Religious Leaders Come Out Against Gays In Florida

Hoping to win hearts, minds and votes for their conservative cause, some Floridian preachers gathered in Miami yesterday to protest for Amendment 2, which will reinforce the state’s gay marriage ban:

A handful of church leaders gathered Tuesday outside the Miami-Dade County Courthouse in a show of solidarity for Amendment 2, saying it is needed to save the institution of marriage.

”We’re here united to define marriage as one man and one woman,” said Mark Gonzales, a Texas pastor and founder of Es Tiempo De Votar 2008, a nonpartisan group aimed at boosting voter turnout among Hispanics nationwide.

“We’re here to define marriage as it was instituted by God.”

Though gay marriage is already illegal in Florida, the amendment, if passed, would be tacked onto the Florida Constitution, making it difficult for a judge to overturn.

Despite the decidedly civic air of their protest, the religious leaders insist they’re not being “political.”