The Minnesota Family Council lashed out at FCKH8, a California-based group, for producing a brightly-colored video that irreverently attacks supporters of a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriages in the state, according to The Minnesota Independent.
“Just after the New York legislature forced same-sex marriage on New Yorkers without a vote of the people, the radical gay-rights activist group F**H8 declared war on Minnesota and released a profanity laden video that attacks Christians and biblically based arguments for traditional marriage,” the Minnesota Family Council wrote in a fundraising pitch to supporters.
In May, the Minnesota Legislature approved a constitutional amendment to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman, giving voters a chance to ratify the proposed amendment in 2012. Same sex marriage is already banned by a statute passed by the state’s legislature in 1997 and upheld by the state Supreme Court. The state does not recognize same sex civil unions, but some cities do have domestic partnership registries.
The nearly 3-minute FCKH8 video hopes to raise money to oppose the ban on same-sex marriage.
“Can it be any clearer?” the Minnesota Family Council continued. “Our opposition will stop at nothing to mock Scripture and ridicule Christians to raise money to redefine marriage in Minnesota. This video has already had over 6 million views. The group is selling T-shirts and offering to donate 10 cents each time the video is ‘Liked’ on Facebook.”
Minnesotans United for All Families, the group leading the campaign against the amendment, had nothing to do with the video.
“We are supporting the work of various groups [in Minnesota] but they DID NOT create or endorse our F-word-filled sometimes offensive videos or site in any way & often have asked not to be listed,” FCKH8 stated on their website.
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