Thursday, October 16, 2008

The LDS perspective on Proposition 8

My favorite excerpt that calls us to STAND AND SUPPORT what is sacred and holy.

"...As a church, we do not get involved in supporting candidates or political parties but when there are moral issues, the first presidency has always felt that it is important for our members to stand up and support those [issues] that are significant to the gospel of Jesus Christ and the restored church. And so we, without concern, go to the members of the church after the call of the first presidency, to ask you to give your best to this most significant effort; to support in every way possible the sacred institution of marriage, as we know it to be."

6 comments:

momhirt said...

some of the general public seem so outraged that the church is making such a public declaration for the definition of marriage. what i want to know is, why aren't other churches being just as vocal? this re-definition will affect a lot more than just lds congregations. where are the other voices of mainstream christianity? we can proudly say that the church does not flinch to uphold christ's teachings even when not politcally correct - another testimony of its validity as the true and living church.

Katie said...

A lot of the other churches are taking a stand also, but I think the LDS church has helped the most financially and because of our unique organization we are able to reach a vast number of people quickly and easily and still have it be in the name of ONE church. If you go to www.protectmarriage.com there is a list of all the churches who have put their name out there and are doing their best. The catholic church came to us and asked for our help with proposition 8. Its just that the media has chosen to spin it to look like its only Mormons backing this proposition.

Katie said...

http://protectmarriage.com/endorsements/churches-endorsing

is the site that has the list of churches that have endorsed the cause of Yes on Prop 8

momhirt said...

thanks, katie for the accurate information. guess i was being a bit self-righteous, believing the media hype. i'm eating humble pie for breakfast.

Katie said...

Well, you heard what the media wanted you to hear........ I have to remind myself daily that the media has its own agenda sometimes and much of the time its not truth, its about hype or saving face to keep reputation. Hard part is that the media is not any ONE person so who do you blame and correct when they are wrong on such a huge scale?

ie: Global warming

A. said...

In Sacramento there was a mega church congregation of two or three congregations together for a meeting on prop 8. One of our guys was there as a liaison for protectmarriage.com and so was sitting in on this meeting at the front by the podium. Well, the preacher started talking about how their group needed to get going on this proposition, and how desperate the situation was. He said that their Catholic brethren in their parishes had raised Six Million Dollars for the Lord's fight against gay marriage...and the Mormons, with only a fraction of their number had raised SIX AND A HALF million dollars! Then he threw up his hands and yelled, Thank God for the MORMONS! Thank God for the Mormons! The whole place erupted in Amens and shouts of Hallelujah for the Mormons! He said it was a once in a lifetime experience coming from our sometimes rancorous Christian neighbors.

Thought you might like that little tidbit from our area.