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Minnesotans are urged to vote yes on marriage amendment

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Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 3:00 pm

Martin Luther would want the people of Minnesota to vote “Yes” on the marriage amendment:

• Martin Luther taught and wrote extensively about marriage being inclusive to one man and one woman living together as husband and wife

• Martin Luther wrote a catechism to be taught to children

• Martin Luther believed in freedom of speech and expression

• Martin Luther did not lead a sheltered life. He abhorred sodomy as well as same gender endearment

The leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have and continue to willfully and wantonly misrepresent Martin Luther in thought, word and deed as they silence opposition with various bullying approaches that supposedly represent love. They teach from a new Luther’s Catechism where “husband and wife” was changed to spouses to conform to their new theology and they ascribe to anti-Lutheran doctrine promulgated in study notes in a new Lutheran Study Bible.

These leaders also adhere to a new hymnal where wording has been changed but Luther’s name remains. The misrepresentations of Martin Luther defile and undermine faith and already have, and continue to, destroy the loving unity of congregations who unknowingly submitted to deceptive leadership.

Janet Hanson, Grand Forks, N.D.

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