Marriage equality still remains out of reach for so many gay and lesbian couples across this country, and better-than-thou, holier-than-thou bigots bishops in Minnesota want to keep it that way. Read more about their plans after the jump.
It doesn't take much to make us grumpy on Monday morning. It usually starts with waking up. But these bishops in Minnesota are really rubbing us the wrong way (and we're not talking that altar boy/Catholic priest kinda way).
Roman Catholic bishops In Minnesota are urging parish priests across their state to form committees to help get the proposed marriage amendment (Marriage = one man + one woman) passed by voters in 2012 in their state.
They're getting a year-ahead jump on things because according to a report at StarTribune.com, they feel it is a "top priority in the November 2012 election.
Not unemployment. Not the economy. Keeping loving couples from comitting themselves to one another. That's the top priority. Swell guys these bishops are.
The Star Tribune goes on to report:"
"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 this amendment," Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt wrote in a letter to his priests dated Oct. 4."
Doing the math and understanding that there are over 1 million Catholics in Minnesota, this organized effort by the bishops could be a powerful jumpstart in the campaign against fairness and equality. Question is, how many of these Catholics still hold firm to the traditional techings of the church and how many still believe in its antiquated doctrines?
Our guess, Instincters, is that many Minnesota Catholics have gay family members and may resist this push by their parish priests, further alienating the parishinoers from the church and the already waning power of Catholicism in America.
Full story at StarTribune.com here.