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Chaplain Mark Papke-Larson and Reverend Steve Schmidt of St, Bartholomew's Church in Bemidji participate in a round table discuss on same sex couples marrying during a VOTE NO Rally as they listen to Marilyn Heltzer. MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Election: Same Bible, but views on marriage differ

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ST. PAUL - It's a story 2,000 years old: People read the same words in the Bible, but come up with different conclusions.

That is center to a debate about amending the Minnesota Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. The bottom-line difference is about whether religious doctrine allows gays to marry.

To the Rev. Jeff Evans, there is no doubt the amendment follows God's wishes. It is, he said, an issue "the Gospels are very, very clear on."

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