the sign in front of the chruch said civil marriage is a civil right

there’s this giant lutheran compound in Eden Prairie that i pass by everyday on my way to work. i call it a compound because it’s HUGE. maria, who lives in EP, said there are thousands of people who go to that church every sunday.

this morning when i drove by, i noticed a gathering of about 50 or so people on the corner in front of the church. there was a guy with a video camera, and there were signs.

i think it might have been some sort of demonstration, right here in EP. for those who don’t know, EP is a chi-chi western suburb of Minneapolis. it’s the land of soccer moms in lexus SUVs and high school kids driving BMWs. i’m not even exaggerating. i couldn’t even begin to imagine what people in EP would be demonstrating about.

and as i got closer i noticed the rainbow flags, and then i saw one sign “civil marriage is a civil right.” RIGHT ON! what struck me, besides that fact that this was EP was that the median age of the demonstrators had to be like 43. i mean these weren’t a bunch of young greasy college kids.

i wonder what happened at grace lutheran church this weekend to prompt this display.

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  1. NBFB 10.Nov.05 at 10:47 am

    The fish-wrap factory on the East side of the river is reporting about a “summit” of evangelical and Catholic pastors in EP today. Must be the place…

    The article states, “constitutional ban on such marriages is focus of summit.”

    There’s a line from one pastor, “the only thing that stands in the way of the legalization of same-sec marriage in Minnesota is the church.”

    Um, hello? Separation of church and state?

    And now I have the perfect exuse to properly (and IN context) use the word “antidisestablishmentarianism” here, but I’ll refrain.

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  2. Minnekeith 11.Nov.05 at 8:28 am

    Yes, over 250 pastors are being urged to sermonize to their flocks that Homosexual unions are wrong and to have the unwashed masses push for legislation to ban same-sex unions.

    Christian love for ya.

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