Tuesday, November 04, 2008

California Proposition 8

This year's California Proposition 8 is an initiative to change the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California by adding "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

There are strong opinions on both sides: "No On Prop 8" and "Yes On Prop 8."

The LDS Church has taken a strong stance on it. And for good reason.

In the The Family: A Proclamation to the World, presented September 23, 1995 by the The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it clearly states:
The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity.

...

Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.
I wonder why so-called active LDS people are on the NO side of this issue? There are a number of LDS families with gay and lesbian children and/or siblings that are taking a stance that is clearly against their Church leaders.

When members pick which laws and commandments they will obey, they are taking that slippery slope toward apostasy.

I imagine most members have questioned one thing or another within the Church. But one always is safe by siding with the Brethren.

The gay agenda is intense. They have done a good job convincing people that same gender attraction is the same as race, etc; that they is no choice in the matter. If it would only so easy to explain away behavior...that I was born that way and so it should be permitted.

Advocates are quick to demand freedom of speech and thought for themselves, but equally quick to criticize those with a different view and, if possible, to silence them by applying labels like "homophobic." Elder Oaks states: "Homosexuality is not a noun that describes a condition. It’s an adjective that describes feelings or behavior."

Gays are not second-class citizens. They are not denied equal rights. Many of the arguments like hospital visits being limited to close family members is easy to circumvent. Gay marriage does not benefit society. Marriage between a man and a woman has many benefits to society.

The scriptures are ripe with examples of the falling away from the truth. Not only do we see a liberalization of our American society, we see that same mindset invading the Church. Sadly, this falling away will continue to expand.

1 comment:

Z-Brilliance said...

Ok, you make two points that I am curious about. Why does Gay Marriage not benefit society? It promotes monogamy and isn't monogamy important?

And how does Marriage between a man and a woman benefit society in ways that gays do not? Considering the fact that many marriages these days purposefully avoid having children.

Thanks in advance for engaging in civil discourse.