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Veterans organize against ban; Catholic church seeks donations
pioneer press ^ | 9-25-12 | doug belden

Posted on 09/26/2012 5:18:11 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

Jeff and Lori Wilfahrt, parents of a gay soldier killed last year in Afghanistan, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz launched Veterans United at a Capitol news conference Tuesday, Sept. 25.

The group will work in partnership with Minnesotans United for All Families, the main group opposing the amendment, speaking against the measure around the state. Officials said the veterans group already has more than 100 members.

"All soldiers take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. And as it stands today, our state constitution protects rights and freedoms for all citizens," said Lori Wilfahrt. "But if this amendment passes, it will actually restrict freedom."

"The U.S. military is on our side of this marriage definition issue," said Jeff Wilfahrt, and he issued a direct appeal to veterans to join the opposition. "You once took the call, you did your duty, you defended the Constitution. Then you did it with arms. This fall you can do it with an ink pen. I urge you to vote no. Your brother in arms laid down his life for that reason." The Wilfahrts previously had set up an organization in their son's honor called "Andrew's Round Table" to promote public discussion of equality and tolerance, and the new veterans group will draw on speakers from that organization, Lori Wilfahrt said. Jeff Wilfahrt is a DFL candidate for state representative this fall.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: gay; marriage; mn; vets
Somehow I doubt a lot of vets laid down their lives so gays could marry.
1 posted on 09/26/2012 5:18:21 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Ask a young, unshaven groundpounder on Okinawa in the thick of the shit of Spring 1945 if years later, his sacrifice would be used to countenance this kind of social decay back home in the descendent US Armed Forces. Why he’s spit down on your boots, if not outright take a piss on them, and probably have some choice World War II era - Greatest Generation military obscenities for you out of abject disgust.


2 posted on 09/26/2012 5:25:41 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: TurboZamboni

Wait, he gave his life so homosexuals could marry each other in Afghanistan?

I’m so confused.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 5:44:55 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: TurboZamboni
"The U.S. military is on our side of this marriage definition issue," said Jeff Wilfahrt...

Sure they are buddy, sure they are... /sarc

Passed on a voice vote in a lame duck congress.

4 posted on 09/26/2012 5:53:40 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: silverleaf

My brain is smoking trying to make sense out of this article.

It is incoherent.

The Catholic Church is what? For Gay marriage?

The soldier died for what?

Ugh.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 6:03:17 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

I’m with you, it doesn’t really even say what they are voting for or against.

Forgive my sophomoric humor but the thing that really jumped out to me was the name, Wilfahrt.


6 posted on 09/26/2012 6:40:00 AM PDT by tiki
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To: TurboZamboni

Stopped reading. Does the idiot who wrote this expect everyone to know what “the amendment” is? What is that headline supposed to mean?


7 posted on 09/26/2012 6:56:05 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: tiki

You are forgiven. It was the only coherent phrase in the article.

Seriously, I do think the writer is trying to make a headline which states that the Catholic Church supports gay marriage.

He should have left it alone without the article. Maybe that’s what they’ll start doing.


8 posted on 09/26/2012 7:04:51 AM PDT by stanne
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To: TurboZamboni

I know this might be childish to mention, but... Wilfahrt?

Could life be less fair?


9 posted on 09/26/2012 7:36:24 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Bigg Red

Doug Belden, Reporter, 651-228-5136, @dbeldenpipress


10 posted on 09/26/2012 7:47:49 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: TurboZamboni

http://twitter.com/dbeldenpipress

Douglas Belden@dbeldenpipress

Organizers of Tuesday morning clergy rally in favor of marriage amendment at Capitol say Archbishop will be there but won’t take questions.

19 Seppresbyterytwincities@ptcaweb

@dbeldenpipress Are you aware the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area came out against marriage amendment? http://www.presbyterytwincities.org/2012/09/press-release-presbytery-opposes-marriage-amendment/


11 posted on 09/26/2012 7:50:05 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Doug’s a little activist presstitute.

what a shock.


12 posted on 09/26/2012 8:00:53 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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Somehow I doubt a lot of vets laid down their lives so gays could marry.

A small thing, but being a "vet", means that we survived our service. Your point is accurate though, we didn't serve to create homosexual marriage.

13 posted on 09/26/2012 10:14:00 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

nope, we didn’t!


14 posted on 09/26/2012 11:01:56 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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