Canadian Bishop Outlines Consequences of Redefining Marriage for Minnesota Voters


CBS Local:

A religious leader from Canada visited the Twin Cities Monday to speak out against gay marriage.

The Archbishop of Ottawa spoke at the University of St. Thomas, where the Minnesota Catholic Conference is underway.

Archbishop Terrance Prendergast says he’s here because of Minnesota’s upcoming vote on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, and he’s encouraging citizens to vote yes in November.

Canada’s parliament legalized same sex marriage several years ago. Prendergast says since then, the people of Canada’s religious freedoms have been under attack.

Prendergast was among several guests from Canada who talked about what they say are consequences of legalizing gay marriage.

The archbishop says businesses have been fined for turning away same sex couples. He claims Catholic schools that are publicly funded have no choice but to allow students to be a part of gay and lesbian clubs, even though it’s something they don’t believe in.

He points out voters in Canada didn’t get a choice, but voters in Minnesota do.


  1. Daughter of Eve
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    I do wish they wouldn't refer to it as a "ban on gay marriage." First of all, there's no such thing as a "gay" marriage, unless one is referring to "gay" as the word "happy." Marriage is neither "gay" nor "straight"--it's a publiic union of a husband and wife, whatever their private political persuasions, or sexual orientations may be. Secondly, "gay" people are not banned from marriage. Never have been, never will be (unless self-imposed, of course). Same-sex unions are a more accurate description.

  2. Posted October 9, 2012 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Believe these Canadians...same-sex "marriage" definitely conflicts with religious liberty. I live in Vermont and it is happening here, too.

    SSM advocates want to force on us their religious belief that men and women are interchangeable when it comes to marriage, sex, and motherhood.

    SSM is profoundly anti-gender.

  3. Jeff
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    but but but, it's all about "equality" / sarc.

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