The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Minneapolis and St Paul, John Nienstedt, is one of the fiercest opponents of gay rights. He led a vigorous campaign for the Minnesota Prop8-style amendment in 2012, which did not pass (in large part because of pro-equality Catholics). He notoriously has suggested that mothers abandon their gay children for the sake of their souls, and that people who disagree ought not to take communion. The Archdiocese attempted to indoctrinate high school students, by insulting kids with gay parents and kids who are adopted (way not to win the next generation...) and recently stated that marriage for gays was like various forms of sexual misbehavior, and a plot of Satan.
Nienstedt is very, very, very strong on "protecting marriage" .
Protecting children, not so much. From MPR, a sadly familiar tale of how the Archdiocese ignored evidence and covered up for a troubled priest who eventually came to abuse children,and who finally (and rightly) ended up in prison. This went on through three archbishops. And then there was the spinning...leading to the Archdiocese chancellor resigning.
Abp Nienstedt apparently is less concerned with protecting children than with demonizing gay families.
There's something not-quite-right about that, don't you think?