Grace Evans, 11, recently spoke before the Minnesota House Committee on Civil Law where she came out against gay marriage (video below), reports CharismaNews.com.
“Even though I’m only 11 years old, I know that everyone deserves to have a mom and a dad,” Grace said. “If you change the law to say two moms and two dads can get married, it would take away something very important for children like me across the state."
However, gay marriage would not actually take away any child's parents, even though Grace tried to hammer that point home later in her speech.
“Since every child needs a mom and a dad to be born, I don’t think we can change that children need a mom and a dad. I believe God made it that way. I know some disagree, but I want to ask you this question: Which parent do I not need, my mom or my dad?”
Grace paused twice and asked that same question two times before closing with: “I hope that you can see that every child needs a mom and a dad. Please don’t change your law on marriage to say otherwise.”
Unmoved, the House committee voted in favor of the gay marriage bill and sent it to the full House.
Grace’s father, Jeff Evans, told CNSNews.com there have been insulting things written about his daughter on various social media sites: “We haven’t had any physical threats, but we’ve had some rather colorful comments about my 11-year-old. I’ve been monitoring it to keep my family safe and have a heads-up on it. It’s really shameful the things that people will say, hiding behind an Internet alias.”
Jeff also claimed he had "lost" many freedoms, but didn't name which ones specifically.
“Supporters of gay marriage are deceitfully claiming that the legalization of gay marriage won’t affect our religious freedoms or freedom of speech,” he told CNSNews.com. “I do not believe them. These attacks on Grace are an example of how we have already lost many of these freedoms. In fact, it’s so bad, they aren’t afraid to viscously attack an 11-year-old girl. Imagine what it will be like if gay marriage becomes legal in Minnesota.”