Campaign finance records show Rev. Peter Lambert of St. Louis Catholic Church, about 45 miles west of Duluth, donated $1,000 about six months ago to Minnesotans United for All Families -- the primary group fighting the controversial ballot measure to essentially ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota. The News Tribune reports no other Minnesota priest in a recognized diocese has contributed to any group trying to defeat the constitutional amendment.
Minnesota’s Catholic dioceses have contributed hundreds of thousands in financial support of the Marriage Amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman.
Last week, faculty members at St.Olaf College formally voted in opposition of the proposed measure. Minnesotans will vote on whether to limit the freedom of marriage to only opposite sex couples in November.