Skip to comments.Kids’ church lemonade stand raises money for same-sex ‘marriage’
Posted on 07/30/2012 6:30:56 PM PDT by Morgana
MINNEAPOLIS, July 30, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) Nothing so calls to mind the spirit of innocence than a childs summertime lemonade stand. However, at one church in Minneapolis, young Sunday school children donated the proceeds of their childhood business venture to a group dedicated to redefining marriage in the November election.
On July 15, children in grades 1-5 at First Universalist Church of Minneapolis charged a quarter a glass during their church-sponsored fundraiser to support same-sex marriage.
The church dubbed the event, which took place in the church social hall, Lemonade Stand-ing on the Side of Love, to match the title of its summer sermon series.
Children made signs in Religious Education class. Lauren Wyeth, who leads the classes at the Unitarian-Universalist church, told a local media outlet that during the sale some of the kids were very motivated, acting like carnival barkers.
All proceeds went to the Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance, which is fighting the statewide marriage protection amendment on the November ballot. In all, the children raised $150.
First Universalist Churchs children grow up learning the rainbow path, with each color of the homosexual flag representing a different humanistic value.
The churchs website recounts that the Unitarians, who deny the doctrine of the Trinity, joined with the Universalists, who believe in universal salvation, to form a new denomination in 1961.
While some individual UUs and congregations still identify themselves as Christian, most do not, the churchs FAQ notes.
The church, which is deeply committed to social liberalism, hopes to train its members to influence 4,000 voters before the election.
Many see this referendum as only a beginning. Jane Baudelaire, who is in a same-sex relationship with another woman, said even if the marriage protection amendment fails, Well still need lemonade stands to support all kinds of love, not just homosexual love.
As the election looms, Minnesota-based businesses such as retail giant Target, cereal maker General Mills, and news service Thomson Reuters have endorsed or funded the effort to redefine marriage.
However, a SurveyUSA/KSTP poll released days ago found the true marriage amendment enjoyed a 15 percent lead among the states voters: 52 percent favor enshrining the traditional definition of marriage in the state constitution while 37 percent oppose the measure.
For more information on the November amendment, constant Minnesota for Marriage: http://www.minnesotaformarriage.com
**First Universalist Church of Minneapolis**
Really a church?
It’s not a church. It’s a club pretending to be something they are not, so they can be tax exempt and so they can deceive those who don’t read the Bible.
It’s an Obama cult group.
Church of the damned.
This isn't a church as we know the word "church." This is a liberal club. You won't find anything to do with Christ or God in their buildings. They will, though, have quotes from Buddha, environmentalist, Mao....
Too bad for those poor kids. Their parents should be ashamed. It would be better to have millstones tied around their necks....
I swear, Minneapolis/St Paul just aint right.
When it said Minneapolis, I was sure it would have been talking about the world-infamous St Joan of Arc “community.”
Oh yeah. Big time.
You hear the one about the Unitarian Universalist?
A UU guy goes door knocking. A guy opens the door and the UU guy says: “If you have a few moments, I’d like to speak to you about spiritual matters.” The homeowner says: “Sure” and invites the UU guy in. They sit down and the UU guy says: “If I were to die tonight, where would I go?”
Really a church?”
Now, now dear! We must not disturb the crazy people in the nervous hospital.
I don’t know how the Universalist “Church” gets away with calling itself a church.
Church ought to be quotation marks. The unitarian universalist church is just a bunch of liberals gathering together to worship whatever feel like at the moment.
Which is mostly themselves.
As God-centered as a Waffle House.
>>Its not a church. Its a club pretending to be something they are not, so they can be tax exempt and so they can deceive those who dont read the Bible.
Church’s Fried Chicken is more of a church than this clubhouse for weirdos.
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