Kris Mineau, President of MFI has changed the language from "tradition" marriage to "natural" marriage:
A few points must be made regarding Ethan Jacobs’s article “Inner-circle Jerks,” which seeks to discredit the organizations and leaders who have worked to protect natural marriage, children and families in a way consistent with our values.Ok, first off, there is NOTHING natural about marriage. What I mean by this is that marriage is a civil union that two adults choose to do. It just doesn't sprout from the ground, love is natural, marriage is not. Do we have to teach Marriage 101? The history of marriage includes women becoming the property of men. Traditional marriage also included men with many wives, but then again marriage has evolved with time hasn't it? I'm sure all these things were considered natural too.
He also makes a comment that the over 130,000 signatures on the anti-gay amendment were gathered by volunteers. Well, if that's the case then I wouldn't want MFI handling my money since they paid an organization to go out and collect signatures. Are they telling us that they paid out thousands of dollars and got nothing? Isn't Kris Mineau supposed to be a businessman?
Here's his last comment:
Finally, in spite of everything, our movement has never resorted to the name-calling and personal attacks that are found in this article. We may disagree philosophically and politically, but let’s not forget that in the end we are all God’s children — worthy of respect.Of course, Bay Window's Editor tells it like it is:
To complain about name calling when Dr. Roberto Miranda, chairman of VoteOnMarriage.org, has compared lesbian and gay couples who wish to marry with the terrorists who killed more than 3000 people on September 11, 2001 betrays a telling lack of self awareness.