Thursday, October 9, 2008

BLOG LIKE YOUR FAMILY DEPENDS ON IT, BECAUSE IN FACT IT DOES...

YES on Proposition 8....WHY??? (click here to read more)

Doesn't this just involve California?

I make a simple but urgent plea for understanding. What will really happen to society and especially, the family, if Proposition 8 does not pass? There are many places to get the facts. Click on all of my links for more information.

Won't Gay people loose thier rights?
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. This is NOT the real issue here.

Failure to pass Proposition 8 will affect 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.

Having tolerance without condoning.
We can love others while still maintaining and advocating our standards and beliefs.

Proposition 8 will allow us to continue to teach our beliefs and standards.


This is my belief:

"All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose." The Family- A Proclamation to the World


Take the challenge to get the word out, especially to your friends in California, Arizona, Florida...
Another way to support this cause, is to join a nation-wide fast with much needed prayers on Sept 12. Check out the information here.

TAG! ....if you are reading this, YOU'RE IT! Blog about it! PASS IT ON!
(feel free to copy and paste this onto your blog!)

5 comments:

John and Mica said...

Good point sis. I think I'll cut and paste that on my blog. :) You're good at this blog thing, links, labels, you're so good! :) Yes I'll pass it on!

Nicole said...

BLOG like your family depends on it because in fact it does! TAG your it! Please visit my blog and post on your blog. Then tag all your blogging friends... TOGETHER we can educate and spread our testimony about family and marriage between a man and a woman!

Please take a moment to watch this from our church...http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/ They said last night that "this will not be limited to California; as it's powerful influence will be felt across the country." THANKS and LOVE YA!

Nicole said...

Just thought you might want to see what I posted....

Stacy Evans said...

The leaders in our area were asked to hold a special combined meeting to discuss and emphasize this issue. It came from the first presidency, and it was amazing and cut to the heart of the issue that I had before thought "didn't really affect me." Boy was I wrong! The impacts of this are dreadful and abominable. We are striving and praying so that it won't pass.

Sheffers said...

Thanks for believing! You rock!