Friday, October 17, 2008

Prop 8

Proposition 8 has been on my mind a lot lately. With the election just around the corner I feel it is important to make my beliefs heard (even if only maybe 15 people read this blog and all are friends and family).

I don't know if there has been an issue for which I feel as strongly, as I do about the 4 judges overturning the people's voice to legalize same sex marriages in California. I find it appalling that despite the people having voted 61% in favor of keeping marriage between a man and a woman, these 4 judges felt it right to overturn that and legalize same sex marriages, effectively redefining what marriage is.

For me this issue is so concerning because of the likely ramifications for my children in the years to come. The idea that my children will be taught in school that there is no difference between gay marriage and traditional marriage and there would be nothing I could do to request an "opt out" as has already happened in Mass where same sex marriage has been legal since 2003.

I hope everyone will research this issue and find where they stand on it. This is more than a "let and let live" issue that the opponents to Prop 8 would have us believe. There will be huge consequences if this initiative fails and marriage is redefined as anything other than "one man and one woman" as God ordained it to be with our first parents, Adam and Eve.

I believe that "marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children." as stated in A Proclamation to the World by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter Day Saints. I can't imagine the consequences to my freedom of religion and speech if Proposition 8 fails. Please, get the word out that this is an issue that really matters, for all of our futures.


Wheat Family said...

I totally love how everyone is talking about this on their blogs. I wish I was registered to vote in CA instead of TX. I am not pleased with those 4 judges either. Also I watched that video on the side of your blog and I "grew up" with one of the guys on it. Adam, he is in the blue shirt and talks about talking to people on the phone. (he was in my ward, his sister is a good friend)

Nana said...

good post! I hadn't seen that video yet. We have some good ones, too bad the general public is not seeing them.

Allison said...

Yes on Proposition 8!!

Michal said...

great post. i hadn't seen that video yet, either. i hope you get more than your usual readership for this one. have you registered it on they want people with blogs about prop 8 to sign up.