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Marriage 'Was Made by God' Says One of Two New Anti-Gay Ads Airing in Minnesota: VIDEOS


Minnesota for Marriage, the NOM-backed organization fighting to pass an amendment on the ballot this November that would constitutionally declare marriage to be between a man and a woman, released two new ads today.

MnantigayadFrank Schubert, the man behind the campaign, told the AP the group will spend $175,000 to air the ads in the coming weeks.

The AP reports:

Both ads avoid an aggressive tone, with one featuring a narrator who says that "everyone has a right to love who they choose." But together they argue that male-female marriage has been a building block of society for centuries, and that inserting that definition into Minnesota's constitution would prevent judges or elected officials from changing it without the OK of voters.

"Marriage is more than a commitment between two loving people," an unseen narrator says in one ad, over images of straight couples getting married, raising children and showing affection. "It was made by God, for the creation and care of the next generation."

MNSchubert, who was behind the campaign that passed Prop 8 in California, said more ads could air:

That could depend on the group's fundraising in the five weeks to Election Day. The $175,000 ad buy is more than a third of Minnesota for Marriage's $484,000 still in the bank as of Sept. 18, according to a state financial disclosure report. Leaders of Minnesota's Catholic diocese, allied with Minnesota for Marriage, last week sent a letter to 400,000 Catholic households asking for donations to Minnesota for Marriage so it could broadcast more commercials.

Watch the new ads, AFTER THE JUMP...

A recent Star-Tribune poll showed that 49% of voters said they would approve the measure, while 47% definitely oppose it. Four percent remain undecided. According to the paper, "Minnesota law requires any change to the Constitution to capture a majority of all ballots cast. That means a voter who skips the question is counted as a no vote."

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  1. If the people had decided we would still have separate but equal.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Oct 1, 2012 7:34:12 AM

  2. According to the Bible, Magic Sky Fairy most certainly not define marriage as one man one woman. More so, one man and however many women said man wanted.

    Posted by: Erich | Oct 1, 2012 7:42:48 AM

  3. this Bimbo will go down in history with the Likes of George Wallace......I hope her kids are proud of her years from know, kinda like Anita Bryants kids are proud of her...NOT! Notice you never hear a thing from them...its Called EMBARRASSMENT!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Oct 1, 2012 7:48:33 AM

  4. Yes. Marriage was created by God. Yes. People have the right to chose whom they love... But het idea that it should be the "people's" choice implies that all people view things from her limited perspective.

    Posted by: Lew | Oct 1, 2012 7:49:04 AM

  5. The first amendment guarantees us freedom of religion. My religion does not teach me that marriage is from God nor does it teach that marriage between two men is wrong. Saying that I can’t marry because it is against YOUR religion violates my first amendment rights.

    Posted by: Joseph | Oct 1, 2012 8:02:34 AM

  6. Even in Old Testament?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Oct 1, 2012 8:02:37 AM

  7. Marriage was created by people. Just like every single other legal construct on the planet. And civil marriage has nothing to do with religious marriage. You don't have to get married in a church

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 1, 2012 8:06:30 AM

  8. The United States is governed by the constitution NOT the Catholic Church and its bald bloated child raping bishops. Everyone is to be equal under the law. I would like to know why this matters sooooo much to the church. They can preach and guilt their own stupid sheep. Leave the rest of us alone.

    Posted by: Rob | Oct 1, 2012 8:25:58 AM

  9. Kalley Yanta is disturbing as her name.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Oct 1, 2012 8:55:03 AM

  10. What a homophobic nasty little female in that ad. She deserves to have her right to vote taken away from her. After all, the Bible says that women should serve men and remain tied to the kitchen.

    Posted by: jason | Oct 1, 2012 8:58:45 AM

  11. Hopefully Minnesota citizens don't fall for this garbage.

    Posted by: Francis | Oct 1, 2012 9:19:09 AM

  12. Hmmm...if marriage was created by God, why does the state allow atheists to marry?

    Posted by: James in Hollywood | Oct 1, 2012 9:33:40 AM

  13. How come so many people in MN fall for this nonsense?

    Posted by: KevinVT | Oct 1, 2012 9:36:00 AM

  14. Will our advocacy groups be able to figure out how to put together ads that effectively counter this? If history is any indication, probably not. Like the Prop 8 fiasco, they will claim they didn't see it coming, while they've actually had 4 years to prepare. They will, however, be glad to accept your donations.

    Posted by: candide001 | Oct 1, 2012 10:07:42 AM

  15. Is everyone in Minnesota as naive as Rose from the Golden Girls? That's the only way I see them falling for this sickening display.

    Also, very well said Joseph. My thoughts exactly.

    Posted by: Tristram | Oct 1, 2012 10:11:08 AM

  16. @Erich: you forgot the concubines and slaves

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Oct 1, 2012 10:29:20 AM

  17. Obviously, she has no gay friends cause her hair style is TRAGIC!

    Posted by: Toto | Oct 1, 2012 10:33:01 AM

  18. If marriage was made by God, why do so many people disagree about it? Ditto the definition of personhood.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Oct 1, 2012 10:36:27 AM

  19. Did they purposely make her look like middle aged barbie? Sounds like she's mad because Ken already left her for GI Joe.

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 1, 2012 11:00:16 AM

  20. Let's get Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian on the case!

    Posted by: Lucas H | Oct 1, 2012 11:32:57 AM

  21. If God made marriage then why didn't God have a wedding ceremony and marry, the virgin Mary before God had sex with Mary to make Jesus?

    Posted by: Bob | Oct 1, 2012 11:41:35 AM

  22. @candide001 - four years? Where did you get that number?

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Oct 1, 2012 12:17:51 PM

  23. God was created by people.

    Posted by: Reppin2 | Oct 1, 2012 1:06:07 PM

  24. specifics, please: is it their intent to ensure that only couples who are biologically able to procreate, without the aid of modern science, should be allowed to marry?

    are they aware that many LGBT couples already have children, and those CHILDREN are put at risk and at a disadvantage when their parents are denied marriage rights and benefits?

    being against gay marriage doesn't mean that a kid gets a mother and a father, you know.

    The sadly ironic thing, of course, is that it's the people behind this TV ad, and the people who support it, who are the ones HARMING the next and incoming generations: these are the bigots who drive youth to suicide and depression.


    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 1, 2012 1:25:28 PM

  25. The collection of mythological books known as the bible says that god/yahweh approved of all sorts of marital and conjugal relationships for "the creation and care of the next generation". In 2 Samuel 12,8 god said to David " I gave you your lord's house and your lord's wives for your own". In other parts of 2 Samuel David takes many wives and concubines with yahweh's approval. In Exodus 21,10 yahweh teaches that if a man takes a second wife, he shall not withhold food, clothing and conjugal rights from the first wife. Read about Levirate marriage in genesis 18,8. The list of marital and conjugal variations found in the bible is a long one. The god of the bible clearly didn't have one type of marital or conjugal relationship in mind.

    Posted by: Andrew | Oct 1, 2012 1:37:25 PM

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