From: John Rupkey
An open letter to Representative Gene Pelowski:
I am one of your longtime supporters.
Over the years you have done a lot of good for the people you represent. Your mind and your heart are in the right place, so you tend to bring a lot of insight and understanding to the important issues of the day.
I believe that in your heart you are supportive of us gay people who are seeking to have our right to civil marriage recognized in Minnesota.
I also understand that it is sometimes difficult for a Catholic who is supportive of gay people to express what is in his heart on this issue because of the unfortunate involvement of the Roman Catholic hierarchy under Pope Benedict.
But I believe it is important for devoted Catholic lay persons in America to help improve the understanding of the Roman hierarchy. As you no doubt know well, sometimes a teacherís understanding is best improved by the persons he is charged with teaching.
All I ask is that you vote with your heart.
Your legacy deserves a yes vote on marriage equality.