Yay! What a huge step for Minnesota!
700 Evangelical Lutheran synod leaders gathered in Minneapolis and nearly unanimously passed a resolution to oppose Minnesota's gay marriage amendment.
Currently, Minnesota has statutes that ban gay marriage and a constitutional amendment has been proposed to cement the ban.
The resolution is monumental because 1 out of every 4 Minnesotans are Evangelical Lutherans. That's 25% of the entire state population!
While the leaders stated that this was not a political move, they did say that they wanted to let their followers know where they stood as a whole.
The leaders agreed to support all civil rights for every man and woman!
What an inspiration!
Check out the video above to learn more about the group's decision.
Let's hope this picks up steam all across the state! Go Minnesota!
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