I Support Proposition 8

>> Sunday, October 19, 2008

YES on Proposition 8
PLEASE READ THIS no matter what state you live in.
Failure to pass Proposition 8 will hurt children. If gay marriage remains legal, public schools will put it on equal footing with traditional marriage. Children will likely receive "age appropriate" information about sexual relations within heterosexual and homosexual marriages.
Failure to pass Proposition 8 will hurt churches. The court's decision will inevitably lead to conflicts with religious liberty and free speech rights. Society will become more and more hostile to traditional beliefs about marriage and family. Over time, greater acceptance of nontraditional marriage will be demanded of all people. This could impact the ability of any religion to teach and practice its beliefs. Including adoption agencies.
A YES vote will not hurt gays. In California, the law provides for marriage-related benefits to be given to civil unions and domestic partnerships. Proposition 8 does not diminish these benefits.
For your information:
On Friday, October 10th, 2008 a first-grade class took a field trip to witness a lesbian wedding in California. posted in an article from the San Francisco Chronicle.
A father in Massachusetts was frustrated when his twin kindergartners were taught about homosexuality at school by the teachers. He insisted he be notified in the future before such things were discussed so he could pull his boys out of school.He was taken to jail..
A Catholic adoption agency In the UK closed their doors because of the Government's new homosexual equality laws. The Equality Act forbids discrimination in the provision of goods and services on the basis of sexual orientation. The law was forced through Parliament last year despite past Prime Minister Tony Blair's recommendation that Catholic adoption agencies be exempted from the rules.
Earlier this month judges in Conneticut overturned the state law (just as the judges in California did) to legalized gay marriage. This is not just an issue in California. We voted years ago to keep traditional marriage as the only marriage recognized in the state of California, 4 judges overturned our vote…and we need to fight back. That is what this Proposition is about. This is happening everywhere and the leaders of the church and others have warned that the outcome of California's vote will affect the way the other states vote. So PLEASE…even if you don't live in California, put this on your blog or email this on. The internet knows no state line. You know contacts in California that I don't…and so do your friends. Please pass this on as it could eventually have an effect on everyone!
"Occasionally discouragement may darken our pathway; frustration may be a constant companion. In our ears there may sound the sophistry of Satan as he whispers, "You cannot save the world; your small efforts are meaningless. You haven't time to be concerned for others." Trusting in the Lord, let us turn our heads from such falsehoods and make certain our feet are firmly planted in the path of service andour hearts and souls dedicated to follow the example of the Lord." --Thomas S. Monson
Click Here for excerpts from the Broadcast given by Elders M. Russell Ballard, Quentin L. Cook and L. Whitney Clayton.
A good resource mentioned in the broadcast:
October 20th: Last day to apply for an absentee ballot if voting out of state.
October 27th: Last day to apply for "Vote by Mail"
November 4th: Election day. Polls close at 8:00pm. Vote by mail must be received by this time and can be hand delivered if necessary.
YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED...Here's what you do:
In the broadcast we were asked to "go viral on our blogs, etc" by Elder Ballard. This is my way of going viral. If you feel this is an important issue I ask that you copy and paste this post...and post it on your blog. PLEASE keep it at the top of your blog through November 4th. which you can adjust each time you post under the "edit post" option. The internet knows NO STATE LINE. You know contacts in California that I do not...as do your friends and their friends...and so on. Please do this. If not for your own children and the effect it could have on them some day...for mine! After you have posted this...email this to your contacts and TAG all your blogging buddies to do the same. THANK YOU!


Ashlee November 5, 2008 at 9:26 PM  

Isn't it a relief it passed! I'm with you all the way on this issue!

Anonymous November 13, 2008 at 1:03 PM  

I don't think it's fair to take anyone's right to marraige away, and It breaks my heart that people like you wouldn't want everyone in the world to be able to experience love on the same level.

Who cares if children learn about gay sex in school? You are born gay. It's not a choice you make, so your children reading the material isn't going to make them gay, if that's what you are worried about. But if they are gay wouldn't you want them to learn early so they can stay safe? Isn't that why they teach kids about sex now?

People are blinded by religion, and I think that's worse than being gay. It's selfish.

Christina November 13, 2008 at 2:51 PM  

if you beleive in what you so say so much why do you hide your identity. I stand strong for what I beleive in, and that is all that matters. I don't care what people do as long as it doesn't effect my family.

Anonymous November 17, 2008 at 9:38 AM  

Because I am someone you know, and I would hate to lose you as a friend. We've been friends for a very long time and I would hate to have you write me off just because I'm gay. Besides, living where we live I could never come out. No one would love me anymore. That's the messed up mormon society we live in.

Christina November 17, 2008 at 1:50 PM  

you must not know me very well. I am not a judgemental person. I am friends with people not for what they have done, and not for what they beleive. I am friends with them because they are them. You being Gay doesn't make you less of a person, and I know that everyone thinks that, but it doesn't. Just because we have a diffrent way of living doesn't consider you a bad person at all. I just stand up for what I beleive in, and there is nothing wrong with that just like I think there is nothing wrong with you standing up for what you beleive in. I don't care what people do in this life as long as it doesn't effect my family. I would never judge you for who you have become, and it doesn't matter to me you are still the same person that I was friends with and that I know. That is what people don't understand is that we are still the same person even if we don't have the same standards that we used to have or have changed a little. I did a lot of things that I wasn't proud of and people stopped being my friends, and would give me the look. I have sworn never to give that look to anyone, and if we were true Christ like then it wouldn't matter, and it doesn't matter to me. It you want to talk you can e-mail me at ninaloo82@hotmail.com that way this is more between me and you than everyone that reads my blog. know that you are still loved, and if they are ture friends and family they would love you for who you are, no matter what path you decided to take. I have gay friends, I have non-memeber friends, I have member friends. It is there personality that makes me want to be around them not what they are or what they are not. Just like you I am just standing up in something that I beleive in.