Friday, October 17, 2008

Proposition 8

I guess it's about time I reported on this!

A week ago the Church produced a broadcast, featuring Elder Ballard and Elder Cook of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles, and Elder Clayton of the Seventy, at which attendance was encouraged for students and young adults in certain areas around the country. This fireside-type broadcast was particularly for students from and in California, educating and informing them on the issue, but I suppose all were welcome to attend (and besides, we were with Jeff, and he IS a native of California). I was glad to see the church building eventually packed to capacity! The leaders broadcasting from Salt Lake City stated in no uncertain terms the Church's clear position on the issue of gay marriage and how we who believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His restored Church should react. Some have criticized the leaders of the Church for taking a stance on what they call a merely political issue, but this issue blurs the lines of politics by involving what is actually a purely moral issue. Gay marriage is just a stepping-stone for the pro-gay agenda, and I worry what roller coaster we'll be on when/if this gets passed in widespread fashion.

"At the request of the Protect Marriage Coalition, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is making arrangements for them to call friends, family and fellow citizens in California to urge support of the effort to defend traditional marriage." (Source)

Anyway, we were exhorted to get involved technologically (blogs! texts! wallposts!) with getting the word out and encouraging people to make the right decision. I have added the countdown widget in my side bar, and I encourage you all to visit any of the following websites.

Protect Marriage - Yes on 8
Preserving the Divine Institution of Marriage
The Divine Institution of Marriage (LDS Church's August statement)
The Family: A Proclamation to the World

I'm still amazed how LDS can seriously feel opposed to this proposition... Must be the last days.


  1. Hooray for modern day revelation! It is so surprising how many people I know are so mad at the church right now. Gosh, they tell girls not to double pierce their ears, and every one follows to the extreme, and then they actually ask the members to do something that will affect our lifestyle directly, and no one wants to listen. It IS the last days.

  2. I wish I lived in CA so I could vote. It is so important.

  3. Yes, this is very important. Thanks for posting.

  4. Hah! I so hear you about that last comment. I am also amazed that some Mormons can be opposed to this amendment when our prophet has made God's will very clear in regards to this issue. It really must be the last days.

    And also, thank you so much for standing up and speaking out about Proposition 8. I have been browsing the blooger search engine, looking for posts about this issue. In the midst of some misguided, derogatory, and misinformed rebuttals of this important piece of legislation, it was refreshing to find your blog and read about your support.

    I hope you don't mind if I piggyback onto your blog and tell everyone reading this comment that they can read THE BEST article in defense of this issue at:

  5. I also can't believe that people are still confused about this. I thought they had made it pretty clear. Also if they are listening to the spirit, it would tell them that this is the right way to go!

  6. My worst fear is that Prop 8 will fail, Obama will get elected, and DOMA will bite the dust. Then Jesus is going to be buckling his sandals a little earlier than we anticipated, yeah?

  7. Let me clarify. I'm totally down with the second coming. The sooner the better, I guess. But it's just unfortunate that it's going to happen amidst such horrible circumstances. But that's the way it's got to be, I guess. But still, that's no excuse to not stand up for what's right and do our best to keep evil and sin at bay.