Wednesday, November 12, 2008
So I know this post may stir a lot of deep feelings for many. But I just feel I need to get a few things off my chest. Last night Brett came home from work pretty upset. He said he had read an article about protest going on outside of our Temple in California. So today I decided to look up the article he was talking about. It completely broke my heart. Our church as been through so much to get to where we are. I don't want to get into to many details on Prop 8. I just know as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later day Saints, we really truly are taught to love and respect everyone. I know I have had MANY friends that are gay. I still love them as much as any of my friends that are not. There were many religions speaking out against Gay marriage being legalized. It hurts so bad that our church is the one being attacked back for standing up for our beliefs. I just think the trouble with it all is that you start to mix religion with government. I have heard a lot of people say " You wouldn't dare tell blacks or Jews that they can't get married" Well you are right because that isn't against my religious beliefs. I wouldn't be putting other people in the position to marry people that may be against their beliefs. This is the part that actually brought tears to my eyes, "For every $5 donated, Jean said, a postcard will be sent to the president of the Mormon church condemning "the reprehensible role the Church of Latter-day Saints leadership played in denying all Californians equal rights". If you have the same beliefs as us or not, how could you do this to a Man who has given his life to God. I can only Imagine if they had said donate 5 dollars and we will send a postcard to the Pope, how many people would be angry. But since it is to the "Mormon" church people tend to look the other way. 90 percent of Religious groups teach that Marriage is between a Man and a Women. Hate is something Satan encourages not God. It only makes me wonder why Satan has gone to such extreme to put so much Hate towards The church of Jesus Christ of Later day Saints.