The head of a Minnesota-based Messianic Jewish ministry fears
her home state could face God's judgment, now that it has legalized
By a 37-30 vote, the Minnesota Senate this week approved a statute legalizing
homosexual "marriage." The vote came on the heels of the state
House approving the same measure last week, and Democratic Governor
Mark Dayton has promised a "celebratory" signing ceremony on the
steps of the state Capitol on Tuesday, May 21. The law takes effect
Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree
Ministries, laments that The North Star State has become a
mecca for many unpleasant things.
"We're the occult capital of America," she tells OneNewsNow. "We
certainly have more Islamic influence probably than any other
place, other than Dearborn, Michigan. We're certainly one of the
gay capitals, and now with homosexual marriage a reality, many
Christians, solid pro-family-type people -- we don't know where to
And Markell believes Minnesota Christians are concerned about
God's judgment on the state.
"Whether it be economically or some weather-related kind of a
tragedy, but God destroyed cities in the Bible over homosexuality;
He speaks out on this issue in a very clear manner and calls this
an abomination," the Olive Tree Ministries founder warns.
But she is encouraged that Minnesotans are beginning a recall
effort against two lawmakers who voted for homosexual marriage.
While the nation's largest public policy women's organization
sees new findings on mothers and wage earners as profound, the CWA
doesn't think they should be a surprise to anyone.