It’s one of the most shopworn cliches of the gay rights movement—the angry religious leader, usually Christian, denoucing LGBT people as “perverts” or a danger to the stability of society.
Even in Minnesota, that trope has continued to play itself out with the state’s Catholic bishops helping lead the charge to pass a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The state already has a similar law on the books, but the amendment would make it hard for a future legislature to reverse it or for a court to find the law unconstitutional.
One local filmmaker, though, wants to change that.
“The religious right owns faith when it comes to issues like this,” Matt Peiken told Patch. “There’s an imbalance here that I wanted to correct.”
- Catholic Bishops’ Response to Equal Marriage Proposals: Don’t do it (queeringthechurch.com)
- Minnesota Lutherans reject gay marriage ban (queeringthechurch.com)
- Gay marriage vote divides Minnesota clergy (queerchurchnews.wordpress.com)
- Over 100 Religious Leaders in Minnesota Unite to Defeat Anti-Gay Legislation On November Ballot (thinkprogress.org)