LDS Members Defending Marriage in California

I've been having some rather interesting conversations with some fellow Mormons over the last few days. We've been talking about the recent direction from the First Presidency, that they have issued to California members of the Church.

Also, if you have been reading different Mormon or LDS blogs online, you might be surprised at the reactions of many other Mormons, over this recent letter from Salt Lake - strongly admonishing local members to support the upcoming amendment to protect traditional marriage through the California Constitution.

I'm really not shocked that so many good members of the Church are not comfortable taking a public stand on this issue. I am shocked that so many good LDS members are having such a knee-jerk reaction to this request -- against Church leadership. Whom, by the way we all sustain, right?

I believe when members of the LDS Church become a bit more educated on what it means to defend traditional marriage in California - then perhaps they will be more comfortable with the topic and see more clearly the inspiration of these men who have been called of God.

Too many good people, I believe, are swept away with being made to feel that a vote for traditional marriage - is a vote against gay people.

Please - nothing could be further from the truth. If you don't know why this is the case - then a bit more education about the universal institute of marriage in society is necessary.

This issue of defending traditional marriage, goes much much deeper than the superficial argument to live and let live. It's not just about being neighborly...



  1. Thanks for your comment at Mormon Matters, it let me find your blog.

  2. So glad that you did and I hope that you will come back and visit again. I am off to now find out more about you:-)

    It's good to be a part of the fam.


  3. yes, perhaps a little education about the 'universal institute of marriage in society' would be helpful.
    I suggest here here, and of course here (Laurel Thatcher Ulrich being one supremely well-behaved woman, herself)

  4. thebellsmith -

    Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is the epitome of a well behaved Mormon woman. I am currently researching her and will publish an article in the near future on Hubpages.

    LdsNana-AskMormon on HubPages

    A very inspiring woman to say the least. LDS women who know who they are and what they stand for - and do so... are exactly that --

    Well Behaved, IMHO:-)

    The universal institute of marriage has been that which has literally held societies and cultures together for millenia. It would be an unwise decision to dismiss it so casually.

    Education is the key to ensuring that traditional marriage is maintained for the well-being of our future generations.

    Kathryn Skaggs