The Christian conservative group
Minnesota Family Council plans to spend $4.71 million over the next
two years to ban gay marriage, the Minnesota Independent
campaign, called Ignite,
will also work to make getting a divorce more difficult and place
greater restrictions on abortions.
“Ignite is a two-year plan
designed to fan the embers of November 2010 into a lasting movement
built to achieve enduring cultural transformation, starting with
passage of a constitutional amendment to preserve marriage as God
designed it, the foundation of strong families and a strong society,”
the group says in a campaign brochure.
On November 2, voters handed both
chambers of the Legislature over to Republicans, a move that shut off
talk of Minnesota becoming the sixth state in the nation to legalize
Also elected was Democratic Governor
Mark Dayton, a supporter of gay marriage, but lawmakers do not need
Dayton's backing to put an issue on the ballot.
Republican State Senator Warren Limmer,
who has pledged he'll introduce an anti-gay marriage amendment,
praises the Family Council's work in the brochure.
“There is no one else that does the
work of the Minnesota Family Council. They are absolutely vital,”
The group says God is behind its effort
to ban gay marriage: “You see, God has uniquely positioned
Minnesota Family Council (MFC). God has blessed MFC with the unique
opportunity to be a catalyst for enduring cultural transformation
rooted in spiritual renewal, for the glory of Christ and the good of