Mayor Betsy Hodges

Minneapolis Keeps Pressure On Indiana To Protect LGBT People

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges credits economic pressure from protesters, her city and other cities for the Indiana legislature’s decision to revise its “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” but says the state needs to do more.

Amen: “Prophetic Voters” Aim To Change Minnesota’s Politics

An announcement that 15,000 people of faith are going to vote together in Minnesota’s November election could carry some serious political clout, if the religious leaders organizing a massive “Prophetic Voter” drive can really pull it off.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

Obama Calls Rush Limbaugh’s Victim

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney talks about a conversation President Obama had with Georgetown Washington student Sandra Fluke, who has been a target of hate speech from talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

Religious leaders and state lawmakers announce memorial program for September 11th

Standing Together On 9/11

The Minnesota Council of Churches released event details today for a state-wide community observance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The public ceremony will take place from 2-4pm on the mall of the State Capitol Sunday, September 11, 2011 and will be live streamed by The UpTake.

Bradlee Dean delivers "prayer" on Minnesota House Floor

Obama Not Christian Implies MN House Prayer-Speaker Denounces “Prayer”

“I know this is a non-denominational prayer in this Chamber and it’s not about the Baptists and it’s not about the Catholics alone or the Lutherans or the Wesleyans. Or the Presbyterians the evangelicals or any other denomination but rather the head of the denomination and his name is Jesus. As every President up until 2008 has acknowledged. And we pray it. In Jesus’ name.” —Rev. Bradlee Dean during Minnesota House opening prayer