The Topeka-Kansas based Westboro
Baptist Church has announced that it will protest the start of a gay
marriage law in Minnesota.
Minnesota's marriage law takes effect
on August 1.
Westboro said in a statement that it
was planning protests outside government offices in Rochester and St.
Paul. The group will also picket the Minnesota Legislature.
“We are going to remind the Minnesota
Legislature and any so-called Christians in that state that when you
started messing around with the definition of marriage back in the
1960s to include divorce + remarriage, you started messing with God.
He gave you a good land, where you could follow Him faithfully and
you shunned His commandments. Starting down that path of changing
the definition of marriage to include divorce + remarriage led
directly to this abomination of fag marriage becoming law in this
nation,” the group wrote.
Lawmakers in Minnesota approved the
marriage law this year after voters last November rejected a proposal
to ban such unions in the Minnesota Constitution.
Baptist Church wants gay allies put to death.)