MN for Marriage's concession: "God has defined marriage as between one man and one woman"
Even with God on their side, Minnesota for Marriage fought a losing battle.
In defeat, Minnesota's leading anti-gay marriage group is still sticking to its guns.
-- Brodkorb says marriage amendment is cynical MNGOP get-out-the-vote ploy
-- Voicemail warns Treehouse Records about offending half its customers with 'Vote No' signs [AUDIO]
-- Uptown 'Vote Yes' billboard is vandalized, MN for Marriage draws absurd conclusions [PHOTO]
-- Michael Leisner died in his car while his kids played tennis
"We know that God has defined marriage as between one man and one woman, regardless of the efforts of some to overthrow His design," writes John Helmberger, chairman of Minnesota for Marriage, in a concession. Unfortunately for him and the rest of his organization, a critical mass of Minnesota voters apparently don't give two shits about God's definition.
More from MN for Marriage's concession:
"We give thanks to God for His creation of marriage, and we commit ourselves to work and pray that attempts to redefine marriage in our courts and legislature will not succeed," [said Helmberger].
"However, this election is not an end but a beginning. The groups that have come together to protect the definition of marriage look forward to getting on with the work of restoring a vibrant culture of marriage in our state."...
"It's been an incredibly close and hard-fought race, and it is clear that we have a lot of work to do to restore the kind of vibrant marriage culture we want to leave for our children and grandchildren," concluded Helmberger.
Meanwhile, over on Twitter, Parrish has been experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions.
From early this morning:
Friends - we gave our best and came up short. The fight to preserve God's definition of marriage is not over just B/C we lost tonight.-- Andy Parrish (@AndyParrishMN) November 7, 2012
Then about a half-hour later:
Friends - The Democrats smoked us tonight - we need to observe, adapt and overcome.-- Andy Parrish (@AndyParrishMN) November 7, 2012
Yet after some sleep, he's already ready to renew the fight:
But with Mark Dayton as Governor and DFL majorities in the House and Senate, it seems likely a bill legalizing gay marriage will reach Dayton's desk well before 2016. What will God think about that?
THE MARRIAGE AMENDMENT FIGHT -- SOME GREATEST HITS:
-- MN for Marriage, anti-gay marriage group, says it 'continues to stand strong against intolerance'
-- MN for Marriage previously endorsed Leviticus 'death to gays' passage it now says is "garbage"
-- Minnesota for Marriage spokesman alleges liberal media bias... against a labor union
-- MN for Marriage still wants you to falsely believe Buffalo church vandal was pro-gay
-- MN for Marriage blatantly misinterprets parenting study in new anti-gay clip [VIDEO]
-- MN for Marriage seeks removal of fair vendor who said she spit in Vote Yes guy's lemonade
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