Catholic organizers in Minnesota have created a website to collect and protest the DVDs being distributed by their church to call for a ban on same-sex marriage in the state.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, "About six like-minded Catholics from various metro parishes launched the site ReturnTheDVD.org on Monday. Contending that the DVD deals with 'misguided priorities,' they said Tuesday that they are urging people to use the website to donate to causes that aid the poor."
DVDs featuring Archbishop John Nienstedt are scheduled to start arriving Wednesday at the homes of 400,000 Catholics. The website creators say that the 18-minute DVD produced by the Minnesota Catholic Conference and funded by a $1 million private donation is a waste of resources.
According to the Star-Tribune, "They're asking people to send them the DVDs in the next six to eight weeks. They said that they will deliver them to Nienstedt with a letter encouraging the bishops to focus on homelessness over other 'misguided priorities.'" ReturnTheDVD.org also plans to partner with local artist Lucinda Naylor, who is using the DVDs to create an art project. Naylor was suspended from her part-time job at a Catholic church because of the protest sculpture she has planned.
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