Marriage=One Man + One Woman Says Northwestern College Student Government

A leader of the student senate says position meant to start discussion on campus about the proposed Marriage Amendment.

The student senate at  Northwestern College in Roseville is supporting the concept that marriage is only between a man and woman.

But in recently adopting that resolution, the student group avoided declaring a position on the proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment, says Isaac Schultz, a member of Northwestern's student senate. (The proposed state Marriage Admendment would legally define marriage as being only between a man and a woman.)

"Our purpose is to engage students in a discussion and this (resolution) does it in a way"  that is consistent with Northwestern's Biblical and Christian beliefs, Schultz told Roseville Patch. He added the student senate didn't want to disenfranchise any students by taking an official stand on the Marriage Admendment.

Meanwhile, Isaac said he doesn't expect the campus to bring in speakers from Minnesota for Marriage or Minnesotans United for All Families to debate the Marriage Amendment. Instead, he anticipates the issue will be held at a break-out session after daily chapel. (Northwestern is a private Christian liberal arts college.)

Schultz said one reason why the student senate wanted to express its viewpoint was to become part of the community discussion, noting the Roseville City Council recently adopted a resolution opposing the Marriage Amendment.

"The Roseville City Council decision was against what we believe," Schultz said.

To read Rosville Patch's story about the Roseville Counci's recent resolution on the Marriage Amendment, click on to this link.

D November 06, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Further, if one believes that a certain group of people should not have the same benefit of marrying as the majority has, simply because of irrelevant rationales for such belief, then that would be a bigotted, homophobic viewpoint. Your belief implies that you feel that such minority group is not entitled to equal treatment under the law. Currently, only heterosexuals may marry another consenting adult of his or her choosing. Homosexuals cannot under the law. You're entitled to have such viewpoint of discrimination, but you should own it for what it represents. I would almost have more respect for your opinion if you felt you had a Biblical basis for it. To come up with random arguments that would only be applicable to the existence of children--that have nothing to do with whether a marriage is legally recognizable--makes you sound less genuine. If your only qualm with marriage equality related to children, there are plenty of studies that show homosexual couples can raise children just as well as heterosexual ones.
Sid Carton November 26, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Dan: So you're claiming that Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Wiccans, etc. actually have Biblical (i.e. Christian) marriages? Or worse, that they don't have "real" marriages because you claim marriage as a Biblical institution? The sheer arrogance of your position is breathtaking.
B. Allan Ross December 05, 2012 at 06:33 AM
Only in your pre-conceived, bigoted -- too many CAPS in too many telling places to be otherwise -- definition of "Creator". (You're in the majority so take comfort in automatic support of your blatant religious supremacism). Successfully injecting religions where they were intentionally not meant to be, specifically because of people like you and yours, doesn't give your religious views any extra validity. Eventually the obscene execution crosses of death and the illegal, anti-Constitutional 10 Commandments monuments get removed from public property, the 1950s-era insertion of "God" into our national properties will be reversed. Our money will be cleaned up, our motto "E Pluribus Unum" will be returned to its premiere place of honor, the Pledge of Allegience will be returned to all of the people of the USA, etc. The decades-long (I'm 58), studied, illegal and un-Constitutional attempt to hijack the USA for the Christian-American version of the Taliban will be reversed and we will be living closer to the Founders' ideals, but not any time soon. Except for inside the brains of religious people, which is to say, except for a person's own beliefs and actions, government-issued same-gender marriage licenses issued equally to consenting adult citizens have no bearing on the religion of any of "The People" who are all to be "Equal Under The Law." And, there are laws against incest, along with provable, evidenced societal interest in preventing that consentable crime against genes.
B. Allan Ross December 05, 2012 at 06:43 AM
BTW, my "Creator" was my mother, with an assist from my father, though "Co-Creator" isn't mentioned in the ... Declaration of Independence ... which did not even create the USA. Neither "Creator" nor "God" is to be found in the Constitution of the USA. For the good reason, as you know, that our nation was founded by (hypocritical) people who knew what it was like to live under a state "religion" making up the laws for everyone of every religion and none. They chose freedom for everyone, at least ideally.
B. Allan Ross December 05, 2012 at 06:57 AM
FYI, to me, a 58-year-old gay man, Max used Northwestern to inject a very public Northwestern endorsement for the anti-gay, anti-lesbian, anti-marriage amendment, in order to defeat the ban on tax-welfare receiving churches and religious organizations endorsing ballot measures, political parties, or candidates. But then again, US Christians no longer want to abide by the laws that allow them to exist tax-free and enormously profitable. They are intentionally breaking the IRS laws. Max will go far in the political Christian (Republicans Only, No Gays Allowed) establishment. And he'll smile beatifically as he willfully yet ignorantly crushes underfoot the lives of me, my family, and my tribe, sharing what he calls God's love, but only creating rivers of our blood gushing endlessly from under his blood-soaked sandals.


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