LDS Members Are Called To Action

October 20, 2008 at 6:49 am 14 comments

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have been called to do all we can to assure that Proposition 8 passes.  We value traditional marriage.  It is a part of our beliefs. 

In “The Family A Proclamation To The World,” it states, “The Family is ordained of God.  Marriage between a man and a 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.  Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.”  This document was written in 1995 by the First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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We are busy making phone calls, walking precincts, writing blogs, sending emails, raising money for this cause.  We are anxiously engaged in this good cause.



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Traditional Marriage Our Last Battle But Not Our Last War

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  • 1. xloaner  |  October 20, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    When the Brethern speak,,, the thinking has
    been done… all we have to do is act! this IS NOT
    blind faith! it is inspiration from god..

  • 2. Jay  |  October 21, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    When the Brethren speak,,, the thinking has
    been done

    What a gross misunderstanding of Mormon teachings. We should always be thoughtful about anything “the Brethren” say. We are not required to follow lockstep behind the Prophet if, after careful thought and prayer our conscience does not permit such obedience. Our primary allegiance should be to Christ not to a fallible man. The Prophet gives mostly good advice, but we should be careful to note that not everything he teaches comes from God. It is an individuals responsibility to discover truth for themselves.

  • 3. Abby  |  October 22, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Thank you for your great post! If you know to stop at a red light, you’d agree it’s unreasonable to say to your child would you like an apple or an apple when you’re holding up 1 apple and 1 banana!!

    For a changing society, we need NEW TERMS to describe the types of relationships people have the free choice to form – not new laws that will put us all in speech & religious bondage.

    Vote not with emotion but with reason; get the facts:,, and Let’s you , me, and our same-sex friends unite to vote Yes! on Prop. 8.

  • 4. Wendy  |  October 23, 2008 at 6:01 am

    Thanks, Abby, for your comments. I like that vote not with emotion but with reason. I also like the NEW TERMS idea. We do need new terms and not new laws. We need to just get back to basics the way God intended.

  • 5. cnj  |  October 23, 2008 at 6:36 am

    Just wanted to get your opinion on an idea that may or may not be a good approach. I have heard about people searching for proposition 8 in google and then clicking on the “yes on prop 8″ or “no on prop8″ paid ad links multiple times that appear at the top of the search results in google. Each time someone clicks on these links it is costing that campaign money. I guess clicking on the “no on prop 8″ ad is costing Hollywood stars like Ellen money they donated to the no on 8 campaign. I imagine if you were to break out the donations made to each campaign that the yes on 8 campaign’s donations have been made by at least twice as many people as the amount of people contributing to the “no on 8 campaign”. The majority of donations made to the “no on 8″ campaign have been made by Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt, Ellen Degeneres, and Steven Spielberg. Don’t forget the CTA, is it a bad idea for people who feel betrayed by the $1.2 million donation made by the CTA to fight back by clicking on the “no on prop 8″ paid search link multiple times each day? What do you think……

  • 6. abbyearth  |  October 24, 2008 at 5:40 am

    France DENIED same-sex marriage!
    Your blog is great and I feel like asking no on 8’s:
    Hey! Got Research? Bashing, accusations, emotions are running high in this election about Prop. 8 but I’m not seeing people talk about the hard-core research. There is no hate in facts. They just are. And they are in support of yes on Prop. 8…

    The country of France did their homework. They read the research and decided to put children’s needs first because kids thrive more in a heterosexual marriage. Don’t believe me? Read the research yourself:

    Thanks! htt://

  • 7. abbyearth  |  October 24, 2008 at 5:41 am

    p.s. =)

  • 8. standingfortruth2008  |  October 26, 2008 at 6:16 am

    Good post, Keep blogging. We are sprinting towards Nov 4. Vote yes on Prop 8!

    The Skinny on Schools and Prop 8.

    1 – Public schools in California are not required to teach anything about marriage.

    2 – 96 percent of California public schools teach a Health and Sex Ed Curriculum, which is my understanding is required under law (but I cannot find that online yet from the State, I am still looking).

    3 – If a public school teaches Health and Sex Ed, they are required to teach the following :

    “Instruction shall be appropriate for students of all genders, sexual orientations, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds…Instruction shall encourage communication between students and their families and shall teach respect for marriage and committed relationships.

    4 – This means that schools that teach Heath and Sex Ed will now be required to teach that Gay Marriage is the same as Marriage between a Man and a Woman.

  • 9. beetlebabee  |  October 27, 2008 at 2:53 am

    The thing that bothers me about this whole issue is the effect it will inevitably have on our children. Our children are the things most precious to us. It’s completely terrifying that they would want this kind of confusion in the schools.

    The more I look at it the clearer it becomes, gay rights activists have an agenda. They say that gayness is not a choice, that it’s genetically driven, so we shouldn’t deny them their lifestyle and we’re discriminating if we do. But the statistics show that children raised in a gay environment are much more likely to choose the gay lifestyle themselves.

    While there may be some genetic component, the consensus is that it is most likely a combination of genetics and societal influence. For instance, one of our high schools is having a rash of homosexual type experimentation because it’s become the edge thing to do.

    That has everything to do with environment and nothing to do with genetics. That a school would choose to immerse the future generations with this kind of crosstalk and confusion is unfathomable.

  • 10. abbyearth  |  October 27, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    How & Why Did France DENY Same Sex Couples Marriage?
    France Says Marriage Is Strictly Reserved For Heterosexual Couples!

    Why? The Answer Will Probably Surprise You!

    Please Read It & Place Your Vote With A Clear Conscious For YES! On Prop. 8…

  • 11. Jeremy  |  October 28, 2008 at 2:45 am

    One of our most fervent supporters has agreed to match, dollar for dollar, whatever you and others can donate, up to a total of $1 million. That means that every dollar you give will buy two dollars in advertising time.

    Click below to donate

  • 12. beetlebabee  |  October 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    The best argument we have is the one that matters most. Our kids. Did you hear about the kids in Hayward California? Their school held a “Gay” day and didn’t tell parents about it before hand. Kindergartners were taught about gay relationships as equal with marriage, and the parents had no opportunity to “opt out” like the opposition is telling us they will. It’s happening already! Protect our kids. Vote YES on Proposition 8

    Download Gay Day information flyer for parents of school age children and grandchildren here:

    I printed these up and passed them around my neighborhood. Parents need to know!

  • 13. prop8discussion  |  October 29, 2008 at 8:02 am

    as i’ve studied this issue, i’ve realized that the state really does have a responsibility to protect its children.

    France took a year studying the issue BEFORE they decided. They rejected same-sex marriage because of the rights of children.

    Every child has a right to a mom and a dad. This is how they grow and learn best. While homosexual parents might be really good people, they can’t equal a mom AND a dad.

    society has an obligation to provide this basic and natural/biological right to its children.

    there is a cool discussion going on here:

    and here:

  • 14. abbyearth  |  November 2, 2008 at 4:44 am

    Save Our Children’s Innocence! Vote Yes! On Prop. 8. This Is A Heartbreaker, But You Need To Know This Now. It Might Be A Gay Activist Agenda On Little Kids As Young As 5! Watch here…

    (Warning! Have some tissue…I cried when I saw it.)

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