Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on
Friday spoke to supporters of an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution that would define marriage as a heterosexual union,
Public Radio reported.
Bachmann, who dropped out of the GOP
presidential nominating contest after a poor showing in Iowa,
addressed members of Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition, a
Christian conservative group of ministers and politicians who support
The group's members are looking for
ways to win at the ballot box in November.
voters divided on gay marriage ban.)
Jordan Sekulow, chief counsel of the
D.C.-based American Center for Law and Justice, advised ministers on
how to speak out on the issue without violating their tax-exempt
“When you talk about moral issues –
so not just like how to vote on an amendment, abortion, or gay
marriage or a marriage amendment but on moral issues – you cannot
directly tie it to a candidate,” he said.
Bachmann, who as a state senator
sponsored a similar amendment, suggested selling the measure as a
right to vote issue.
“I think if you want to talk to
people who are not interested in talking about the morality you can
also come at it as 'should people be allowed to vote,'” Bachmann