What next? This really should come as no surprise, considering what is at stake for Mormons in California who are standing up and defending traditional marriage, and exactly what that means. I've also said over and over again, to whoever will listen to me - that to stand for traditional marriage, does not mean that we hate homosexuals.
Like so many others who are watching the ploys of our opposition, it has been quite obvious to me - that those of us who have faith-based opinions about homosexuality, are being undermined at every turn in this debate...
Do you, as a faithful LDS member - hate homosexuals? Sorry, but I need to ask the question. I'm not trying to offend you... although that is offensive to me too!
IF you are a Mormon, who lives in the State of California, and you vote "yes" on Prop 8... guess what? You will be using your "voice" --- "against" those who are gay! In essence, you will be perpetuating a "hate" based proposition. What? Hold on... don't allow yourself to get too upset, yet...
Like I said, we should have expected something this sly -- in the very heated same-sex marriage battle, to throw a major wrench in the mix. Here goes...
This Just In:
Santa Maria Times "Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown has sabotaged Prop. 8, which has legally qualified for the November ballot.
The measure, in a positive way, states clearly for the protection of marriage “only ... between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”
But Jerry Brown has changed the people's thesis to his antithesis, which will now appear thusly on the fall ballot: “Proposition 8 will eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry.”
The people have stated what they are for. Jerry has made the people state what they are against."
Okay, now you can get upset!
But, only for a minute. Just be educated on what is happening here, and how the supporters of same-sex marriage are creating every loop-hole they can - to continue their battle, as we go forth to defend traditional marriage.
Since when have same-sex couples had the "right" to be married -- EVER? (Please don't forget that the recent happenings in California by the State Supreme Court are an abuse of powers by those in authority.)
The suggestion that Mormons who defend Marriage in California, are trying to eliminate something that does not even exist... Can you say "Arrogant"?
My purpose for this post, being the Well Behaved Mormon Women that I am, is to make sure that we as LDS members - have clarity in the ongoing spin that is rampant with this most important call to Defend Marriage in California.
Those defending marriage in California, who walk in the voting booth to vote YES on Prop. 8 need to know without a shadow of a doubt - that a Vote YES on Prop 8 is not taking away the rights of Gays to get married. First of all, they NEVER had such a right to be taken away. Second - that is NOT what this Amendment states.
Prop. 8 accomplishes one thing. It re-established and ensures what the people of California have already voted on ONCE before, which is - that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in the State of California. If a gay person wants to marry someone of the opposite sex... they have just as much a "Right" as the next citizen in California.
Regardless of the "wording" on the ballot when voters go to mark their vote - the actual Amendment itself, infers nothing of the kind in regard to discrimination.
A YES Vote on Prop 8 is saying that you Stand for Traditional Marriage - and has nothing to do with how you feel about homosexuals!