Thursday, October 16, 2008

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And get educated about Prop 8.

To be honest I was hesitant about getting behind Prop 8.  I mean what difference does it make?  

Turns out, it makes a big difference, one that affects all of us.  
Most importantly (to me) it will infringe on our religious freedom and the rights of parents to decide what is best for their kids.  

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  The prophets and leaders of my church issued a statement on the matter, which you can read by clicking here.

It's a little long - but if you haven't already read it, you should.  

I'm glad I did.

"We thank thee oh God for a prophet
to guide us in these latter-days"

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Great post, Summer! I need to do one on my blog one of these days. We have a bumper sticker on our car and have received several "love notes" from people and our Yes on 8 yard sign only lasted a day. Let's hope people are silently thinking like we are! And how lame that I can't vote here. I am so wishing I could!

Faye said...

Good for you Summer - they had a video broadcast from the Elder Ballard and Elder Bednar last week asking all the techy savy members of the church to do just what you did. I'll have to keep up with my walking, recording data, phoning etc - because being techy is not my talent.

Carrie Anne said...

thank you because now i put the widget on my blog & facebook! we sent a letter to our friends & have many friends going door to door...& we are donating...doing anything we can. i didn't care at first either, but after reading the church's article my eyes were opened!!! i am all for everyone receiving their rights but it is so not fair to make religions change their doctrine!

Dad said...

Nice post on prop 8 Summer. From my perspective it has been uplifting to say the least as members of our stake have united behind our Prophet. Hundreds of thousands of dollars and thousands of hours have been given at (in some cases) great personal sacrifice. All of us here in Ca. are closely associated with those who struggle with same sex attraction, whether they are a family member, close friend or business associate, each of us have walked that fine line of maintaining those relationships without being apoloogetic of our doctrine on marriage and family. For many, this has been most difficult....my heart goes out to them. I agree with you, there has never been a day when the direction of living Prophets was needed more....without their guidance, our tolerance would lead to apathy, and from there, the institution of the family as we know it, would no longer exist. This is the culture war of our day, it has been a strength to see the support of the saints accross the country.
Love and miss you guys.

Ben, Deb and the P-Man said...

OH my gosh Summer your kids are so big! They have never been cuter though. It was so great to see your blog. Your house looks amazing. I loved the before and after pictures. Really, what a transformation. How are you guys doing? It seems like life is going well. It was great to get your message I know I lag big time in the blogging world but now that it is getting cold I think I will be better about it. Great job on your house. I can't wait to check back and hear more about the fam.

Jess said...

Love your post! It makes me think about the conversation us girls had awhile back. That was before we knew how much it would really impact us. It is more important than we imagined.

Melissa said...

I loved reading the comments here, especially from your dad.

Amy Schelin said...

Glad to see you getting the word out. It has been interesting to see the hatred thrown out at us for standing up for Prop 8. But on the other side - we have seen the mighty force of good and what that can accomplish. It has been fun to be in California right now a part of it all.