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A Minnesota pastor’s pulpit: Not just your ordinary food truck

| Sunday, August 24, 2014
Pastor Margaret Kelly runs a food truck ministry she calls "Shobi's Table" where she serving free calzones she makes from scratch and reads some Bible verses to those assembled on the sidewalk on Payne Avenue in St. Paul, on Thursday, August 14, 2014.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- There are a couple of clues that the mobile kitchen parked every Thursday at lunchtime on Payne Avenue on St. Paul's East Side this summer isn't just another food truck. First of all, the food -- hot calzones -- is free. And the person who drives the truck is a young woman in a clerical collar who likes to say, "Peace be with you."

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Anti-gay Archbishop under investigation for sexual misconduct with other men

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Archbishop John Nienstedt
John Nienstedt, the Catholic archbishop who championed the failed effort to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota, is facing a church investigation over allegations of inappropriate sexual relationships with other men, including priests and seminary students. “I believe that the investigators have received about ten sworn statements alleging sexual impropriety ...

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Anti-gay Catholic bishop steps aside under allegations of sexual abuse

| Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Archbishop John Nienstedt
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Twin Cities Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt, who in 2010 advised a parishioner to reject her gay son or suffer eternal damnation, has stepped down from public ministry due to allegations that he inappropriately touched a young boy on the buttocks during a photo session a year earlier.

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President of prominent Minn. Catholic high school comes out as gay, resigns

| Tuesday, July 2, 2013
William Hudson
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The president of a prominent Minnesota Catholic high school has resigned after he informed other school officials that he is in a same-sex relationship.

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St. Paul, Minn., to throw party to celebrate passage of gay marriage law

| Monday, May 13, 2013
Rainbow pride flags adorned the Wabasha Street Bridge in St. Paul on Monday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The city of St. Paul is ready to throw a party to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota.

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St. Paul mayor proclaims ‘Freedom to Marry Week,’ renames downtown bridge

| Monday, May 13, 2013
Wabasha Street Bridge Star-Tribune
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Anticipating a vote in the Minnesota state Senate today that would legalize same-sex marriage, St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman on Monday morning proclaimed “Freedom to Marry Week” in St. Paul and temporarily renamed a downtown bridge the “Freedom to Marry Bridge.”

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MSP Archbishop John Nienstedt crusades against gay marriage

By Casey Michel| City Pages | Monday, June 25, 2012
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Minnesota's "City Pages" takes a closer look at Minneapolis-St. Paul Archbishop John Nienstedt and his crusade against gay marriage -- but increasingly, his flock of Minnesota Catholics isn't following.

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Judge bans Wisconsin man from distributing Bibles inside Twin Cities pride festival

| Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Brian Johnson
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A federal judge ruled this week that an anti-gay activist could not distribute Bibles at Twin Cities Pride this month.

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Minnesota pastor could lose church over support for marriage equality

| Monday, May 28, 2012
Rev. Oliver White
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Minnesota pastor is at risk of losing his church after most of his congregation abandoned him because he voiced his support for same-sex marriage.

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Minnesota Archbishop wants Catholics to recite prayer opposing gay marriage

| Friday, December 16, 2011
John Nienstedt
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., is calling on Catholics in his diocese to recite a special prayer during mass to promote passage of an anti-gay marriage amendment to the Minnesota state constitution.

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