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Minnesota Catholic Bishop Nienstedt Asks State's Catholics to Recite Anti-Gay 'Marriage Prayer' at Mass


Virulent anti-gay Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt, the guy who spearheaded a mass mailing last year of 400,000 anti-gay DVDs, has created a special "marriage prayer" which he is asking the state's Catholics to recite during Mass in an effort to create support for the anti-gay amendment on Minnesota's ballot in November 2012.

NienstedtHere is Nienstedt's prayer:

Heavenly Father,

Through the powerful intercession of the Holy Family, grant to this local Church the many graces we need to foster, strengthen, and support faith-filled, holy marriages and holy families.

May the vocation of married life, a true calling to share in your own divine and creative life, be recognized by all believers as a source of blessing and joy, and a revelation of your own divine goodness.

Grant to us all the gift of courage to proclaim and defend your plan for marriage, which is the union of one man and one woman in a lifelong, exclusive relationship of loving trust, compassion, and generosity, open to the conception of children.

We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, who is Lord forever and ever. Amen.

Earlier this year, Nienstedt instructed every priest in the state to push for passage of the amendment. This appears to be another component of his evil plot.

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  1. p.s. Lord, Keep sending us fresh batches of young adolescent boys to help us carry out your plans, as it was in the beginning, is now, and every shall be. Amen, and don't forget the boys O Lord.

    Posted by: most holy addendum | Dec 16, 2011 6:16:50 PM

  2. "Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."--- Diderot

    Posted by: Bob R | Dec 16, 2011 6:49:17 PM

  3. Wow. Now that's what I call Gayface.

    Posted by: Phil | Dec 16, 2011 7:02:44 PM

  4. Is the eternal glory of Jesus Christ really so precariously imperiled that he must rely on the nefarious political contrivances of Bishop Nienstedt to protect his Crown from gay people?

    Posted by: RiccoRicco | Dec 16, 2011 9:09:19 PM

  5. I support the bishop for speaking the truth however politically unpopular it may be.

    Posted by: Brian | Dec 16, 2011 10:51:15 PM

  6. This arrogance has an affect on our laws....

    Posted by: WayneMPLS | Dec 16, 2011 11:10:41 PM

  7. Hah, Brian, what?

    Posted by: Marshal | Dec 17, 2011 12:19:30 AM

  8. So what are the pro-equality forces in MN doing to combat this? Not much? Putting together lame ads with straight allies or non threatening lesbian couples? The kind of ads that lose every time? They need to start aggressively addressing the lies and the bigotry point by point. They need to start exposing the evil theocratic anti-gay agenda of these monsters, lie by filthy lie.

    Posted by: candide001 | Dec 17, 2011 1:06:17 AM

  9. Promoting marriage without contraception is how the Catholic Church grows its numbers. And let's face it their numbers are dwindling fast. Just more of the same old nonsense. I wish I had a nickle for every priest who's come on to me, so I can tell you this really isn't going to fly. Is she wearing a pink dress this late in the season? Puleze girly!

    Posted by: Rich | Dec 17, 2011 1:12:17 AM

  10. And religion is not an elaborate mechanism of social control? Yeesh. This is pure evil.

    Posted by: Rob | Dec 17, 2011 6:08:06 AM

  11. Tax his church, tax his church, tax his church. As the state taxes any political organization.

    Posted by: Robert | Dec 17, 2011 10:39:27 AM

  12. GREAT COMMENTS, my friends! It's hard to contribute anything more, except this:
    When are LGBTs going to go beyond WORDS to ACTION? The R.C. hierarchy's response to talk is "Sticks and stone will hurt our bones, but names will never hurt us."
    When we cease being on the defensive and go on the OFFENSIVE, by going public with EVERYTHING that is wrong with their church, and not just the pedophilia stuff - which is just the tip of the iceberg - these bishops will wish that they had never awaken the LGBT community!
    See what I mean at http://JesusWouldBeFurious.Org/ ( also known as http://CatholicArrogance.Org )

    Posted by: Rev. Ray Dubuque | Dec 17, 2011 11:27:09 AM

  13. My gaydar is off the charts with this fool. How long before this bile is outed.

    Posted by: FedUp | Dec 17, 2011 3:12:27 PM

  14. the vatican in 1933 concluded a treaty with hitler. It gave the church religious freedom in return for not opposing the nazis.

    the result can be seen in the website

    Similar treaties were concluded with Fascist Italy and the fascist dictator, Franco, whom the church supported during the spanish civil war, 1936-1939

    If thats not enough, in 2009, Pope Benedict UNexcommunicated a bishop Willliamson. He is an extremist right wing bishop previously kicked out of the catholic church some years ago.

