangers who follow this issue all over the country. What care about most is how much it's costing us taxpayers. The party of fiscal responsibility and the church of the gay pedophiles and their handlers should share the expense that we are incurring.

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andrew172Oct. 13, 12 5:47 PM

The family is the center of our society. When we conduct social experiments, we experience unintended consequences. For thousands of years we have defined marriage between a man and a woman and society is better off for it. Children deserve their mother and father and our society is best when those two individuals raise their children. God knows best and when we think we can out think Him, we always fail.

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muggsh2oOct. 13, 12 6:22 PM

A friend of mine who is high up in the MN United group told me that none of their money is going outside MN? Huh? Unbelievable amount of money being spent on their side to demolish the institution of marriage. Wait to you see the amount they raise once the amendment starts and they start their court fiasco. Money will be poring in from outside MN.

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bluebird227Oct. 13, 12 6:27 PM

@andrew172--Women entering in the workplace was a "social experiment" as well. So was letting girls play sports in high school. So was the Civil Rights Amendment. I guess people who already have all the rights and privileges like to keep things the same.

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chickfilaOct. 13, 12 6:41 PM

"The family is the center of our society"______ Good point. We need to preserve traditional marriage in large part for this reason.

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dtmonkeyboyOct. 13, 12 8:03 PM

If you want to protect marriage then ban divorce. If you believe this is about children, then don't allow same sex couples or singles to adopt. The fact that these amendments were not pushed forward ...nor was an amendment against divorce...expose this for what it really is ...a farce...and a mean ugly farce.

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karin426Oct. 13, 12 8:22 PM

This quote sums up why redefining marriage can unhinge the family structure that best serves kids: David Blankenhorn, president of the Institute for American Values and a self-described liberal Democrat, said, “Marriage is a gift that society bestows on its next generation. Marriage (and only marriage) unites the three core dimensions of parenthood – biological, social and legal – into one pro-child form: the married couple. Marriage says to a child: The man and woman whose sexual union made you will also be there to love and raise you. Marriage says to society as a whole: For every child born, there is a recognized mother and father, accountable to the child and to each other.” Sadly, because of death or divorce this structure is not possible for some – however, it is the optimal structure we need to fight for and protect - rather than let it erode.

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sjhuotOct. 13, 12 9:05 PM

Given their logic, I can't wait for the constitutional amendment prohibiting divorce. After all, Jesus himself said that divorce was not to be permitted. Think of the children!

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sjhuotOct. 13, 12 9:12 PM

@andrew172, the "for thousands of years" argument is so disingenuous. Are you talking about the Old Testament, which allowed men to have hundreds of concubines (Oh, Solomon!). Are you talking about marriage throughout much of the last two thousand years, which essentially allowed the woman to be treated as property? Or are you talking about today's "sacred" marriages, half of which end in divorce? "The family" is no longer what you think it is. It may involve gay or lesbian parents and children, single men or women and children, etc. This is reality. Quit sticking your head in the sand.

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muggsh2oOct. 13, 12 9:18 PM

@andrew172--Women entering in the workplace was a "social experiment" as well. So was letting girls play sports in high school. So was the Civil Rights Amendment. I guess people who already have all the rights and privileges like to keep things the same. ---------------------------- Civil Rights Amendment? Do you mean the Civil Rights Act? That was a fix not an experiment. That was to stop discrimination in this country. Gay Marriage is about a lifestyle choice and has nothing to do with civil rights.

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