    He is a holocaust denier / minimizer.

    Benedict was drafted into the German army's hitler youth corp in the early 1940s. It appears he learned his lessons well.

    Its also rumored that Williamson has 600,000 followers. The Vaticans tithe from that scoundrels followers will serve it well in continuing to try and hide its endless molestation of children all over the world.

    Just google "(country name) - catholic church molestation."

    Comments -

    Posted by: stanJames | Dec 17, 2011 4:03:00 PM

  15. Of course the church opposed gay marriage - in general gays dont procreate and produce more children for the church priests to molest and to poison their minds.

    Posted by: stanJames | Dec 17, 2011 4:04:55 PM

  16. unfortunately john nienstedt is probably just another garden variety closeted homosexual preacher trying to deal with his homosexual urges. How many times have we discovered that those who rant against homosexuality are themselves gay. It is a sad situation. On the bright side, he does look pretty in pink or lavender or purple or whatever FABULOUS color his glad rags are.

    Posted by: jack | Dec 17, 2011 4:20:07 PM

  17. is this for real?
    I bet he's gay!

    Posted by: jaroslaw | Dec 17, 2011 6:36:29 PM

  18. Hey!!! What happened to the separation of Church and State? If that bigot wants to get his followers to pray against Gays marrying in his State, then he can pay taxes for the privilege.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Dec 18, 2011 12:01:03 AM

  19. Because he used the facilities of a tax-exempt "religious" institution to electioneer, they should have their tax exemption removed. But he sure is pretty in pink.

    Posted by: Lee | Dec 18, 2011 10:03:56 AM

  20. So, Miss Archbishop, where's the prayer for the victims of sexual abuse your church perpetrated for centuries on innocent children?

    Reminds me of a punch line of an old joke (ethnic-oriented) about a discussion between a Catholic and a priest regarding sex and marriage. "If you don't play the game, you don't make the rules!"

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 18, 2011 10:47:09 AM

  21. People like this guy are really no different than the Taliban. If they thought it would further their cause they would just as willing fly a plane into a building. As the number of adherents to their mystical superstitions decline the remaining few will become far more radical and dangerous.

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Dec 18, 2011 1:52:33 PM

  22. It appears that my comment which was at least as good as the other comments already on this page was REMOVED? Is it just because I am a "Rev." even though I IDENTIFY with the demands of the LGBT community? or what?

    It was posted initially. So there was nothing technically wrong with it.

    Posted by: Rev. Ray Dubuque | Dec 18, 2011 4:12:44 PM

  23. When comparing this prayer to the majority of the comments it's quite clear who the bigots and haters are. It's ironic how tolerance and inclusion should apply to everyone except those who reasonably and respectfully disagree with the LGBT worldview. Practice what you preach. Stop "hating" the archbishop. Stop being "bigoted" toward the Catholic Church. Start being "tolerant" of those who disagree with you. Start "accepting" those who hold a different point of view and be more "inclusive".

    Catechism Paragraph 2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

    Posted by: paolo | May 30, 2012 10:30:21 PM

  24. James 4:11
    "Don't speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God's law. But your job is to obey the law, not to judge whether it applies to you." NLT

    Matthew 7: 1-2
    “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

    What we as Catholic believe is that Marriage is a sacred Sacramental union between a man, a woman and God as in the very beginning (Genesis). And on this we do not waiver. We are not homophobes or bigots, we are morally aware that homosexual behavior is against the law of God. Visit for more information on the efforts to help homosexuals live a life of chastity. This is showing a love and tolerance for the God-made person, but intolerant of their choice to act on their immoral desires - and lovingly giving them a way to "carry their cross."

    Posted by: Concerned Catholic | Jun 6, 2012 11:42:52 AM

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